Location and date

NOTE: The Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 has been extended for a half-day on October 12 to accommodate an overwhelming demand for program content. The event now runs from October 9-12, 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland. It previously ended on October 11.

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland on October 9-12, 2018. Find out more about participation, registrationaccommodation and venue, and getting here and getting around.

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, in northern Finland. It is a modern city amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities and fairytales come together. It is known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights.

Learn more about what to see and do in Rovaniemi with Visit Rovaniemi and their sights and attractions page.



The Congress will be held across three venues all within walking distance of each other: