Pello is located in the heart of Finnish and Swedish Lapland, so Pello has good traffic connections.


By its passenger numbers Rovaniemi Airport is Finland’s third largest airport and is the Official Airport of Santa Claus. The distance from the airport to the centre of Pello is just over 100 kilometres.

Pello is also close to the following airports:

  • Kemi-Tornio Airport (Kemi, Finland): 140 km
  • Luleå Airport (Luleå, Sweden): 210 km

More information about flights:


Bus timetables are published on the Matkahuolto website: You can also enquire about bus timetables using the premium-rate Matkahuolto service number, tel. +358 200 4000.


Travel to Pello by train during the winter tourist season. The railway station is located in the centre of Pello. Ask about timetables and tickets online or by calling state-owned railway company VR (tel. +358 600 41 900).

The last station on the railway in the north is in Kolari.


The Pello Taxi Station is found in the Pello village at:
Burmannintie 1, FI-95700 Pello
tel. +358 16 515 555

There are excellent roads leading to Pello. Highway 21 travels through the Pello village and the border crossing point in Sweden is in the centre of Pello. The distance from Pello to Rovaniemi is around 100 kilometres. Using the highway, the distance to Ylitornio is 55 kilometres and Tornio around 120 kilometres. The distance from the centre of Pello to Övertorneå on the Swedish side of the border is approximately 52 kilometres and to Pajala around 61 kilometres.


Find out more general information about visiting Lapland.

  • Pello, Finland