Kemijärvi Wooden hotel

Four-star Wooden hotel

 To be constructed in Hietaniemi on the sandy shores of Lake Pöyliöjärvi, the new four-star Wooden Hotel gives Kemijärvi the hotel services it needs to respond to the enormous growth in Lapland’s tourism. In the hotel premises you can embrace the atmosphere of the tranquil lake scenery, Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, and breathe in fresh and clean Lappish air. The distinctive Wooden Hotel highlights the use of local raw materials in buildings and services. Kemijärvi’s Wooden Hotel is built to respect and enhance the shoreline scenery. All common spaces of the hotel have an unobstructed view of the lake district and fell highland landscapes. Rooms have also been designed to highlight nature and landscapes. The views from the hotel rooms provide pleasing views of the lake district, green forests and glowing Northern Lights in Lapland’s skies. The solid wooden structure, together with carefully designed spatial orientation and optimized sunlight, promote balanced and healthy indoor air quality.

Ecological Wooden Hotel with wellbeing from wood

The natural materials meticulously chosen for each premises emphasise the immediacy of the connection with nature and create warmth and ambience, an impression corresponding with function. Healthy living and wellbeing are fundamental themes in the interiors, structure as well as in the services of the hotel.The hotel entirety has been designed to be people-friendly and environment-friendly. Wood is used on the facades in a versatile manner that helps capture the attention of guests on core areas. The wooden structure of the hotel promotes indoor air healthiness and as a renewable material it is also eco-friendly; the wood used grows back in Finland in less than 60 seconds.

Surrounded by cultural and wellbeing services

The unique Wooden Hotel is located next to the Kemijärvi Cultural Centre. The Cultural Centre has e.g. an auditorium and wooden sculpture gallery that serve as the town’s cultural premises. The services of the town centre are within walking distance of the hotel. The closest shop is only 200 metres away. Poukama Spa & Swimming Pool is located 300 metres from the hotel. Poukama will be undergoing a complete overhaul, starting in autumn 2018, with the purpose of renewing technologies and structure, and making the spa more pleasant overall. The total cost estimate for the overhaul is 5–6 m€. Hietaniemi is an outstanding venue for outdoor sports and activities, the departure and arrival point for crosscountry skiing tracks, skating, jogging and trekking trails, and a year-round event venue for outdoor happenings.

Kemijärvi in Lapland’s lake district

Kemijärvi located on the Arctic Circle has excellent possibilities for activities and pastimes throughout the year. The Pyhä-Luosto National Park is located just 50 kilometres from Kemijärvi. The Oulanka and Riisitunturi national parks are also a short drive from Kemijärvi. The city is surrounded by five ski resorts and is serviced by two airports.

On the lake shores you can find routes for trekking, nature excursions, cycling and horse riding. The expansive lake and river regions provide the perfect setting for fishing and boating. Kemijärvi is located on the Arctic Circle, nestled among fell highlands. The fell destinations offer wintry adventures. The magnificent hills and lakes in the hotel’s surroundings make many wintertime activities possible to start right from the hotel grounds. On cold days when the temperatures are well below freezing, you can relax inside and enjoy indoor activities.

Contact information

Jari Polvi

Senior Business Advisor

+ 358 40 734 4152


Soile Matero

Business Advisor

+ 358 40 838 6049

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Key figures for investors

Leased plot area 36,500 m2

Building rights for 7,000 m2

Total hotel floor space 5,490 m2

Number of rooms 101

Restaurant seats 200

Sauna and small spa department

Multi-function premises

Property investment c. 14.0 million € (VAT 0%)

Equipment investment c. 1.3 million € (VAT 0%)

Turnover target c. 4.0 million €


Hotel facts

101 Rooms


for 210 guests

Sauna and spa department

with outdoor decking

Multi-function premises

Restaurant seating 200 diners

Cafeteria for 50 – 60 guests


Kemijärvi in figures

Population 7,600

Area 3,930 square kilometres, of which 425 sq. km is water

Five fell highland ski resorts

Three national parks nearby

Trekking, nature and cycling routes covering approximately 300 km


Easy to reach

Rovaniemi Airport – Kemijärvi 60 min (80 km)

Kuusamo Airport – Kemijärvi 90 min (140 km)

Railway terminal station 10 min

Bus Station 10 min