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Sea Lapland

Where Lapland begins - open all year round

VisitSeaLapland   Southern Lapland’s five municipalities Simo, Tervola, Keminmaa, Kemi and Tornio-Haaparanta form the district named Sea Lapland. Sea Lapland has exciting town life with surrounding nature, history and modern day combined. The great white waters of the salmon rivers, meandering tributaries and the spectacular archipelago are full of exciting opportunities. In Sea Lapland you can also experience the offerings of two nations, as we stand shoulder to shoulder with Sweden. Here, you can enjoy meaningful experiences, even experiences felt to be the adventure of a lifetime. Sea Lapland is open throughout the year.

In the winter and spring you can cruise the frozen open seas on the grand icebreaker Sampo and take a dip in the frigid sea without even getting wet. Kemi’s Snow Castle offers dining, overnight stays in the SnowHotel or even a great venue for weddings. Sea Lapland also offers snowmobile safaris with “sea views” on the frozen seascapes of the Bothnian Bay, husky sled rides through the snowscapes and horse riding in traditional landscapes. You can try driving a real rally car if you want to practice your winter driving skills. Wintertime and springtime events give life a bit of activity.

In the summertime you can enjoy the rushing white waters of Kukkolankoski or join a boat trip on the Kemijoki River. On a ship cruise along the coast of the Bothnian Bay you can enjoy the marine atmosphere in beautiful landscapes.

You can familiarise yourselves with the numerous sights of Sea Lapland and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the shopping paradise. Fishing in Sea Lapland is possible throughout the year. Numerous events provide their own extra to the already abundant offerings of Sea Lapland.

Tourist information

HaparandaTornio Tourist Office


Travel Center, Krannikatu 5, 953 36 Haparanda, Sweden


+358 (0)50 590 0562 and
+46 (0)922 262 00



to 5:00 PM

Kemi Tourist Office


Kemi City Hall lobby,
Valtakatu 26
94100 Kemi, Finland


+358 (0)40 680 3120



to 3:30 PM


Sights and places to visit

Gemstone Gallery

The Gemstone Gallery contains 3,000 gemstones and is the largest in Europe. The exhibition also holds the genuine crown of Finland’s almost crowned king and copies of Europe’s most famous crown jewels.
» Kemi Gemstone Gallery

Kemi's Snow Castle

Kemi’s Snow Castle is an annual demonstration of snow and ice construction, as well as being a good example of the madness and innovation of the town of Kemi – a tourist destination that is rebuilt differently each year. High standard programmes are arranged in the castle every year. You will find a Snow Restaurant, Snow Hotel and Snow Chapel. For children the Snow Castle provides much more.
» SnowCastle

Icebreaker Sampo
Feel the force of the Sampo Icebreaker as it slices a path through the ice. If you want, you can also take a plunge in the frigid sea using the appropriate gear. This memorable and meaningful experience just has to be tried! In the summertime the vessel operates as a cafeteria-restaurant.
» Ice breaker Sampo
Aine Art Museum
At the Aine Art Museum you can view the collection of the Aine Visual Arts Foundation that includes art dating back to the nineteenth century to the present day. In addition to the basic collection, the Art Museum arranges visiting exhibitions from home and abroad, and it is also possible to hire the 110-seater auditorium. The pleasant cafeteria of the Art Museum has a great view of the town’s bay and across the border to Sweden.
» The Aine art museum
The traditional and historic Kukkolankoski has remained unharnessed by hydropower in the freely flowing Tornionjoki River. Experience whitefish scoop net fishing that has been practiced for centuries, enjoy the pounding rushing water, rural landscapes and whitefish skewers.