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Travel Guide SUMMER 2018

Welcome to Sea Lapland The two cities and three municipality forms the Sea Lapland area: the twin city TornioHaparanda, the city of Kemi, and the communes of Keminmaa, Simo and Tervola.

There are three salmon rivers in the region: the Simo, Kemi and Tornio Rivers, all flowing down to the Gulf of Bothnia. The various areas in Sea Lapland all have different features, but together they form a unique destination.

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The industry, developed and refined from the natural resources of Lapland, alongside with the many-sided cultural history in the region, are the basis for the wealth and well-being of the people in Sea Lapland.

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Events in Sea Lapland, summer 2018 JUNE 9.6. 9.6. 7.–10.6. 17.6. 17.6. 21.6. 22.6. 25.-30.6. 29.-30.6. 29.6.

Saunamarathon, Hovilompolo, Karungi Guided tour in Kemi centre with horse and carriage, Kemi International Sauna Kongress, TornioHaparanda Horserace. Toto 4, Tornio Guided bus tour to Tervola and Loue from Kemi Sonata Arctica concert, Kemi Midsummer Night Festival, Kukkolaforssen Sea Lapland island days KalottJazz & Blues Festival, Tornio Peräpohjola historical Market, Tornio

JULY 7.7. 10.-14.7. 10.-22.7. 12.7. 26.7. 28.-29.7.

SatamaRun, Kemi Street Food Fiesta, Kemi Easy Living, Kemi Wheels Classic Motor Meet Nationals, HaparandaTornio Marathon cycling, Kilpisjärvi-Tornio Whitefish festival, Kukkolaforsen

AUGUST 3.-4.8. 15.8. 17.-18.8. 19.8. 25.8. 25.-26.8. 30.8.-2.9.

Satama Open Air, Kemi Day of the National Rivers, Kukkola, Tornio Autumn Harvest Market, Kemi Horserace 76, Tornio Venice Evening, Kemi and Tornio Craft- and countryside fair, Tervola International food market Tornio


Autumn Fair in Pohjanranta, Keminmaa

To do p. 4-9 Accommodation p. 10-16 Shopping p. 17-19 Flavors p. 20-21 Culture p. 22-23 Transfers p. 24 Sights p. 25

KEMI TOURIST INFORMATION Kemi Culture Centre, Marina Takalon katu 3, 94100 Kemi Open: 1.6.–31.8. mon-fri 7.30 am 7 pm, sat-sun 11 am - 3 pm

HAPARANDATORNIO TOURIST INFORMATION Travel center, Krannigatan 5, 95336 Haparanda, Sweden Open: Mon-Sat 10 am - 4 pm


To do

Moose safari in Kätkävaara

The best Safaris in town ! LAPLAND WELCOME LTD Book Online: Call +358 (0) 40 321 80 69 Kätkävaarantie 1225, Tervola +358 (0) 40 74 88 737

Kätkävaara naturcenter is situated 70 km from Kemi & Tornio. Book a room, apartment, cabin or campsite. Join popular moose safaris, where you will see the moose in its natural environment

LumiLinna Camping and unique Seaside Glass Villas in town centre yet surrounded by the sea!

Seaside Kemi

is e gallery Gemston attraction ting a fascina emi !! in K Inner harbour with summer restaurants, beach and parks nearby. SnowCastle experience available all-year-round in 2019! Add: Lumilinnankatu 15, Kemi Contact us:, +358 (0) 16 258878 FB: LumiLinnaSnowCastle Instagram @Visitkemi


Summer feeling starts at Toranda! The Seaside Restaurant Toranda Magasin offers delicious delicacies of the sea at the hugely handsome surroundings by the Guest Harbour and the Toranda Events Centre at the Hellälä region in Tornio. Lunchbuffe Mon-Fri 10.30 am - 2 pm. 25.8. Venice evening TORANDA WORLD Näätsaarentie 241, Tornio +358 (0) 400 164 445

Kalli Outdoor Activity Centre We offer action-packed Paintball-games and relaxing Nature-trail tours for groups. Paintball-equipment you can rent and take with you for example to your cottage or you may want to play at our place. Call for reservations: +358 (0) 400 175 347 Kallinkankaantie 106 94400 Keminmaa

We provide excursions to beautiful locations in nature and countryside. • Short hikes to the forest • Experience darkness and silence • Meet the locals • Sauna experience Check our weekly programs on our website! +358 (0) 44 238 8977

Sea Lapland Travel Guides Visit Sea Lapland guided tours in Kemi and in the Sea Lapland area. Guided walking and bus tours. With different themes, eg: Wilderness, nature, museum, culture, for children, sea and archipelago, traditional exhibitions and church tours.

