About

An experience of music and art in a high plain environment where the sun never sets.

Imagine yourself in a tiny grassy village, rising high above the seemingly endless sea of spruce and pine trees and little lakes around you. The clouds appear to be almost at arms length. You’re far away from the nearest highway, only narrow rocky roads lead to this place. The light of the sun seems to illuminate forever, and you have forgotten about your daily existence.

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”).

Line up

ANTTI SALONEN
BETTER THINGS TO DO
BUTTECHNO LIVE (RUS)
D. TIFFANY (CAN)
DANIEL KAYROUZ
DENZEL
DJ ALEKSI
DJ JESE
DJ NOBU (JPN)
EMMA VALTONEN

EMMA DJ
HANNA OJANEN
J.LINDROOS
JUSTUS VALTANEN
KRISTIINA MÄNNIKKÖ
LARA SILVA
LAURI SOINI
LINDA LAZAROV
MAMA SNAKE (DK)
MARJU

MIRO-BENJI
OLLI KOPONEN
ONNI BOI LIVE
RAD LIVE
SANSIBAR
SEBASTIAN HOLM
SKOOGE RECORDS
SPEKKI WEBU (NL)
TERO MÄNNIKKO
YU CHUAN
+ more to be announced

STROBE!

Art program and
more artists to be
announced.

At the time of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tilted about 23.4° (23°27´) toward the Sun. Because the Sun’s rays are shifted northward by the same amount, the vertical noon rays are directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer (23°27´ N).

Location

The site, Rukatunturi, is a fell located in northern Finland. The event takes place between the 20th and 22nd of June, during the time of summer solstice in Finland. Combined with the northern location this means the sun doesn’t set at all during that time, creating a unique atmosphere, a celebration of light and life.

Ruka is a superb place for different kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, rafting and bear watching, which is why encourage you to come a couple of days before the festival, stay a couple of days extra or do both.

 

You can find more information and a full list of activities here

Travel

Ruka Ski Resort is located in Kuusamo, Finland. We offer bus rides from Helsinki directly to the festival site and back. Also, Finnair flies daily from Helsinki to Kuusamo and Oulu. Norwegian flies from Helsinki to Oulu and SAS from Stockholm to Oulu.

Book your round-trip bus rides below.

 

First bus leaves on Tuesday evening at 22:00 and arrives at Ruka-Kuusamo on Wednesday morning at 7:00.

 

Second bus leaves on Wednesday evening at 22:00 and arrives at Ruka-Kuusamo on Thursday morning at 7:00.

 

All buses traveling back to Helsinki on Sunday leave at 12:00 from Ruka-Kuusamo, arriving in Helsinki at 01:00.

 

If you have any requests or questions about traveling to Solstice, please contact us at hello@solsticefestival.fi

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Rukatunturi is 490 meters high.

Tickets

1st release (sold out)
2nd release (sold out)
3rd release 80€
4th release 95€
Final release 110€

Accommodation

There are three accommodation options available which you can find below. You can also purchase a package including the festival ticket and an accommodation at either Maston Aitio or Ruka Village, which saves you some money. The Ruka Peak Chalet can only be booked separately.

MASTON AITIO

The closest one to the festival site, three different sized cabins for 4-8 people. Hosts most of the visitors.

RUKA VILLAGE

Different sized apartments for 2-6 people, located in the Ruka Valley.

RUKA PEAK CHALETS

Luxury villas, close to the festival site, for 8-12 people.

book here

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