About Arctic Weekend in English
Updated on 2nd of October 2018
Arctic Weekend is a Festival for skiers, snowboarders and like-minded people, held every year in Rovaniemi, Finland on the last weekend of October.
The idea is to kick off the winter season with interesting presentations, movie premieres, discussions, charity auctions, live music, good food, even better parties and winter vibes. There is a chance to play and try riding on real snow, an open ski & snowboard session as well as an invitational contest session later in the evening.
2018 will be the 2nd annual Arctic Weekend. The first one, in 2017 was a big success. Tickets to the main event in Korundi were sold out in advance, and all of the other locations were at full capacity too. The event had a special vibe, and people did enjoy the program very much. Actually 100% of the over 40 people who answered our post-event questionnaire, gave a 9 or 10/10 answer on how likely they were to recommend Arctic Weekend to their friends.
This year, we are expecting a small growth in the amount of people attending, but quite a big growth in the quality of the program. Most of the program is in Finnish, since majority of the audience will be Finnish speaking. There is however plenty of stuff to enjoy even if you are not a native Finn. The event is very welcoming for all those who share an interest in winter and snow – not only active riders.
If you are interested, we recommend you grab those tickets in advance, because they are selling out fast. Info below.
The interest from abroad and numerous messages in english has been a pleasant surprise for us organisers. Next year, in 2019, we are looking forward to adding more program in english as well. But there is no need to wait, since there is much you can enjoy anyways.
We compiled this page to act as a guide for international attendees in 2018.
See you at the Arctic Weekend!
– Antti Autti, Ville Puominen & rest of the Arctic Weekend Crew