”Book a tour and see more !” +358 (0) 16 258 878 Kauppakatu 29, 94100 Kemi

More information: + 358 (0) 44 0451 156


To do

Petting Zoo Arkadia Here you can arrange children’s party, family events and recreation evenings with the workplace among traditional pets and even more exotic animals. Groups can pre-order a guided tour in the park. We also arrange various events. Sauna and Hot-Tub for rent! In our idyllic café and restaurant we serve homemade pastry’s and food with different drinks. Different flavoured coffees. Open until the end of August 10 am - 6 pm. In September we are open on Fridays and Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm. Please note: on the 22nd of June we close at 3 pm. Saarenrannantie 12, Maksniemi + 358 (0) 40 552 6146 / Päivi Photo H.Engman TLMM -Poster Katariina Paaso

The Finnish sauna Sauna has been part of the Finnish tradition for hundreds of years. Enjoying the heat and comfort of the sauna you both relax and strengthen your body and mind, returning refreshed and renewed to your everyday living. The floating sauna at the Pohjanranta in Keminmaa, the barrel sauna at the Kukkolaforsen as well as the Hovilompolo Lappish cot sauna and the smoke sauna, are special and highly enjoyable experiences worth trying. In the summer you go for a swim in a lake or in a river, in the winter you drop into a hot tub with a warm cap over your head.

PERÄPOHJOLA MARKET FAIR Fri 29.6. 4 pm - 8 pm, and sat 30.6. 10 am - 3 pm Around the Raatihuone (Old Council Hall) Hallituskatu 9, TORNIO

Pohjanranta floating sauna

More information: Birgit Kadenius +358 (0) 40 770 5972

Hovilompolo Hot Tub

Cruises in Kemi Inner Harbour

Katariina terrace and mess is open every day in the summer from 11 am (weather permitted).

Perämeren jähti Cruises by request. In July also cruises for the public

Coffee, pastry, beer and more. full liquor license. For conferences and meetings there is a sauna and Kabinett.

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Inquiries at the Katariina terrace or by, +358 (0)45 880 2364

Satama Open Air

Let it play

Kukkolankoski rapids

Classic Motor Meet

People in Sea Lapland love the music. By now the internationally renowned event the KalottJazz & Blues Festival is enjoyed by nearly everyone in the region. The rock- and pop music festival the Satama Open Air, lasting for days on end, are the most unique and well-liked summer event. In Sea Lapland everyone knows that you can hear live music every summer week-end. Sea Lapland island Days in the archipelago of the Gulf of Bothnia in July, is event to be enjoyed by the whole family. The Classic Motor Meet gathers hundreds of car collectors from all the Nordic countries to show their well-tuned automobiles in the exhibition in Sea Lapland during July. The Laivakangas Horse Race Track is the place for speed and excitement on many a Sunday: bet the winner!

Made in Sea Lapland The cultural heritage of Sea Lapland forms an essential and prominent part in everyday living in the region. Handmade candles, lamp fixtures designed of paper, lambskin hides or hand knitted wool products are superb gifts to bring home to. The local meat-, fish- and berry products are delicacies to satisfy the most gourmet person. At the Pohjanranta in Keminmaa you can order wine made of black or red currant grown at the farm. The local unleavened bread and the white fish scooped up from the Tornio River are delicacies not to be missed. The annual River lamprey- and the Traditional whitefish festivities, the Farmers’ Fairs and several other summer and fall fairs, offer food and beverages made of fresh local produce, gathering people to celebrate the events from near and far. Many of the fairs offer entertainment throughout the day, and seasonal products to bring home to.

