Arrival to Ylitornio

By train

Some night trains provide car-carrier wagons, so you can take your car on the train with you by buying an affordable CarTrain package. Night trains have regular seating as well as sleeper carriages. CarTrain timetables are easily checked via VR’s online shop by selecting a departure and destination station. Buy your tickets online,

By flying

Kemi-Tornio is the southernmost airport in Lapland. It serves business travellers and tourists heading to and from Southern Lapland. Distance to the town centre of Ylitornio 90 km.

Rovaniemi airport is, when measured in passenger volume, one of the busiest air traffic hubs in Finland and it is Santa Claus’ official airport. Distance to Ylitornio town centre 120 km.

Further information about flights:


Norwegian Air Shuttle

First Choice

By bus

Enquiries about coach schedules should be directed to the 24/7 service number of Matkahuolto. Call 0200 4000. Calls cost €1.99/min + the local network charge. Timetables are also available on the Matkahuolto website

By tax

Ylitornio’s cabs are at your service – just call +358 16 571 600. The taxi rank is located on Alkkulanraitti. Call +358 16 715 5997 for an Aavasaksa taxi. Taxi services are available around the clock.

By car

Ylitornio is served by good road connections. Highway 21 bypasses the town centre on the west side and the main street, Alkkulanraitti, is in its immediate vicinity. The border crossing into Sweden is in the village of Aavasaksa, where local roads to Raanujärvi and Muurola via Mellakoski also start. Muurola is on the way to Rovaniemi, which is 115 kilometres away. The road to Tervola starts at Mellakoski. The highway connects Ylitornio to Tornio (65 km) and Pello (55 km). The town centre of Ylitornio is about 10 km distant from Matarenki, the municipal hub of Övertorneå on the Swedish side of the river.