Kemijärvi - a lake town surrounded by forests and fells

Welcome to Kemijärvi! This original and boldly ”retro” village, surrounded by lakes with a glowing sky, offers amazing amusement and leisure possibilities to travellers, as well as different shopping alternatives in small boutiques throughout the year. As a counter-balance for the busy and accelerated life rhythm, Kemijärvi offers peace and quiet, as well as quality of life.

The nature surrounding Kemijärvi is the perfect scenario for fishing, hunting, boating or even for a couple looking for hiking. We are proud of what we are. The unique character and local culture of the region can be seen in the several events organized in the area throughout the year, as well as in the near-by villages, their history and stories. Just about half an hour’s drive from Kemijärvi, by the Arctic Circle, lies the legendary Suomu Fell, whose services meet the expectations of even the most demanding travellers.

One way to get to know Kemijärvi is through the Taivaan Tulet drama TV series. The series have already hooked viewers for years by offering a fantasy journey to the borders of the real and imaginary worlds. Come and experience Taivaan Tulet and the multitude of events in the series against the magnificent backdrop of Kemijärvi’s scenery!


Old Machinery Day "Papatuspäivät" 2. - 3.7.2016

For the first time 1997 and every two years in summer we organize Papatuspäivät. Which bring together a variety of old "papattavista" machines, motors and gadgets. You can see during the days old farm machinery such as historical tractors, snowmobiles and old cars. Located in town center.

Kemijärvi Day 2. - 3.7.2016

At the same time as Papatus day we organize Traditional Kemijärvi Day. Traditional Kemijärvi-days highlighting the local culture, traditions and history. Locaded in town Community center.

Ruskaswing 1. - 3.9.2016

Swing and rhythm music and natural atmosphere at Pyhä and Kemijärvi, where the fabulous Lapland autumn colours will provide a magnificent backdrop for relaxation and enjoying music. Located in Pyhätunturi and the town of Kemijärvi.

Christmastime opening 26 November 2016

It is time to find the magic of Christmas and the time of peace. The Christmas opening will start on the Taivaan tulet square.

New Year’s reception 31 December 2016

What will the year 2015 bring? Let’s celebrate New Year together on the Taivaan tulet square, cast New Year’s tin and foresee the new year.