Golf on the border Golf in Kemi The 9-hole Kemi Golf Club is situated right in the core area of the city, and Mini Golf can be found at the Inner Harbour (pictured below). Disc golf To play disc golf, you find the Courses in Tornio, at the Kallinkangas in Keminmaa, in the city of Kemi as well as in the commune of Simo. The Tornio and Kemi disc golf Courses are suitable for beginners and those willing for more challenging games, should head to the disc golf Courses in Kallinkangas or in Simo.

The longest Hole In One in the whole world The 18-hole Tornio Golf Course sits right on the border between Finland and Sweden. The one hour timedifference between the countries enables the golfer for the longest Hole in One on fairway 6. The hit lasts about an hour and 5 seconds due to the border between the two countries going through the 6th fairway. A unique, and challenging way to play golf, wouldn’t you say?


To do

Experience Factory Lappari Great variety of adventures under one roof! Vesaisenkatu 1, Tornio

Tornio Brewery

Sports and activity centre Hyvä Fiilis

Book a guided brewery tour and beer tastings for your group. The tour is organized in cooperation with Restaurant Paja.

Fitness hall • Group exercises Training groups • Sports event coaching & Personal Trainerservices • Nutrition training • Fitness tests and measurements • Program services for businesses. • Children’s training groups • Event and special occasions services

+358 (0) 400 419902

Restaurant Paja 1873 After all the activities and touring the brewery you will surely want to enjoy our home-made delicacies satisfying many different tastes. The menu at the Restaurant Paja consists of delicacies made of local produce. You can enter the Restaurant Paja without the entrance ticket to the Park.

Open: Mon-Thu 11 am - 7.30 pm, Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 3 pm, Sun 5 pm - 7.30 pm +358 (0) 40 148 3522 •

Inquire about group dining + 358 (0) 44 441 1221,, Paja is also the brewery restaurant.


Romping and playing around is healthy! The new, cool action-packed indoor-activity park. In HaparandaTornio offers endless opportunities for joyful, sporty activities for the whole day.

hungriest playful and sporty persons. The mystic sound and light world creates a unique dimension and an utterly special atmosphere to the Park.


At the Dudesons Activity Park you will find a huge amount of winter-themed activities providing a good challenge for anyone of any age and skill level, satisfying the

Welcome to come and spend a super fun day dressed only in a t-shirt throughout the year!



Club Teatria

Popular Escape room challenges your group to collaborate and to think logically. Find the way out of the room by following clues and solving different tasks

Megazone is a fast and moving team game indoors. Suitable for all, regardless of age and gender. The game is about to destroy the opponent’s base with a laser sword.

Artists this autumn: +358 (0) 40 196 6544 +358 (0) 44 980 8735

Jenni Vartiainen sat 29.9. Popeda sat 20.10. Steve ’n’ Seagulls sat 3.11. Pelle Miljoona Oy sat 24.11.



Camping Tornio VisaNordica

Child-friendly camping site on an island: 3 km from the town centre of Tornio.

Welcome !

E-CITY PROGRAM SERVICES Historical music-stories and singing on offer. Reserve a program from us to your occasions!

Matkailijantie 49, Tornio +358 (0) 16 445945 www.campingtornio.comcamping.

E-City B&B - nice and cosy lodging for reasonable price! Saarenpäänkatu 39, Tornio, +358 (0) 44 509 0358, Welcome!

Hotel Toivola - Opens in summer 2018!

