Getting there & around

Travel information

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North and yet 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 in the Far North.  

By plane to Ivalo or Rovaniemi

You can quickly reach Finland’s northernmost airport 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.

By car

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

Airport bus

There is a regular bus connection to Saariselkä and Kakslauttanen / Kiilopää to and from each scheduled flight by Eskelinen bus. See the route and timetable below.

Transportation service Ilmari Slant provides connections to and from most scheduled flights towards Ivalo and Inari. See the timetable and booking link below.

Ski Bus in Saariselkä

Ski Bus operates in Saariselkä during the winter season. The bus departs Ivalo bus station in the morning, and runs in Saariselkä area for the day, returning to Ivalo at the end of the day. Ski Bus is a convenient way to move around Saariselkä!

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!

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