Finland’s remote Lapland province boasts one beautiful city of note: Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi’s airport is a little more than 6 miles from the downtown of the city, and tourists will find the Finnish city to be quaint yet enjoyable. Be sure to use our flight finder here at Skyscanner so that you get the best rates for your visit to Rovaniemi.
When Is A Good Time To Go To Rovaniemi?
Rovaniemi is typically cold, though in July and August the warm temperatures can bring an enjoyable aspect to the Arctic breeze.
Tickets to Rovaniemi will be the cheapest in the summer, but you should probably book your visit for the winter unless you’re willing to be in a very quiet city. Rovaniemi’s tourism industry flourishes around Christmastime because of the city’s massive celebrations of Advent, and that’s when most people choose to go.
If you want to visit Rovaniemi, only Finnair can take you year round. In the spring and summer seasons, the following carriers offer service to Rovaniemi:
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Aer Lingus
- Sun D’Or
- Thomson Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
If you’re heading to Rovaniemi from the US, you’ll likely stop in the UK or Ireland on the way.
Arriving At Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi’s terminal is small, modern, and has free Wi Fi. You’ll find plenty of power banks to recharge your devices, a small café, and a gift shop. If you’re interested in having a quick business meeting, you can schedule the airport’s conference room free of charge ahead of time via their website.
What Is There To See In Rovaniemi?
Getting from Rovaniemi’s airport to Rovaniemi’s center is possible by bus, rental car, or taxi. If you want to take one of the buses, know that the Airport bus can take you directly to any destination you ask, even though it’s a public bus. You may have to wait for other passengers to be dropped off, but it’s an excellent cost saving option.
Other buses like the Skibus and the Pikakuljetus can take you to the local ski resorts and the Rovaniemi railway station respectively. If you enjoy skiing or hiking around pristine Arctic areas to observe the Aurora Borealis, you’ll never be bored in Rovaniemi.
If you’re more interested in arts than wilderness or astronomy, check out the Arktikum, a museum of Finland’s natural history and allegedly the world’s only museum dedicated to every aspect of the Arctic circle.