Frequently Asked Questions
How to travel to Utsjoki
Utsjoki may seem far away but it is actually very easy to get here.
Be prepared to spend a bit of 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, if you have booked a package with us.
In all cases, please contact us before booking your transportation so that we can advise you on our pick-up possibilities. We are very flexible, however, keep in mind that we may have to combine the schedules of several guests. This also allows us to optimize our rides and as a result reduce our carbon footprint.
Some tips to travel to Utsjoki
01. Flights recommendations
Please fly to Ivalo or Kirkenes
We will pick you up either at Ivalo or Kirkenes airport on the first day of your holiday. We will bring you back to either airport on the last day. Please note that we are located some 2.5 hours one way from either airport, so we can only do one pick-up/drop-off per day. Contact us before booking your flight so that we can advise you.
02. Bus services
If you are planning to visit Rovaniemi / Santa Claus before or after your visit in Utsjoki, here is the bus you can use when traveling from Rovaniemi to Ivalo or back.
BUS ROVANIEMI – IVALO – ROVANIEMI
Bus schedules are different in the summer and winter, so please check the right schedule according your departure day (Saturday or Sunday)
You can check the bus schedules from the website of Matkahuolto
Disclaimer: Please make sure to check for changes of departure times and possible delays or cancellations. Also keep in mind that the bus timetable might change. Check with the service provider for updates. We are not responsible for your transport arrangements.
When you combine a visit to Rovaniemi, it is usually easier to come first to Utsjoki, and visit Santa Claus on your way back. In any doubt, please contact us and we will advise you on the best schedule.
03. 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.