Toivola In summer 2018, a new hotel is opening in Kemi Enjoy the tranquillity & qualitative service Follow us on social media @hotellitoivola - Ouluntie 36, 94700 Kemi


Hostel Villa Kemi A new type of accommodation in Kemi. Calm and comfortable atmosphere. Welcome! Etelärantakatu 8, Kemi, +358 (0) 40 7000 016

Hotel Mustaparta New theme hotel with high quality in Tornio center. The restaurant is decorated with 18th-century style and with the theme of Isak Mustaparta. Hallituskatu 6, Tornio +358 (0) 400 105 800

HUVILOMPOLO-COTTAGE By Torniojoki river. Watch the video on our page Raittitie 238, 95530 Tornio +358 (0) 40 531 9353

MOTEL TERVAKUKSA Comfortable newly renovated rooms, situated between Kemi and Rovaniemi. Siltatie 1, Tervola +358 (0) 16 43 5511

MOTEL & RESTAURANT SAVOTAN SANNI Autoilijantie 2, Keminmaa +358 (0) 44 766 7770

PORORANTA COTTAGES For additional information and pictures please visit the Sea Lapland Travel web-pages. majoitus/pororannan-mökit-2 +358 (0) 400 882 115 Ruohokarintie 26, 95470 Tornio



Spa hotel Pohjanranta Comfortable accomodations at Spa Hotel Pohjanranta! Situated by Kemi river. Hotel and restaurant, conference- and festivities venues, camping area, dance venues, local wine shop and a shingle roofed church 39 rooms with different sizes. Breakfast and entrance to the spa included. The hotel’s stylish rooms are ideal for meetings, wedding parties and other events. Welcome to enjoy our spa. Current opening hours on the web page. Pohjantie 23, 94400 Keminmaa +358 (0) 16 275 070






fair Autumn 18 7.-8.9.20 L









Shows in summer 2018

Sat 09.06. Markus Savolainen & PohjanSoundi Sat 16.06. Dance orchestra Sarmas Sat 23.06. Mikko Mäkeläinen & Myrskylyhty Sat 30.06. Taikakuu Sat 07.07. Aki Samuli yhtyeineen Sat 14.07. The Steels Sat 21.07. Pekkaniskan Pojat Sat 28.07. Tomi Markkola & Fernet Sat 04.08. Rojal Sat 11.08. Heidi Pakarinen Sat 18.08. Jarkko Honkanen & Taiga Sat 25.08. Anne Mattila Sat 01.09. Teemu Roivainen & Hovinarrit Sat 08.09. Saija Tuupanen & eXmiehet

Kukkolaforsen - In Tornionjoki River Valley by the river rapids Personal service and meeting our guests is the most important for us. Here you can stay in hotel cabins and at the camping site all year round. Enjoy local food in our view restaurant. And we have a range of different activities and happenings. The sauna- and the food culture is the spirit of this place. Also a culture area with a fishing museum.

Welcome to the kingdom of Sauna and whitefish .

Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens Kukkolaforsen 184, Haparanda +46 (0) 922 31000, +46 (0) 70 675 3764


Seaside cottages at the old vicarage/ Wanha pappila

side a e s e c n e Experi ons to the excur si elago ! archip Accommodation in seaside lodges by the Bothnian bay. All lodges have a sauna and they are fully equipped. Breakfast is delivered to cottages. Free WIFI! Hotel-quality lodging in the midst of old, peaceful seasideVillages views. Sea cruises with Sexmiilar ship Enjoy the beautiful archipelago. Contact us and we can plan a seaside cruise together. Max 12 pers. Pappilantie 10, Simo +358 (0) 40 822 3400

Hotel Joentalo Welcome to Hotel Joentalo, by the river after the Northern light road (Revontulen tie), it is easy to find. Joentalo Edit offers a quiet accommodation option. Take a pause on your journey or stay for a longer time. Double and 3-bedrooms. Ask us about family packages. Free parking and Wifi. Kivirannantie 13-15, 95410 Tornio +358 (0) 40 634 2591





View from Tornio water tower 600 m

Welcome to Park Hotel Tornio IKEA 1 km

Renovated hotel on the shore of Torniojoki river, services within walking distance . • restaurants whit A´la Carte, pizza and hamburgers • conference rooms for 300 persons. • sauna area and big swimming pool • playroom for kids • private occasions

Shopping center Rajalla/ På Gränsen 800 m

Fishing permits on sale! Itäranta 4, 95400 Tornio +358 (0) 40 358 3300 Kukkolankoski Rapids 18 km

Aavasaksa attraction 70 km

Green Zone Golf 1 km

Tornio church 400 m

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Experience Factory Lappari / The Dudesons Activity Park 250 m

Pikisaari beach 200 m


Hotel Merihovi Situated In Sea Lapland, in Kemi town centre, the legendary 68-year old classic hotel. The hotel has 69 rooms with a personal touch with soft beds. In our restaurant, we serve genuine taste experiences from fresh products. Conference rooms from 5 to 50 persons, with modern technical equipment. Our services: Besides the accommodation, we also have conference services and a range of restaurant service. From lunch to gala-dinner. We arrange weddings and other parties. Live music every week.

