Registration will be ended on Tuesday 15th June

Registration to Arctic Circle Jukola will be ended on Tuesday 15th June at 11.59 pm.

New registrations of teams and orders of other services are possible until 15th June with the price of second category, https://jukola.com/2021/en/event-invitation/

Please, make sure and recheck that all registration fees and payments of other services have already been paid. Note! All prices will be doubled on Wednesday 16th June at 00.00 am. Payments is submitted through the registration system of Jukola relay.

Locations of tent places (10x10m), tents from organisers (max 16 pax) and wind shelter places (6x5m) could be reserved through Jukola´s electronic enrolment system after payment

Cancellation of registration and other services of Arctic Circle Jukola is possible until Tuesday 15th June at 11.59 pm

Cancellation of registration and other services is possible by sending email to sami.leinonen@jukola.com.

Please, we kindly ask you to check and update, if necessary, the contact details of the contact person of your club/team. It´s important for us as an organiser of Arctic Circle Jukola to reach all of you properly due to unexceptional circumstances.

Arctic Circle Jukola will be organised 21st-22nd of August in Rovaniemi.

The Arctic Circle Jukola will be held in August

The world’s largest orienteering event Jukola Relay will be held in August. Arctic Circle Jukola will be held 21.-22.8.2021 in Rovaniemi. Initial dates to organize the Arctic Circle Jukola were 13.-14.6.2020 but it has been postponed because of a coronavirus pandemic.

Change of schedule has been decided upon by the organising club Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura (Ounasvaara Ski Cub), the Jukola leading team, and the Finnish Orienteering Federation.

– Before taking the decision we closely considered all the facts and options. We will not give up. I hope that orienteers will come to Rovaniemi. The organizers needs all support, says the chairman of the Jukola leading team Juhani Sihvonen.

The organizers will continue close cooperation with authorities to guarantee event’s safety.

– Our goal is to organize a full Arctic Circle Jukola in august. The authorities will make the final decision of the event and the number of participants, says Martti Anttila, competition director of the Arctic Circle Jukola.

Participation of registered teams will be moved to August automatically. Deadlines for new registrations will be communicated later and will be updated, among other things, in the website version of event invitation.

Event invitation is updated

The event invitation of the Arctic Circle Jukola is now updated.

The international orienteering relay competitions, the 72nd Jukola Relay and the 43rd Venla Relay, will be held in Rovaniemi, 19.-20.6.2021.

All registrations and payments will be automatically transferred to 2021, if cancellation is not made by club and/ot teams. Also ordered/paid other services (camping pitch, tent from organiser, wind shelter pitch, camper/caravan, emit-cards) will be automatically transferred. Cancellation of registration and other services is possible by sending email to sami.leinonen@jukola.com.

The registration has opened on the December 2nd 2019 and it is continueing with the price of second category.

Go to the event invitation.

The Arctic Circle Jukola will be held in 2021

The world’s largest orienteering event Jukola Relay has been postponed for one year because of coronavirus epidemic. The Arctic Circle Jukola will be held 19.-20.6.2021 in Rovaniemi. Initial dates to organize the Arctic Circle Jukola were 13.-14.6.2020.
Change of schedule has been decided upon by the organising club Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura (Ounasvaara Ski Cub), the Jukola leading team, and the Finnish Orienteering Federation.

– We have been following the development of coronavirus situation and started preparations to move the relay to August. As planning progressed, we had to admit that there were so many unknowns with respect to August, that we decided instead to move organization of Jukola Relay to the next year, says the chairman of the Jukola leading team Juhani Sihvonen.

– Before taking the decision we closely consulted with other interested parties and have agreed, for instance, with the next years’ organizers to move their right of organization one year ahead as well. We’ve thoroughly analyzed all the available options before deciding to move the event. The decision was unanimous, elaborates Sihvonen.

Martti Anttila, competition director of the Arctic Circle Jukola, stresses that Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura was completely ready to successfully organize the event in June 2020.
The club was of an opinion that it was too great a risk to try moving the event to August because of coronavirus epidemic. According to Anttila, if moved to August, the Arctic Circle Jukola would have lost its midnight sun nature. Additionally, the number of domestic and foreign teams would be smaller.-

That, of course, was not what the club wanted. Having waited for 40 years, we can wait for one more.

Participation of registered teams will be moved to year 2021, since the Arctic Circle Jukola keeps registrations and participation fees valid. Deadlines for new registrations will be communicated later and will be updated, among other things, in the website version of event invitation.

Following Jukola Relays:

2021 Napapiiri-Jukola, Rovaniemi, Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura

2022 Lukkari-Jukola, Mynämäki, Liedon Parma ja Mynämäen Suunnistajat -52

2023 Porvoo-Jukola (Borgå Jukola), OK Trian

2024 Lakia-Jukola, Kauhava, Kauhavan Wisa, Lapuan Virkiä

The arrangement of Arctic Circle Jukola will continue as planned

The working committee of the Arctic Circle Jukola has decided that the arranging of the event will continue as planned.

The Arctic Circle Jukola is planned to be organized on June 13 and 14 in Rovaniemi.

-The priority option is to organize event as planned on June 2020. However, the most important thing is safety, says competition director Martti Anttila.

The organizers of the Arctic Circle Jukola are following the current COVID-19 situation closely. The Finnish Government has decided to apply large restrictions to control COVID-19 epidemic in Finland. The restrictions will be valid until April 13.

 The management group of Jukola Relay makes the final decision of Arctic Circle Jukola arrangement at latest on April 17.

More information will be shared at latest on April 17.

The organizers are following the current COVID-19 situation closely

The organizers of the Arctic Circle Jukola are following the current COVID-19 situation closely. The Finnish Government has recommended today that all events with more than 500 people attending should be cancelled until the end of May 2020. The Arctic Circle Jukola is planned to be organized on June 13 and 14 in Rovaniemi. 

The working committee of the Arctic Circle Jukola will gather on March 17 to discuss the situation and the possibilities. More information will be shared after the meeting. 

Registration is open, it’s time to plan your visit to Rovaniemi

Registration of Arctic Circle Jukola opened on  December 2nd 2019 at 6 pm. It’s now time to plan your visit to Rovaniemi next summer.

Rovaniemi, known as the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, is a popular international tourist destination that is easy to reach by plane, train, coach or car. There are scheduled flights to Rovaniemi from Helsinki, and trains from across Finland will take you there.

VR (the national railway company) has published the train timetables for summer 2020. Tickets will be available in February 2020 for individuals and groups (10+ people).

Arctic Circle Jukola competition center will be opened already on Thursday 11th of June 2020 at 4pm – Arrive in good time on Wednesday night by train.

Check also the train connections in Sweden (to Boden or Luleå) on www.sj.se. From there, you can rent a bus for your team.

Finnair and Norwegian fly to Rovaniemi all year round. Finnair has added two extra flights for Friday 12th June 2020 and one for Saturday 13th June 2020 from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. In addition to these, there are multiple daily flights operating Helsinki-Rovaniemi on a regular basis.

More information here!

 

Training areas are closed during winter

Winter has come to Rovaniemi and it’s time to close Arctic Circle Jukola’s training areas except Ounasvaara (H1).  Sale and pick up of training map of Ounasvaara (H1) only from reception of Santasport (Hiihtomajantie 2).

Due to snow conditios we can’t guarantee that all the controls are seen properly or the course is proceed by foot.

All-new training areas will be open in the end of May 2020 depending on snow condition. More information will be published Jukola´s website during the winter.

We welcome you to train in the all training areas at the Arctic Circle Jukola in May 2020!