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Getting around

Rovaniemi is a relatively small town with short distances. In the city centre, everything is close to everything else and walking is the way to get around. For getting out of town, you don’t need to stroll; have a look at the transport options below.
For getting around, our map with services might come in handy. Alternatively, here’s the Rovaniemi tourist map in pdf format.

Local buses

Buses are the only form of public transport in Rovaniemi. Timetables, routes and ticket prices can be found here: www.linkkari.fi

Some useful lines:

  • Line 8: Arctic Circle (Santa Claus Village). Timetable Winter 11.8.2021-5.6.2022
  • Line 5: Lapland Central Hospital
  • Line 4: University of Lapland

Buses to Santa Claus Village:

Buses to Ranua Zoo:

Matkahuolto operates daily coach services to Ranua Zoo. See their website for details.

Bus company Kutilan liikenne (Santa Claus Village – City Centre – Ranua Zoo): Timetable 1.12.2021-13.3.2022
Bus tickets from the bus or in advance from www.matkahuolto.fi/en

Taxis

We’d recommend the following taxi companies in Rovaniemi:

Taxi Lähitaksi Rovaniemi, tel: +358 200 88 000; email: info@lahitaksirovaniemi.fi 

Rovaniemi Taxi Service, tel: +358 60 030 030 / +358 29 009 1090; email: info@rovaniementaksipalvelu.fi

Menevä Taxis, tel: +358 800 02120; email: myynti@meneva.fi

Getting around - transport in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - Santa Line taxi sevices

Airport taxi shuttle service

Fares for the Airport Taxi shuttle service to Finnair and Norwegian flights start from 7 euro / person. The route is:

Central Bus Station – Hotel Aakenus / Santa’s Hotel Rudolf – Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi City – Arctic City Hotel – Hotel Santa Claus/Hotel Haawe – Arctic Light Hotel/Hotel Scandic Polar/Hostel Cafe Koti – Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna  – Hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi  –  Airport.

The shuttle bus leaves from the central bus station 1 hour and 30 minutes before the departure of the next flight. NOTICE! Check timetables here

After the arrival of Finnair (AY) and Norwegian (DY) flights, the shuttle bus departs from the airport to the town centre. On the way, it stops at hotels when necessary. Stops at private addresses are possible on request.

 

Parking

Parking is subject to a charge almost everywhere in the centre of Rovaniemi. A parking fee of 1.40 euro / hour should be paid using the on-site ticket vending machines.

The ticket printed by the machine must be placed inside the car, on the dashboard, in a place where the whole ticket is easily visible from outside.

As long as the ticket indicates that there is paid time left, it may be used for parking in all chargeable car parks and streetside parking spaces in the city centre.

Please note that these tickets are not valid in the parking areas of Rovaniemi Airport and the railway station.

Parking lot at Ounasvaara outdoor area in Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Parking disc

In some parking areas, drivers are instructed by a traffic sign to use a parking disc. The disc must be placed visibly on the dashboard and fulfil the related legal requirements.

Turn the time indicator of the parking disc to the next full or half hour, depending on which is nearest.

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Transport services in Rovaniemi

Taxis Menevä Taxis
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Menevä Taxis

Menevä is serving customers in the Rovaniemi region in all taxi transportation needs. You can book a taxi 24 / 7 without any extra costs whether you need the ride right away or want to make a prebooking.

Transport companies in Rovaniemi

Taxis Easy Travel
Easy Travel

Do you have VIP guests arriving to Lapland, we are the right company to help. Wide range of best vehicles for your customers.

Buses Santa Claus Bus
Santa Claus Bus

Santa Claus bus operates between Rovaniemi city centre and Santa Claus Village.

Buses Santa's Express
Santa's Express

Santa’s Express is a bus line that operates between Rovaniemi city centre and Santa Claus Village.

Buses Lakkapää Charter
Lakkapää Charter

Lakkapää Charter offers high level charter services. We have vehicles of various sizes for small and large groups.

Buses Private Transfer Lapland
Private Transfer Lapland

Private Transfer Lapland offers private transportation with a minivan for 7 persons in Rovaniemi area and all around Lapland as well as transportation to Northern Sweden and Northern Norway. 

Buses YourBus
YourBus

We provide safe and comfortable transportation for small or large groups from / to Rovaniemi and between any points of Lapland.

