Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland in Finland. Situated right on the Arctic Circle, which makes the town a gateway to the Arctic. In the Arctic, there are bigger cities than Rovaniemi, but none in direct proximity to the Arctic Circle. In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometers north of the city center.
The Arctic Circle marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously above the horizon for 24 hours – this phenomena is known as the Midnight Sun. The Midnight Sun – also known as the nightless night or polar day – can be seen in Rovaniemi from 6th June to 7th July, and nights are white throughout the summer.
The Midnight Sun means there’s 24 hours a day for activities like jet skiing, horseback riding, floating, hiking, river cruises, visiting husky and reindeer farms and a whole lot more – pretty much anything you can do during the day, you can do in the night. Sleep? Do it later!
The EBHC 2023 competition will be held during the nightless night season just after midsummer and two tracks will be shot at the top of Ounasvaara hill under the Midnight Sun!