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Rovaniemi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Rovaniemi Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Lots of security around, but they did not bother me.
- Felix

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Rovaniemi Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal airport, served mainly by seasonal international flights. Rovaniemi is the “Official Hometown of Santa Claus”, so this airport gets very busy during the Christmas season!
  • Clean facilities and minimal shopping and dining options.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnights are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Rovaniemi Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Rovaniemi Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Rovaniemi Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Santa Claus Holiday Village - (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers. For airport pick-up, please notify hotel at least 2 days prior to arrival. » Check Rates
  • Snowman World Igloo Hotel - (4 minutes from the airport) A hotel made entirely of ice! Open December through April. No airport shuttle. Hotel rate includes admission to Snowman World, breakfast, special sleeping gear and an Arctic Night survival certificate. » Check Rates
  • Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi - (10 minute from the airport) Airport transfers are not available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Rovaniemi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Rovaniemi Airport. Connect to the "Free Wi-Fi for you by Finavia" network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Children’s Play Area - A children's play area can be found near the boarding gates.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a gift shop.
  • Food & Drinks - There are no 24 hour food concessions. The airport offers the Rovaniemi Cafe Landside (Hours: coffees, sweets and snacks are available throughout the day, lunch is available 11:00AM - 2:00PM on weekdays) and the Rovaniemi Cafe Airside offers a larger menu and alcohol beverages (Hours: open according to flight schedules).
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Post Office - Rovaniemi is the Official Santa Claus Airport. Visit the post office to ensure Santa receives your wish list in time. Location: main terminal, second floor. There is also a mailbox in the main terminal.
  • Rest Zones - The airport offers an area Airside with rocking chairs where you can relax.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:00AM - 12:00AM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat) • 5:00AM - 10:30PM (Wed, Fri, Sun). The terminal is closed at night.

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As of February 2018, Rovaniemi airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair • British Airways • Lufthansa.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Firent • Green Motion • Hertz • Scandia Rent • Sixt • Toyota Rent. Location: first floor of the terminal. Note, some offices are only open with prior reservations, be sure to check in advance.

Bus and Train

The airport is well connected to the public transportation system. Whether you are looking for a bus to the city centre, a ski resort, the local train station or Santa’s village, there is probably an option for you. For more information, visit the Rovaniemi Airport website.

The airport is also served by a shuttle bus offering service to the city centre with a number of stops along the way at popular hotels. At the time of this January 2018 update, one-way adult fare starts at 7,00€. For routes and schedule information, visit the Airport Bus website.


Taxis are readily available at the airport.

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Last Updated: 07 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .