HOW TO GET TO FINLAND: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS
The fastest and most comfortable way to get to Finland is by plane. Finland’s largest and most important airport is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)). Flights from the main European cities and the rest of the world connected with Finland pass through this airport. In addition, flights to other Finnish cities with an airport depart from here. Finnair is the flag carrier of Finland. Other airports with international flights are those of Turku (TKU), Oulu (OUL), Tampere (TMP), Vaasa (VAA) and Lappeenranta (LPP). In Lapland the most important airports are those of Ivalo (IVL), Kittilä (KTT) and Rovaniemi (RVN).
HOW TO GET TO FINLAND: TRAINS
International Transport: The main connections by rail are those from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, the two cities are from each other only 3 hours by train. From St. Petersburg you can easily reach Moscow and other Russian cities. The rail link with Sweden has little traffic due to the different gauge railway lines of the two countries.
Domestic transport: The Finnish railway network has a length of almost 6,000 km, the railways are quite common in the south and center of the country, but there exists little far north, in Lapland, are connected by trains only the city of Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi and Kolari.
HOW TO GET TO FINLAND: FERRIES
International Transport: Finland is connected by several ferry with several countries bordering the Baltic Sea. The most frequent service is the connection of ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans between Helsinki and Tallinn in Estonia. There are also ferries from Finland to Stockholm in Sweden.
Domestic Transport: Numerous ferries connect the mainland with the main islands of Aaland archipelago.
HOW TO GET TO FINLAND: BUS
International Transport: Finland is connected by an extensive bus network with neighboring countries, particularly Russia and Sweden.
Domestic Transport: The bus network that connects the major cities and towns in the country is very well developed. The bus network is called ExpressBus and is managed by a group of more than 20 transport companies that cover with their buses the whole country.