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Midnight Sun, Snow & Ice 365

Kemi, the home port of Santa Claus, is located close to the Arctic Circle and the Swedish border. During summer the sun does not set at all, and the famous Nordic midnight sun can be enjoyed. The town and area is a great adventure set in a peaceful environment, with unique, tiny shops, grand nature and cultural activities, not forgetting the SnowCastle365. Kemi in Sea Lapland offers unique experiences in arctic surroundings all-year-round. Unique archipelago, long rivers rich with fish and midnight sun. The sea is frozen for half of the year enabling unique winter adventures from Icebreaker Cruises to snowmobile safaris and winter fishing. City is known for the SnowCastle built annually in town and now this icy experience is open every day! Have dinner in the IceRestaurant365 by the ice tables or drinks in the ice bar admiring beautiful snow and ice sculptures in every season.

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Useful information

Language

Finnish and Swedish are the official languages of Finland

Distance from pier to city center


Pier 1-4, Ajos port: 10 km

Transportation to/from airport


Kemi - Tornio Airport is located 6 km from downtown Kemi.
Taxi Services: In downtown area
From downtown Kemi to airport by taxi: 15 min

Currency

Euro

Transport to/from city center

From Ajos port: 12 km, 15 minutes by taxi

City Card

Kemi card (cardu application)

Downloadable map

Kemi card (cardu application)

Port information

Berthing policy: We have no berthing policy. We are able to accommodate all vessels. Actual berthing spot is normally agreed according to the wishes of vessels/tourist offices. Cruise vessels have priority over occasionally calling vessels.

Pier I

Max LOA: 160 m (two separate piers, both 160 m)Max depth: 7,7m - 10,0 m (harrowdepth 11,4m)Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cargo, bulk trafficInfo on tides: No tides, but water level may vary between -0,5 - + 1,0mInfo on wind: Mainly southern Learn more
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Pier II

Max LOA: 280 m Max depth: 8,7 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cargo, bulk traffic Info on tides: No tides, but water level may vary between -0,5m - +1,0m Info on wind: Mainly southern Learn more

Pier III

Max LOA: 178 m Max depth: 10,0 (harrowdepth 11,4 m) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cargo, bulk traffic Fenders available (brand and type): Sumitomo LMD600 Info on tides: No tides, but water level may vary between -0,5m - +1,0m Learn more

Pier IV

Max LOA: 178 m Max depth: 10,0 (harrowdepth 11,4 m) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cargo, bulk traffic Fenders available (brand and type): Sumitomo LMD600 Info on tides: No tides, but water level may vary between -0,5m - +1,0m Learn more

Port Reception Facilities

Pier 1

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: No limitDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: No Learn more

Pier 2

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: No limitDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: No Learn more

Pier 3

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: No limitDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: No Learn more

Pier 4

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: No limitDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: No Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

NA

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

No charge

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Cruise guest national flags

In the inner harbour in the city centre

Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Destination has special offers for crew
Free city maps
City Cards for sale

Kemi card application

Port
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Pop up info available in the port upon the arrival

Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Free shuttle available
Publicly regulated taxis
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city

Scandic Kemi

Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport
Airline check-in at port

Online check in

Selected attractions

Kemi in Sea Lapland offers interesting encounters in small city with great personality. Interesting attractions from year-round SnowCastle to Icebreakers. Plenty of nature to explore just by the city centre.

The Sampo Icebreaker

The Sampo Icebreaker cruises the frozen seas in the winter time. Guided tours are available during the summer months. Floating experience available in the sea during the cruise and in the SnowCastle resort outside the cruise season.

SnowCastle365

Castles made totally from snow and ice have been built in Kemi since 1996. Now this experience is available all-year-round. SnowCastle Resort introduces Snowexperience365 with IceRestaurant365, souvenir shops, restaurant and wellness services and Seaside Glass Villas.

Arctic Gems & Comics

Unique combination of Arctic Gems&Comics in the old customs house in Kemi Inner harbour. See the grand Royal Crown of Finland and more fine gemstones. Kemi is known also as a comic city and you can explore the world of comics here.

The Kemi Church

The Kemi Church was designed by architect Josef Stenbäck and finished in 1902.

Historical museum

The permanent exhibition deals with the history of Kemi and vicinity, the influence of the river and sea have played on the area's culture, livelihoods and the various branches of the forest industry. The exhibition is divided into ten top themes, leading down to numerous subthemes.FOC

Art museum

Changing exhibitions in Kemi cultural centre. FOC

Exciting extras

SnowExperience365

Snow and ice experience - true winter wonderland - open all year round. -5 degrees celsius, snowy floors, ice sculptures, ice slide, ice restaurant all-year-round!

SnowHotel in SnowCastle

SnowCastle with SnowChapel, SnowHotel and SnowRestauarnt built annually in the city since 1996.

The Arctic Circle

1,5 hour drive from Kemi

Inner Harbour

The waterfront area, a popular meeting place, old storehouses, summer restaurants and cafes.

Swedish border

Kemi is located 25 minute drive from the Swedish border

Bothnian Bay national park

National park in archipelago of Sea Lapland

Events

There are no upcoming events at the moment

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Traditional Ship Jähti
Cruise with a wooden sailing ship that offers you an old time atmosphere and trips to the national park
Guided Tour / Sea Lapland
Authorized multi-lingual guides provide city and historical tours in Sea Lapland.
Trip to nearby islands
Water bus Leila takes you to a journey to the historical nearby Island Laitakari
Guided tour in the SnowCastle Resort
Learn how we build huge castles from snow and ice and how the all-year-round SnowExperience365 was invented and built.
Guided tour on the Icebreaker Sampo
Icebreaker Sampo, built in 1960, is a significant part of Finnish maritime operation. Sampo cruises with tourists on the frozen seas and you can join the guided tours outside the cruise season.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

Kukkola
River and white-water rafting safaris in both rubber boats and rowboats at Kukkola.
Floating experience
During the winter months we organize floating events on the frozen sea with Icebreaker Sampo, all-year-round this amazing and relaxing activity is available in the SnowCastle Resort.

Contacts

Experience365
Noora Barria
Experience Director
Experience365
Vilma Klemetti
Sales Specialist