Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland. Sounds big and impressive right? But no worries. The city is not that big. You can easily get around by foot or by bike (even in winter!).
Want to get out of the city? Rovaniemi has some public transportation (busses) at your disposal.
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Getting around in Finland
Finland is a large country and travelling from Rovaniemi to other places can be challenging. Here we ranked the best ways of travel from most to least sustainable.
Travelling to other cities in Southern direction is easily done by train. If you are a member of the student union, you even get discounts.
Check out the website and plan your travels within Finland: https://www.vr.fi/
Want to go for a more budget friendly alternative for the train? Consider taking the bus. Some companies even offer bus rides to Helsinki for as little as 1 Euro!
Keep in mind that you need to calculate some additional travel time when taking a bus.
DAS offers you affordable sharing cars that you can rent through the Omaga app.
If you share the costs for rent and gas, you may find this a suitable way of making daytrips or going on a weekend hike up north.
Of course, you can always consider to rent a car elsewhere. Keep in mind that you may need to have transport to the airport to collect the car you rent.
Although planes are considered to be a very polluting means of transportation, they might be the least time-consuming way to travel further distances from Rovaniemi. Consider to use other means of transportation for your travels