What is it like to live in Kemi?

Kemi offers a comfortable environment where your life will be relaxed, hassle-free and safe – Kemi is surrounded by nature and it has good services and transport connections.

Kemi offers many high-quality living options, so you can be sure to find just the right kind of home for you and your family. Everything is conveniently close and well connected, but remote enough for you to be able to find peace and relaxation. Especially families with children will appreciate the simplicity of everyday existence in Kemi.

Thanks to the town’s dense urban structure, distances between places are short. Furthermore, the City of Kemi offers a variety of easily accessible services. Housing options range from residential living in the city centre to detached houses close to nature and exercise facilities. Kemi is the best place to live in the entire Sea Lapland area.

Midnight Sun, Northern Lights and Real Winters

Life in Kemi is colourised by the four seasons: summer with its bright midnight sun, autumn with its colourful leaves, winter with its white snow, and spring with its sparkling snow drifts. The town landscape is adorned by abundant lush parks and avenues and a beautiful seafront promenade. Kemi’s award-winning sailing centre and old port provide an excellent place for locals to relax in the summer. There is a beautiful archipelago just outside town.

In Kemi you can experience true winters. Explore Kemi’s extensive ski tracks or enjoy the thrill of speed on the sled hills. In the winter months the town fills up with tourists who come to admire the impressive Snow Castle or icebreaker Sampo, and, of course, the magic of Lapland.

High-Quality Leisure 

Concerts, museums, theatre performances. Or are you more into recreational and outdoor activities? Kemi is known for its high-quality and across-the-board leisure and cultural services. You are sure to find something you enjoy from the broad range of activities on offer. 

You can enjoy the music of the wonderful Sea Lapland String Quartet, whose concert repertoire ranges from music for children to classical masterpieces. Children and young people have access to basic art education organised within an extensive music curriculum offered at the Sea Lapland Music Institute 

The highly popular Children’s Cultural Centre organises a range of arts activities and events for families with children. Comic art fans should visit Kemi’s Comic Centre for unique exhibitions. The Comic Centre also publishes comics and promotes comic art in other ways.

In Kemi you can enjoy exercise and increase your wellbeing in a luxurious environment. There are several ski tracks both on the sea ice and mainland, scenic footpaths and a well-maintained golf course. There is also a sailing centre, sports park and several other outdoor exercise venues.

When the weather conditions are not favourable for outdoor activities, sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the local bowling alley, tennis centre, indoor swimming pool, Tervahalli sports facilities, ice rink, and many other options. There are numerous local sports clubs and organisations that actively support various sports activities.

Kemi’s sailing centre, located in the magnificent inner harbour, attracts sailors even from further afield. The nationally awarded centre offers all essential boat services. You can learn the basics of sailing by enrolling on a summer course.

Summers in Kemi are full of sports and music events as well as cultural events for children.