Rovaniemi - the Capital of Lapland in the
Rovaniemi is located in the
Arctic Circle 5.0170 N, 25.4670 E. An international, developing
town of business, administration and education, is located at the
confluence of Laplandís mighty rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. As
the capital of the province, Rovaniemi has always been a gateway
Rovaniemi has maintained contact with the surrounding countryside
but the urban infrastructure creates opportunities for deveploment
and also provides versatile educational and cultural facilities.
Within 10 kilometers from the city centre you can find undisturbed
nature or a busy international airport. Rovaniemi remembers its
past but is not afraid to look into the future. People enjoy living
here and are also friendly towards visitors.
The four seasons make our conditions quite unique. In the short
summertime the sun shines through the night and in the autumn
the colours of the nature are wonderful. After the blue moments
of the darkest wintertime you can enjoy the sun shining brightly
in the spring. Here the sky is blue, water is clear and the snow
is as white as crystal.
REACHING ROVANIEMI, LAPLAND
For more information on Rovaniemi and for maps, please consult
the city home page
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
There are frequent flights to the capital, Helsinki, from many
European cities. Rovaniemi is a 1-hour flight or over night train
from Helsinki. Airport
is 10 km (15 min by taxi) north from city and Railway station is
in city central.
AREA (Travel agency)
Tel + 358 (0)10 818 9251
Tel +358 9 818 8383
Tel +358 20 386 000
VR Ltd Finnish Railways
Tel +358 9 707 5700
Tel +358 (0)16 3420506
Tel +358 (0)16 106 410.
Cars available at the airport when flights arrive. Airport Taxi
transports in the city area and the surroundings. Fee 9€/person,
takes more than one customer at the same time.
Tel +358 (0)16 - 362 222.
Mini-bus from airport to the city centre and back - drives to all
the centre hotels as well as the bus station, ca. 15 minutes, fee
5 €/person. Airport Express departs from the airport immediately
after every Finnair flight arrival. Check your hotel reception about
the pick-up time from your hotel back to the airport.
Tel +358 (0)16 362 222.
About hotel reservations,
see registration -page.