ARCTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL ITINERARY ADVICE: WHAT, WHERE & WHEN
1. How to get to Arctic Treehouse Hotel?
Take direct flight to Rovaniemi airport, Finland
No direct flights from your city? No problem!
Check flights to Helsinki-Vantaa airport
, Finland. Helsinki is the capital of Finland and it has air connections with almost all countries.
Helsinki airport is located 20 kilometres from the city centre and has easy transport connection with the city. It gives great possibility to visit Helsinki between flights and spend time there visiting main sightseeing and do shopping.
FROM HELSINKI TO ROVANIEMI:
Rovaniemi and Finnish Lapland is easily reachable from Helsinki by air, train or car. There are daily flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and seasonal direct flight connection with some European cities.
Helsinki - Rovaniemi by air:
Daily flights by Norwegian and Finnair, 4 flights per day.
Flight time - 1h20m.
Price from 35€.
Distance from the Airport to Arctic Treehouse Hotel: 3,5 km (easy transfers by taxi).
Helsinki - Rovaniemi by train:
Daily trains by VR from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
Duration - 8-12h. 9 trains every day. Day and night trains to choose from.
Price from 68€.
Distance from Railway station to Arctic Treehouse Hotel: 9 km. Santa’s Express Bus №8 leaves from the Rovaniemi railway station to Santa Claus village every hour / every day.
2. When to go?
Arctic Treehouse Hotel open all-year-round. Summer time is great to enjoy Midnight sun. Autumn is perfect for colours and berries as soon as forest is around the hotel. The best time for trip to Lapland is from end of November till mid April to get as much as possible from the trip, activities and scenery. During this time there will be snow, and many winter activities and Northern Lights if lucky.
* December and January is time for Polar Night in Lapland when sun does not rise above the horizon. It is not dark all the time. There will be some kind of blue shining during a day and sun will be very very low, almost at the horizon line. In Rovaniemi area sun rises for a couple of hours during the day time in December.
* Christmas and New Year time is very popular season in Lapland and especially at Rovaniemi area. So if you plan your holidays for the same period, be prepared to see a lot of people at main attraction sites, book activities in advance to get available spots and pay more for accommodation as it is a high season.
3. Rovaniemi weather in winter
Average temperature in Rovaniemi during winter is about -15 degrees Celsius. But some days it might be around -30. Snow coverage in March is about 1m depth.
Typical daytime temperatures in the winter:
December: -20 to -10 degrees Celsius
January: -30 to -15 degrees Celsius
February: -20 to -15 degrees Celsius
March: -15 to -5 degrees Celsius
There is quite dry air and wind is not very often, so even severe frost is not so terrible.
Some Rovaniemi activity companies provide winter multi-layer clothes for rent which can be used during holidays as daily overall.
4. Short Lapland break – 3 days trip itinerary example
1 day in Helsinki.
What to see in Helsinki in 1 day?
Here you can start your northern adventure and dive into the Finnish traditions and culture.
Helsinki is tiny. Most of the main sights in Helsinki are in a compact central area, easily walk-able from train station where trains and buses drop off from the airport. Visiting it just for few hours gives the feeling of Finland and allow to cover main Helsinki’s attractions.
2 days in Rovaniemi, Lapland.
Take a local flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
Spend 1 day at Santa Claus village.
There are a lot of things to do and see in one place: Santa village and visiting Santa, activities at Santa Park, Husky farm, Ice bar and Authentic food experience.
Next day - choose from activities such as dog-sledding or reindeer safari, snowmobile riding, evening Northern lights safari, showshoeing, or visiting Arcticum museum in Rovaniemi.
Welcome to Finnish Lapland!