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Helsinki to Rovaniemi Train Tickets

Helsinki to Rovaniemi Train Tickets

The Santa Claus Express

Finland’s VR railway company is your connection for traveling from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by train. Climb aboard a modern single-deck VR Intercity or double-deck VR Intercity 2 high-speed train (the latter featuring sleeping coaches) and ride in comfort and style at speeds of up to 200km/h. While en route, sit back and relax as you get a good view of northern Europe’s picturesque landscape just outside your window!

Your journey takes you from Finland’s capital city to Rovaniemi. Nearly destroyed in its entirety during the Second World War, today the city thrives on its tourism industry. Among Rovaniemi’s numerous attractions is Santa Claus Village, a year-round, Christmas-themed park. The city also offers a great vantage point for gazing at the Northern Lights.

Your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” can be purchased here and includes your seat reservation. We will ship you the actual ticket which you can simply present at the station as you set off on your trip from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by train.

Journey details

There are 3 train departures (3 hours apart) from the Helsinki station daily, each making one change in Oulu before continuing on to Rovaniemi

Travel time
7 hours and 42 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
Helsinki Central and Rovaniemi

Train features
VR Intercity and Intercity 2 high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h and 200km/h respectively

Helsinki to Rovaniemi ticket fare options

Your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” offers you two fare options to choose from: Standard Class or First Class seating (see details below). Tickets are refundable up to the day before the departure date (a 20% cancellation fee applies). Non-refundable after departure. Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi ticket classes

  • Eco (Standard) Class
    Eco Class compartments offer comfortable, quality seating and basic passenger services.
  • Extra (First) Class
    Extra Class compartments provide extra comfort: deluxe seating and added personal space. You’ll also have access to a self-serve counter offering coffee, tea and water. Complimentary daily newspapers are also available.

Services aboard VR Intercity trains

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Restaurant and bistro food service
  • Free WiFi connectivity
  • Mobile phone signal amplifier
  • Power outlets
  • Informational video screens
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities and designated seating for the disabled
  • Overhead luggage racks
  • Children’s play area
  • Baby changing tables

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Seat reservations
Your ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

Ticket delivery
When booking your Helsinki to Rovaniemi ticket, you will notice it is called a “Paper Ticket and Reservation”. With this type, the physical ticket is delivered to your home address after your order has been processed. Once in hand, the ticket is valid for your journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by train.

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