Rovaniemi in figures
~10,000Students (further and higher education)

Why Rovaniemi?

Rovaniemi - Home of Arctic Expertise

Rovaniemi, as the regional capital of Lapland, is an international tourist destination, a town with universities, the centre for commerce, administration and education in the region, and a town of sports and culture. Thanks to its excellent location and expertise cluster, our town has created a significant Arctic ecosystem.

Examining all key figures, our town has been experiencing expansion over the past few years. Rovaniemi receives around 300 new residents each year, and the number of new companies established in Rovaniemi averages around 400 each year. Tourist numbers have increased and become increasingly international throughout the 2000s and the role of students in different campuses has strengthened year after year. Our dynamic town is a great place to live and do business.


over 0.53 millionTourists
740,000Overnight stays in 2019 (foreigners 65%)