Kemi bills itself as the "City of Snow and Sea". While the snow part of the moniker might seem obvious, the sea part would seem less so, given the city's location at the northernmost end of the Gulf of Bothnia. Kemi will not let a little ice interfere with a tourism campaign and has refitted the Icebreaker, Sampo, as a cruise ship, truly a unique experience. Kemi is also home to the world's largest Snow Castle that includes hotel rooms, a restaurant, rooftop terrace and a chapel. There is more than the Snow Castle and Sampo to see though. Rent a car and explore Lapland or drive 50 miles north so you can tell your friends that you've been to the Arctic Circle. Car rental is available at the airport and downtown. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large rental car fleet, so finding a car rental in Kemi is both easy and economical.
Czar Alexander II founded Kemi in 1869 and the town had a census of 38 in 1875. In the 1880's there were only three steam-powered sawmills in all of Finland, one of them near Kemi in an area called Karihaara, an area soon incorporated into the city as Kemi grew. The city has also become something of a service and education center since the 1980's. It's hard to top a cruise on an Icebreaker for novelty and excitement, after all the Sampo is the only ship of its kind in the world and can break ice up to 25 feet thick. If the cruise hasn't quite sated your need for thrills, you can don a cold-water survival suit and float among the ice chunks in the channel the ship cut. Snowmobile trips are available, as are dog sled trips. What could be more Lapish than to see the Northern Lights from a dog sled? Questions about driving in Kemi? Our driving information page should provide answers.
If you're searching for unbeatable rates and top-notch service, rent a car in Kemi, Finland with Auto Europe. We strive to meet your needs with our price match department and our excellent customer service to ensure that you're more than satisfied with your car rental in Kemi. You can book online or call Auto Europe for more information at 1-888-223-5555.