Sea Lapland is a great shopping destination. The annual retail value is 600 million euros, so there are sure to be shops for every need. Shopping, especially across the border in twin city TornioHaparanda, is fascinating both from Sweden to Finland and from Finland to Sweden, where changing currency is not a problem. Prices are usually quoted in both euros and in Swedish crowns. In the center of Kemi, it is worth walking to explore the wonderful shops and there are several car dealerships in Keminmaa. Below we present a few shopping places in Sea Lapland in more detail.
One of Lapland’s largest shopping centers, Rajalla på Gränsen, that is “On the border” in Finnish and Swedish, offers excellent shopping opportunities in the heart of the twin cities of Tornio and Haparanda. The Finnish-Swedish border is located right next to the entrance to the shopping center on Victoria Square, named after the Swedish princess. Capture an image where you are standing in two countries and time zones at the same time.
There are several Cooperative Arina‘s shops or stations in Sea Lapland at your service. The department store Prisma are located in Kemi and Tornio, the grocery store S-market in Kemi, the service station ABC Kemi, Tervola and Tornio and the Coffee House in Tornio. The eyeware store Silmäasema serves in Kemi and Tornio. The Convenience Store Sale serves all municipalities in Sea Lapland. Co-op or Osuuskauppa Arina is a service company owned and developed by its customer owners.
Paperivalo Shop is a design boutique focused on handmade paper. The Paperivalo collection, created by paper artist Sirpa Kivilompolo, is wonderfully displayed in a completely renovated log house. Admire the white interior products and the dialect products of the Tornio River Valley and have a cup of coffee on the terrace. The shop and café serve on the Tornionjoki riverbank in the village of Karungi, exactly 25 km north of Tornio. Jokivarrentie 2482, 95530 Tornio
The IKEA department store is located in Haparanda, very close to the Finnish-Swedish border. It is the northernmost IKEA in both Finland and Sweden and a good reason for many to travel to Sea Lapland. Please take plenty of time to visit, so you have time to get around the department store and then enjoy the rest of Sea Lapland’s offer: the culture and nature. We definitely recommend staying the night in Sea Lapland on an IKEA trip! Norrskensvägen 2, 953 36 Haparanda