Coat of arms

Kem

Essentials

  Most tourists who go to Kem go there to get a ferry to the Solovetsky Islands.  To be fair this really is the main attraction to the city and it is probably not worth spending a night in Kem en route to the islands if you don’t need to. However should you find yourself with a few hours to spare in Kem there are nevertheless some nice sights worth seeing in the city before you get on your ferry.

Kem


Basic facts
Name in Russian Кемь
Status City and administrative centre of the Kem District of the Republic of Karelia
Location On the River Kem
Distance 410km north of Petrozavodsk; 1,405km north of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 12,191 people (2014)
Founded 15th century
Official Website http://kem.onego.ru/kem/