The meeting took place on the edge of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park in northern Finland. In addition to the meetings, the staff was involved in many team building activities, such as cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, cooking together and enjoying the Finnish sauna.

Among the participants were a couple Board members, the Organization Leadership and Information Service Network team as well as UArctic interns who finished their internships in the beautiful settings.

During the meeting the different units of UArctic from Finland, Norway, Russia, Canada and the United States got to know one another even better, and familiarized themselves with the work routines of other offices and staff, shared experiences, planned for future activities, and developed collaboration and communication between different UArctic offices and across national borders.

The meeting in Pyhä followed the biannual meeting of Board members of UArctic on November 23-26, 2015 in Rovaniemi, Finland.