Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair throughout the year.
For winter and spring 2020-2021, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:
For detailed information about Rovaniemi Airport, please see here.
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.
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.
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.
Buses and trains operate all year from Rovaniemi via Kemi and Tornio to Haparanda (Sweden).
Arctic Route winter 2020-2021
New bus and train routes to Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Important Covid-19 information: Due to the ongoing world wide Covid-19 pandemic with strict restrictions on what to do, travel restrictions and closed borders, start of The Arctic Route will be postponed until February 2021 at the earliest. They are monitoring the situation closely and no later than 15 January, they will make a decision based on what they will do in February 2021.
Routes operate from 02/2021-03/2021 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 1.2.2021 – 31.3.2021
Check here for more routes in Sweden and Norway: www.thearcticroute.com
Helsinki 825 km
Inari 310 km
Oulu 220 km
Murmansk 585 km
St. Petersburg 940 km
Petrozavodsk 875 km
Narvik 520 km
Nordkapp 710 km
Haparanda 125 km
Kiruna 340 km
Stockholm 1 145 km