Rovaniemi is about 800 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The city is easily reached by air and train. There are international flights to Helsinki, and domestic flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The flight to Rovaniemi takes about one hour, with several flights every day.
The train journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes about 10 hours and is a good alternative if there is time to spare as this offers a good opportunity to see more of Finland.
All major car rentals have an office in Rovaniemi for those who are interested in traveling around the surrounding areas and Lapland by themselves.