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Traveling, Distances & Getting Around

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


Ivalo airport is 50km south of Inari. Finnair flies to Ivalo daily. The airport shuttle bus travels between Ivalo and Inari, which can be booked through . We can also arrange private transfers.

All transfers need to be booked in advance via webshop.

Arrival services at Ivalo airport.


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 from here.


Eskelinen and JBUS 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 from here.


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 train timetables for more information.

It is also possible to rent a car from Ivalo airport from one of the following car rental companies: AvisEuropcarHertzScandia Rent and Sixt.


Getting to or from Norway on buses is not easy. Finnish buses travelling north terminate at NäätämöKarasjok 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.

Kirkenes transfers.

Public bus timetables.

Other transfers need to be booked in advance via email:


Inari – Rovaniemi 340 km
Inari – Saariselkä 70 km
Inari – Ivalo airport 50 km
Inari – Ivalo 40 km
Inari – Kittilä 200 km
Inari – Nuorgam 170 km
Inari – Kirkenes 200 km
Inari – Nordkapp 350 km
Inari – Helsinki 1150 km