A profitable investment in the city of ice and sea — Kemi!

Lapland is Finland’s most internationally renowned tourist region. The dramatic increase in Lapland’s international tourism has now hit Kemi. Asians form the largest customer group, with significantly more Asians staying here than anywhere else in Finland. Ice, sea and snow attract tourists to engage in constantly developing special experiences. The City of Kemi is now offering a profitable investment site in the heart of the heart of the marine city.

Demand for a new hotel exists

Kemi is Lapland’s only city on the sea shore. A significant area has been allocated in Kemi’s city centre prime location for enhancement of hotel capacity to meet demand. Now is the right time to invest in the fast-developing diversification of the service capacity of this tourist town.

The large size of the plot and generous construction permit provide the investor with a number of different construction possibilities, e.g. commercial premises and housing.  The plot has 7,200 m2 of construction rights. The hotel will have an estimated 200 rooms spread over five or six floors.

In the heart of Lapland’s marine city

Kemi’s location at the very top of the Gulf of Bothnia in the immediate vicinity of the border with Sweden boosts Kemi’s outstanding logistic position. Kemi is the logistic crossroads for northern Finland, making the region an industrious corporate area. Lapland’s only deep harbour, catering to business needs, is located in Kemi, but the harbour also serves passenger vessels.

Kemi is constantly developing its tourism services. In the future, Kemi’s SnowCastle will be open all year round and the increase in the number of international cruise ships will also support growth of tourism in the summer season. Bothnian Bay National Park also attracts tourists in the summertime to enjoy this unique northern archipelago.

Lapland’s SnowCastle Capital

Kemi, Lapland's southernmost city located by the sea, has excellent traffic connections. Kemi is renowned for its SnowCastle, SnowHotel and Icebreaker Sampo attracts increasing numbers of tourist industry professionals to invest in the region, as well as tourists to enjoy the unique set of experiences the region has to offer.

Contact information

Jukka Feodoroff

Acting Economic Development Manager

Tel. +358 40 480 1067



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Key figures for investor

Plot area: 3250 m2

       Building rights: 7200 m2

       Building height: 5 or 6 storeys

       Hotel floor space (gross): 4700 m2

       Estimate of number of rooms: ~200 rooms

       Key figures for tourism in Kemi

Number of tourists: 84,000 per year

Number of accommodation providers: 8, hotels: 2

Accommodation capacity: 792 beds

Utilisation rate of accommodation providers: 52.6 %

International tourism receipts in Kemi-Tornio: 70 million € (2016)

8% increase in accommodation in 2017

51% of overnight stays by Asians

Number of Asians significantly higher than average for entire nation

Kemi-Tornio district share of Finland’s manufacture export: 7 %

Kemi facts

Population: 21,602 (2016) 

Area coverage: 747 km²
Region: Lapland

Airports: Kemi, Oulu, Rovaniemi and Luleå


Railway station