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Suomu resort & Kemijärvi town

Raakuntie 1
98720 Suomu
Telephone +358 40 4854093


Suomu resort, on the Arctic Circle, nestles by some of the best downhill slopes in Finland close to Lake Kemijärvi, part of Kemijoki river system, which covers one third of Lapland’s area. Beautiful pine forests and undulating rocky & sandy hills are typical of the area, and form a varied backdrop both to summer and winter activities in a fresh forest atmosphere. The local service providers give a personal service tailor-made to each customer group. When you require a secluded venue and individual programme, Suomu is the place. Many of Finland’s top downhill competitors train at Suomu, finding there the peace required for concentration.

The vibrant Kemijärvi town, 20 miles north of Suomu via ferry in the summer and an ice-road in the winter, lies on the western shores of the lake and is the commercial and administrative centre of East Lapland. It is in a junction of railway, 2 main highways and the river. There is an excellent culture centre, forestry based industry and is one of the most northern agricultural areas as well, with local cheese production and reindeer husbandry. The area has a long green history with several large hydropower stations. Kemijärvi area offers all modern facilities in an arctic environment providing an interesting venue for small meetings and conferences. An international wood carving symposium has been in this quaint little community already for over 25 years and the town has a unique wood sculpture collection.


East Lapland, on the Arctic Circle, on the shores of Lake Kemijärvi.

Airport& train

Daily night train from Helsinki terminates in Kemijärvi town each morning. Rovaniemi airport 130km, Kuusamo airport 100 km to Suomu resort. Flight time from Helsinki 1hr & transfer from airport to Suomu/Kemijärvi town 1 – 1 ½ hrs

Suomu accommodation

480 beds in 2 hotels and 90 cabins, all with saunas Privately owned cabins, about 1500 beds, all with saunas, Resort beds total 2000

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