Travel Distances & Getting Around

Travel Distances & Getting Around

Thanks to good flight and bus connections getting to Inari is straightforward.

By air:

Ivalo airport is 50km south of Inari. Finnair flies to Ivalo daily and Norwegian Air flies to Ivalo on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during the winter season. An airport shuttle bus travels between Ivalo and Inari at a cost of 30 euros per person, which can be booked through us. We can also arrange private transfers.

All transfers need to be booked in advance via email:

Arrival services at Ivalo airport:

By Train:

There are a number of trains scheduled between Rovaniemi and Helsinki per day with the journey lasting between 8 and 13 hrs, including overnight services. Train lines stop at Rovaniemi, after which you will need to take a bus to Inari which takes approximately 5 hours. However, you can book this as part of one ticket on the VR website below.

Timetables and tickets can be found at

By Bus:

Eskelinen and Gold Line connect Rovaniemi and Inari. Bus tickets can be bought directly from the driver or reserved online.

When travelling between destinations in the Eastern and Western parts of Lapland, please be aware that there may be only one service a day which will mostly likely go via Rovaniemi.

Check bus timetables at:

By car

If you want to get to explore the area fully, we recommend coming by car. Lapland's roads are in good condition and there is virtually no traffic, even though you need to keep your eye out for reindeer crossing at any time of year. Remember that from December to mid-January it is almost always dark during polar night. Inari is located on the E75 road.

It is possible to take your car on the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi . Please check the VR website for more information:

It is also possible to rent a car from Ivalo airport from one of the following car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Scandia Rent and Sixt


Getting to or from Norway on buses is not easy. Finnish buses travelling north terminate at Näätämö, Karasjok and Tana Bru. The bus to Nordkapp only operates in the summer and connections leaving from Karasjok are limited. As part of our services, we arrange a daily transfer to Kirkenes which picks up from Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä and Ivalo. At the Kirkenes end, pick up can be from the harbour, the town centre, a hotel or the airport. We can also arrange transportation to other destinations in Northern Norway and Lapland on request.

Transfers needs to be booked in advance via email:

Travelling Distances:

Inari - Rovaniemi 340km

Inari - Saariselkä 70km

Inari - Ivalo airport 50km

Inari - Ivalo 40km

Inari - Kittilä 200km

Inari - Nuorgam 170km

Inari - Kirkenes 200km

Inari - Nordkapp 350km

Inari - Helsinki 1150km