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Kemi, Lapin Laeaeni, Finland

How much does it cost to travel to Kemi?

You should plan to spend around $145 (€134) per day on your vacation in Kemi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (€34) on meals
  • $42 (€39) on local transportation
  • $160 (€147) on hotels

A one week trip to Kemi for two people costs, on average, $2,036 (€1,873). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kemi cost?

A one week trip to Kemi usually costs around $1,018 (€936) for one person and $2,036 (€1,873) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kemi on average costs around $2,036 (€1,873) for one person and $4,071 (€3,745) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kemi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kemi on average costs around $4,362 (€4,013) for one person and $8,724 (€8,025) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kemi has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kemi expensive to visit?

Prices in Kemi are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Kemi is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Faro or Kalampaka (Meteora).

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kemi Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kemi?

The average Kemi trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kemi travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 147 ($160)
Local Transportation 1 39 ($42)
Food 2 34 ($36)
Entertainment 1 29 ($32)
Alcohol 2 6 - 18 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Kemi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kemi is $80 (€74). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kemi is $160 (€147). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kemi

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kemi based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $114. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kemi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kemi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $42 (€39) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kemi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Kemi
How much does it cost to go to Kemi? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Kemi
The price of renting a car in Kemi will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Kemi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kemi can vary, the average cost of food in Kemi is $36 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kemi should cost around $15 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kemi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Kemi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Kemi typically cost an average of $32 (€29) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Kemi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (€12) on alcoholic beverages in Kemi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Kemi On a Budget
Kemi Kemi, Finland
Kemi is a town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, Finland. It's known for the massive Sampo icebreaker, a giant ship built to ply the Arctic waters. The main economic activity in Kemi is centered on two large paper and wood pulp mills and on the only chromium mine in Europe. Kemi also has a claim to fame as the home of the world's largest snow castle (reconstructed every year with a different design). The SnowCastle is usually located at the inner harbor of Kemi.
The SnowCastle is by far one of the most popular and visited sights in Kemi. Pure white snow walls surround the gigantic SnowCastle, the artwork of ice and snow can be found right by the sea near the city center from the end of January until beginning of April. The world's largest SnowRestaurant seats over 200 guests, SnowChapel with mystical atmosphere is a memorable venue for wedding ceremonies, SnowHotel with unique beautifully decorated snow rooms offers a true arctic adventure. All made entirely of snow and ice from the sea water. The enormous SnowCastle is a highly unique venue for visitors offering various activities in the weekly program. SnowHotel is the World Luxury Hotel Global Award Winner and the best Ecofriendly hotel in Finland. The first SnowCastle was built in the city in 1996 as a present to all the children in the world. In 2017 SnowCastle of Kemi took part in celebrating the 100 years of independence in Finland and the theme was Finland 100 years. Great light-effects add charm to the snow and ice-sculpting as well as to the structures about the SnowCastle. The SnowRestaurant, SnowChapel and SnowHotel are all situated in the SnowCastle area, only 1 km from the city center.

Kemi Lutheran Church is a Gothic Revival structure with an ornate, red-brick exterior. It is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church of the Diocese of Oulu. The church is located in the center of the town of Kemi in Northern Finland.

To the north, Bothnian Bay National Park has old fishing huts, rare plants and abundant birds, including Arctic terns.
The city center is the main area of interest in Kemi. It is here where you will find all of the major attractions like the SnowCastle, Gemstone Gallery, Santa's port office, and the harbor where the icebreaker is located. It is also here where all of the restaurants and shops can be found.

Visit Santa Claus in Kemi. Now Santa Claus has opened his official port office in Kemi Inner harbor. Santa Claus and his Elves love spending time in Kemi by the sea enjoying the fresh air and the easy living that the city offers. Traditional Sea Lappish cottage by the sea is open in the Summer and Winter time. Excellent place for the whole family to stop for a coffee and of course meeting Santa! Outside terrace with a lovely sea view is the place to enjoy in the summer time. Surprise yourself or your love ones and purchase a Santa´s secret present.

Visit the Gemstone Gallery, a large collection of gemstones and minerals with great diversity. The spectacular crown designed for the King of Finland, a replica of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain, a replica of the lavish 647-diamond necklace of Marie Antoinette and much more. Definitely worth a visit and open throughout the year. The Gemstone Gallery celebrated its 30th year in 2016.

Kemi is one of the few places in the world where the sea freezes and creates a unique playground for locals and travelers to feel the arctic freedom. You can find a wide range of unique things to do here: the only passenger Icebreaker in the world, the only Ice driving location on the sea, the Adventure Island, Arctic Snow Dogs, incredibly huge SnowCastle made of sea water, Olokolo safaris and much more. Experience the White Night Magic in the Summer time and enjoy the fresh air. Take a refreshing swim, try canoeing on the sea or go fishing and prepare your dinner on the open fire. Sail your way to the Adventure Island in the summer time with a traditional sailing ship. Enjoy the silence and the midnight sun by picking the berries while hiking around the Arctic Adventure Island or taking the Midnight Sun Cruise. In the winter time, the total darkness and being away from the city, the Island offers the perfect spot for Aurora Hunting comfortably in the Olokolo nest.
Food and Dining
Kemi offers local, fresh food in its unique restaurants using the ingredients that nature offers. The sea and rivers offer fish all-year round. Enjoy delicacies from Sea Lapland in the Seaside Lodge or Santa´s Official Port Office. Seaside Hut and Arctic Island Hut with open fire are the places to enjoy the lappish food and atmosphere as well as the silence. In the spectacular SnowRestaurant one enjoys the freshly prepared meal by the ice tables, the Ice Bar offers juice made of the local berries.

In the city there is a good variety of restaurants from international cuisine to traditional Finnish food. Do like Finns do and take a break with coffee and pastries in local cafeterias, like the one on the top floor of the City Hall - the highest building in Lapland, or many in the Kemi Inner harbor which is the living room for the locals during the Summer.

Kemi-Tornio Airport is the closest airport, located 6km from the city. It is one hour by plane from Helsinki. The airport is used by Finncomm and Flybe Airlines. Kemi is the end of the rail line if heading west, towards Sweden, because there are no passenger services across, as the rail gauge is different. Within Finland, trains to Rovaniemi take about 1.5 hours, while a trip all the way to Helsinki is 9 hours. It is easy to get around the city center and main highlights on foot.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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