Location and transportation

Mäntyvaara is located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Rovaniemi. As its name (“Pine Hill”) suggests, the racing track is built on the slope of a high hill, and its grandstand has a spectacular view over the hilly forest terrain. Besides harness racing, Mäntyvaara is also ideal for other major events. 

The easiest way to visit harness races and other events in Mäntyvaara is by car or taxi. There is plenty of parking space near the racing track venue. Transportation to Mäntyvaara is often arranged during major events. If transportation is available, it is mentioned in connection with the event.


Restaurant Mäntyhovi serves visitors during harness races and other events. This 164-seater restaurant offers great views to the racing track. The restaurant is licensed to serve alcohol (A-license).

Table bookings, tel. +358 20 779 2299

Renting of facilities

The Mäntyvaara racing track is owned by Rovaniemen Hevosystävät ry, and the association is also responsible for the harness racing activities in Rovaniemi. The racing track can also be rented for various events: the entire area is ideal for major outdoor events, and the grandstand building is suitable for exhibitions and festive occasions, among others.


Anna Paavola
Rovaniemen Ravirata Oy
puh. 040 183 5338
[email protected]