Contact information: Hotel Merihovi Keskuspuistokatu 6-8, Kemi +385 (0) 40 685 3500

Welcome to Savotta The Savotta is located in a quiet scenic location along The Kemijoki River, just 8 km from the center of Kemi. The Savotta has four rentable cottages, as well as a restaurant, open by booking only. There is also a large sauna available for booking, with the possibility of reserving a hot tub. In the facilities, there is an excellent opportunity to arrange various events such as celebrations, meetings, recreation days and also to book accommodation. Erä-Valakia Vähä Kuivanuorontie 29, Kemi +358 (0) 40 656 2882,

Two towns in one HOTEL OLOF The Boutique-hotel of a high standard with river views right in the heart of the Tornio town centre. Hallituskatu 16, Tornio +358 (0) 50 069 0980

The TwinCity TornioHaparanda endows a natural combination of two cultures for both of the towns of Tornio and Haparanda as you hardly notice the border between Sweden and Finland. The Victoria Square right on the border is uniquely special in the area, and perhaps even in the whole world: the Square was named after Princess Victoria of Sweden at the inauguration ceremony she performed in 2011.

The spectacular Border Arc on the border is designed by children in the region, the forms and colouring of the routes depicting the connection between the two towns. The Shopping Centre Rajalla - Pü Gränsen, with a variety of boutiques and shops, as well as the world-renowned Ikea right at the border, offer both traditional as well as design products and, of course, the latest fashion both in clothing, shoes, accessories as well as home furnishings.


EVERY DAY CHEAP PRICES! In previous years we have lowered our prices and the price cuts continue. Price reduction means that when we lower prices, we keep prices down. Everyone should afford to eat well! The green card is not a regular customer card, it is proof of ownership in Osuuskauppa. The owners receive a bonus paid to the owner in connection with the purchase. In addition to the bonus, we have favorable prices. Osuuskauppa invests, recruits, educates, supports and rewards. The shops in Sea Lapland are here for you during your trip! Welcome in!

Arina shops/opening hours:



Summer trends!

Rajalla På Gränsen

Latest trends for the summer party



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Kemi Cosmetics Shop is a renewed cosmetics shop in the heart of Kemi, just by the pedestrian street. Here you will find beauty products and cosmetic treatments for everyday life and special occasions. In our shop there are well-known brands from the world but also hand-picked products from smaller suppliers.

rs New opening hou : for beauty salon

mon-fri 8:30 am - 8 pm sat 10 am - 3 pm

Valtakatu 7-9, KEMI, mon-fri 10 am - 6 pm, sat 10 am - 3 pm, +358 (0) 16 253352,

design Sirpa Kivilompolo

Paperivalo design - light, white, unique cafe gallery shop showroom studio workshop PAPERIVALO SHOP & CAFE Jokivarrentie 2482, Tornio (Karunki) +358 (0) 50 585 7290 open tue-fri 11 am - 5 pm, sat 11 am - 3 pm webshop

SAUVON KENKĂ„ A variety of shoes for the summer adventures. Comfort for your feet or party perfect heels. +358 (0) 40 7497 650, Kauppakatu 9-11, Citykulma, Kemi



Satamakaffila Nuotta

Sea Lapland delicacies

At the Nuotta Cafe you get the best pancakes with the most delicious jam in all of Sea Lapland!

In Sea Lapland, you find various choices for dining from a special restaurant with a theme to a more modern place just to sit down and eat. Is your desire to dine in the centre of the city, or do you desire a quieter corner to sit and relax?

