Habitation

Kemijärvi, Pelkosenniemi, Posio, Salla and Savukoski welcomes you to the East Lapland!

From Finnish cities Kemijärvi is still the northernmost city.

Night of the midnight sun, polar nights of the Arctic Circle and sparkling snow fascinates citizens and travelers.

The northern lights and watercourses of Lapland, offers citizens and travelers possibilities for activities around the year.

Municipalities are nearby Kuusamo and Rovaniemi airports. Kemijärvi railway station is the terminal point of the railway, and there are good connections to the nearby municipalities from Kemijärvi railway station. There are five ski resorts (Suomu, Pyhä-Luosto, Salla and Ruka) just 0,5 - 1,5 hour drive away from the municipalities.

General knowledge

  Kemijärvi Pelkosenniemi Posio Salla Savukoski
Citizens 7 612 949 3367 3600 1035
Land area 3930,91 km2 1836,17 km2 3039,75 km2 5730,06 km2 6438,65 km2
Watercourse area 25,94 km2 45,40 km2 505,15 km2 143,02 km2 57,30 km2
Density 2,17 citizens/km2 0,52 as/km2 1,11 as/km2 0,63 as/km2 0,16 as/km2
City manager/
municipal manager
Atte
Rantanen
vt. Päivi Vauhkonen vs. Eija Ahola Erkki
Parkkinen
Esko Rautiainen
Business advisor

Jari Paloniemi +358 40 592 7294
Soile Matero tel. +358 40 838 6049

Mika Tenhunen +358 40 195 0488 Veli-Matti Ruotsalainen
+358 40 8012 205
Kirsi Kangas +358 400 271 286 Mika Tenhunen
+358 40 195 0488

 

Kemijärvi mover's guide.pdf