For winter and spring 2016-2017, the following flight connections have been established:
• London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with Norwegian
– Operated between 2nd December 2016 and March 2017 on Mondays and Fridays
• Berlin – Rovaniemi with Germania
– Operated between 11th January and 23rd March 2017 on Wednesdays and Sundays
• Zurich – Rovaniemi with Germania
– Operated between 18th December 2016 and 30th April 2017 on Wednesdays and Sundays
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.
The coach services by Matkahuolto 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.
Another coach company, Onnibus, offers services in most of Finland, Rovaniemi being one of their northernmost stops.
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.
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. A valid passport is sufficient for crossing the Finnish-Norwegian border, no separate permit or visa is required.
Buses and trains operate all year from Rovaniemi via Kemi and Tornio to Haparanda (Sweden). A valid passport is sufficient for crossing the Finnish-Swedish border, no separate permit or visa is required.
The bus from Rovaniemi via Ivalo to Murmansk (Russia) operates all year. Visitors to Russia must acquire a visa in advance; the need for other required documents should be clarified well ahead of the journey.
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