Salty delicacies, salad-lunches, fresh drinks are also on offer; finely performed live music through Thurs - Sat. Come and enjoy the summer in delightfully fresh atmosphere with sea-side views! We are a dog-friendly Cafe. Kemi Inner Harbour +358 (0) 400 199 605 Facebook: Satamakaffila Nuotta

Panorama CafĂŠ Enjoy burgers, sausage baskets or salad buffĂŠ from the most preferable place with the best view over the city. Sunny terrace serves on the roof of Kemi, liquor license. Open Mon-Sat 10.30 am - 6 pm Kemi City Hall, 13th floor. +358 (0) 50 410 3605

Restaurant Rantamakasiini On the cosy, sunny terrace you enjoy cold drinks and the delicacies of street food. Luulajantie 4, 94100 Kemi +385 (0) 40 685 3500,

Restaurant Pursiseura At Pursiseura you experience authentic seaside atmosphere, while enjoying good food and drinks. Luulajantie 11, 94100 Kemi +385 (0) 40 685 3500,


The traditional Lappish delicacies and the catch of the sea are available in the restaurants in Sea Lapland on every day of the week, including Sunday. The produce is local and organically grown. The Sea Lapland cuisine forms an essential part of the lifestyle and vigor of the Northern people. The unique nature of Lapland, the aromatic and fresh ingredients you get from the nature, the rich culture with its local traditions, offer gourmet experiences not to be missed. The Sea Lapland cuisine lives according to the changing season, and is largely based on the vegetation and animal produce available in the region. The Bothnian Bay salmon, or the salmon and whitefish caught in the free-flowing river Torniojoki or in the beautifully long river Kemijoki, the reindeer and other game running wild in the woods, as well as the various kinds of mushrooms and herbs growing in the nature, have formed the unique basis for the Sea Lapland gastronomy for centuries.

Café Confectionary Miorita Welcome to our cozy café in Kemi town center. We bake everything in our own bakery. A Lapland taste experience! Valtakatu 5, Kemi, +358 (0) 16 256 811 Open: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 3 pm

Beer House Kukko

OLUTHUONE KUKKO Valtakatu 10, Kemi +358 (0) 400 718 090

Since 1993 both domestic and foreign beers and various types of ciders have foamed through the fourteen beer-taps at the Beer House Kukko. The abundant and well-varied beer-bottle collection from different corners of the world will guarantee for anyone to find their favorite beer while visiting the Beer House. The most interesting sports events run at our pub stand for friends of sports and sports-enthusiasts!

Cafe Hertta Kemi The Kemi railway station’s park area with its old buildings has been restored and today forms an area of accommodation, café and event area that attracts visitors and the towns inhabitants.


Rautatiekatu 1, 94100 Kemi +358 (0) 40 591 4138 -webpages are OPENING SOON!

The Cafe-Restaurant Myllynpirtti at the Kukkola Rapids has served visitors since the 1950’s. Kukkolankoskentie, 95520 Kukkola +358 (0) 400 694 356



Kemi Gemstone gallery

Art for everyone


The Aine Art Museum in Tornio offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibition is composed of the collection at the Aine Pictorial Art Foundation and of the collection at the Aine Art Museum. The collection includes some of the finest art work in Finland, among others the works of Helene Schjerfbeck, Werner Holmberg, Akseli Gallen-Kallela as well as the works of more recent Finnish artists like Marika Mäkelä, Hannu Väisänen and Reijo Hukkanen. The works of Reidar Särestöniemi, Kalervo Palsa and Tuuli Mukka, represent artists from Lapland.

Crafts Museum and the Keminmaa Local Arts and Crafts Museum offer additional places to learn about the cultural landscape in Sea Lapland. Travelling on the Museum Road through the Village of Simo you see the old farms and buildings left intact from the period when the road, dating back to the 1640’s, served as the mail road on land between Finland and Sweden. The historical centres of both the towns of Kemi and Tornio, you get best acquainted with walking through the streets surrounded by old wooden houses.

Gemstone Gallery collection, in addition of the handsome crown, contains also, among others, the replica of the Crown of the Queen of England as well as over three thousand minerals and gemstones.

