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There are 7 ways to get from Karesuando to Helsinki by car, bus, plane or train

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Drive, bus to Kittilä, fly to Helsinki  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Hetta
  2. Take the bus from Hetta to Kittilän lentoasema
  3. Take the plane from Kittilä to Helsinki

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Bus, train  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th I to Muonion Matkahuolto
  2. Take the bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari rautatieasema
  3. Take the train from Kolari to Helsinki 276 / ...

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Bus to Kiruna, fly to Helsinki  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna Flygplats E10
  2. Fly from Kiruna (KRN) to Helsinki (HEL) KRN - HEL

Bus, bus to Kittila, fly to Helsinki  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th I to Sonkamuotka
  2. Take the bus from Sonkamuotka to Hetta
  3. Take the bus from Hetta to Kittilän lentoasema
  4. Fly from Kittila (KTT) to Helsinki (HEL) KTT - HEL

Bus via Kolari  •  17h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th I to Muonion Matkahuolto
  2. Take the bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari MH
  3. Take the bus from Sale to 30-35

Bus  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th I to Muonion Matkahuolto Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus E - Muonion Matkahuolto
  2. Take the bus from Muonio to Helsinki Kamppi

Drive  •  13h 7m

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Helsinki 1085.6 km
Sweden → Finland
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Conditions of entry into Finland from Sweden

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival
This applies to arrivals from Sweden
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Finland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Finland from Sweden.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Helsinki is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Helsinki is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Helsinki is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Sweden from Finland.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Karesuando to Helsinki is to bus and train which costs 1100 kr - 1700 kr and takes 19h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Karesuando to Helsinki is to bus and fly which costs 2000 kr - 3700 kr and takes 9h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Karesuando to Helsinki. However, there are services departing from Syväjärventien th I and arriving at 30-35 via Muonion Matkahuolto and Sale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 41m.

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It is 927 km from Karesuando to Helsinki. It is approximately 1085.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Karesuando to Helsinki without a car is to bus via Kolari which takes 17h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Karesuando to Helsinki, including transfers.

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Karesuando to Helsinki bus services, operated by Koskilinjat Oy, depart from Syväjärventien th I station.

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There is no direct flight from Kiruna Airport to Helsinki Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Karesuando to Helsinki bus services, operated by OnniBus.com Oy, arrive at 30-35 station.

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Helsinki is 1h ahead of Karesuando. It is currently 5:34 PM in Karesuando and 6:34 PM in Helsinki.

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  • Distance: 927.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Karesuando, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland?

You can take a bus from Karesuando to Helsinki via Muonion Matkahuolto and Sale in around 17h 41m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Kiruna to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Kittila to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Flights from Kittila to Helsinki via Ivalo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Kiruna to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Kiruna to Helsinki via Stockholm, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Kiruna to Helsinki via Umea, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Kiruna to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Kittila to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €200
Train operators
Bus operators
Elli-Marja Kultima Ky
Phone
(016) 537 716
Email
elli@kilpistaksi.com
Website
kilpistaksi.com
Bus from Hetta to Kittilän lentoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Elli-Marja Kultima Ky
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Phone
+46 926 756 80
Email
kundservice@ltnbd.se
Website
ltnbd.se
Bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna Flygplats E10
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
€19 - €27
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Syväjärventien th I to Sonkamuotka
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Koskilinjat Oy
Bus from Sonkamuotka to Hetta
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Koskilinjat Oy
Bus from Syväjärventien th I to Muonion Matkahuolto
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Koskilinjat Oy
Orajärven Bussit Oy
Phone
040 183 4373
Email
markku.myynti@orajarvenbussit.fi
Website
orajarvenbussit.fi
Bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari MH
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Orajärven Bussit Oy
Bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari rautatieasema
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €15
Website
Orajärven Bussit Oy
Viljo Rundgren Ky
Phone
040 502 5691
Email
rundgrenky@msn.com
Website
rundgrenky.fi
Bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari MH
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
V. Rundgren Oy
Bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari rautatieasema
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
V. Rundgren Oy
OnniBus.com Oy
Website
matkahuolto.fi
Bus from Sale to 30-35
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
matkahuolto.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Muonio to Helsinki Kamppi
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Liikenne Lohiniva Oy
Phone
0400 697 876
Email
traffic@lohiniva.fi
Website
lohiniva.fi
Bus from Muonion Matkahuolto to Kolari rautatieasema
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Liikenne Lohiniva Oy
Other operators
Norwegian Air Sweden Aoc
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Plane from Kittilä to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi

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