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Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

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Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From US$ 253.66 per person

This guided tour of the incredible Snow Castle will lead you from Rovaniemi to the world's most professional and beautiful ice and snow building: the Kemi Ice Castle. A lunch buffet is included in this tour.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit one of the most beautiful ice structure buildings in the world
  • See gorgeous snow sculptures
  • Visit the Snow Chapel within the Snow Castle
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet
Full description
Departing early in the morning from Rovaniemi, you will be picked up from your hotel and head 116km to the sea coast of Kemi. The journey takes about 1 hour and the sightseeing along the way is amazing. At around 1:00pm, a lunch buffet will be provided. Situated right on the Bothnian Bay, the majestic castle of Kemi rises up as in a fairy-tale world of the frosty Finnish winter. Each year in January, local professional designers are in charge of designing and reconstructing the unique and massive Snow Castle. It starts to melt only when the shiny sunlight starts to peek out through the clouds in the springtime. Along with the looming castle walls, which are over twelve feet high, the area also features a hotel, art gallery, and chapel, where some people even travel across the globe to hold an exquisite marriage ceremony. Each portion of the castle is lit with colorful lights that add splendor to the ethereal ice walls. Many artists come to lend their talents to the castle by creating ice sculptures throughout the waterside structure as well. Children and anyone with the spirit of a child may experience the delight and excitement the two original snow-mascots Arttu and Terttu offer at the Snow Castle daily.
  • Pickup/drop-off to the hotel/accommodation (In Rovaniemi Area within 10km radius)
  • An expert guide in English
  • Winter clothes (overalls, boots, gloves, and beanie)
  • All entrances and fees
  • Traditional Lappish lunch in Kemi
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    At you accommodation within 10 kilometers of Rovaniemi.

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    Important information

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    • Duration 5-6 hours
    • At least 2 people paying full price are required for this tour to take place; the tour may be canceled or rescheduled if the group size is smaller than 2 people
    • Hotel pickup/drop-off is available from most hotels/apartments within 10 kilometers of Rovaniemi city center
    • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time
    • Infant under 4 is complimentary
    • The starting times may be subject to change, in which case, you are requested to please double check with the tour operator
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Not just for kids. The best fun.

    March 14, 2022

    Expensive because very little to see!

    March 11, 2020

    A little smaller than the other years, so necessarily a little worse,

    March 3, 2020

    Product ID: 193643