How to get there
Rovaniemi is easily reached by air and train. The city is
about 700 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. There are
frequent international flights to Helsinki, and internal flights from
Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The latter takes about one hour, with several
flights every day.
The train journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes about 10
hours and is a good alternative if there is time to spare as this offers
a good opportunity to see more of Finland.
All major car rentals have an office in Rovaniemi for those
who are interested in travelling around the surrounding areas and
Lapland by themselves.
Please check flights, trains and timetables from the Useful links below.
How to get from the airport to the hotels
Airport Express – bus from Airport to the city centre and
back – drives to all the centre hotels as well as bus station, ca. 15
minutes, price 7 € / person. Airport Express departs from the airport
after every flight arrival. Check your hotel reception about the pickup
time from your hotel back to the airport. For further information call
+358 (0)16 – 362 222.
Airport Taxi: Cars available at the airport when flights
arrive. Airport Taxi transports in the city area and surroundings. Price
10-12 € / person, takes more than one customer at the same time (car
pool). For further information call +358 (0)16 – 362 222.
Normal Taxi: Price from the airport to the city centre ca. 20 €
The railway station is located about 1,5 kilometres from the
city centre. There is no direct bus connection. The easiest way to get
to the hotel is to either walk or to take a taxi.
Time and weather
Finland’s time zone is GMT + 2 hours (daylight saving time, GMT +3).
Check the local weather.
University of Lapland
ARKTIKUM Museum and Arctic Science Center
Korundi House of Culture
Your window to Finland
Welcome to Rovaniemi
What to do during your freetime in Rovaniemi?
Visit Ounasvaara nature park with its easily accessible winter trail and experience the authentic nature of Lapland.