Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.
Rovaniemi is the administrative capital and commercial centre of Finland ́s Lapland. The city is about 800 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In the past few decades Rovaniemi has grown into a busy and active town with now more than 61.000. Rovaniemi is also the educational centre of Lapland and there are two universities located in Rovaniemi. The University of Lapland is the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union. Lapland University for Applied Sciences has its home base in Rovaniemi. The unique location of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle has attracted more than 400.000 tourists each year from all over the world.
LIFE venue is at the legendary hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi in the best location in Rovaniemi, and you can reserve a room there on the hotel website. Rooms facing the river offer a pleasant, open view. The buses for the school visits also leave from that hotel.
NB LIFE2023 was sold out so quickly, so we upgraded the event to a bigger venue. The new venue is Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus, located right next door, only 250 meters from the earlier venue, Hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi.
Another highly recommended option is Forenom's 2-year-old apartment building located only 100 meters from the venue.
As January is high season in Rovaniemi we recommend booking your hotel room quickly. All bookings directly to the hotel/hostel/apartment/igloos.
Want a unique experience that you will never forget? Spend the last night of your trip in the Snow Hotel or Igloo!
Other accommodation options in the city center
Despite its northern location, Rovaniemi is well connected to the rest of the world. From abroad, the town is easiest to get to by about one hour flight via Helsinki. Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair and Norwegian throughout the year. In addition, more and more airlines offer direct flights to Rovaniemi. For instance, Norwegian flies from London and Germany from Berlin.
Train: Having problems finding proper flights between Helsinki and Rovaniemi? Night train and sleeping
compartment can be an interesting, exotic and economic option for those who don't want to stay
extra night in Helsinki or Rovaniemi. There are two night trains available every day and the trains
during the daylight offer a good opportunity to see more of Finland.
The railway station is located about 1.5 kilometres from the city centre.
How to get from the airport/railway station to the hotels
There are good bus connections between the airport and Rovaniemi city centre, hotels, Santa Park and holiday & ski resorts.
- Kutilan Liikenne operates between the airport and ski resort Pyhä-Luosto.
- Transportation connections between Rovaniemi - Kemijärvi and Kemijärvi -Suomutunturi Fell.
- Some of the resorts in the region organise transportation to and from the airport for their clients.
- Public transport to and from Rovaniemi bus station and railway station are available on VR (trains) and Matkahuolto (buses) homepages.
Airport Express – bus from Airport to the city centre and back – drives to all the centre hotels as well as bus station, ca. 15 minutes. Airport Express departs from the airport after every flight arrival. Check your hotel reception about the pickup time from your hotel back to the airport.
Airport Taxi: Cars available at the airport when flights arrive. Airport Taxi transports in the city area and surroundings, takes more than one customer at the same time (car pool).
Taxi: Finnish taxis are reliable and accept credit cards. The following taxi companies operate in Rovaniemi:
Rovaniemi Taxi Services, tel: +358 60 030 030 / +358 29 009 1090;
Taxi Rovaniemi, tel: +358 16 106 410; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Car rentals: All major car rentals have an office in Rovaniemi for those who are interested in traveling around the surrounding areas and Lapland by themselves.
You have your KA1 grant budget for your accommodation including meals. The mandatory LIFE2023 meal package, includes 5 lunches, coffee and snacks, Rovaniemi city reception and Farewell dinner. Price: 140€ EXCL. VAT 14%, with 14% VAT: 159,60€.
Weather in Rovaniemi
January is a full winter month in Lapland. Have that in mind when choosing your clothing. For the winter activities, however, there is always proper clothing available for the participants. Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Rovaniemi.
LIFE takes place right by the Arctic Circle, in the city of Rovaniemi, also known as the official hometown of Santa Claus. During the event, you have an opportunity to meet him in person and participate in many other awesome winter adventures. The city is about 800 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In the past few decades Rovaniemi has grown into a busy and active town with now more than 61.000. Rovaniemi is also the educational center of Lapland and there are two universities located in Rovaniemi. The University of Lapland is the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union. Lapland University for Applied Sciences has its home base in Rovaniemi. The unique location of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle has attracted more than 400.000 tourists each year from all over the world. For information about Rovaniemi, visit www.rovaniemi.fi. The main venue for event is at the legendary hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi, in the best location in Rovaniemi and you can spend the last night of your trip in the Snow Hotel or Igloo! Tervetuloa!