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ARCTIC DESIGN WEEK 22. – 28. March 2021

Organised for the 13th time, this professional design event and city festival brings together to the Arctic capital of Lapland, on the Arctic Circle, the locals, design experts, professional, students, researchers, and tourists.

Arktista Vimmaa

22-28 March 2021

Ääri Arctic Design Expo

26-27. March 2021

Arctic Aha! Foorumi

25-26. March 2021

Highlights of Arctic Design Week

Arctic Design Week is an entire week of seeing and experiencing for the townspeople, visitors, designers and entrepreneurs.

Meet our interesting Keynote Speakers!

The programme of the Arctic Aha! Forum is under construction.


We are concerned about the Arctic region. Globally.

We want to help the Arctic region to succeed, and this is why we strive to promote sustainable development and ethically produced Arctic design.

The endangered Arctic Snowy Owl belongs to the sensitive ecosystem of the Arctic. This beautiful migratory owl is the symbol for the Arctic Design week, the world’s northernmost design event. It conveys the message of wise and responsible Arctic design that appreciates practicality.

Experience-rich Rovaniemi

Lapland’s distinct seasons and its Arctic capital of Rovaniemi are full of unique experiences – perfectly designed for those experiencing the experience. Thanks to Ounasvaara, this international university town is also a centre for sports travel.

The Hometown of Santa Claus

Santa Claus greets visitors every day of the year in Rovaniemi. Santa’s Rovaniemi residence is located in the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. Each year, Santa Claus receives over half a million letters from all over the world, and he also replies to many.

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Ounasvaara is a versatile centre for sports. A skiing centre, golf course, wellbeing centre, and a large nature trail network can be found close to the town centre. Rovaniemi has been awarded the title of European City of Sport 2020.

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Arctic Circle 70 years

The Arctic Circle and the Santa Claus Village form an internationally renowned destination that welcomes over half a million visitors each year. 2020 is the 70th Anniversary Year for the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi.

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The main organisers of Arctic Design Week are the City of Rovaniemi, Business Rovaniemi and the Lapland University Consortium (Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland, Lapland University of Applied Sciences) and partners including The Arctic Centre and Science Centre Pilke. 

CIty of Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is an Arctic capital full of life and a pioneer in the circular economy. Business Rovaniemi is responsible for the practical arrangements.

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Lapland University Consortium

Lapland University Consortium (LUC) is a nationally and internationally leading player in Arctic research and expertise, and a pioneering and leading university of art and design.

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Arctic Centre

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland promotes understanding of the Arctic by combining Arctic research with communication of information.

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