Sleeping in Airports

Ivalo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ivalo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

IVL Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ivalo Airport (code: IVL).

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal airport with a cafe available landside and a restaurant airside.  Airport improvements are scheduled to be completed by Winter of 2019 which will see the terminal expanded and hopefully more services added.
  • Shopping is limited to a gift shop both landside and airside.
  • Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Where to To Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good To Know

You can warm up with a cup of coffee beside the fireplace inside the airport.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ivalo Airport does not appeal to you, these are the closest hotels we were able to find.

  • Hotel Ivalo – (4.2 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates
  • Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant – (4.6 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Star Arctic Hotel – (12.3 miles from the airport) Airport transportation is available when booked in advance – 75€ for 1-4 passengers or 125€ for 5-9 passengers.  » Check Rates
  • Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna – (13.2 miles from the airport) No shuttle available.  » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Ivalo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there were no pay-per-use lounges.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ivalo Airport. Connect to the “Free Wi-Fi for you by Finavia” network. No login required.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The airport sells local goods, food items and jewellery at its two gift shops (landside and airside). Hours: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Landside you will find Cafe Ivalo and Airside you will find a full service restaurant. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unknown

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside.

Rest Zones – Relax in front of the fireplace on Finnish designed chairs or look for the rocking chairs. Available airside.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Ivalo airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair • Lufthansa. Note: additional airlines may provide seasonal services.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Note, some counters may only be open with a prior reservation.


Taxis are available without a reservation at the taxi stand in the arrivals area according to the daily flight schedule.

Last updated: 2020-03-05

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.