The glitter of jewelry

At the recently renewed Kemi Historical Museum and the Provincial Museum of the Tornio Valley, you can explore the cultural history of the region. The Pahnila Museum, The Tervola Local Arts and

Once upon a time, Finland was about to become a Kingdom. The attempt went so far that a crown was designed for the King. History, though, got another turn, but the crown still exists. The Kemi

Together with the peasantry in his neighborhood, he built a decked ship to transport tar to Stockholm, bringing back a cargo of grain on his return back north.

Iisakki Mustaparta, Isaac Blackbeard, hero of the people in Tornio Iisakki Mustaparta, born in 1751, was a peasant from Oravaisensaari at the village of Vojakkala, a few kilometers north from the town of Tornio.

Kemi Gemstone gallery

Mustaparta and his men were declared outlawed, imprisoned and thrown into a stinking jail in Stockholm. Mustaparta, instead of giving up, went ahead to prove the legality of his actions. Eventually, he was to become the delegate to the Parliament in Stockholm, defending the rights of the peasantry and was nicknamed Robin Hood of the North. The story of Iisakki Mustaparta is alive and flourishing at the Restaurant Mustaparran Päämaja (Blackbeard’s Headquarters). The maritime interior decoration depicts the feel of the 1700’s, the crystal chandeliers adding a taste of Royal glamour. The delicacies of the Tornio Valley are served on a plank and drinks are enjoyed from a clay mug, just as Iisakki would have done. The scent of the tar around, with the taste of the holy grass and buckthorn in your mouth – what an enjoyable timetravel to be remembered!

Kemi Comic Center

Kemi historical museum

Provincial Museum of the Tornio Valley

The Aine art museum



Transport services with good quality Sea Lapland is situated on the northernmost shores of the Gulf of Bothnia; a flight of merely 1,5 h from the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport takes you to the Kemi-Tornio Airport in the region. In the vicinity of the Sea Lapland region both the Oulu, Rovaniemi and Luleå Airports have train connections to the area. Also from Helsinki, you will find a direct train connection to Sea Lapland, to the Kemi, Tornio or Tervola Railway Stations. Regular airline traffic serves the Sea Lapland region. Taxi service is available 24 h and several car rentals are to be found in the region.

Sea Lapland Taxi • Person - and Combi cars • Cars with bike rack • Handicap taxi • Pre-bookings

HM-LIIKENNE OY Keminmaa +358 (0) 400 391 374, +358 (0) 400 691 915

Get around easily in Sea Lapland! • Kemi-Tornio-Haparanda • Haparanda-Tornio-Kemi • City bus lines in Tornio Timetables:

• Oulu-Kemi-Tornio-Haparanda • Haparanda-Tornio-Kemi-Oulu Timetables: 24


Hiking and trekking The unspoilt nature in Sea Lapland offers plenty of opportunities for hiking: nature trails are close by and hiking tracks with natural duckboards are well-maintained for pleasant trekking. The many rivers, tree-covered hills and the sea, the scenery filled with wide open fields and mires, form the harmoniously alternating natural features of Sea Lapland. Bird watching and treasure-hunting, the world-widely popular geocaching is a fun and pleasant way to enjoy the outdoors. Go berry-picking or find delicious mushrooms: an extensive part of the Finnish forests is registered as protected areas for picking organic berries, mushrooms and herbs. The Finnish liberal law of public access invites anyone to roam freely in the forests, to tent in the nature and enjoy these treasures. Before deciding to go on an excursion though, it is advisable to check these areas to find the appropriate ones. The Bothnian Bay Archipelago National Park Long ago the archipelago on the Bothnian Bay National Park was formed due to land uplift, which evermore causes constant, very gradual change in the natural features of the region. The traditional fishing bases and the natural trail under the water surface, designed for divers, are worth seeing.

you’ll find a small harbour and a lean-to with a camp-fire. Trekking through the 1 km nature trail traversing the island, will crown your excursion.

