Conference Venue: Lappia Hall
The Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit 2017 will be held at the Lappia Hall, designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, located in Hallituskatu 11, Rovaniemi. Aalto also designed in Rovaniemi the city library building and the Rovaniemi town hall, which are located next to the Lappia Hall.
Reaching Lappia Hall couldn't be easier. Our conference venue is just 15-minutes from the airport and a 5-10-minute walking from the centrum hotels.
Pre Event, Side Events and Welcome Reception: Arktikum Building
The welcome reception of the conference will be held in the Arktikum building on 14th November, 2017 at 7 p.m. Arktikum is located in Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi on the bank of River Ounasjoki at the intersection of two main roads leading out of the centre of Rovaniemi. Arktikum is housing the University of Lapland's Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland.
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Visit the Hometown of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi is an urban oasis amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities and fairytales come together. Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and the city’s most famous resident can be visited every day of the year in Santa Claus Village right on the Arctic Circle, an attraction that draws more than 300 000 annual visitors from all around the world.
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Witness the Northern Lights
Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are visible on around 150 nights a year in Finnish Lapland. In Rovaniemi, the spellbinding astral show can be witnessed in and around the city from mid-August until early April. Expert guides maximize your chances of seeing the Auroras by taking you to special viewing spots while explaining the science and myths behind the phenomenon.
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Cross the Arctic Circle
Rovaniemi is a gateway to the Arctic. The town is situated right on the Arctic Circle, which is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.
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