Day trip to Kemijärvi



Kemijärvi – Before and now

 

9.00 O’clock

Upon arrival to the museum, the guests will enjoy coffee and kampanisu pastries that have been made based on a local recipe. After the coffee break quests will get to learn about the life of Kemijärvi folks one hundred year ago, which will be presented in a hilariously informative way - a fashion show:”Hulmuavat Helmat Salaiset Pitsit”. Models will be wearing antiquated clothing that belonged to the individuals who were famous in Kemijärvi in the old days. 

At the same time we will hear the history, way of life and local customs of these people who have lived in Finland’s northernmost town. These stories and everything you see in the museum trace back over one hundred years, when there were no electricity or water supply network.

 

10.00 o’clock

When the museum exhibition is over we will take a car ride to Puustelli – an international art centre. There we will get to see a wide collection of wooden sculptures that were made at The Woodsculpting Week in Kemijärvi.

You will also have a chance to explore the crowned forest ranger Johan Gebhard’s 1865 built residency. His son Hannes Gebhard was a Finnish business man, professor of financial history and economics, Member of Parliament and founder of Finland’s cooperative system and also one of the founders of Otava publishing company.

After that, there will be a tour around Kemijärvi, with introductions to its famous Taivaan Tulet tv-series film sites.

 

12.00 o’clock

After the tour we will continue our journey to the city centre to enjoy delicious lunch. You will have time to explore the small town and its boutiques like Paapero (Lappish style children clothing) or Sivakka (wilderness and fishing equipment). Discover the local clothing and shoe shops that offer products, which are suitable for living in arctic weather conditions.

 

14.30. o’clock

End of the tour.

 

Price

59€/person, minimum group size 30

69€/person, minimum group size 40

 

Price includes:

Tour guide

Coffee and pastries

Museum entrance fees

Lunch and a tour around Kemijärvi

 

Reservations two days before 15.00, at the latest.

Tel. 040 344 7777 or Email. kemijarvi@fintravel.com