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Rovaniemi

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Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland and is located right on the Arctic Circle.

Arctic town Rovaniemi offers many unique venues for meetings and conferences, including Arktikum, Korundi, the Town Hall and the Alvar Aalto-designed Lappia Hall.

Welcome to Rovaniemi

Arctic town Rovaniemi offers many unique venues for meetings and conferences, including Arktikum, Korundi, the Town Hall and the Alvar Aalto-designed Lappia Hall. There’s also Lappi Areena, a huge sports complex that can be transformed for conferences, events and exhibitions, as well as Santa Park and Joulukka. The latter is one of the largest snow huts in Finland, making it the perfect place to host some very “cool” events.

Where in Finland?

Rovaniemi

City facts

Population: 64 000

Reindeer: 14 000

Flight connections: Rovaniemi airport lies a 10-minute drive away from the city centre.

Distance from Helsinki:

– Plane 1 hour
– Train 12 hours
– Car 825 kilometres, 10 hours

Contact

Rovaniemi Congresses, Visit Rovaniemi
Koskikatu 12
96200 Rovaniemi
sales@rovaniemicongresses.com
 

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Eight seasons

It’s true: Rovaniemi has eight different seasons, each with its own kind of daylight, temperature and natural phenomena and offering new opportunities to see the town from a totally different angle.

During frosty twilights, you can ride a snowmobile through the snow-covered forests or over the frozen Ounasjoki River, and during the Midnight Sun, you can take a cruise on the very same body of water. Hiking, mountain biking, summer sledging, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also popular pastimes.

Credits: Vastavalo / Marko Junttila

Santa’s headquarters

Although Christmas only comes once a year, you can experience it every single day in Rovaniemi. After all, this is the hometown of Santa Claus, and his office on the Arctic Circle is open to visitors all year round.

Lapland’s business centre

The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi is the centre of trade and logistics for local businesses and consumers of the region. Its central location and excellent travel connections make it easy to capitalize on all that the Barents Region has to offer.

In addition, Rovaniemi offers many opportunities for enterprises and investors in numerous sectors, including tourism, industrial production, information technology, cold testing, commerce and creative services.

Lumberjack's Candle Bridge in Rovaniemi
Credits: Toni Eskelinen

A lively university town

Rovaniemi is home to a variety of educational institutions. The University of Lapland has faculties of Law, Education, Art and Design, and Social Sciences. The Arctic Center at the University of Lapland is an international hub of information that conducts multidisciplinary research in changes in the Arctic region.

Opportunities also abound in the national defence and creative sectors, as well as in cold technologies and tourism. Home to the University of Lapland, the University of Applied Sciences and the Vocational College, Rovaniemi has student population of approximately 10,000.

Credits: : Arktikum Rovaniemi