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Defence Forces Day marked with Lapland parade, and thinly-veiled message to...

Finnish military personnel commemorated Defence Forces day on Tuesday with a parade in Rovaniemi, where troops heard a thinly-veiled message to Russia about Finland's...

Arctic Council fails to agree on joint ‘Rovaniemi Declaration’

For the first time in its history, the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting has failed to agree a joint declaration, after America refused to budge...

Finland’s Arctic Council spotlight undermined by America and Russia

Politicians from eight Arctic nations and representatives from regional indigenous groups are meeting in Rovaniemi this week at the two-day Arctic Council Ministerial. The meeting...

American Secretary of State confirms Rovaniemi visit

The US State Department has confirmed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Finland next week for a meeting of the Arctic Council. Pompeo will...

China state visit boosts winter sports ties

President Sauli Niinistö will lead a delegation of ministers, mayors and business leaders on a state visit to China tomorrow. It's a return invitation following the...

VIDEO: Santa’s Christmas Eve Message

Lapland resident Santa Claus is about to set off on his annual journey around the world to deliver presents to children (but only the...

“If we lose the Arctic, we lose the globe” – Finnish...

President Niinistö says there is "still a chance to save the Arctic, and to save the globe. But there is no time to waste". He...

Murder appeal for ‘brutal and cruel’ Lapland tour guide killer

A Lapland tour guide jailed for killing his girlfriend will get a new day in court, when his appeal against a murder conviction starts...

Murder Conviction For Lapland Tour Guide Killer

A former soldier from the Czech Republic has been convicted of murdering Scottish tour guide Rebecca Johnson in Enontekiö in December 2016. Karel Frybl -...

WEEKEND: From Holy Land To Lapland – Finland’s Surprising Seasonal Visitors

A surprising number of winter visitors from Israel are making a big impact on the local economy of Rovaniemi, as thousands come each year...