Car rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise provides a diverse and high-quality range of vehicles, where you will always find a rental car that meets your mobility needs. Book a rental car and enjoy the freedom of movement!

Car rental Avis Rent a Car
Avis Rent a Car

We offer cars from small and medium sized, all the way to the bigger vans and minibuses. We make sure your booking is easy and cost-efficient.

Car rental Budget Car Hire
Budget Car Hire

Whether you need a car for only yourself or for the whole group, Budget offers all sizes from small cars to larger people carriers.

Buses Bus company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat
Bus company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat

Eskelisen Lapin Linjat is one of the largest line service and chartered coach companies in Lapland. During the weekends in spring, summer and autumn, we travel from Helsinki via Rovaniemi to the tourist centres of Lapland as well as North Norway.

Buses Bus company Kutilan Liikenne
Bus company Kutilan Liikenne

Bus company Kutilan Liikenne is a 60-year-old family business in Rovaniemi. We offer Premium Minibus Service offers a high standard transportation option for groups in Rovaniemi and in Lapland.

Buses Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä
Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä

Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä has good knowledge how to arrange quality bus trips at home and abroad.

Car rental Scancar car rental
Scancar car rental

Scancar car rental company in Rovaniemi serves its customers 24/7. We are a Finnish car rental and we want to focus on the best service and affordable prices.

Car rental Europcar car rental
Europcar car rental

Europcar the leading car rental company in Finland is operating in over 30 cities throughout Finland. Over 180 car rental professionals are dedicated to provide friendly and flexible service 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

Car rental Hertz car rental
Hertz car rental

Hertz provides a diverse and reliable range of vehicles to meet any travel requirement. You can find us in Rovaniemi at the airport, downtown and at the railway station.

Taxis Santa Line - Arctic transfer service
Santa Line - Arctic transfer service

Santa Line is a service entirety for incentive and operator customers provided by Rovaniemi Taxi Service.

Car rental Sixt Rent a Car
Sixt Rent a Car

Sixt is one of the leading car rental companies in Finland. In Rovaniemi Sixt has three locations: airport, train station and city centre.

Taxis Taxi Lähitaksi Rovaniemi
Taxi Lähitaksi Rovaniemi

Taxi Lähitaksi Rovaniemi provides high quality taxi services in the surroundings of Rovaniemi city 24 hours a day.

Buses YourBus - Ranua zoo bus
YourBus - Ranua zoo bus

We invite you to visit the Arctic Zoo in Ranua. Our bus picks you up at your hotel and after the trip we return you to your place of stay.

Today we celebrate Finnish Independence Day!🇫🇮 Happy 104th birthday, Finland!🎊

Today we celebrate Finnish Independence Day!🇫🇮 Happy 104th birthday, Finland!🎊

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Hold on, Santa Claus is about to take off!✈️🎅🏼

Today Eurowings new direct flight route from Düsseldorf opened and brought the first travelers to Winter Wonderland Rovaniemi. We are happy!😊

Great new openings achieved when working together with @eurowings, @finaviaofficial & @ourfinland🙌🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #eurowings #finavia #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle #santaclaus #visitfinland
Hold on, Santa Claus is about to take off!✈️🎅🏼

Today Eurowings new direct flight route from Düsseldorf opened and brought the first travelers to Winter Wonderland Rovaniemi. We are happy!😊

Great new openings achieved when working together with @eurowings, @finaviaofficial & @ourfinland🙌🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #eurowings #finavia #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle #santaclaus #visitfinland
Hold on, Santa Claus is about to take off!✈️🎅🏼

Today Eurowings new direct flight route from Düsseldorf opened and brought the first travelers to Winter Wonderland Rovaniemi. We are happy!😊

Great new openings achieved when working together with @eurowings, @finaviaofficial & @ourfinland🙌🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #eurowings #finavia #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle #santaclaus #visitfinland

Hold on, Santa Claus is about to take off!✈️🎅🏼

Today Eurowings new direct flight route from Düsseldorf opened and brought the first travelers to Winter Wonderland Rovaniemi. We are happy!😊

Great new openings achieved when working together with @eurowings, @finaviaofficial & @ourfinland🙌🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #eurowings #finavia #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle #santaclaus #visitfinland

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The route from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to winter wonderland Rovaniemi is now officially opened!

This winter Air France flies to Lapland Rovaniemi, in the middle of a Christmas fairytale, from Paris! Every new route opened, is another step closer to our winter season recovery.

