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SnowExperience365 Kemi entrance

1. SnowExperience365 Kemi entrance

The SnowExperience365 ticket grants entrance to the all-year-round SnowExperience365 exhibition room on a date of your choice during opening hours. In SnowExperience365 exhibition room you can step into a winter wonderland any day of the year. You can walk on the snowy floors and admire the amazing ice sculptures. The ice sculptures’ theme changes from time to time, now the theme is circus. Have fun in the ice slide, sit by the ice tables and take the best selfies during your holiday in Lapland. SnowExperience365 is located in the SnowCastle area main building. During the summer time we offer blankets to keep your warm, because there is always -5 degrees in the SnowExperience365.

Auroras in Sea Lapland

2. Auroras in Sea Lapland

We pick you up from Kemi and HaparandaTornio hotels/stations and drive 15 min to Kalli area. We have little walk to the viewtower to check the sky, moon, stars and Auroras when they occur. We make campfire and the guide will teach you the basics of Aurora hunting via apps in Northern regions. You get also insights to the history of Kemi and Sea Lapland region. Possibility also for photoshootings in various locations. Past years 2021, 2022 and 2023 we reached the level that over 90% of our Hunt and Chase groups caught the Auroras during their visit in Lapland and same level has also continued during 2024. Our unique expertise is based on persistent research of the Auroras and the apps predicting the occurrence of Northern Lights in specific regions. We also finetune the starting times and even recommend our customers to cancel with full refund those Hunts and Chases when the chances are too low for catching the Greens. Please note that the Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights are natural phenomenon and therefore sighting cannot be guaranteed. We have over 20 Aurora stations and visual control over Sea Lapland so we can drive there where the open sky is available. Our main product is The Hunt where you scan the sky in one Aurora station. On The Chase we drive the Auroras even whole night if there is still chances of seeing them. We communicate on Hunts and Chases via WhatsApp. Ask availability. Happy Hunting!

Kemi: Sleddog Husky Safari incl. hot drink

3. Kemi: Sleddog Husky Safari incl. hot drink

Enjoy the thrill of mushing a dog team with your family. Meet dogs, learn how to drive your sled and then head of for a thrilling dash through the magical snowy forest. Afterwards there will be time to mingle with the dogs, have a snack with juice and cookies around the fire. This safari is most suitable for families or for people, who would not like to stay outdoors too long. Hot drink included to warm you up after safari. Hot drink included to warm you up after safari. AROUND 2 HOUR PROGRAM WITH 30 MINUTE HUSKY TOUR PRICE €75 ADULT - €50 CHILDREN

Sight-Skiing

4. Sight-Skiing

First we check that the skiing equipment fit and then hit on the tracks of Sauvosaari Sports Park. The guide will teach you the basics of skiing during the trip while you get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and Arctic atmosphere of Kemi city. Historically the cross-country skiing has been the national sport of Finland and also the only way of reaching school and work after having the heavy snowfalls and road bears still sleeping. Learn to ski or test sight-skiing safely with the professional skiing instructor!

Icetrek to Kemi History

5. Icetrek to Kemi History

After equipment delivery and safety issues at Snowcastle area we first enter and cross the Ostrobothnian Sea ice 0,8 km to the Laitakari island. The guide will teach you the basics of moving on the ice and snowy conditions. When reaching Laitakari you get to visit the historical industrial monuments of the now deserted sawmill ruins. Guide will show you the Kemi's real history when visiting the island. Laitakari was inhabited and established before Kemi city was born and after Laitakari mill's success the Russian Emperor Alexander II decided to build the Kemi city. After the historical visit to the origin of Kemi we trek back. Icetrek consists of total 3 km walking on sea ice and flat terrain.

Ski or Snowshoe rental in Sea Lapland

6. Ski or Snowshoe rental in Sea Lapland

Full skiing equipment set(s) or snowshoes delivered to your hotel, accommodation etc. in Sea Lapland area. Test skiing on your own or take longer tour. Visit Sea Lapland outdoor areas like Mansikkanokka, Takajärvi, Kalli or Riekkola area. Also tips available where to go off for skiing or snowshoeing on your nearest location. Skiing and snowshoeing are traditional Finnish ways of going to school and work. Enjoy the pure nature of Lapland. Ski on the sea, snowhike in the forest or glide in on the prepared tracks around Kemi and HaparandaTornio. Return the equipment on your accommodation or determined destination.

Ii: Easy family-friendly ice fishing trip to the sea

7. Ii: Easy family-friendly ice fishing trip to the sea

When the ruggedly beautiful Bothnian Bay freezes over, it's time to pack our best lures,  and stock up on warm clothes, because perch and other fish are waiting to be caught. On our ice fishing trip, we use a variety of techniques to catch fish and get to know the winter scenery of our sea. If you're lucky and skilled enough, you may hook a nice perch or roach, sometimes even whitefish. The guide will give you tips on the best fish recipes and you can even take some of the potential catch with you. You can hide from the cold sea breeze in a warm tent if necessary. Thanks to the tent, even the youngest members of the family can be taken along on the trip. We can also build a fire in the mobile fire pit to keep you warm, and we can cook if you wish.  We search for fishing spots by snowmobile and sleigh. Reindeer skins on the benches will keep you warm during the transitions. If you are observant, you may see a white-tailed eagle gliding gallantly overhead. On the trip, you will experience first-hand the winter of northern sea region: the weather often changes dramatically even during the day. There may be a lot of snow on the ice, or none at all, and temperatures vary. Always dress warmly enough. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the sun peeking over the horizon and a spectacular sunset, or in spring you may be fishing in the warming sunshine. OTHER THINGS: In case of bad ice conditions, the excursion will be cancelled. Please dress very warmly in layered and windproof clothing. Please wear several pairs of socks with your shoes. Sunglasses are recommended on clear days. Special attention should be paid to children's clothing. The product is available for sale by prior arrangement for any day and time. Available depending on ice conditions from December to April. Departure point in Ii is either at  Pauhu in Northern Ii on Partalahdentie, where there is a car park, or at the marina in Ii Alaranta, where there is also a car park. Iisland cottage customers will be picked up from the cottage yard. Difficulty: light, but conditions can be very cold in places. Cancellation and payment conditions. Cancellation 14 days before departure free of charge. 7-13 days before cancellation, the reservation fee will be retained. Cancellation later than this date will incur the full charge.

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What people are saying about Kemi

Overall rating

4.8
(78 reviews)

Ice floating is a unique and breathtaking experience! The trip on the icebreaker was also very exciting. There is also an app that you can use to get information at various stations on the ship.

Truly the best experience ever. The people are nice and you can see the dogs are taken care of and that they really enjoy their life. would absolutely recommend

What an amazing experience and the floating in the sea was such fun and made the trip. Highly recommended

One of the most impressive things I’ve done in my life

Great organization and an unforgettable experience