Rovaniemi Airport

General information

Rovaniemi Airport is situated near the Arctic Circle and is one of the most northerly airports in Finland, together with Kittilä Airport and Ivalo Airport. In the winter and summer, you can fly with Finnair and Norwegian to Rovaniemi via Helsinki. The end of the year at Christmas is the busiest time for the airport.


Where is Rovaniemi Airport situated?

The airport is located in northern Finland, northeast of the city near the E75 motorway (Finnish national road 4).

How many terminals does Rovaniemi Airport have?

The airport has one terminal, capacity was doubled in 2019 after a big renovation and expansion. Nowadays, the terminal has a modern look and 8 boarding gates for passengers.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Rovaniemi Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Finland.

Airport Distance
Oulu Airport 183km



The distance from Rovaniemi Airport to the centre of Rovaniemi is 9 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Rovaniemi.

From RVN Airport to Rovaniemi City centre by Car
9 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Rovaniemi Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Rovaniemi Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Rovaniemi is about € 25.-. Book your taxi at Rovaniemi Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From RVN Airport to Rovaniemi City centre by Taxi
9 km
15 min
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Rovaniemi Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Rovaniemi Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Rovaniemi Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Rovaniemi Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Rovaniemi Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Rovaniemi Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Rovaniemi Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Finnair
  • Norwegian
  • TUI Airways
  • easyJet
  • Turkish Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Rovaniemi Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Santa Claus Holiday Village, Rovaniemi

Santa Claus Holiday Village is located at the heart of Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle, 10 km north of Rovaniemi. It offers private cabins and free airport transfer.


Glass Resort, Rovaniemi

Located within Santa Claus Village, Glass Resort is set in Rovaniemi. All apartments comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, sauna and a private outdoor hot tub. Santa Claus' Office is just a few minutes by foot.


Nova Skyland Hotel, Rovaniemi

Located in Santa Claus Village within the Arctic Circle, Nova Skyland Hotel offers accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV. The accommodation features a sauna.

Hotels in Rovaniemi

Looking for the best hotels in Rovaniemi? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Arctic City Hotel, Rovaniemi

Arctic City Hotel is located in central Rovaniemi, a 2-minute walk from Sampokeskus Shopping Centre. It offers free parking, 2 relaxing saunas and rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi.


Santasport Hostel, Rovaniemi

Santasport Hostel is located in Rovaniemi and features an indoor pool, sauna and an on-site restaurant. A shared kitchen is also available for guests. WiFi and private parking are both free.


Arctic Light Hotel, Rovaniemi

This boutique hotel is 8 km from Rovaniemi Airport and Santa Claus Village. It features bright, ultra-modern rooms with individually themed décor. WiFi and parking are free.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Rovaniemi Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Rovaniemi: Electric Snowmobile Safari

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on an electric snowmobile? Become part of nature on this silent and emission-free safari, and marvel at the Arctic splendor of Rovaniemi.


Rovaniemi: 2-Hour Snowmobiling Experience

Are you ready to tackle a 2-hour snowmobile ride? Learn to drive a snowmobile with the help of your guide and marvel at the vast Rovaniemi wilderness.

Tour & transport

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

Would you like to try snowmobiling? Experience the thrilling excitement of snowmobiling through snowy forests or on the boundless lake area around the Rovaniemi city in Finnish Lapland. This 3-hour adventure is a great and unforgettable experience.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Rovaniemi Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Rovaniemi Airport. This airport has an average score of 5 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Yana Alexandrova
1 year ago


This week we travelled to Lapland. The airport was really small, But everything is ok. There is only one store, but I liked it, because for less than 10 minutes from landing you are out of the airport. Passport check is almost in the exit ot the sleeve from the Palin (not sure if this is the right word?!) Otside there are always buses to the centre and hotels, because their schedule is according to the flights. 7 euro to the centre. You can not get lost or make a mistake.

1 year ago

A small cosy airport, in the middle of beautiful Lapland. Clean, comfortable, and even a nice small play area for the kids. Not often very busy, so check-in goes very fast. No need to be there hours before take-off. offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.