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Finnair Boosts Lapland Service, with More Winter Flights Added

Finnair has boosted its Lapland service ahead of next Winter’s holiday season – by adding more flights to Rovaniemi.

The new flights come as demand for travel to the Nordic nations continues to rise among customers searching for Santa and an authentic Arctic adventure.

With the new winter schedule, Finnair will offer up to 63 flights a week between Helsinki and Rovaniemi – up to 26% more flights than last winter.

Customers heading for Rovaniemi can now choose from flights departing as often as every 30 minutes during peak periods, giving the airline a unique shuttle service for Arctic-bound customers.

The increased capacity to Rovaniemi will support Finnair’s existing network of over 14 destinations in Finland, including Lapland’s other most popular gateways – Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo.

Across the border in Northern Norway, Finnair is also set to boost connections for customers.

Its popular polar route between Rovaniemi, The Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and Tromsø, the gateway to the Northern Lights, will increase from twice per week to six times per week.

International customers will benefit from the increased service, being able to fly into Helsinki and add stopovers in the Arctic’s two most famous cities, Rovaniemi and Tromsø, before returning home via Helsinki.

Finnair is currently the only airline offering this unique connection above the Arctic Circle, in addition to its existing year-round Helsinki to Tromsø flights.

Flights from Helsinki to Trondheim will also double from three to six times per week this winter, giving Irish and UK customers improved connection opportunities. 

Anssi Partanen, Finnair Market Director Europe, said: “Last winter, our home market here in the Nordics proved more popular than ever, especially among the British and Irish travellers, offering unique experiences and opportunities.

“Therefore, we are incredibly excited to be adding more flights to Lapland and Northern Norway for the upcoming winter season, giving customers increased connections to their favourite winter hotspots.”

Finnair is currently the only airline to fly to Lapland year-round, offering customers the chance to enjoy the region’s beauty not only at Christmas but throughout the whole year.

Customers can choose from Finnair’s 14 destinations in Finland and over 25 destinations in the wider Nordic region.

All services have been specifically timed to allow for easy connections from Irish and UK airports like Dublin, Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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