Areas around Kemijärvi

Fells and national parks in the area

Map of fells and national parks in the area around Kemijärvi


Distance from Kemijärvi 45km

Suomu is a legendary fjord in the Kemijärvi region, in the Arctic Circle, with an excellent slope profile and a 409-metre summit. The history of the mountain resort dates back to the 1960s, when the first lift and café were opened on Suomu. Today, the area is home to Hotel Suomutunturi, which runs the ski resort. The distance from Kemijärvi to Suomu is about 45 km. A bus service runs once a day between Kemijärvi railway station and Suomu. More information about this connection can be found on the Matkahuolto website and Hotel Suomutunturi.

There are plenty of holiday homes for rent in the area, including Suomun Mökit , and Nature Stay. In addition to skiing, the area’s nature offers visitors a wide range of activities, including nature trails, mountain bike trails and cross-country skiing.


Distance from Kemijärvi 56km

Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Pyhätunturi Ski Resort are located in the municipalities of Pelkosenniemi and Kemijärvi, in the middle of the E4 and E5 roads, which ensures good accessibility for those travelling by car or public transport. Air and train connections, together with daily bus services from Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi, provide an easy way to the fells.


Distance from Kemijärvi 70km

Luosto is a ski resort and tourist centre in the municipality of Sodankylä in central Lapland, surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery and the outdoor trails of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park.


Distance from Kemijärvi 65km

Salla is located in the wilderness of Eastern Lapland, far enough away from everything, but with good transport connections. The distance from Kemijärvi to Salla is 65km. The eastern border separates Salla from Russia and the northern polar circle crosses the southern part of the municipality. Bus connections connect Salla to Kuusamo and Rovaniemi airports, and Kemijärvi railway station.

The Sallatunturi ski resort offers a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts in addition to skiing. The centuries-old ancient forest hiking trails in Salla National Park lead to ridges and gorges shaped by the Ice Age and clear-water ponds. From the top of the Big Pyhätunturi, you can admire sweeping views all the way to the fells of Russia.

Savukoski & Korvatunturi

Distance from Kemijärvi 94km Savukoski

Savukoski is located in eastern Lapland. Savukoski’s neighbouring municipalities are Sodankylä, Pelkosenniemi and Salla. The area is one of the most sparsely populated in Europe, and Savukoski has more than 12 times as many reindeer as people.

The fairytale Korvatunturi is located in the northern part of Savukoski, in the Urho Kekkonen National Park, in the middle of vast wilderness areas.

Kuusamo & Ruka

Distance from Kemijärvi 140km Kuusamo / 117km Ruka

The Ruka-Kuusamo area can be reached by plane from Helsinki in just over an hour all year round. Travellers travelling overland can combine train and bus; first take the train to Oulu, Rovaniemi or Kemijärvi, and from there continue by bus or car to Kuusamo.


Distance from Kemijärvi 98km

The most convenient way to get to Posio is by car or with Finnair flights to Kuusamo. By train you can get to Oulu, Rovaniemi or Kemijärvi, from where you can travel the rest of the way by bus or car.

The Riisitunturi National Park’s gorse forest with its moonlit snowmen is a winter hiker’s and photographer’s paradise. In summer, you can hike along some of Europe’s most spectacular slopes and admire Lake Kitka, Europe’s largest spring. Water has created the fairytale beauty of the North-East’s fells and dangers.


Distance from Kemijärvi 99km

Sodankylä is Lapland at its most authentic: the unspoilt peace of Lapland and beautiful wilderness coloured by small villages. Find the offerings of mother nature, clean and pure nature and vast wilderness. Find the riches of soil, gold and amethysts. Find the miracles of skies, dazzling aurora borealis and the midnight sun. And of course – find all the eight seasons of Lapland.

Rovaniemi, Finland

Distance from Kemijärvi 86km

Rovaniemi, the city of living stories, enchants all year round. Experience the international winter atmosphere under the glow of the Northern Lights and get your groove on with the widest range of winter activities in Lapland. In summer, enjoy a charming riverside idyll full of local culture and varied activities.

Getting to and from Rovaniemi to the world has never been easier. There are direct flights from more than 20 European cities. All year round, you can reach the north via Helsinki by both air and train.