🇫🇷Cette saison, Air France vous rapproche plus que jamais de la Laponie!🇫🇷

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #airfrance #finavia #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle
The route from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to winter wonderland Rovaniemi is now officially opened!

This winter Air France flies to Lapland Rovaniemi, in the middle of a Christmas fairytale, from Paris! Every new route opened, is another step closer to our winter season recovery.

🇫🇷Cette saison, Air France vous rapproche plus que jamais de la Laponie!🇫🇷

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #airfrance #finavia #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle
The route from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to winter wonderland Rovaniemi is now officially opened!

This winter Air France flies to Lapland Rovaniemi, in the middle of a Christmas fairytale, from Paris! Every new route opened, is another step closer to our winter season recovery.

🇫🇷Cette saison, Air France vous rapproche plus que jamais de la Laponie!🇫🇷

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #airfrance #finavia #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle

The route from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to winter wonderland Rovaniemi is now officially opened!

This winter Air France flies to Lapland Rovaniemi, in the middle of a Christmas fairytale, from Paris! Every new route opened, is another step closer to our winter season recovery.

🇫🇷Cette saison, Air France vous rapproche plus que jamais de la Laponie!🇫🇷

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #airfrance #finavia #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #lapland #arcticcircle

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Traveling to Rovaniemi for Christmas and worried about the latest restrictions? This is a touchy subject to us all, so let's keep it civil. 
Let's keep each other and ourselves safe and follow the instructions. Together we can make this season an enjoyable one.❤️

By presenting a valid corona passport or certificate(proof of vaccination series, a negative COVID-19 test carried out up to 72 hours prior to arrival or laboratory test certified recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months), you are allowed to follow through your plans to experience a holiday of your dreams in the magical city of Rovaniemi.

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #finland #lapland #suomi #laplandfinland #arcticcircle

Traveling to Rovaniemi for Christmas and worried about the latest restrictions? This is a touchy subject to us all, so let's keep it civil.
Let's keep each other and ourselves safe and follow the instructions. Together we can make this season an enjoyable one.❤️

By presenting a valid corona passport or certificate(proof of vaccination series, a negative COVID-19 test carried out up to 72 hours prior to arrival or laboratory test certified recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months), you are allowed to follow through your plans to experience a holiday of your dreams in the magical city of Rovaniemi.

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #finland #lapland #suomi #laplandfinland #arcticcircle

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The Arctic Capital of Lapland - Rovaniemi under the magical Northern Sky 💚

Rovaniemi is one of the best places in the world to marvel the Northern Lights, and the local photographers get to enjoy the nights of lovely lights, just few steps or a short drive from the city center. 

This picture is by a local talent @sampulainen 

To join a Northern Lights tour in Rovaniemi and to try out the local way of life - Go to  https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/see-do/activities/ 

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #northernlights #auroraborealis #revotulet #lappi #napapiiri #lapinpääkaupunki #arcticcapital #locallife #localtalent

The Arctic Capital of Lapland – Rovaniemi under the magical Northern Sky 💚

Rovaniemi is one of the best places in the world to marvel the Northern Lights, and the local photographers get to enjoy the nights of lovely lights, just few steps or a short drive from the city center.

This picture is by a local talent @sampulainen

To join a Northern Lights tour in Rovaniemi and to try out the local way of life – Go to https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/see-do/activities/

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #northernlights #auroraborealis #revotulet #lappi #napapiiri #lapinpääkaupunki #arcticcapital #locallife #localtalent

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Dashing through the snow in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland 🥰❄ Ready for December??

We are, and so much happening here in Rovaniemi this week, like Christmas Markets and Concerts have a look: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/see-do/events/ 

Picture: Had a wonderful 1st Advent walk to Rovaniemi Local Heritage Museum @rovaniemenkotiseutumuseo 

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #cityofrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snow #winter #december #christmas #christmasmarket #localheritagemuseum #finland #onlyinlapland

Dashing through the snow in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland 🥰❄ Ready for December??

We are, and so much happening here in Rovaniemi this week, like Christmas Markets and Concerts have a look: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/see-do/events/

Picture: Had a wonderful 1st Advent walk to Rovaniemi Local Heritage Museum @rovaniemenkotiseutumuseo

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #cityofrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snow #winter #december #christmas #christmasmarket #localheritagemuseum #finland #onlyinlapland

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