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20 February, 2024

Unique Northern Lapland is attractive in every season – learn more about Ivalo Airport

Ivalo is the northernmost airport in Finland. The airport provides passengers with smooth connections to the ruggedly beautiful Lapland.

Ivalo Airport in Northern Lapland has been serving passengers for more than 80 years. The beautiful rugged scenery of Northern Lapland attracts tourists both from Finland and abroad.

Terminal of Ivalo Airport
In 2023, a total of 220,000 passengers travelled via Ivalo Airport. The airport is the busiest in winter, and in December there are about seven scheduled and chartered flights a day.

The airport’s terminal offers a unique experience for tourists. Reindeer can also often be spotted in the vicinity of the airport!

Currently, there are direct flights to Ivalo from four European destinations: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris and Zürich. There are also domestic flights to Ivalo from Helsinki.

The Airport Manager’s tips for Ivalo

From Ivalo, you can travel smoothly to Northern Lapland’s unique attractions all year round. Ivalo Airport Manager Jarmo Pyhäjärvi shares his travel tips for the Ivalo area.

Popular tourist destinations, such as Lake Inari and Saariselkä, are within easy reach of Ivalo Airport. There are also many other great destinations and holiday villages in Northern Lapland – for example, igloo hotels are popular among tourists.

The fells and the atmospheric polar night of Northern Lapland delight tourists during the winter season. In the summertime, you can experience the magic of a nightless night in Ivalo, and in the autumn you can enjoy the colourful autumn foliage.

Learn more about Ivalo Airport

Year of establishment: Ivalo Airport was established in 1943.
Employees: The airport employs a total of 12 people, and that figure goes up to almost 50 during the high season.
Number of passengers: In 2023, there were 220,000 air passengers.
Flight connections: Ivalo is served by direct flights from four different destinations in Europe. Air traffic is at its busiest during the winter season.

 Ivalo • Finavia

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Facilities include:

Airport Cafe Ivalo - restaurant in the airport gate area
Opening hours:   Open according to scheduled departures.
In the café, you can enjoy a variety of stuffed breads as well as sweet pastries.
You can choose refreshments or a tasty cappuccino as a snack button.
The café also has A-rights. Most products you can take with you on board as takeaway portions.

Airport Cafe Ivalo Shop
Open according to departure schedules.
Buy fabulous souvenirs, sweets and cosmetics from the store in the gate area.

Fireplace, Ivalo
Lounge area.
Sit back in the Ounas chair and relax in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate.
The sleek wooden chairs are produced by the Rovaniemi-based company Treeform.

Rocking chairs, Ivalo Airport
Location: Terminal, gate area
Opening hours:  During terminal opening hours
The calming effect of rocking chairs is known to many, which is why we have brought them to your use. The aim is also to increase coziness and create calmer spaces where you can spend your own time.

Ivalo, Design Center Shop
Location: Terminal, gate area
Opening hours:  Open according to departures.

The store has a comprehensive selection of Finnish design brands.

A wide range of everyday beauties to delight as a memory of the beautiful landscape of Ivalo.

Pharmacy, Ivalo
Location: Terminal, gate area
Opening hours:   Open according to departures
The Ivalo pharmacy service point is located in the gate area and serves departing passengers. The selection includes over-the-counter medicines, wound care products and other items that may be needed while travelling. The products are sold by the Airport Cafe Ivalo restaurant.

Unique Design Finland Oy, Ivalo
Location: Terminal 
Opening hours:  In accordance with air traffic schedules
Design Center, where we mainly sell Finnish design: Marimekko, Iittala, Pentik, Aarikka and our own women's clothing collection, ArcticQueen.
ArcticQueen was born on cold windy winter days when the draught was on its feet. Pirjo made long colourful leggings out of wool fabric. That's where it started and soon expanded: bracelets, collars, ponchos, and the patented Hallcape.