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Arctic policy

Finland is an Arctic country and one of the eight permanent members of the Arctic Council. All activities in the Arctic must be tied in with the carrying capacity of the natural environment, the need to protect the climate, sustainable development principles and respect for the rights of indigenous populations. 

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for coordinating Arctic policy and has appointed an Arctic Advisory Board and a working group of officials responsible for Arctic policy to carry out this work. The Arctic Advisory Board brings together the key Finnish stakeholders involved in activities in the Arctic.

Finland’s Strategy for Arctic Policy

The Strategy for Arctic Policy (2021) highlights Finland’s key objectives in the Arctic region and outlines the main priorities for achieving them. The strategy extends until 2030. 

The priorities


Maiju Ranta, Senior Specialist 
Prime Minister's Office, Government Strategy Department, Government Policy Unit Telephone:0295160277   Email Address: