Boat in The Finnish Lakeland

Saimaan Laivamatkat Oy

Offers a range of cruises on Lake Saimaa and the Heinävesi canal route departing from Savonlinna and Kuopio.
Train Station in City Centre

Train Station

Officially known as Helsingin päärautatieasema (Swedish: Helsingfors centralstation), Helsinki's landmark central train station opened in 1919. It's linked to the metro (Rautatientori stop) and situated 500m east of…
Airport in Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi Airport

Rovaniemi’s airport, 8km northeast of the city, is the ‘official airport of Santa Claus’ (he must hangar his sleigh here) and a major winter destination for charter flights. Finnair and Norwegian have several flight…
Airport in Ivalo

Ivalo Airport

Ivalo's small airport is 9.5km southwest of the town. Finnair has direct flights year-round to Helsinki, and a new, direct seasonal winter service to London Gatwick; Norwegian also serves Helsinki. Some routes stop …
Boat in Porvoo

JL Runeberg

This noble old steamship cruises from Helsinki's kauppatori to Porvoo in summer (adult one way/return €29/39, child €14/19) and makes an excellent day trip, with various lunch options available. The trip takes 3½ ho…
Airport in Oulu

Oulu Airport

Oulu's airport is 14km southwest of the centre. Finnair and Norwegian have daily direct services to Helsinki; Arctic Airlink has several flights a week to Luleå, Sweden, and Tromsø, Norway. Buses 8, 9 and 56 link it…
Boat in Lake Pielinen

Hydrofoil Express Suvi

In summer, the Hydrofoil Express Suvi runs a passenger-only service around the lake between Koli, Lieksa and Vuonislahti, taking about 45 minutes between each stop. Prices per adult/child between Koli and Lieksa are…
Bus Station in Rovaniemi

Bus Station

Express buses go south from the bus station to Kemi (€20, 1½ hours, up to six daily) and Oulu (€9 to €24, 3½ hours, up to eight daily). Night buses serve Helsinki (from €45, 13 hours, up to four daily). Daily connec…
Ferry in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

St Peter Line

St Peter Line runs to St Petersburg (14 hours, three weekly) from the Makasiiniterminaali. Visa-free stays of up to 72 hours are possible by arrangement. There’s a mandatory shuttle bus (for visa-free requirements) …
Airport in Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa airport, 19km north of the capital, is Finland’s main air terminus. Direct flights serve many major European cities and several intercontinental destinations.