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Nice stop along the way

I've visited the snow castle three times with my family, as a welcome stop along the way when... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
mia s
A big big surprise

We looked at the castle from outside and didnt quite understand whats all the fuss around. But the... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2015
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SnowCastle built annually totally from snow and ice. SnowHotel, SnowRestaurant and other snow fun available from January to April. SnowCastle main building with various services and snow&ice experience open all-year-round in 2019!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lumilinnankatu 15 | Open from 27.12.2018 all-year-round, Kemi 94100, Finland
+358 16 258878
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've visited the snow castle three times with my family, as a welcome stop along the way when visiting family in Sweden. The ice carvings and sculptures are beautiful, and there's a lot to see for both children and grown-ups. However, I wish there'd be...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank mia s
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful and amazing place! We were there for Christmas and the whole place is just like from a fairy tale. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Definitely worth of visiting! Amazing! It's great for both kids and adults. It will bring you back to childhood.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Jelena19866
Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the castle from outside and didnt quite understand whats all the fuss around. But the minute you step into it you start to understand. An incredable ice sculpters surrounding you! Really incredible, and worth the visit.

Thank HadarShaked
Reviewed March 27, 2015

Having arrived back to hotel at 1700 after a days excursion wanted to visit the castle. Arrived at 1800 and was told that unless a booking had been made, the Castle was closed. Very disappointing. Even locals felt that establishment could be open later to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Richard B
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ice castle is a bit gimmicky and maybe would be attractive for kids. I didn't find it to very interesting except for the slide outside the place. if you already in kemi and you have the time pay a visit otherwis not a must see...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

A fascinating experience that i can well recommend, a little on the pricey side but well worth it. The carvings were amazing. The meals were not very palatable and the accommodation was an experience. If you do the overnight make sure you were thermals as...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Kchanskie
Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's 20th anniversary of Kemi's Snow Castle, open from January to Easter. Located near Kemi center, entrance is 15€ and it's worth it. It's awesome to see what is possible to make from ice. Hard to describe all that, so take a look at those...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Halkidis
Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's not the best attraction of the world. Not even of Finland. However, if you happen to be in the region you should definately visit the snow castle because is unique. Each year there's another theme and they built it all over again which might...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank anemma
Reviewed February 28, 2015

Well, I must say that it isn't cheap and its true you get much less than in a five star hotel. But you pay for the experience. Each room has different decoration and each one is impressive. Each corridor, the dinning room and the bar...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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