You have several options of travelling; you can fly, travel by train or by bus.
There are several direct daily flights from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Rovaniemi by Finnair and Norwegian Airlines. The flight time is appr. 1 h 20 minutes. Rovaniemi airport is about 8 km from the city centre and there is an Airport taxi at your service. Please note that your student tutor is not obligated to pick you up from the airport, but you need to take an airport taxi (appr. EUR 10) or an "ordinary taxi (appr. EUR 15-20) on your own cost to your residence.
In addition to flights, there are direct train connections from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by VR, the national railway company. You can either take the day train or travel during the night. It takes about 12 to 13 hours by train to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. If you arrive by train, you will need to take an “ordinary taxi” on your own cost (about EUR 10-15) to your residence.
There are also several bus lines from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and more information can be found at Matkahuolto web pages. The travel time by bus varies from 13,5 hours to 17,5 hours. If you arrive by bus, you will need to take an “ordinary taxi” on your own cost (about EUR 10-15) to your residence.
Your student tutor will meet you at your pre-arranged residence. However, if you decide to arrive before or after the suggested arrival days mentioned in the information package, we cannot necessarily arrange for a student tutor to meet you when you arrive. If you arrive on the recommended days and let us know your travelling schedule and enter your arrival information into the SoleMOVE system early enough, we will try to arrange for a student tutor to meet you at your residence with your key. If that is the case, you will also receive an email message from your student tutor prior to your arrival in Rovaniemi, so you can arrange the first meeting with him/her.