NGS2017 is held in the same venues as the previous years, right in the city center of Kajaani.

To find food places and accommodation near the event, see below.

Bio Rex Kajaani

Bio Rex Kajaani


Located in the city center of Kajaani, Bio Rex Kajaani has been the hosting location of Northern Game Summit for 4 years. The venue holds 3 halls that have their own track subjects each day.

For more information on the track subjects and speakers, check out the Schedule.




Club96 is the location of the Bonus Stage Party. The night club will also have Marioke attending this year. It is located within walking distance from Bio Rex Kajaani.

Old Town Hall

Wanha Kerho

The Restaurant Wanha Kerho is the location of the VIP Dinner held on Day 1. The building is located just next to Bio Rex Kajaani. The building is 100 years old, showing Finnish craftsmanship from the 20th century.



The Generaattori, just around the corner from Bio Rex Kajaani, holds a lounge area where lunch on Day 1 will be provided and a place to relax & talk with people in a quieter space. 

Rock House Kulma

The bar and house of rock Kulma has been the gathering place of Kajaani's Game Devs for years. The place is filled with a great atmosphere and drinks. This is exactly why Kulma is the place for the Pre Party Mixer held on the Wednesday before the event.


Got hungry during the event? Here's some local places to eat at.


Ranch offers you lunch and á la carte dining with cosy atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the city centre and known from its fast and professional service. Slightly Mexican style Menu serves also burgers, stakes and salads.


Bistro Casa Bianca

This new restaurant is known from its street and urban style atmosphere and delicious homemade burgers! Pizzas are also on the menu, and the location isn’t too bad either, the restaurant stands between the city center and the Kajaani river.


Bakery Pekka Heikkinen

The legendary Pekka Heikkinen is known from its traditional and always fresh bread and bakery. The bakery was established 30 years ago, in the heart of the city and has treated the local people and travelers since. Definitely worth a try!


Chinese Restaurant Golden Dragon

Delicious Chinese food, with cosy athmosphere. Golden Dragon is a popular lunch spot, but serves also á la carte in the evenings. Extra plus is the location, just next to Biorex, the main event venue.




Need a place to sleep? Here's some local places to stay at

Sokos Hotel Valjus – Our Partner

400 m from the main event venue.

Sokos Hotel Valjus is located in the middle of the city center. In addition to being close to the event, the hotel also has a great restaurant located on the ground floor, Restaurant Sulo And Herman Renfors. Sulo offers everything from coffee to delicious meals. Herman Renfors by reservation only.


Hotel Scandic Kajanus

1,3 km from the main event venue.

Hotel Scandic Kajanus is located on the northern side of the Kajaani river. The Kajaani Watersports Center is located right next to the hotel so if you enjoy swimming, this is the place to do it in Kajaani.