Road through Lapland
Photo by: Reijo Nenonen | Visit Finland

Traveling around Lapland

Lapland has more than 100,000 square kilometers for you to explore. And whether it’s the comforts of a tour bus or the convenience of a rental car, we have the infrastructure and connections to get you there safely, on time, and with a smile on your face.

By bus

Wherever you’re going, Lapland has the bus connections to get you there in comfort.

Check out these bus companies:

Charter bus travels through Ranua, Finland
Photo by: Marko Junttila | Visit Rovaniemi

By car

Of course, it’s a little hard to stop a tourbus so you can snap some photos of roadside reindeer or grab a snack at ABC. If steering wheels and sunburnt elbows are more your speed, you can explore northern Finland in your own car (or rental car).

Read more about driving in Lapland from Visit Finland.

Check out these car rental companies:

A little break from the road in Rovaniemi, Finland
Photo by: Visit Rovaniemi
The road overlooks Lake Kemijärvi
Photo by: Visit Kemijärvi

Useful info

Taxis are available in Rovaniemi and most of the towns in northern Finland.

Parking in many downtown areas is not free. Always check the signs before leaving your car on the street or in a parking garage. You might need to display a parking disc, which are on sale in many shops.

Gas stations are plentiful the farther south you are. When traveling in the north, be aware that there could be significant distances between villages and towns, and plan your fuel needs in advance.

The Arctic highway in Utsjoki, Finland
Photo by: Inari-Saariselkä