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Rovaniemi serves as a shop window for visitors from around the world.
In 2008 Lapland recorded 2.34 million overnights of which 477,000 in Rovaniemi. Many more took place in cottages in the area. This makes Rovaniemi Finland’s most popular tourist destination for international visitors after Helsinki. A unique image asset in the form of Santa Claus and the Artic Circle helpes companies to differentiate as compared to other locations in northern Europe.
As a rapidly developing administrative and commercial centre, Rovaniemi attracts service enterprises and shopping centres to locate to the region.
In addition to having a bustling town centre with a wide variety of services, there are also five shopping centres holding a total of over 150 shops.
Thanks to a booming regional market, companies located in Rovaniemi are well placed to benefit from the investment boom in neighbouring areas.
Lapland’s investment pipeline for 2007-2015 is approximately € 3.75 billion and for the whole Barents Sea Region it is many times this figure.
The city offers excellent logistic connections
to the Barents region and Central Europe and a central location in the middle of Lapland. The city has an international airport that has a number of daily scheduled flights travelling via Helsinki around the world. An electrified railway and the European E 75 Highway running from North to South offer alternative forms of travel.
A growing population Rovaniemi ensures a steady stream of highly-qualified employees graduating from the several educational establishments, including two universities.
For more information, please consult the attachments and links or
directly at Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency.
TRADE & SERVICES Business Fact Sheet for Rovaniemi.pdf
Rovaniemen Kehitys Oy | Ainonkatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi