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


    • Trailer/Video on Youtube

    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?



    Français :

    «Arctic Circle » se déroule aux confins de la Laponie, au milieu des paysages glaciaires finlandais. La policière, Nina Kautsalo, découvre une prostituée sur le point de mourir dans une cabane en pleine nature. L’enquête criminelle prend une toute autre tournure lorsque que l’on découvre que la victime est porteuse d’un virus mortel. Thomas Lorenz, un virologue allemand, se rend en Laponie afin d’y étudier le virus. Nina et Thomas se retrouvent alors au cœur d’une enquête criminelle extrêmement inhabituelle qui va les entraîner au-dessus des lois.

    (Lagardère Studios)


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


    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
    freelance producerOlli Haikka
    freelance producerJarkko Hentula
    line producerEssi Tuukkanen
    assistant to line producerSebastian RybingProduktionsmanager
    Production SupervisorSebastian RybingProduktionsmanager Germany
    creatorOlli Haikka
    creatorPetja Peltomaa
    head writerJoona Tena
    head writerJón Atli Jónasson
    commissioning editorWolfgang FeindtZDF
    commissioning editorSilvia LambriZDF

    Distributing companies

    Lagardère Studios [fr]World Sales
    YLE TV1 Coproductions [fi]TV rights Finland


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingFinlandElisa Viihde [fi]Friday, 21st December, 2018