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Kemi

Credits: Icebreaker Sampo

Kemi is located in “Sea Lapland” and is easily reachable by air, rail and road.

Kemi is the centre of trade and services in part of southern Lapland known as “Sea Lapland.”
Credits: Icebreaker Sampo

Welcome to Kemi

Kemi is the centre of trade and services in part of southern Lapland known as “Sea Lapland.” It houses the paper mills of Stora Enso and Metsä-Botnia, as well as the Outokumpu Kemi mine. Digipolis Kemi Technology Park offers top-flight event and meeting expertise for the industrial sector. The city centre also has a number of special stores for great shopping.

Glass villas in a snow-covered surrounding in Sea Lapland.

Where in Finland?

Kemi

City facts

Population: 20 000

Flight connections: Kemi airport lies a 10-minute drive from the city centre.

Distance from Helsinki:

– Plane 1 hour 15 minutes
– Train 8-11 hours
– Car 710 kilometres, 8 hours 30 minutes

Contact

Experience365 / Kemi Tourism Ltd.
Lumilinnankatu 15A
94100 Kemi
Phone + 358 16 258 878
sales@experience365.fi


Visit site

Meetings by a pleasant marina

Kemi Culture Centre offers various spaces for congresses and meetings, all equipped with modern technology.

Just a stone’s throw from the sea, the Culture Center also houses the city library, city orchestra, Kemi Art Museum and city theatre.

The sheltered Kemi Guest Marina is a beautiful spot that’s just a few hundred metres from the city centre. Local yacht clubs with their restaurants, saunas, and other services provide pleasant visits for all.

Carve your path on an icebreaker

Post-meeting activities in Kemi range from wintertime snowmobile and husky safaris to kayaking and dinner cruises in summer. But the most famous of Kemi’s attractions is the icebreaker Sampo. Having formerly served the Finnish government’s efforts to open frozen seas, Sampo now offers unique cruising experiences on the Gulf of Bothnia. Feeling majestic steel crushing arctic ice is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Board the Sampo to get a taste of the vast arctic sea – and maybe take a dip in the freezing Bothnian Sea!

Snow mobile caravan on the ice in the Baltic sea.
Credits: Icebreaker Sampo / Kemi Tourism

Snow castles and jewels

The SnowCastle of Kemi is a masterpiece of the local contractors’ architectonic snow-work. It has been built each year since 1996 and continues offering wonderful experiences for both children and adults today.

Plus, don’t miss the Kemi Gemstone Gallery, an exciting and educational adventure into the mysterious and enchanting world of gemstones! You can even see the famous crown of the King of Finland (who never came to be), which is stored on the premises.

The interior of a snow hotel room with snow sculpture decorations.
Credits: Snowcastle Kemi / Kemi Tourism