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 Arctic Europe.
Flight connections – accessibility from Europe
Winter and spring 2023-2024 direct flights to Rovaniemi by
Air France: Paris Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines: Vienna
Easyjet: London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Milan Malpensa, Edinburgh, London Luton, Paris, Amsterdam and Naples
Eurowings: Düsseldorf and Berlin Brandenburg
Ryanair: London Stansted, Dublin, Brussles Charleroi, Liverpool and Milan Bergamo
Turkish Airlines: Istanbul
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.
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
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: email@example.com
Budget car hire , Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterprise rent a car , Sales contact: email@example.com
Europcar car rental , Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenmotion Car rental , Sales contact: email@example.com
Hertz car rental , Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scancar car rental , Sales contact: email@example.com
Sixt rent a car , Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Bus Company Kutilan Liikenne , Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Company Liikenne O. Niemelä, Sales contact: email@example.com
Lakkapää Charter, Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saaga Travel , Sales contact: email@example.com
Santaline – Arctic Transfer Service, Sales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yourbus Rovaniemi, Sales contact: email@example.com
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