Our most recommended things to do in Kemi

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. Savor a 2-course meal from the cafeteria during the cruise - additional snacks and drinks are available at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise and Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. After the cruise, relax on a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Kemi and experience an exhilarating cruise aboard an icebreaker ship. Stop along the way and walk on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy snacks and hot drinks in the cafeteria. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Kemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theater. Two course meal is served in our cafeteria during the cruise - additional snacks and drinks are available at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. After the cruise, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kemi.

Kemi: Auroras / Northern Lights

Kemi: Auroras / Northern Lights

We pick you up from Kemi and Haparanda-Tornio 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

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

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

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

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.

Family-friendly Boat Fishing Trip in Ii

Family-friendly Boat Fishing Trip in Ii

With the advice of your guide, you will learn a wide range of casting techniques to catch your prey. If you're lucky, you'll get to take home some delicious fresh fish after the trip. Keep your eyes open, as white-tailed eagles can be seen in our fishing spots almost every day. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to spot lots of other birds in the sky. All you need to do on this trip is dress for the weather, we'll take care of the rest. You don't need any previous experience of fishing or being on the water and small children will be fine too. A wide, stable boat equipped for cast fishing will be comfortable even for the inexperienced angler. Children can fish according to their skills and interest level. Thanks to the bow ramp, our boat is accessible to wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility.

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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.

The experience is fantastic, seeing the ship breaking through the ice as if it were meringue. Diving with a special suit is unforgettable. We loved the experience.

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

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

Great organization and an unforgettable experience