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There are 4 ways to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  21h

  1. Take the train from Kem to Murmansk
  2. Take the bus from Murmansk, Hotel Poliarnie Zori to Ivalo
  3. Take the bus from Ivalo MH to Napapiiri

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Kirkenes  •  26h 23m

  1. Take the train from Kem to Murmansk
  2. Take the bus from Murmansk to Kirkenes
  3. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Kiilopää
  4. Take the bus from Tunturikeskus Kiilopää to Siipitie L

2 alternative options

Bus  •  26h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Kem’ to Petrozavodsk Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Petrozavodsk Bus station to Joensuu 901
  3. Take the bus from 5 to T
  4. Take the bus from 5 to Porokulma E

Drive  •  9h 7m

  1. Drive from Kem to Santa Claus Village 638.8 km
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International entry into Finland from Russia

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Yes, entry into Finland is currently allowed from Russia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santa Claus Village is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santa Claus Village is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Santa Claus Village is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Russia from Finland.

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The cheapest way to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village is to drive which costs RUB 7500 - RUB 12000 and takes 9h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village is to drive which takes 9h 7m and costs RUB 7500 - RUB 12000.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kem to Santa Claus Village. However, there are services departing from Kem’ and arriving at Joulupukin pajakylä via Petrozavodsk Bus station, 5, 5 and Rovakadun pää. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 31m.

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The distance between Kem and Santa Claus Village is 435 km. The road distance is 638.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h and costs .

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It takes approximately 21h to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village, including transfers.

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Kem to Santa Claus Village bus services, operated by Karelavtotrans, depart from Kem’ station.

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Kem to Santa Claus Village bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, arrive at Porokulma E station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kem to Santa Claus Village is 639 km. It takes approximately 9h 7m to drive from Kem to Santa Claus Village.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Santa Claus Village. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kem to Santa Claus Village.
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  • Distance: 435.3 km
  • Duration: 21h

What companies run services between Kem, Russia and Santa Claus Village, Finland?

You can take a bus from Kem to Santa Claus Village via Petrozavodsk Bus station, Joensuu, 5, 5, Porokulma E, Rovakadun pää, and Joulupukin pajakylä in around 26h 31m.

Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
eng.rzd.ru
Train from Kem to Murmansk
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
https://eng.rzd.ru/en/9446
3rd Class (Platzcart)
€26 - €40
2nd Class (Kupé)
€29 - €45
Bus operators
Murmansk Avtotrans
Website
murmanskautotrans.ru
Bus from Murmansk, Hotel Poliarnie Zori to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€29
Schedules at
murmanskautotrans.ru
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Phone
+35816 312280
Email
tilausajo@liikenneniemela.fi
Website
liikenneniemela.fi
Bus from Ivalo MH to Napapiiri
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
bookingkirkenes.no
Bus from Murmansk to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€34
Schedules at
bookingkirkenes.no
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Kiilopää
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€430 - €450
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Tunturikeskus Kiilopää to Siipitie L
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Bus from 5 to Porokulma E
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Karelavtotrans
Phone
+7 (8142) 72-20-12
Email
sekretariat@karelavtotrans.ru
Website
avokzal.karelia.ru
Bus from Kem’ to Petrozavodsk Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15
Schedules at
avokzal.karelia.ru
Petrozavodsk Bus Terminal
Website
ptz-trans.ru
Bus from Petrozavodsk Bus station to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Schedules at
ptz-trans.ru
Pohjolan Matka
Phone
+358201 303 303
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from 5 to T
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Pohjolan Matka

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