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The Moomins are going to come and have a magical winter adventure in the Kemi SnowCastle on Saturday 17.3.2018. Meet Moomintroll with his feisty friend Little My and their cowardly companion Snufkin! They will be performing a participatory live show in which everyone with a youthful mind and playful attitude can take part in.

Showtimes: 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
Tickets: 20 € adult / 12 € child (4-11v.), under 3 year olds free of charge.
Family ticket: 4 persons (maximum 2 adults) 55 €
Season pass valid for entry!

The SnowCastle is open 10.00-18.00. Mascots Arttu & Terttu will also join in on the fun!

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Small city in Finnish Lapland known for its´s adventures of snow and ice

Kemi is famous for innovative, some might say even crazy, ideas. Now the world´s thickest ice carousel is spinning this weekend in a frozen sea next to the world-famous tourist attraction, the Kemi SnowCastle. The castle is a massive building totally made of snow and ice. Ice has been lifted from the sea and the snow, 26 000 cubic metres of it, is made of sea water.  The carousel is 60-70 cm thick and hit the world record this time. Ice carousel spins constantly in the frozen sea for four days

Ice carousel was ordered by Kemi Tourism Ltd. to celebrate Chinese New Year in the SnowCastle. Lot´s of Asian visitors find their way to Kemi during winter months. This year they got an extra treat with fireworks, magic tricks, ice carousel and even the Northern Lights. Ice carousel is a Finnish innovation. In winter 2017 inventor, author and energy expert Janne Käpylehto in Helsinki could not get an idea out of his head: he had to make a giant Ice Carousel. Now he has a lot of experience in this innovation that combines nature, technology and madness. Asking Janne why would he do this, he answers: "Because it´s fun and I can. This is nuts, but I love it!” The same goes with the team in Kemi which is always ready for new wild ideas. 

Link to the Ice carousel by the SnowCastle area in Kemi here.

SnowCastle of Kemi going all-year-round

The castle consist of SnowRestaurant, SnowHotel, SnowChapel and amazing snow and ice carvings and sculptures. In the SnowHotel suite you can spend an adventurous night in -5 C. Weddings can be arranged in this faitytale pure white castle´s chapel. Dinner is served by the ice tables and drinks served from hand made ice cups in the SnowRestaurant. Since 1996 the castle has risen to the city annually, every year with a different theme and shape. Next year this city by the sea offers the experience of snow and ice all-year-round as the new building with various services opens it´s doors end of December this year. Within the walls of this attraction is the area that remains cool in every season.


SnowCastle`s Chinese New Year 

Lot`s of visitors from all over the world are visiting Kemi this time of the year. Kemi welcomes also a great number of Chinese guests and Kemi SnowCastle want`s to celebrate the Chinese New Year for the first time. Don't miss the close-up magic tricks and fireworks on 15th at 17-18. Ice carousel rolls around on the frozen sea the whole day. Illusionist Henri Kemppainen also entertaining the SnowRestaurant guests during dinner. Book your dinner by the ice tables here.

HENRI KEMPPAINEN - Magician and Illusionist, Best Performer - Artist of the year 2016.

Iluusionist amazes inside the SnowCastle from 5 pm to 6 pm and from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. You will be surprised inside the SnowCastle`s pure white corridors in the afternoon. Remember to step inside the snowy walls at 17-18. Fireworks lighten up the sky at 18.00

What the eyes may witness, reason cannot explain. Henri Kemppainen's close-up magic makes the audience burst out laughing, the best feel-good entertainment in years!" An award winning magician and illusionist Henri Kemppainen has earned worldwide recognition.  He has toured the world with his own routine as far as Abu Dhabi and has trained with the masters in his field in Las Vegas.

Ice carousel and other activities

Sea freezes over during the winter months in Kemi. Now we are going to see when the piece of frozen sea goes round and round! Ice carousel is operating in front of the Snowcastle and Seaside Glass Villas on Thursday 15th of February the whole day. This is where you need to take a picture and a video of yourself! Also the Husky rides on the frozen sea are possible at 12-16. Local products are sold in front of the SnowCastle in little arctic market square 15.-17.2. at 12-18.

Behind the link one example of the ice carousels in Finland.

Join the celebration with a normal SnowCastle ticket price.