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There are 3 ways to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy by bus or car

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä Riekonlinna
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Airport
  3. Drive from Kirkenes Airport to Zapolyarnyy

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from 3 to Tunturikeskus Kiilopää
  2. Take the bus from Kiilopää to Kirkenes

Drive

  1. Drive from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy
Finland → Russia
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International entry into Russia from Finland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Finland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Russia from Finland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Russia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Finland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Russia from Finland.

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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 Zapolyarnyy is 8-800-2000-112.

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

The social distance requirement in Zapolyarnyy is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 7h 1m.

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The distance between Rovaniemi and Zapolyarnyy is 387 km. The road distance is 477.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy without a car is to bus which takes 11h 52m and costs €430 - €480.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy is 478 km. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy.

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Map of how to get from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy.
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  • Distance: 387.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between Rovaniemi, Finland and Zapolyarnyy, Murmansk Oblast, Russia?

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Zapolyarnyy via Kiilopää, Kirkenes, and Sputnik in around 11h 52m.

Bus operators
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Phone
+35816 312280
Email
tilausajo@liikenneniemela.fi
Website
liikenneniemela.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä Riekonlinna
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Oberösterreichischer Verkehrsverbund
Phone
0732 66 10 10 66
Email
kundencenter@ooevv.at
Website
ooevv.at
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RUB 22394
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes Airport
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 24000 - RUB 26000
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kiilopää to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 28000 - RUB 30000
Schedules at
visitinari.fi

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