Kemi is located in Southern Lapland, in a region referred to as Sea Lapland. It is easily reachable by air, rail and road.

Kemi is the centre of trade and services in 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 expertise for the industrial sector. The city centre has a number of special stores for great shopping.

Culture and Meetings next to the pleasant Guest Marina

Kemi Culture Center offers various spaces for congresses and meetings equipped with modern technology.

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

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

Break the ice on an icebreaker

Post-meeting activities in Kemi range from snowmobile and husky safaris in the winter to kayaking and dinner cruises in the summer.

The most famous of Kemi’s attractions is the icebreaker Sampo. Having formerly served the Finnish government opening frozen seas, Sampo now offers unique cruise experiences on the Gulf of Bothnia.

Feeling the majestic steel crushing arctic ice is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Board the Sampo and get a taste of the vast arctic sea scenery, and maybe even dip in the freezing Bothnian Sea!

A Big Snow Castle and Jewels

The SnowCastle of Kemi is a true showcase of architectonic snow-work by local constructors. In 2014, the SnowCastle will be built for the 19th time, and it continues offering wonderful experiences for both children and adults.

Kemi Gemstone Gallery is an exciting and educational adventure into the mysterious and enchanting world of gemstones! The crown of the King of Finland (who never came to be) is stored here.

City Facts

Population: 22.000

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


Kemi Tourism Ltd.
Valtakatu 26, 94100 Kemi
Phone + 358 40 568 2069
Fax: +358 16 256 361


In just a few minutes, you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of a ski resort or a city and arrive in the peace and quiet of the wilderness.

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