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There are 4 ways to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten by bus, train, ferry or car

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Bus  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kolari keskusta I
  2. Take the bus from Pajala busstation to Kiruna busstation 53
  3. Take the bus from Kiruna busstation to Narvik storsenter 91
  4. Take the bus from Bromsgård to Lyngvær øst

kr 1047 - kr 1420

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Kemi 416 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kemi to Kolari 269
  3. Take the bus from Pajala busstation to Kiruna busstation 53
  4. Take the bus from Kiruna busstation to Narvik storsenter 91
  5. Take the bus from Bromsgård to Svolvær sentrum

kr 1206 - kr 1664

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Rovaniemi bussterminal to Saariselkä 912
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Hurtigruten
  3. Take the ferry from Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai to Svolvær Hurtigrutekai

kr 8833 - kr 10690

Drive  •  10h 26m

  1. Drive from Rovaniemi to Lofoten 736.3 km

kr 1100 - kr 1700

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten is to bus which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 16h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten is to drive which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 10h 26m.

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The distance between Rovaniemi and Lofoten is 527 km. The road distance is 736.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 2 days 16h and costs 800€ - 1000€.

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It takes approximately 16h 1m to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rovaniemi to Lofoten is 736 km. It takes approximately 10h 26m to drive from Rovaniemi to Lofoten.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Lofoten. Prices start at kr 1000 NOK per night.

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Map of how to get from Rovaniemi to Lofoten.
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  • Distance: 527.4 km
  • Duration: 16h 1m

What companies run services between Rovaniemi, Finland and Lofoten, Norway?

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Lofoten via Kolari keskusta I, Pajala busstation, Kiruna busstation, Bromsgård, and Lyngvær øst in around 16h 1m.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
kr 140 - kr 210
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kemi to Kolari
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
kr 220 - kr 330
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kolari keskusta I
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
kr 230 - kr 330
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Phone
+46 926 756 80
Email
kundservice@ltnbd.se
Website
ltnbd.se
Bus from Pajala busstation to Kiruna busstation
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
kr 220 - kr 310
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
kr 220 - kr 310
Bus from Kiruna busstation to Narvik storsenter
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
kr 210 - kr 290
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
kr 210 - kr 290
Nordland fylkeskommune
Email
post@nfk.no
Website
nfk.no
Bus from Bromsgård to Lyngvær øst
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
kr 350 - kr 440
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune
Bus from Bromsgård to Svolvær sentrum
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
kr 320 - kr 390
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Rovaniemi bussterminal to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 480 - kr 520
Website
Snelandia
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Hurtigruten
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
kr 4300 - kr 4600
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Hurtigruten
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
kr 3550
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
Ferry operators

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