Taut lines fishermen dream of

Sandskär, situated in the Haparanda Archipelago National Park, is known for its long sandy beaches and decorative sand-formations. A 5 km beautiful nature trail traverses the island.

The Sea Lapland region is ideal for fishing. Within the range of an hour’s drive you find three fish-rich rivers, and the sea is close by. The Simo River, the Tornio and Kemi Rivers are known as Salmon Rivers. The rivers live according to the change of the seasons; the melting of the snow and ice further up in Lapland in the spring-time, causes the buildings on the seashore to be in danger of getting flooded. The spring floods are an exciting event for all the people in the region.

Safe and convenient hiking Finland’s most important place designated for protection of mire-areas, the Martimoaapa in Simo, offers both interesting hiking terrain for trekkers and beautiful hill landscape for easy wandering. The Alkunkarinlahti Nature Trail, Nationally Protected Bird-watching Site, 9 km south from the centre of Tornio, offers bird-watchtowers and campfire sites along the trail. In Kätkävaara in the Tervola commune the hilltops with no trees rise to the heights, rivers with clear water run through the valleys, traversing the open bog mires and wild forests in the region. The Pisavaara Natural Park, the highest tree-covered hill in southern Lapland, is the strictest protected Natural Park in all of Europe.

On the shores of the Kukkola Rapids, on both sides of the border, you may admire the Traditional Tornio Valley Fishing Culture, flourishing even today. The village people, according to special rules between the landowners, scoop up the whitefish in the summer-time, sharing the catch at seven pm every night. Whitefish flamed on the fire is a local delicacy. During the fall the wire cage (trap) fills up with the river lamprey, during the winter with the burbot.

You can access the National Park by boat; at the biggest Island Selkä-Sarvi


The St. Michael’s church


The Alatornio church

The old church of Tervola

In Sea Lapland you can hear the whisper of the history under your foot. The Hedvig Eleonora Church or the Church of Tornio is the other of the two churches in Finland dedicated to the Queen Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden. The church is a notable representative of the wooden architectural design of churches in the 1600’s.

The Unesco World Heritage Site At the Alatornio Church you can find the Struve Geodetic Arc, inscribed on the World Heritage Site.The first church was built probably already in the 1200’s, and a wooden church is known to have stood at the place in 1316 by the latest. In 1794–97, the church-constructer

Church of Tornio

Jacob Rijf built the Alatornio Church to its current form. The church is one of the most handsome representatives of the architectural design of church construction of the late 1700’s. In the beginning of the 1900’s the Kemi Church towered the tiny town of Kemi as a beautiful and sturdy monument.

The Kemi church

In these days it decorates the town silhouette together with the industrial pipes and the high-rising white City Hall of the town of Kemi. The Kemi Church, designed by architect Josef Stenbäck, was built in 1902. Due to the faded colouring in its structures, the church was restored to its original colouring of light brick-red in 2003. The St. Michael’s Church, built in the 1530’s, is the oldest church in the Sea Lapland region, and the northernmost of the Finnish medieval stone-churches with their original construction left intact.

New church of Keminmaa

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Winter Sea Lapland - The name says it all -

In the winter the white, snow-covered forests and the frozen sea invite you to adventure for skiing trips or to take a ride on a snow-mobile or merely just to walk through the quiet of the woods and straight out into the openness of the sea with thick ice-coverage. Experiences to be remembered for years to come! To play a round of winter golf or speed on a husky-sledge might fancy your interest to the utmost pleasure. Winter and subzero weather with frost and cold are part of one of the other as the SnowCastle and Sea Lapland. The SnowCastle with its unforgettable experiences rises on the shimmering shores of the Gulf of Bothnia every winter.


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Kätkävaara fell area

Kukkolankoski rapids/ Kukkolaforsen

Kalli Outdoor Activity Centre

Experience factory Lappari

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Kemin LumiLinna

Petting Zoo Arkadia


Seaside Glass Villas

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Arctic Emotions The Cottages at the Old Vicarage

Travel Guide summer 2018  

Travel Guide summer 2018. Visit Sea Lapland

Travel Guide summer 2018  

Travel Guide summer 2018. Visit Sea Lapland