Rovaniemi is situated in Finnish Lapland, right on the Arctic Circle. Despite the northern location, getting here is easy – Rovaniemi is well connected to the rest of the world via various means of transport.

Inside Finland, Rovaniemi can be reached by plane, train, coach or car.

Shuttle bus

We have a shuttle bus service available at the competition. The shuttle bus will pick you up from the Rovaniemi airport, railway station or bus station, takes you to Santasport or/and to your competition hotel and then back to Rovaniemi airport, railway station or bus station, when you leave Rovaniemi. Shuttle Bus has also daily route from competitions hotels to Santasport from morning to dawn.
More info of Shuttle Bus coming soon.

Direct flight connections

Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair throughout the year and several times a week by Norwegian.

Train connections

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 connections

The coach services by Matkahuolto and Onnibus 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.


Buses and trains operate all year from Rovaniemi via Kemi and Tornio to Haparanda (Sweden).

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.
Check here for important facts about driving in Finland.