Registration is open, it’s time to plan your visit to Rovaniemi

Registration of Arctic Circle Jukola opened on  December 2nd 2019 at 6 pm. It’s now time to plan your visit to Rovaniemi next summer.

Rovaniemi, known as the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, is a popular international tourist destination that is easy to reach by plane, train, coach or car. There are scheduled flights to Rovaniemi from Helsinki, and trains from across Finland will take you there.

VR (the national railway company) has published the train timetables for summer 2020. Tickets will be available in February 2020 for individuals and groups (10+ people).

Arctic Circle Jukola competition center will be opened already on Thursday 11th of June 2020 at 4pm – Arrive in good time on Wednesday night by train.

Check also the train connections in Sweden (to Boden or Luleå) on From there, you can rent a bus for your team.

Finnair and Norwegian fly to Rovaniemi all year round. Finnair has added two extra flights for Friday 12th June 2020 and one for Saturday 13th June 2020 from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. In addition to these, there are multiple daily flights operating Helsinki-Rovaniemi on a regular basis.

More information here!


Training areas are closed during winter

Winter has come to Rovaniemi and it’s time to close Arctic Circle Jukola’s training areas except Ounasvaara (H1).  Sale and pick up of training map of Ounasvaara (H1) only from reception of Santasport (Hiihtomajantie 2).

Due to snow conditios we can’t guarantee that all the controls are seen properly or the course is proceed by foot.

All-new training areas will be open in the end of May 2020 depending on snow condition. More information will be published Jukola´s website during the winter.

We welcome you to train in the all training areas at the Arctic Circle Jukola in May 2020!

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Event invitation of Arctic Circle Jukola has been published

The international orienteering relay competitions, the 72nd Jukola Relay and the 43rd Venla Relay, will be held in Rovaniemi, 13.-14.6.2020. The main organizer of the event is Ounasvaara Hiihtoseura ry.

The competition instructions for the Arctic Circle Jukola, as well as the event programme and a “Guide to  Arctic Circle Jukola” will be published as electronic versions. All competitors are asked to download these beforehand.

The event is regulated by the rules of the Suomen Suunnistusliitto (the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF)). The rules of FOF are available on the FOF website at

Participants are not required to obtain a Finnish Orienteering Federation license. Both men and women can participate in the Jukola Relay, this includes any women also competing in the Venla Relay.

Foreign orienteers in particular are reminded of the fact that they are allowed to compete for only one club during the competition season (1st January – 31st December). Only competitors born in 2005, or earlier, are allowed to compete in the relays.

The registration process opens on the December 2nd 2019. Entries can be submitted through the Arctic Circle Jukola´s website

More information here.


Meet us in O-Ringen and WOC

Arctic Circle Jukola 2020 with midnight sun has got lot of positive interest during Kangasala-Jukola 2019 and other Finnish orienteering weeks.

Arctic Circle Jukola 2020 will join O-Ringen Kolmården 22.-27.7. and World Orienteering Championships in Norway 14.-17.8. We welcome you to visit in our promotion place and discuss more about Arctic Circle Jukola.

Our promotion place of O-Ringen is situated near O-Ringen Radio at the O-Ringen square.