Kemi is a true industrial city, and you can hear that heritage in its metal music. In Kemi, going on an ocean cruise means boarding an icebreaker ship, and going on safari means either jumping onto a sled pulled by a team of dogs or riding away on a snowmobile like someone in a Bond movie. And people in Kemi play their metal like miners.
Kemi is also home to the world’s largest snow castle in the winter, and gets the 24-hour daylight of midnight sun in the summer. If you can’t stand the brightness, Kemi has Finland’s largest underground mine, so there are lots of dark tunnels where you can go and hide.
Kemi is the only city in the world that offers teollisuusmatkailu (industry tourism), which means promoting industrial operations as vacation destinations. How metal is that!?
Information about Kemi
Size 95,37 km²
Population density / km² 226,51