Travel and accommodation

Travel info

The workshop is organized in Sodankylä, Finland. We recommend arriving by plane in Rovaniemi (RVN) via Helsinki (HEL) on Sunday, Oct 28, and continuing by bus to accommodation in Luosto area. Finnair ( and Norwegian ( fly to Rovaniemi.

Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi on Oct 28:

Operator Departure from Helsinki Arrival in Rovaniemi Bus connection
Finnair 12:10 13:30  
  16:20 17:40 Skibus Rovaniemi 17:45-18:00 -> Luosto 19:30
  20:05 21:25  
  21:15 22:35  
Norwegian 8:55 10:15  
  15:00 16:20 Skibus Rovaniemi 17:45-18:00 -> Luosto 19:30
  20:35 21:55  


Recommended return time is on Wednesday, Oct 31, and the flights from Rovaniemi to Helsinki are:

Operator Departure from Rovaniemi Arrival in Helsinki Bus connection
Finnair 05:45 07:00  
  09:45 11:00 Skibus Luosto 6:50 -> Rovaniemi 8:20
  12:10 13:30  
  14:10 15:30  
  18:15 19:30 Skibus Luosto 15:30 -> Rovaniemi 17:00
Norwegian 8:25 9:45  
  15:00 16:20  


Skibus drives between the airport and the hotel. We recommend using the flights with Skibus connection. A one-way bus ticket costs 28 €. Please indicate your arrival and departure time in the registration form. We’ll try to arrange bus transportation (on your own expense) to other flights if possible. If you don’t know your travel schedule during registration, please inform Riitta Aikio ( after booking your tickets. Information on Skibus and Luosto area can be found from

Another recommended possibility is to rent a car from Rovaniemi airport. A list of rental companies operating at the airport can be found from There is also a train connection between Helsinki and Rovaniemi. Tickets can be booked from the train company VR

The bus connection between the hotel at Luosto and the workshop venue in Tähtelä will be arranged by FMI free of charge.


There is a block reservation in Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi,, in the Luosto area, about 50 km from the workshop venue in Tähtelä. Please book your own accommodation from using the reference ‘HiMAC 2018’. The price for a single room is 80 € per night.

Bus connection between hotel at Luosto and workshop venue in Tähtelä will be arranged by FMI free of charge.

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