() is the fifth biggest airport
in Finland by annual number of passengers, located in Rovaniemi
, about north of Rovaniemi city centre. The Arctic Circle
crosses the runway closer to its northern end.
The airport was built in 1940
with two grass-surfaced runways
. During the Continuation War
it served as an airbase and supply center for German Luftwaffe
Santa Claus Official Airport
In 2010, the airport served over 309,000 passengers
. The main season ofcharter traffic from Great Britain and many other European countries lasts from the end of November until the middle of January annually.Russians arrive on January because their Christmas is later.
In addition to civil traffic the runway
is also used by F-18
fighter interceptors of
(Lapland Air Command
(Air unit of the Frontier guard
of Lapland) is also located nearby.
Rovaniemi Airport is one of two airports in Finland that has jet bridges
(the other one being Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
). The airport is managed by Finavia
. It is connected to the Rovaniemi
city centre by an airport taxi and there are also multiple bus connections around Lapland, including to major winter sports centers.
Rovaniemi Airport is the fifth largest airport in Finland. Santa Claus Village
and Santa Park
are situated within . The airport is located approximately away from Rovaniemi City centre, meaning that it is not far away from many restaurants... Read More