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Kemijärvi is the northern-most town in Finland. It is also a municipality located in the province of Lapland.


Known for its beautiful waters and nature, the city is undergoing big structural changes as big companies have been abandoning the area. Population around 8000.

City has in recent years gained publicity by being the location for a popular national TV-series Taivaan Tulet.

Get in[edit]

There's a train station in Kemijärvi. Single connection from Rovaniemi runs daily (arrival ~9am, departure 7pm). Rovaniemi-Kemijärvi rails are being electrified and the possibility to transport your car to Kemijärvi is coming in ~2014.

Multiple daily busses from Rovaniemi For schedules:

Get around[edit]

City center is quite compact, so you can get around quite well by walking. Some local hotels might rent out bicycles.

Schedules for local busses:

Taxi's are expensive. Initial payment is 8,80€ with additional 1,48€/km.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lake Kemijärvi, located next to the city.
  • Kotavaara sightseeing tower Great view on the lake. Free entry. Hut at the base of the tower, with firewood (usually) for making a fire.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Suomu, ski resort, located 42 km from Kemijärvi.
  • M/S Ahti sightseeing boat 2-3 hour cruises three times a week on the Lake Kemijärvi. Adults 20€, students 15€, children (4-13 yr.) 10€. For schedules:

Buy[edit][add listing]

Bigger stores for groceries:

  • K-Supermarket Kauppapaikka Most wide selection
  • Lidl
  • S-market City's only Alko is located here.
  • ABC gas station Open till 10pm

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Pub Mestarin Kievari Best pub in Kemijärvi
  • Viisikko
  • Wanha Mestari Karaoke
  • Night Life Night club

Sleep[edit][add listing]


Get out[edit]

Daily train for Helsinki leaves daily around 7pm. Schedules & tickets:

Multiple busses to Rovaniemi and surrounding areas daily. Schedules:

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