Top 9 Things to do in Kemi, Finland

August 5, 2017 Darleen Reid

Kemi (Northern Sami: Giepma) is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located very near the city of Tornio and the Swedish border. It was founded in 1869 by decree of Russian Emperor Alexander II because of its proximity to a deep water harbour.
Restaurants in Kemi

1. Sampo Icebreaker

Sampotie 137, Kemi 94900, Finland +358 16 258878
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4.5 based on 214 reviews

Sampo Icebreaker

Sampo, the former icebreaker for the Finnish government, offers a unique cruise experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of the majestic steel, ice and the sea will be unlike anything else you've ever experienced. Four hour cruises yearly from December to April. Cafe, tours and souvenir shop open also on the summer time. Come and experience the Sampo in the midst of vast open arctic sea-scenery!

Reviewed By tfran88 - Charleston, South Carolina

I went with a tour group on the icebreaker, not knowing what to expect, we were just told it was a must-see. I enjoyed it far more then I thought. The sound and the sight of these huge slabs of ice, breaking up as the boat slowly breaks its way onward is quite a sight. I stood on the deck and took video, pictures of our progress. The boat gets to a point where it stops, and you can get out and walk around on a sheet of ice. That was incredible to see - all these people in the middle of a frozen sea, right next to the ship. Also when the ship stops, you can get in a bright red suit and get in the frozen water in the ships wake. It’s a surreal experience, floating with blocks of ice. Everyone on our trip really enjoyed it.

2. SnowCastle

Lumilinnankatu | Avoinna 20.1.2018-14.4.2018, Kemi 94100, Finland +358 16 258878
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4 based on 165 reviews

SnowCastle

Reviewed By adsr - Detroit, Michigan

The interior is spectacularly done, intricate decorations and brilliantly themed. But the whole thing was a fair bit smaller than I expected for the price. Especially with the crowd (I had the misfortune to show up when three tour buses did, early on a Sunday morning), it wasn't the extensive, relaxing experience that the Ice Hotel is.
In all, you'd be hard pressed to spend more than an hour here, unless you stop for a drink or wait in the long line for the slide. The wonderful (and free) historical and art museum in town took more time to go through. All-in-all, worth seeing, but can't being a bit disappointed given the price.

3. Kemi Church

Kirkkopuistokatu 9, Kemi 94100, Finland
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Kemi Church

Reviewed By Arlingtonfoodie31 - Arlington

This pink gothic church in apleasantpatch of greenery stands out in a town with otherwise undistinguished buildings. It is not particularly large, but is is well proportioned. We did not go inside, so rating is on exterior appearance.

4. Lapponia Safaris - Day tours

Torikatu 2, Kemi 94100, Finland
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Lapponia Safaris - Day tours

Lapponia Safaris has acted as a full-service provider of adventure tourism since 1985. We are specialised in organising programmes for incentive tours, tour groups and individual customers. Our expertise is based on a knowledge of nature and the ability to carry out demanding programmes for adventure tourists. We are one of Finland’s oldest companies providing such services. We organise snowmobile Safaris, dog-sled driving, reindeer Safaris as well as Safaris with snowshoes, rafting, canoeing, trekking, hunting and fishing. We also arrange Sampo Arctic Icebreaker cruises and visits to the Snowcastle of Kemil. At our own exotic venues Kivalot and Savotta you can spend immemorable evening get-togethers and enjoy warm finnish sauna. We develope Our staff consists of language skilled adventure tourism professionals. Our product developers, operators and guides will make your plans for unforgettable experiences in the untouched nature of Lapland come true. Lapponia Safaris – Quality policy Lapponia Safaris pays attention to quality in all its functions. Satisfied customer is the best prize of well-done quality work! We systematically improve the quality of our service, products and functions according to our customers´ wishes and needs. Lapponia Safaris is part of QUALITY1000 program. The program is taylor-made for tourism companies giving tools to continuous quality work. We regularily collect feedack from our custmers and people we work with to improve the quality of our service. We also evaluate ourselves and our work. Employee that is satisfied and motivated to develop the working environment gives the best quarantee of good customer service!

Reviewed By AandJPyle

We visited for four days, and Lapponia was in charge of everything we did. It was a FANTASTIC trip! Amazing! We did Sampo, huskies, reindeer, snomobiles and snowshoeing. Everyday we had a different guide, but everyone was great. They were always on time, very helpful, and fun! highly recommended.

Kauppakatu 29, Kemi 94100, Finland +358 16 258878
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4 based on 25 reviews

Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)

A gallery/museum with gemstones, including the crown made for the King of Finland (never used as Finland became a republic) and a replica of the British Imperial State Crown.

Reviewed By LeenaFin - Inari, Finland

This was very interesting to visit there and learn more about Gemstones, find new ones and possibility to buy something with.

6. Elamysvirta - Flow of Experience

Uitontie 6, Kemi 94300, Finland
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5 based on 4 reviews

Elamysvirta - Flow of Experience

Elamysvirta – Flow of Experience offers you different kinds of fishing tours as well as other outdoor and nature activities based on your wishes. Fishing tours on the rivers, creeks, lakes and fells of Lapland. Our guides are professional and trained fishing and Wilderness guides. We have guides suitable for your needs, just ask us and we will create a guided Flow of Experience -tour for you.

7. Merike

Luulajantie, Kemi 94100, Finland
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Merike

Schedules sailings and charter cruises off the coast of Sea Lapland on M/S LEILA (up to 60 passengers). Join us for a 90 min tour of the nearer archipelago including stops at the traditional saw mill island LAITAKARI, Syvaletto and Selkasaari. Three departures daily (Fri-Sun, until August 6), layover at intermediate points possible. Prices 15 adult, 7,50 child (4-12), 35 family (2+2)

Reviewed By riitta460 - Kemi, Finland

Meriken Leila-vesibussi vie 1,5 tunnin mittaiselle risteilylle Perämerelle Kemin edustalle. Matkan voi tehdä yhtäjaksoisesti tai nousta maihin Laitakarin historialliseen sahasaareen, joka on viime vuosina kunnostettu matkailijoiden käyttöön. Saaren luonto on raivattu, opaskyltit kertovat menneisyydestä ja laavulla voi nauttia omia eväitä. Halutessaan voi jatkaa seuraavalla Leilan vuorolla läheiseen Selkäsaareen ja viettää myös siellä pari tuntia ja palata sisäsatamaan päivän viimeisellä vuorolla.Kemin edustan saaristo on kaunis, opastus on kiinnostava ja laivalla voi nauttia makoisat pullakahvit.Etenkin Laitakarin saari on todella mielenkiintoinen paikka historiansa vuoksi. On todella hienoa, että nyt myös veneettömillä kaupunkilaisilla on mahdollisuus päästä käymään siellä. Turisteille Leila-risteily on ainutlaatuinen kokemus.

8. Kemin sarjakuvakeskus ry

Valtakatu 22 B | Sauvo-talo, Kemi 94100, Finland +358 40 6586033
Kemin sarjakuvakeskus ry

The Arctic Comics Center in Kemi has operated for over 30 years.The broad permanent exhibition that is arguably nationally unique, consists of Finnish and a foreign cartoonist original drawings and more than 40 three-dimensional cartoon statues. In addition, we occasionally offer interesting short-time Exhibitions at our premises. The exhibition is suited for the entire family.

9. Kemi Snowtaxi

Kemi 94100, Finland
Kemi Snowtaxi

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