Information for visitors about possible power outages

We are preparing for possible power outages in Finland this winter. Finland is capable with planning, risk management and providing information in crisis situations – there is no need to worry when your visiting Rovaniemi.

  • Most likely, the power outages will be short (1-2 hours) and will occur during the daytime.
  • The power outages can also be medium long (3-12 hours) or long (12-24 hours), but this is unlikely.
  • Power outages can be announced in advance (about 24 hours before), but they might also start without warning.

In the event of a power outage, remember to stay calm. Most likely, the break will be short, and the situation will return to normal automatically.

If necessary, contact your guide or the staff of your accommodation or the current service provider (restaurant, shop, etc.). Do not call the emergency number due to a power outage. Call the emergency number (112) only in critical acute need.

It is part of good general preparation to carry some cash with you, as card payments may not be possible during the power outages. If possible, reserve some bottled water also.


In the event of a power outage, it is important to act accordingly:

  1. Wait calmly. After a short power outage, the situation should quickly return to normal.
  2. Be prepared for the cold by putting on enough clothing
  3. Do not open windows and doors so that heat does not escape from the interior.
  4. Do not use water taps, toilets or showers. Only drink bottled water.
  5. If your property has a fireplace, light a fire or contact the host about lighting the fire.
  6. Check if there are candles and matches or flashlight for light.


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