Who we are?
Kemi tourism Ltd. / Experience365 offers unique experiences all-year-round in Kemi, Sea Lapland. We operate the one and only passenger Icebreaker Sampo, that cruises through the vast open ice fields during the winter when the sea freezes over. SnowCastle Resort in now open all-year-round with restaurant, accommodation, wellness and activity services. The true Winter Wonderland – Kemi SnowCastle with SnowHotel and beautiful snow and ice sculptures is built annually from January to April. SnowExperience365 with IceRestaurant365 is open in every season. We have opened the all-year-round SnowCastle Resort´s main building with various services in 2019. Seaside Glass Villas offer a unique accommodation by the sea with amazing ever-changing view to the northern sky.
The Summer´s white night magic gives opportunity for activities by and on the sea at any time of the day. You can join the tour to the Arctic Adventure Island and experience the sea and the forest, purest air in the world, the Finnish Sauna and much more and in every season. We are also a home to the world’s first ice driving location on the frozen sea. Once in a lifetime experiences are guaranteed in Kemi.
Where we are?
Arctic Kemi – all year round
Arctic has been often considered to be cold, snowy and icy, however, arctic also has its own pace of season changes, each offers us different vibes in different times of the year. The arctic, as concept, contains much more though; it is the core of the nature in Lapland, the essence of the character of its people. Arctic means a bunch of wonderful things, original opposites. In winter you’ll see abundant snow, ice and experience the dark and cold polar nights, in summer, you can enjoy the midnight sunshine and the nightless night. In autumn, leaf colour changes from summer green to what we call “Ruska” in Finnish, sun starts shining again in spring time, even though there is still thick snow on the ground, which makes it extremely bright when the sun shines.
Kemi locates in Sea Lapland
Lapland is covered vastly by forests, the more north you go, the landscape changes, with hills showing up. As we are the southernmost city of Lapland and we are situated at the Bothnian Bay the sea is our unique resource that enables a variety of activities on the sea – and the sea freezes over from December to April. Due to this excellence in location, we offer our visitors experience that elsewhere in Lapland couldn’t.
Easy to arrive!
It takes only 1,5 hour with plane from Helsinki to Kemi. Kemi Airport locates 6 minutes driving distance from city centre. Also airports in Oulu, Rovaniemi and Luleå are just 1,5-2 hour drive away.
Train operates every day from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi via Kemi. It takes only 1 hour from Oulu and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Rovaniemi to Kemi.
You can drive to Kemi in 1,5 hours from Arctic Circle and in 20 minutes you have crossed the border to Sweden!
Welcome to Kemi – we are ready to surprise you!
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