Once you’ve arrived, take your time. You can get around by train, bus, car, steamship, cruise ship, bicycle, skis or sleigh. Relax and enjoy it.
Finland is a large and sparsely populated country, but getting from point A to B is no hassle. Transport networks by air, rail, road and water are comprehensive and reliable.
When arriving in Finland, chances are you’ll be landing in Helsinki. Even if not, you’ll notice all corners of the country are connected:
There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport.
The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. The following airlines operate domestic flights in Finland:
Finnair, Norwegian, Flybe, SAS
Finnish trains are spacious, comfortable and clean. The rail network stretches all over the country from Helsinki to Kolari in Lapland.
VR – Finnish Railways
Finland’s coach route network is one of the most comprehensive in Europe covering more than 90 per cent of public roads. See the following sites for coaches to your destination:
Matkahuolto, Onnibus, ExpressBus
Finland has right-handed traffic with a polite and stress-free driving culture. There’s a good network of petrol stations close to each other. Some of the car rentals operating in Finland:
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Scandia Rent, Sixt
BY BOAT AND FERRY
There’s a plethora of charter and sightseeing cruises along local coastlines and inland waterways. Please see details with the tourist office of your destination.
Several ferry lines operate cruises to the autonomous Finnish islands of Åland and countries by the Baltic Sea:
- Viking Line (Estonia, Sweden, Åland)
- Tallink Silja (Estonia, Sweden, Åland)
- Finnlines (Germany, Sweden, Åland)
- St. Peter Line (Russia – St. Petersburg)
- Linda Line (Estonia)
- Eckerö Line (Estonia)