The hub of Lapland

Rovaniemi has excellent transportation connections all year round. Especially in winter, Rovaniemi is widely accessible by direct flights from all over Europe. The train and bus connections ensure the accessibility by land.

Rovaniemi is the hub of Lapland from which it is easy to travel to different parts of Northern Finland and the rest of Northern Europe. Finnair offers direct connection between two northern destinations Rovaniemi and Tromso, Norway to experience the Arctic Europe as it’s best in winter season.

Flight connections – accessibility from Europe

All year around accessibility
Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki operated by Finnair and several times a week by Norwegian.

Winter and spring 2024 – 2025 direct flights to Rovaniemi There are several airline partners which fly directly to Rovaniemi in the winter season. Check the routes here.

Train connections – accessibility and travelling by land

Railroads are operated by Finnish state company VR.

Rovaniemi can be reached by rail from many Finnish towns, with several trains running to and from Helsinki every day. It’s very convenient to take the night train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, and vice versa. The double-decker train is called Santa Claus Express . The scenic railway journey through Finland until Rovaniemi Lapland is an experience itself.

Neighbour destination Kemi is easy to reach by train.
Trusted partners in Kemi area: Experience 365 and Vintage Motel Käpylä

Bus connections – surface transport as it’s best

The bus services by Matkahuolto and Onnibus cover a great deal of Finland’s road network. Bus company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat connects Rovaniemi to Tromso by Arctic Route network during the winter season.

Local busses are sustainable way of transport that connect Rovaniemi well with the northern parts of Lapland. Bus company Kutilan Liikenne provide the routes which offers the entrance to Pyhä-Luosto, Ranua, Pudasjärvi and Oulu.

We have several trusted partners within the public bus connections in Lapland. We engourage you to discover the following Visit Rovaniemi partners to explore Lapland and Northern part of Finland even more.

Inari-Saariselkä area: Unique Wilderness Hotels
Kemi area: Experience365 including the-one-and-only Sampo Icebreaker and nostalgic Motel Käpylä
Pyhä-Luosto: Bliss Adventure – the Arctic adventure agency, eco-friendly unique accommodation at Pyhä Igloos and Experience Pyhä
Ranua: Animal lovers dream destination Ranua Resort
Ruka-Kuusamo: Ruka Safaris the experienced DMC
Iso-Syöte: Arctic Hilltop Boutique Hotel Iso-Syöte next to a peaceful national park

Car rental

Rovaniemi is base for several rental car companies, which provide great selection of high-quality, different sized vehicles. Rental car pick-up and return locations are mainly at Rovaniemi city centre, airport and railway station.

Visit Rovaniemi’s preferred partners:
Avis – rent a car , Sales contact:
Budget car hire , Sales contact:
Enterprise rent a car , Sales contact:
Europcar car rental , Sales contact:
Greenmotion Car rental , Sales contact:
Hertz car rental , Sales contact:
Scancar car rental , Sales contact:
Sixt rent a car , Sales contact:

Charter bus companies

There are several local charter bus companies at your disposal to discover Rovaniemi, Lapland and neighbour countries. Multi-sized, modern buses and smaller transport units with service-oriented drivers, who know the northern conditions, ensure that your customers enjoy their journeys.

Visit Rovaniemi’s preferred partners:
Bus Company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat , Sales contact:
Bus Company Kutilan Liikenne , Sales contact:
Bus Company Liikenne O. Niemelä, Sales contact:
Lakkapää Charter, Sales contact:
Saaga Travel , Sales contact:
Santaline – Arctic Transfer Service, Sales contact:
Yourbus Rovaniemi, Sales contact:

Visit Rovaniemi works determinedly to improve the accessibility of the area all year round. If you have an idea for cooperation, please contact us.

Sanna Kärkkäinen/ CEO of Visit Rovaniemi