How to get to Lapland in Winter 2023-24

How to get to Lapland? Getting to Finnish Lapland is as easy as ever this year. Direct flights to Lapland airports and connecting flights from Helsinki operate daily. Trains and busses offer you options for more environment friendly travel without flying.

Flying to Lapland: Direct flights to Rovaniemi

Multiple airlines have added direct flights to Rovaniemi from international airports for season 2023-24. From Rovaniemi Airport you can catch a bus or a taxi either to Santa’s Village or Rovaniemi downtown.

There’s also Ski Bus shuttle service departing from the airport according to flight timetables heading to Pyhä-Luosto National Park area where you can find one of our destinations Santa’s Hotel Aurora and Igloos.

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VuelingBarcelonaDec 2023 – Jan 2024
AirFranceParisNov 2023 – Mar 2024
LuxAirLuxembourg CityFeb – Mar 2024
Turkish AirlinesIstanbulDec 2023 – Mar 2024
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesAmsterdamNov 2023 – Mar 2024
NeosRome (Fiumicino)
Milan Malpensa
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NorwegianHelsinkiMon, Fri, Sun
Chart will be updated as new connections are published. For flight information and booking please use the services of the airline.
Photo by Visit Rovaniemi

Flying to Lapland: direct flights to Ivalo and Kittilä

From Ivalo Airport you can catch a bus to Saariselkä, known for it’s fells and skiing opportunities, where you can stay at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi. The ride only takes about 20 minutes. You can also reach Ivalo Airport directly from Helsinki-Vantaa with Finnair.

Another ski resort and fell area Levi is located only about 15 minute drive from Kittilä Airport. You can reach Kittilä Airport directly from Helsinki-Vantaa with Finnair. Kittilä Airport is located about 2 hour drive away from Rovaniemi, 2,5 hours from Saariselkä and 3 hours from Kilpisjärvi.

Austrian AirlinesViennaKittiläJan – March
Swiss AirlinesGenevaKittiläDec- March
Air FranceParisKittiläDec – March
Air BalticRiga
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LufthansaMunichKittiläDec – March
EurowingsDusseldorfKittiläDec – April
Helvetic ZurichKittiläDec – March
Swiss AirlinesGenevaKittiläDec – March

Flying to Lapland: direct flights to Tromso

To reach northwest Lapland, its wilderness areas and mountains you can fly to Tromso, Norway and come down to Kilpisjärvi village with a bus. In Kilpisjärvi you can stay in our new wood-built design hotel Santa’s Hotel Rakka.

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LufthansaMunichDec – March
NorwegianLondon GatwickOct – March
Wizz AirLondon LutonOct – March
Air FranceParisOct – March
SASCopenhagenDec – March

Travel by ground

Trains from Helsinki to Rovaniemi depart multiple times a day. The Northernmost train station can be found in Kemijärvi, but for the easiest connections around Lapland Rovaniemi offers you a great layover place. In Rovaniemi you can stay at Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus, Santa’s Hotel Rudolf or Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle.

Domestic busses take you to Lapland from all over Finland. You can also reach Finnish Lapland by bus from Norway and Sweden. You can reach all of our destinations by bus.

See different busses from here:

For experienced drivers a rental car can also be an option. If you feel wary of driving in dark, snowy and icy conditions, we recommend weighing your options carefully.

Photo by Visit Rovaniemi