Finding Äkäslompolo

It's easy to get to Äkäslompolo.

One option is to fly to Kittilä airport, then take the airport bus to Äkäslompolo village, or the Ylläs Express shared transfer directly to your cottage.   Private taxi transfers are also available.

The journey from the airport to Äkäslompolo takes around 45 minutes.

In the sections below, there are some other travel options that you might like to explore.



The nearest airport to Äkäslompolo is Kittilä, about 45 minutes drive away from the village.

Finnair always has scheduled flights to Kittilä Airport via Helsinki, which is a lovely airport to transit through.

Norwegian Airlines offer flights to Rovaniemi, either direct from Gatwick or via Helsinki.  From Rovaniemi,  train, bus or transfer will take you to Äkäslompolo.

Easyjet has also just started offering direct flights to Rovaniemi Airport from Gatwick during the winter season.




One of the nicest ways to arrive in Lapland is by sleeper train.  Leaving Helsinki in the evening and traveling up through Finland to arrive at Kolari station (about 30 mins from Äkäslompolo) at around 10am next morning.

The food and drink is good on the train and the beds are comfortable, allowing you to arrive relaxed and ready for winter fun.

You can find out more about this option at VR Trains the Finnish Rail Service 


From outside Finland, you probably won't want to drive to Lapland in winter, unless you are traveling for a month or so.  

However, if you want to travel while you are here, it is well worth hiring a car.  All cars must have studded winter tyres from November to April and it's good fun driving on quiet snowy roads in winter.

Winter tyres are really good and it's not hard driving on snow, you just need to remember that braking distances are a lot longer.  

All the major car hire firms are here, but you might want to try FI Rent or Scania Rentals

... and on the map

The map on the right shows the centre of Äkäslompolo.  You can zoom in or scroll the map to see where we are in relation to the rest of Finland  or to get more details of some of the highlights of the village.