Travelling information

Reaching Saariselkä by plane

Ivalo airport

By far the easiest option to travel to Saariselkä is by plane via the airport in Ivalo, located 25 km north from Saariselkä. There are several daily flights from Helsinki to Ivalo. Please see this google map link.


To reach Saariselkä from Ivalo, there is a bus leaving after every plane arrival from Ivalo airport. The bus will stop just right in front of Tunturihotelli. More information about the Ivalo-Saariselkä bus.

Departing Saariselkä

Prior to every departing flight from Ivalo airport, there is a a shuttle bus leaving there in front of the conference hotel 1h 45 min before plane departure.

Other means of travel

The next closest airport is in Rovaniemi, some 200 km south from Saariselkä. There are few daily bus connections from Rovaniemi to Saariselkä. It is also possible to reach Rovaniemi from Helsinki by train or by bus.

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