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    Our cottages are located in the northernmost part of Finland, right near the Norwegian border. We are 8 kms from the village of Utsjoki, along the road towards Nuorgam. We are an excellent choice for those who wish to see the northern lights as we are about as close to the North Pole you can get in the EU. And the closer you are to the North Pole, the better your chances to see the northern lights.

    The village of Utsjoki and its surrounding areas are not your typical tourist hotspots. Since we are away from any cities, there is virtually no light pollution even where our cottages are located. And if we go a bit further out, there is no artificial light to stop you from seeing the night skies. We are also very close to Norway. In fact the cottages and Norway are only separated by a river which is frozen in the winter so you can take a short walk and be in another country with more beautiful landscapes to enjoy.

    You can reach us from two different airports, Ivalo in Finland and Kirkenes in Norway. Pick up from Ivalo airport is included in the price of you stay and we will also drop you off there at the end of your holiday. If you want to fly into Kirkenes, you need to organise your own transport to and from the airport. We can pick you up from Tana bru if you choose to use Kirkenes airport. You can find information about flight times and other travel details here.

    Getting here

    Utsjoki may seem far away from everything but it is actually very easy to get here. Just be prepared to spend some time in a car. Our prices do not include flights but we will collect you from the airport in Ivalo and take you back there at the end of your holiday free of charge.


    By plane

    You will need to fly into Helsinki international airport and then get a quick flight to Ivalo airport in Lapland. Helsinki airport is a major airport and it is one of the best for making easy connecting flights.
    There are two airlines to choose from for your flight from Helsinki to Ivalo - Finnair and Norwegian.
    There is also one more possibility. You can fly Norwegian from Oslo to Kirkenes airport, but then we cannot pick you up from the airport. You need to arrange that by yourself. We can however pick you up from Tana Bru if you take a bus there from Kirkenes.

    We offer free collection and drop off at Ivalo airport.

    Because it is a 2½ hour drive, we can only do it once per day. If we have multiple guests coming on different flights that day, we will pick you up when your flight arrives. If someone is arriving after you, we will be waiting for them in Ivalo to pick them up too.

    You can check the best alternatives below. There is one more flight later in the evening, but remember we still have a 2½ hour drive north from the airport so earlier flights are better. If for whatever reason you wish to arrive on the evening flight, contact us before booking to make sure it is possible for us to pick you up then.

    Recommended Flights


    Arrival

    • AIRPORT: (HEL) Helsinki, Terminal T2
    • FLIGHT: no. D8150
    • AIRLINE: Norwegian
    • DAY: Tuesday
    • DEPARTS HELSINKI: 8:35 a.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES IVALO: 10:15 a.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT: (HEL) Helsinki, Terminal T2
    • FLIGHT: no. AY605
    • AIRLINE: Finnair
    • DAY: Tuesday
    • DEPARTS HELSINKI: 10:00 a.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES IVALO: 11:35 a.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT: (HEL) Helsinki, Terminal T2
    • FLIGHT: no. AY637
    • AIRLINE: Finnair
    • DAY: Tuesday
    • DEPARTS HELSINKI: 10:10 a.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES IVALO: 12:45 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT: (OSL) Oslo Gardermoen
    • FLIGHT: no. DY310
    • AIRLINE: Norwegian
    • DAY: Tuesday
    • DEPARTS OSLO: 9:00 a.m. (UTC+1)
    • ARRIVES KIRKENES: 11:10 a.m. (UTC+1)

    There are several hotels at the Helsinki-Vantaa International airport and its vicinity you can stay at if your flight arrives in Helsinki the previous day.


    Departure

    • AIRPORT:(IVL) Ivalo
    • FLIGHT: no. D8153
    • AIRLINE: Norwegian
    • DAY: Sunday
    • DEPARTS IVALO: 2:45 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES HELSINKI: 4:20 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT: (IVL) Ivalo
    • FLIGHT: no. AY637
    • AIRLINE: Finnair
    • DAY: Sunday
    • DEPARTS IVALO: 1:20 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES HELSINKI: 2:50 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT: (IVL) Ivalo
    • FLIGHT: no. AY604
    • AIRLINE: Finnair
    • DAY: Sunday
    • DEPARTS IVALO: 1:55 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • ARRIVES HELSINKI: 3:25 p.m. (UTC+2)
    • AIRPORT:(KKN) Kirkenes
    • FLIGHT: no. DY311
    • AIRLINE: Norwegian
    • DAY: Sunday
    • DEPARTS KIRKENES: 11:40 a.m. (UTC+1)
    • ARRIVES OSLO: 1:50 p.m. (UTC+1)

    Please let us know which flight you will take.

    Transportation (Norway)

    If you chose Kirkenes airport, you can take a bus from Kirkenes to Tana bru. We can pick you up from Tana bus station and drop off there when you are going back home.


    BUS KIRKENES - TANA BRU

    • ROUTE: Kirkenes (airport) - Tana Bru
    • BUS: no. 520
    • DAY:Tuesday
    • DEPARTS: 3:30 p.m. (UTC+1)
    • ARRIVES: 6:00 p.m. (UTC+1)
    • ROUTE: Tana Bru - Kirkenes (airport)
    • BUS: no. 520
    • DAY:Sunday
    • DEPARTS: 8:30 a.m. (UTC+1)
    • ARRIVES: 10:25 a.m. (UTC+1)

    BY CAR

    If you wish to rent a car in the summer or fall and drive here by yourself, please let us know. We can tell you more about coming here by car. In the winter, we don’t recommend it, unless you are a very experienced driver in winter conditions.