Facts about Ivalo Airport

Finavia maintains and develops the Finnish airport network. At the Nordic level, it has the highest number of direct flights to Asia. It is the northernmost airport in the country. The airport's terminal has been designed to offer passengers heading for Northern Lapland a unique experience both in service and beauty.

Basic information

  • Annual passenger and landing statistics of the airport are published on Finavia's Traffic Statistics page.
  • The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.

    Finavia's Traffic Statistics

Awards and recognitions

  • Finavia Airport of the Year 2001


  • 1943: A military airfield is completed in Ivalo. It is destroyed two years later.
  • 1955: Aero begins regular traffic between Rovaniemi and the now rebuilt Ivalo Airport.
  • 1973: The new, 2,000 metre main runway is completed. Jet traffic begins one year later.
  • 1975: A regular, year-round route to Ivalo is opened.
  • 1981: The runway is lengthened to 2,500 metres.
  • 1994: Terminal area expansion is completed.
  • 1999: The airport building and the new air traffic control tower are completed.