Who we are?

Kemi tourism Ltd. offers unique experiences all-year-round in 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.  The true Winter Wonderland – Kemi SnowCastle introduces the Award-Winning SnowRestaurant and SnowHotel, lots of SnowFun and art made of snow and ice. In 2019 the snow&ice experience is available every day of the year as we open the all-year-round SnowCastle -building with various services. Seaside Glass Villas offer a unique accommodation by the sea with amazing ever-changing view to the northern sky.  Gemstone gallery introduces fascinating collection from all over the world.

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. Kemi is also the home port of Santa Claus and Santa´s Seaside Office can be booked for different private occasions.  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.

Our products are suitable for independent travelers, groups and incentives – from a day trip to a several-day- programme. Kemi is an ideal location to stay and take one day trip to visit the Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, have a wild night safari in Ranua wildlife park and cross the border to Sweden.


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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