Rovaniemi to Open Christmas Season in Santa Claus Village
Nov20

Rovaniemi to Open Christmas Season in Santa Claus Village

The Official Hometown of Santa Claus begins countdown to Christmas on Saturday The Christmas season will officially be declared open in Santa Claus Village, only 9 km north from Rovaniemi (Finland) this Saturday at 4 pm. The festivities offer Santa Claus a brief break in the busy run-up to Christmas, and he and the crowd will be entertained with song and dance performances. We’re expecting a joyous opening to the Christmas season....

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Rimpparemmi dance for your event
Sep02

Rimpparemmi dance for your event

Holidays are over, we are back in business! Trainings for new dance theatre shows are on. Here at the office we create materials for promoting and spread the word about the becoming shows and possibilities we have to bring joy to everyone’s life. Rimpparemmi has created a new way of bringing music and dance to all events. Pop-up show is based on surprise. Imagine the magic how your dinner turns into a dance show. Your waiter starts to...

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Mapped Beauty: love at second sight
Aug20

Mapped Beauty: love at second sight

This post is a co-operation with Marjo Laukkanen and she is the author. Marjo is Science communicator at Arctic Centre & Arktikum Science Centre, University of Lapland. When I tell someone that our new exhibition is about old maps, there are two most-likely reactions. “Old maps? Boooooring!” “Old maps! Yippee!” As an exhibition script writer, I tend to fell in love with each topic I study more closely. Old Arctic maps are not an...

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Rimpparemmi: Finland’s Northernmost Professional Dance Theatre
Apr30

Rimpparemmi: Finland’s Northernmost Professional Dance Theatre

Among all its other cultural attractions, the city of Rovaniemi is also home for Finland’s northernmost dance theatre, Rimpparemmi. This ensemble of professional dancers and musicians performs dance theatre pieces that combine Finnish folk dance and contemporary dance in a unique mix. Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi is a locally remarkable professional theatre that tours around Finland, including even the northernmost parts of...

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Snowmobile Museum at Arctic Circle
Apr24

Snowmobile Museum at Arctic Circle

On 7th of February of 2014, just 2,5 months ago, the Santa’s House of Snowmobiles opened its doors. The Santa’s House of Snowmobiles can’t be in better location, at the Santa Claus Village in Arctic Circle, in Rovaniemi. Can it be a better place than Rovaniemi for a museum of this kind of machines? It is in Lapland, a place where the snowmobile is used for sport, recreation and work for many months  (easly from mid...

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Reindeer Sprint Race in Rovaniemi
Mar22

Reindeer Sprint Race in Rovaniemi

Today, Friday 22nd of March, the Reindeer Sprint Race come back to Rovaniemi. One more spring we can enjoy this fast event where speedy reindeer are pulling crazy skiers down Koskikatu street in the center of Rovaniemi. During the day the track will be prepared, adding some extra snow in Koskikatu street, from Lordi Square down to the Kemijoki river. For security reasons, the track will be fenced. The track consist in only one...

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