Festivals of the Midnight Sun
Our northern festival route incorporates movies, classical music, jazz and multi-arts festival events. The Midnight Sun Film Festival brings international stars to Lapland, while even the concert venues are international at KalottJazz & Blues. The sun never sets at this latitude in June, and festival visitors can easily lose track of time. August brings the sounds of classical music to wild outdoor mountain venues as the Lapland festival summer concludes with an opportunity to enjoy the splendid natural acoustics of LuostoClassic.
1. Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä Festival on map | Read more13 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
This exceptional festival is one of the world’s most fascinating annual events for filmmakers and their public. Founded by Aki and Mika Kaurismäki and Peter von Bagh, and now in its 30th season, our unique celebration brings leading international and Finnish directors and their work to the´magical surroundings and everlasting sunlight of Lapland.
2. Kalottjazz & Blues Festival, Tornio/Haparanda Festival on map | Read more29 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
This uniquely international event in the far north will delight the Tornio public once again at the end of June as the cultures of Finland and Sweden come together for a programme of jazz and blues in a renovated festival park, and in more traditional church settings.