9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Wild About Lapland has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool.

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in December, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You've now added SnowCastle of Kemi to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kemi route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 14°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.