Getting there & around

Travel information

Lapland North Destinations are just a few hours from southern Finland and Europe. Lapland is well connected to the world through flights, highways and a railway. Find out here all the necessary travel information and how to get around.  

Flights to Lapland North Destinations

Edelweiss Air flies from Zurich in February and March, Eurowings from Düsseldorf to Ivalo from mid-November until the end of March, Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt and Transavia from Paris from mid-December until the end of March and daily connections via Helsinki-Vantaa airport with Finnair. More details below.

Airport Shuttle

The transport company Eskelinen drives an airport shuttle to each scheduled flight from Ivalo Airport to Saariselkä, Kakslauttanen and Kiilopää. Please note that the timetable may change every month. Tickets can be bought from Eskelinen shuttle with cash or card. You can ask more travel information from Eskelinen´s customer service.

Edelweiss Air

New route for winter season 23/24!

Connecting central Europe to Lapland North Destinations. Accessible route to reach Lapland directly and visit snowy winter wonderland. Stay in beautiful resorts, hotels or cabins and enjoy our best winter activities with northern lights tours, reindeer and husky safaris, snowmobile safaris, skiing and much more.

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Eurowings opens a new route from Düsseldorf to Ivalo for winter season 23/24!

Operating every Saturday from 23rd of December 2023 onwards.

Group bookings here


Lufthansa flies every Saturday from Frankfurt to Ivalo during winter season 23/24!

Flights begin 4th of November 2023.

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Direct flights to Ivalo from Paris (Orly) every Saturday from mid December onwards.

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Finnair flight in Ivalo airport


Finnair connects Lapland to the world around the year. Please see the schedule for connections from many worldwide destinations to Helsinki and connecting conveniently all the way to Ivalo airport at the travel region of Lapland North Destinations.

Flight schedule available here

9 destinations

Lapland North Destinations is a vast area in northernmost Finnish Lapland, with many exciting destinations and sights within. Get to know the 9 different villages of the northern region – from the outdoor resort of Saariselkä to the centre of Sámi culture in Inari, and on to the northernmost tip of EU in Nuorgam.


How to reach our region?

Lapland North Destinations is just a few hours from southern Finland and Europe. Lapland is well connected to the world through flights, highways and railways combined with bus connections.

How to get around?
Embarking on a journey to Lapland North is an incredible experience that will leave a lasting impact. The journey is an opportunity to to marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Arctic landscape as some distances are longer. The region is well connected by transfer options provided by many resorts.

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Road 970 between Utsjoki and Karigasniemi is the most beautiful road in Finland. Roads in Lapland North region are generally in good condition and the views are stunning.

By plane to Ivalo or to Rovaniemi

You can quickly reach Finland’s northernmost airport in Ivalo from Helsinki with Finnair. During the winter months, there are also connections from European cities, not to forget the numerous charter flights. You can also fly to Rovaniemi and continue your way up North by bus. Taxis, rental cars and buses are at your service at Ivalo airport.

By train & by bus

The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find various bus connections to Northern Lapland. You can travel to Inari-Saariselkä by bus. The bus routes take you through some of the most magnificent scenery, as far as the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Find all the public transportation options also together in one place

Perille -service has collected all the public transportation options together so you can easily plan your route to your destination. Flight routes, train routes and bus routes at the same place.

By car

Naturally you can also drive to Lapland North region. The roads are in good condition but the weather conditions can change a lot. Car rental is available at Ivalo airport.

How to get here?

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North, yet just a few hours from Southern Finland. You can get to Lapland with multiple ways, and often the trip is an experience in itself.

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How to get around?

When travelling through the arctic hills, you must remember that distances are quite often long. Be sure to enjoy the views while making your way from a destination to another.



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Transportation companies

Local professional drivers know the vast region inside out and can safely drive you to your destination. Bus charter companies organise trips that will take you through some of the most magnificent scenery, as far as the shores of the Arctic Ocean. A rental car provides you with the freedom to travel wherever you like, according to your schedule.

See the professional reputed taxi operators and other transportation companies below and hop aboard for a journey through northernmost Lapland!

Weather can change quickly, especially in winter times. If any doubts about driving in snowy conditions, contact local transportation companies and taxi operators to drive you safely to your destination.

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