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SnowCastle of Kemi

Kauppakatu 29, Kemi 94100 , Finland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Was in Kemin in 2010 as an Erasmus Exchange Student. I was lucky to be there during the snow castle season. I went to the annual opening and it was amazing. Returned there a few days later to visit the all Castle and it was incredible and unique. Never seen anything like that and never will see it again, as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

One of the famous attractions in Kemi during winter is the Snow Castle, which is rebuilt every winter with a different architecture. Inside the hotel Inside the castle, there is a snow hotel, a snow restaurant, and a snow chapel. Right through the castle there are fantastic ice sculptures and carvings on the snow walls. Every year there is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We visted for a single night over New Year's. It was a unique experience that we will talk about for years to come. I recommend the dinner option and staying for a single night in the ice hotel and combine your visit with a night in town and going on the Sampo Ice Breaker. Excellent trip for a short break... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I had a wonderful experience in the Snow Castle Hotel. At 9pm, some ladies would give you instructions on how to use the fleece bed and the... I was pleasantly surprised as I thought that we would be sleeping on ice,, but it was a nice soft bed. The toilets are outside the hotel. It was -30deg that night and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Snow Castle should not be considered as a hotel but rather an attraction which also includes accomodation. And though personally I spent a terrible night and had a very bad sleep, I am still very happy to have experienced this place because it's once in a life time kind of experience and I would recommend this place. Once you arrive,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Snow Castle in Kemi is open during the day as a touristic attraction, and there are some rooms in the castle that can be booked as a hotel. The hotel is small and can lodge few people. We were 8 or 9 guests at the night I spent there. It gave me the sensation of a very exclusive experience.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in the snow castle in kemi- great experience and the castle and ice sculptures are amazing! Slept surprisingly well in -5degrees thanks to an arctic sleeping bag and lots of layers! The early morning trip to the toilet was not fun though- my boots had frozen to the floor in the night! Word of warning- there is VERY... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

I can not say anything, you have to see it and spend a night there on your own!!!

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

we got married at the snow castle in feb 2007.what a wonderfull day,i arrived in a sledge pulled by reindeers.i felt like a filmstar,people were stopping their cars to wave and take pictures.the snow chapel was amazing.we held the reception in the castle,there was a ship carved out of ice in the wall.the food was lovely,very different.it was a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

No reviews for 2 years, and then 3 in a week of each other!!! We got married in the Snow Castle at the end of March 2009 and it couldnt have been a more wonderful and romantic day. The chapel inside the hotel is a beautifful and was a unique setting for our wedding. During the ceremony the chapel was... More

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Address: Kauppakatu 29, Kemi 94100 , Finland
Location: Finland > Lapland > Kemi
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The SnowCastle of Kemi by the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland is the source of great pride as well as a true showcase of architectonic snow-work of the local constructors. Every winter - year 2014 for the 19th time in a row -the SnowCastle offers wonderful experiences for both children and adults alike. Great light-effects will add to the charm of the snow- and ice-sculpting as well as to the structures about the Snow Castle. The SnowCastle is open from the end of January until the first days of April, daily at 10-18. ... more   less 
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