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The wonders of Lapland wonders invite you for a visit – only a one-hour flight

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14.11.2015 at 07:00
From Helsinki Airport you can reach six destinations in northern Finland in roughly an hour, taking you right to the middle of all sorts of winter fun and experiences.

‘We have a network of many airports within a small geographical area. Thanks to this network, passengers can reach Lapland in an hour and then get swiftly to slopes or ski tracks’, says Finavia Marketing Manager Kaisa Venermo.

Finavia's Lapland Airports are an integral part of the service network supporting tourism in Lapland. Lapland Airports consist of six destinations in different parts of northern Finland. This winter you can fly to at least five of them: Kittilä, Ivalo, Rovaniemi, Kemi-Tornio, or Kuusamo.

All Lapland flights are direct from Helsinki Airport, and all are scheduled to ensure smooth transfer connections through Helsinki Airport.

For example, flights to Rovaniemi are available throughout the year, with a maximum transfer time of one hour from all international destinations and vice versa. The same applies for flights to Kittilä and Ivalo during the winter season.

On a snowmobile or to a sauna right away   

Many Lapland Airports offer activities for tourists near the airport, or even accessible from the airport, if necessary.

At Rovaniemi, local service providers can bring snowmobiles to the airport for passengers to continue their trip within the snowy landscape.

‘Kuusamo Airport has a separate building with saunas and meeting rooms instead. At Kittilä Airport, you can purchase a security check service in the meeting area, so that the group can proceed from the meeting straight to the aeroplane’, Venermo advises.  

Find events for this winter in Lapland

Lapland's winter season is full of events – we present some of the most interesting ones here:


Kaamosjazz offers charming evening concerts and inspired jams in Saariselkä and Inari between 19 and 22 November 2015. 


Fis Ruka Nordic 2015 in Ruka from 27 to 29 November 2015 is the biggest winter sports World Cup event. 


Arctic Lapland Rally is the only international rally driven on icy and snowy roads from start to finish. From 28 to 30 January 2016. 


Icebreaker Sampo takes you to the seas to admire the Northern Lights and to have a swim wearing a survival suit. 


Hetta Music Event (Hetan Musiikkipäivät) is an event dedicated to classical music in the village of Hetta, from 22 to 27 March 2016. 

Find flights to Lapland Airports 

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