Getting here and around

By air

Rovaniemi Airport is the fifth-biggest airport in Finland by annual number of passengers and is located about 10 kilometres north of Rovaniemi city centre. The Arctic Circle crosses the runway closer to its northern end.

Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair and Norwegian throughout the year. 

For details on the airport, please visit the Rovaniemi Airport website.


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.

Coach buses

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.

Road connections

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.

Airport taxi shuttle service

Fares for the Airport Taxi shuttle service start from 7€/person.

The route is:

Central Bus Station – Hotel Scandic – City Hotel – Hotel Cumulus – Hotel Santa Claus – Hotel Vaakuna – Hotel Pohjanhovi – airport.

The shuttle bus leaves the central bus station 1 h and 10 min before the departure of the next flight.

After each arrival, the shuttle bus departs from the airport to the town centre. On the way, it stops at hotels when necessary. Stops at private addresses are possible on request.

Local buses

Buses are the only form of public transport in Rovaniemi. For routes, timetable and tickets, please see here.


Finnish taxis are reliable and use a standardised kilometre-based pricing system.

The following taxi companies operate in Rovaniemi:

Taxi Rovaniemi, tel: +358 16 106 410; email: 

Rovaniemi Taxi Service, tel: +358 60 030 030 / +358 29 009 1090; email: