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Getting here

Rovaniemi is situated in Finnish Lapland, right on the Arctic Circle. Despite the northern location, getting here is easy – Rovaniemi is well connected to the rest of the world via various means of transport.
From abroad, the town is easiest to get to by plane via Helsinki. Inside Finland, Rovaniemi can be reached by plane, train, coach or car. In the winter – the Christmas season in particular – charter flights with hotel packages are offered from many countries.
Please see below detailed information on transport to and from Rovaniemi. NB! Changes in all data are possible due to the coronavirus pandemic!

Flight connections

Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair throughout the year. 

Flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Norwegian from 16th August 2021 until 25th March 2022 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

  • London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
    – Operated between 14th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
    – Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
    – Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays
  • Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
    – Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

For detailed information about Rovaniemi Airport, please see here.

Getting to Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland is easy by plane - photo by Finnair

Train connections

Finnish railroads are operated by state company VR.

Rovaniemi is easy to reach by rail from many Finnish towns, with several trains running to and from Helsinki every day. Trains run year round, despite harsh weather at times.

Traveling to Rovaniemi The Official Hometown of Santa Claus with train

Coach connections

The coach services by Matkahuolto and Onnibus cover a great deal of Finland’s road network.

They’re not only an option for reaching Rovaniemi from the south, but also the only means of public transport that connect the town with the northern parts of Lapland.

 

The bus station designed by Alvar Aalto in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Road connections

Rovaniemi is easy to get to by car from all directions.

If you plan on travelling around Lapland by car, be sure to allocate enough time for the long distances and changing weather conditions, particularly in the winter.

Up-to-date information on road conditions is published by the Finnish Transport Agency.

Check here important facts about driving in Finland.

Aurora Borealis over a road in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Traffic connections to neighbouring countries

Norway

In the summer season, there is a daily bus connection from Rovaniemi to Tromsø (Norway) and from Rovaniemi to North Cape (Norway) as well as from Rovaniemi to Vadsø (Norway). In wintertime, buses from Rovaniemi run to Karasjok and Tana Bru (Norway), where domestic Norwegian bus lines operate to further destinations.

Sweden

Buses and trains operate all year from Rovaniemi via Kemi and Tornio to Haparanda (Sweden).

Arctic Route winter 2021-2022

New bus and train routes to Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Routes operate from 1.12.2021-31.3.2022 between Rovaniemi (Finland), Tromsø, Narvik, Lyngen, Alta (Norway), Luleå and Kiruna (Sweden).

Bus timetables from/to Rovaniemi:

Rovaniemi, Finland – Tromsø, Norway / Tromsø, Norway – Rovaniemi, Finland 1.12.2021 – 31.3.2022

Check here for more routes in Sweden and Norway: www.thearcticroute.com

 

Distances from Rovaniemi

Finland

Helsinki 825 km
Inari 310 km
Oulu 220 km

Russia

Murmansk 585 km
St. Petersburg 940 km
Petrozavodsk 875 km

Norway

Narvik 520 km
Tromsø 600km
Nordkapp 710 km

Sweden

Haparanda 125 km
Kiruna 340 km
Stockholm 1 145 km

Travel agencies and tour operators

Many travel agencies offer service packages for incoming visitors and will help you with all your travel needs.

Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

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Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow
Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow

Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow…

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow

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Cheers to autumn – This foliage was a wonderful set of colors! Now it smells like winter in the air...If we're lucky, we might get the first snow flakes this week here in Rovaniemi 💃🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #autumn #winter #visitfinland #lapland #laplandfinland #foliage #mondaymotivation #winter #travelingram

Cheers to autumn – This foliage was a wonderful set of colors! Now it smells like winter in the air…If we're lucky, we might get the first snow flakes this week here in Rovaniemi 💃🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #autumn #winter #visitfinland #lapland #laplandfinland #foliage #mondaymotivation #winter #travelingram

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Guess what? 🎅🏼It's only 70 nights until Christmas! Santa Claus and his elves are surely planning it already here at the Official Hometown of Santa Claus...What's your Christmas plan? 

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santa #santaclaus #christmas #lapland #visitfinlnd #finnishlapland #perenoel #christmastime

Guess what? 🎅🏼It's only 70 nights until Christmas! Santa Claus and his elves are surely planning it already here at the Official Hometown of Santa Claus…What's your Christmas plan?

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santa #santaclaus #christmas #lapland #visitfinlnd #finnishlapland #perenoel #christmastime

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About last night 💫 It was one of the best northern lights shows for the year here in Rovaniemi, Lapland. @wildaboutlapland was hunting the auroras with luck last night 💫

#lapland #finland #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #nightphotography #aurorahunting #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #wildaboutlapland

About last night 💫 It was one of the best northern lights shows for the year here in Rovaniemi, Lapland. @wildaboutlapland was hunting the auroras with luck last night 💫

#lapland #finland #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #nightphotography #aurorahunting #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #wildaboutlapland

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It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle
It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle
It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle

It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle

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Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination
Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination
Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination

Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination

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