INFO

On this page you will find all information about the festival and its policies. We expect all our guests to honour their fellow festival-goers to create a welcoming and appreciating atmosphere.

FESTIVAL SITE & ACCESSIBILITY

The festival is held on top of a fell called Rukatunturi, 490m above sea level, and it is a part of Ruka Ski Resort. The area is rocky, at times challenging to travel and has level changes. For this reason, all of it is not wheelchair accessible. If you wish to enter with a wheelchair, please let us know beforehand.

COVID-19 & SAFETY MEASURES

Solstice 2021 is held outdoors. We will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our attendees with plenty of hand sanitizers and facemasks available in and around the festival site, as well as guidelines and reminders to take care of personal hygiene. Antigen tests are available at the entrance. The bar and food staff will clean surfaces frequently with appropriate cleaning fluids. We’re constantly monitoring the situation and in contact with professionals in the field of epidemiology and will adapt to the current regulations reg. covid passports et cetera. We'll keep you updated.

DRINKS & FOOD

We offer high quality drinks from local beers to natural wines and cocktails. At the festival site, there are a few bars, which also offer small snacks and fast protein to keep you going. From RukaVillage and RukaValley, you'll find plenty of restaurants offering a vast variety of dishes focusing on local cuisine and ingredients.

Own drinks are not allowed on the festival site, but you can bring a non-refundable water bottle and small snacks.

All canned drinks and bottles sold inside the festival area include a 1€ deposit which is refundable upon return.

TRASH

It’s very important that you leave no trace behind, meaning no cigarette butts, no glitter, no confetti, no trash, no cans or bottles. We encourage everyone to pick up litter as they go. There will be plenty of trash bins on site for recycling.

DONT BE STUPID

Zero tolerance for harassment, disruptive, and generally unwanted behaviour. If you witness any, please report to security or a staff member. Take care of each other.

Zero tolerance for illegal substances. Everyone is subject to a security check at the gate.

CLOTHING

Bring plenty of warm clothes and layers as Finnish summer weather can be unpredictable. A wind- and waterproof jacket and pants are highly recommended, as well as good shoes for challenging terrain.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Drinks of any kind

  • Illicit substances

  • Pets or other animals

  • Umbrellas

  • SLR cameras, Tripods, Selfie sticks, GoPro sticks and other camera sticks

  • Deposit bottles

  • Weapons of any kind, firearms, drugs/narcotics, alcohol and any other illegal items

  • Aerosol sprays (hairspray, deodorant, paint etc.)

  • Any portable chairs

FIRST AID

First aid is located near the main entrance. Emergency number is 112. Please contact staff if you see a case of emergency.

PARTNERS 

If you wish to partner with Solstice Festival, please contact hello(at)solsticefestival.fi

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

For press inquiries, please get in touch by 1st April at hello(at)solsticefestival.fi

FAQ Open all

  • What is the age limit?

    • 18 years. Identification required.

  • How do I get to Solstice 2022?

    • Ruka Ski Resort is located in Kuusamo. The easiest way to get there is by bus. We sell bus tickets from Helsinki to Ruka and back, which will be available around Feb.

    • The nearest airport is Kuusamo Airport. You can also fly to Oulu Airport and take a bus to Kuusamo. Bus tickets for Oulu-Kuusamo available at www.matkahuolto.fi.

  • Where can I book an accommodation?

  • Where can I buy a ticket to the festival?

  • Is my unreturned festival ticket from 2021 still valid for 2022?

    • Yes.

  • Is there a camping site?

    • There is no camping on the festival site, or organised by the festival.

  • Is there fresh drinkable water on site?

    • Yes inside the festival area. We also sell spring water bottles on site.

  • Is there a guarded place to leave my belongings on the festival site?

    • No. We recommend you leave your valuables at your accommodation.

  • Can I bring food?

    • You can bring small snacks (nuts, cookies, bananas etc.)

  • Is there an ATM on site and what forms of payment are accepted?

    • There is one located in Ruka Village, 1 km from the festival site. Accepted forms of payment on site are cash, credit and bank cards.

  • How do I move around Ruka and the festival site?

    • Mainly by foot and ski lifts. The ski lift takes you easily from RukaVillage to the festival area and back. There’s a local cab service as well, which makes it easy to get around. Electric mountain bikes are also very handy in the area. You can rent them from Ruka Bikes.

  • Can I drive there?

  • Can I return or change my ticket?

    • All tickets are non-refundable and unexchangeable unless the event is cancelled.

  • Can I bring my medicine?

    • Yes but please contact us beforehand at hello(at)solsticefestival.fi

  • Can I take photos or film at the festival?

    • Yes, but keep in mind your fellow festival attendees. Don’t film other people without their permission and please don’t film or take photos on the dancefloors. Professional SLR cameras, selfie sticks, drones or tripods are forbidden.

  • Media accreditation?

    • For press inquiries, please get in touch by 1st April at hello(at)solsticefestival.fi

  • Sustainability?

    • Solstice aims for zero waste and minimal environmental impact, and is implementing its circular economy system in all aspects of its production. Solstice collaborates closely with Ruka Kuusamo’s sustainability program, as well as ‘The Most Sustainable European Capital of Culture’ program with Oulu.

      Solstice Festival adheres to green values and works in accordance to Ruka’s environmental plan to ensure a carbon neutral festival. All of the electricity used will be generated through wind and water power. Waste will be recycled back into energy and raw materials to be used in our art installations. Read more about Ruka’s environmental plan at www.ruka.fi/en/environment.