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Travel from Rovaniemi to Inari in February

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Travel from Rovaniemi to Inari in February

We are four adults flying from Helsinki on the 16th February and will spend one night in Rovaniemi then to Inari for three nights in the hope of seeing the northern lights. Flying out of Ivalo on the 20th to Stockholm via Helsinki.

Is it possible to hire a car and drive from Rovaniemi to Inari the drop car back to Ivalo?

Are the driving conditions safe to drive ourselves when we have had no experience in such climates previously?

What is the cost for bus travel compared to car hire for four people plus luggage?

Any help would be appreciated.


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1. Re: Travel from Rovaniemi to Inari in February

Oneway rentals tend to be prohibitively expensive but otherwise doable. Roads are kept in good condition and cars have studded winter tyres. Check prices of car rentals on the websites of car rental companies. Most major international companies operate in Lapland, too (Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and ScandiaRent operate at Ivalo Airport).

See bus timetable Rovaniemi - Inari and ticket fares at http://tinyurl.com/qebekq5 (60.10€/ adult one way). To get fom Inari to Ivalo Airport you should take a bus to Ivalo and then a taxi to the airport. Further info on transport connections to Ivalo Airport: http://www.finavia.fi/en/ivalo/To%2526From/ .

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