NBE2005 - Network-Based Education, Rovaniemi 15.-17.9.2005
Programme Themes


Rovaniemi - the Capital of Lapland in the Arctic Circle

Rovaniemi is located in the Arctic Circle 5.0170 N, 25.4670 E.  An international, developing town of business, administration and education, is located at the confluence of Laplandís mighty rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. As the capital of the province, Rovaniemi has always been a gateway to Lapland.

Rovaniemi has maintained contact with the surrounding countryside but the urban infrastructure creates opportunities for deveploment and also provides versatile educational and cultural facilities. Within 10 kilometers from the city centre you can find undisturbed nature or a busy international airport. Rovaniemi remembers its past but is not afraid to look into the future. People enjoy living here and are also friendly towards visitors.

The four seasons make our conditions quite unique. In the short summertime the sun shines through the night and in the autumn the colours of the nature are wonderful. After the blue moments of the darkest wintertime you can enjoy the sun shining brightly in the spring. Here the sky is blue, water is clear and the snow is as white as crystal. 

Welcome to Rovaniemi!



For more information on Rovaniemi and for maps, please consult the city home page in English.


There are frequent flights to the capital, Helsinki, from many European cities. Rovaniemi is a 1-hour flight or over night train from Helsinki. Airport is 10 km (15 min by taxi) north from city and Railway station is in city central.


AREA (Travel agency)
Tel + 358 (0)10 818 9251

plane Finnair

Tel +358 9 818 8383

plane Blue1
Tel +358 20 386 000

train VR Ltd Finnish Railways
Tel +358 9 707 5700

car Scandia Rent
Tel +358 (0)16 3420506

taxi Taxi
Tel +358 (0)16 106 410.

taxi Airport taxi
Cars available at the airport when flights arrive. Airport Taxi transports in the city area and the surroundings. Fee 9€/person, takes more than one customer at the same time.
Tel +358 (0)16 - 362 222.

taxi Airport Express
Mini-bus from airport to the city centre and back - drives to all the centre hotels as well as the bus station, ca. 15 minutes, fee 5 €/person. Airport Express departs from the airport immediately after every Finnair flight arrival. Check your hotel reception about the pick-up time from your hotel back to the airport.
Tel +358 (0)16 362 222.

car Hotels
About hotel reservations,
see registration -page.


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