Getting thereHow to arrive in Lapland
Kittilä airport is situated about 40 mins (by car) from Äkäslompolo and 15 mins from Levi vacation center. From the airport, there are shuttles to Levi and Ylläs. The shuttle bus leaves after the luggage are delivered. You can check bus schedules here. You can also find taxis at the airport. Taxis cost approximately 30 euros to Levi, 60 euros to Ylläsjärvi and 90 euros to Äkäslompolo village. If you think you need to rent a car, there are also car rental companies at the airport.
The easiest way to book railway tickets is to go straight to VR‘s website. The railway station is located at the center of Kolari which is 40 km from Äkäslompolo, 35 km from Ylläsjärvi and 80 km from Levi. There is a shuttle bus which leaves every time a train comes to the station. This shuttle will go only to Äkäslompolo. Levi does not have a shuttle transport from the railway station, but there are many taxis waiting when the train arrives.
By bus, you will travel comfortably to Ylläs and Levi from near and far. From Matkahuolto‘s website, you can browse the schedules and buy tickets for your trip. Also, OnniBus operates its new routes; Helsinki-Ylläs and Helsinki-Levi.
By car, you can reach both vacation centers easily. If you are coming from the south, drive to Ylläs by road 21 / E8 and turn 10 km after Kolari onto road number 940 to Äkäslompolo. Another option is from Rovaniemi, Kittilä road number 79. After the center of Kittilä, turn left to road 939 to Ylläsjärvi. Through Ylläsjärvi, you can easily reach Äkäslompolo via Landscape Road. If you are going to Levi, drive to Kittilä via road 79 and continue 15 kilometers to get there.