Arctic Circle

    All titles (3)
    TV Series | Episodes 1-10 | 2017-2018 | Elisa Viihde [fi], YLE TV [fi] | Thriller, Whodunit | Finland, Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting27/11/2017
    End of shooting31/05/2018
    LocationsNord-Lappland, Eismeer, Helsinki

    Project data

    Budget6.5 Millionen €
    Length of episode52'
    Episodes from/to1-10


    Brief synopsis

    During a routine search of an old cabin in the remote and wintery back country, Finnish policewoman, NINA KAUTSALO, discovers two dead prostitutes, with a third still fighting for her life. The ensuing investigation takes a surprise twist when an extremely rare and deadly virus is discovered in the surviving woman’s bloodwork. When the Finnish Bureau of Investigation takes over the case, German virologist, THOMAS LORENZ is called in to assist in identifying and containing the virus.

    Set within the endless white expanse of the ARCTIC CIRCLE, Nina and Thomas must rely on each other to have any hope of saving the ones they love. But what takes precedence? A deadly virus or an active serial killer?



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Iina KuustonenNina Kautsalo [SS]Vanessa Eckart
    Maximilian BrücknerThomas Lorenz [SS]
    Clemens SchickMarcus Eiben [SS]
    Pihla ViitalaMarita Kautsalo [SS]
    Joi JohannssonJens Mathiesen [SSR]
    Aleksandar Jovanovic
    Lazar Cevikovic [SSR]
    Lilli SalonenHauptrolle [L]
    Alma [SRE]Friederike Sipp


    1st ADJouni Mutanen
    Director of photographyMikael Gustafsson
    Casting directorKatri Aksola
    Costume designerSusse Roos
    DirectorHannu Salonen
    Makeup artist / hair stylistKaisa Pätilä
    ComposerVladislav Delay
    ProducerMilla BruneauFinland
    ProducerMoritz PolterGermany
    Head of developmentEmily Rhodes
    ProducerOlli Haikka
    ProducerJarkko Hentula
    Assistant to producerCleo Schling
    Line producerEssi Tuukkanen
    Assistant to line producerSebastian RybingProduktionsmanager
    Production supervisorSebastian RybingProduktionsmanager Germany
    CreatorPetja Peltomaa
    CreatorOlli Haikka
    Head writerJoona Tena
    Head writerJón Atli Jónasson
    Commissioning editorWolfgang FeindtZDF
    Commissioning editorSilvia LambriZDF

    Production companies

    Yellow Film & TV [fi]
    Bavaria Fiction GmbH

    Distributing companies

    LS Distribution (formerly Lagardère Studios) [fr]International Sales
    YLE TV1 Coproductions [fi]TV rights Finland


    Subtitles / Audio descriptionNo Limits Media GmbH


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    No Limits Media GmbH2021Deutscher Hörfilmpreis [de]TV/Mediatheken/StreamingdiensteWinner


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyZDF [de]Sunday, 16/02/2020, 10.15 PM
    First showingFinlandElisa Viihde [fi]Friday, 21/12/2018