Rovaniemi is a unique congress town and the capital of Finnish Lapland, located right on the Arctic Circle.

Rovaniemi, an arctic town of culture, offers high quality services for meetings and conferences: venues such as Arktikum, Korundi, the Town Hall and Lappia Hall designed by Alvar Aalto accommodate even larger events.

The most sizeable capacity is hosted by Lappi Areena, a sports arena that can be transformed for conference, event and exhibitions use.

For events above the ordinary Rovaniemi offers amazing venues where fantasy and reality merge, such as Santa Park and Joulukka. One of the largest igloos in Finland is built in Rovaniemi each winter and works excellently for those “cool” events.

Eight seasons

There are eight different seasons this far north, each with its own type of daylight, temperature and natural phenomena. Each season offers an opportunity to experience the town from a totally different angle.

During the frosty twilight, you can ride a snowmobile through snowy forests or over the frozen Ounasjoki river, and during the Midnight Sun, go on a boat cruise on the very same body of water.

Hiking, mountain biking, summer sledging, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also popular pastimes.

Santas headquarters

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

Lapland’s business centre

As the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi is the centre of trade and logistics for Lappish business and consumers. A central location and excellent connections form a channel for utilizing the possibilities of the Barents Region.

Rovaniemi offers opportunities for success for enterprises and investors alike in a number of sectors, such as tourism, creative fields, industrial production, information technology, cold testing, commerce and services.

a Lively university town

The range of educational facilities available in Rovaniemi is broad. The University of Lapland has faculties of Law, Education, Art and Design, and Social Sciences. The Arctic Center at the University of Lapland is a research institute and science centre for northern conditions.

Education is available also in national defence and creative sectors, as well as cold technologies and the tourism industry. The University of Lapland, the University of Applied Sciences and the Vocational College all draw youngsters to Rovaniemi, totalling approximately 10 000 students.


In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.