Travel & Stay

HOW TO GET TO SODANKYLÄ

Sodankylä is located approximately two hours northeast by car from Lapland’s capital, Rovaniemi. A direct Google Maps link can be found here.

Train

Finland is provided with excellent railroad network. While trains do not go as far north as Sodankylä, Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi can be easily reached by train. English timetable and prices can be found at Finnish Railways webpage.

Bus

Sodankylä can be reached by bus daily every two hours from Rovaniemi railway station. Timetable and prices can be found at Matkahuolto coach service webpage.

Planes

Two major airlines companies, Finnair and Norwegian, fly from Finnish capital Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Most Rovaniemi-Sodankylä buses also stop by at Rovaniemi airport.

Festival Bus

The official Festival Bus will run 24/7 from Luosto to Sodankylä and back. See schedule.

Festival bus stops:
Luosto – Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi – Santa’s Hotel –
Sodankylä – bus station, S-Market bus stop

Tickets: 15 € / single / per person

Airport Bus

Airport Bus Rovaniemi offers direct transportation from the airport and the railway station to the film festival and to the city center of Rovaniemi. You can share the bus with other people from the same flight (max. 23 people).

ACCOMMODATION INFO

Midnight Sun Film Festival has a group at Facebook where you can find (and provide) accommodation:

Join the group and post your own info: when do you need accommodation, for how many people, etc.

For specific questions regarding accommodation at MSFF, you can also write to (from 1st of April, 2024):
majoitus@msfilmfestival.fi

Like we say here in Sodankylä, early bird catches the best cabins!

TRAVEL PACKAGES AT LUOSTO RESORT

FESTIVAL BUS

LUOSTO – SODANKYLÄ – LUOSTO

Two stops in Luosto:

1. Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi
2. Santa’s Hotel Aurora

Two stops in Sodankylä:

1. On ”Jäämerentie” road bus stop in the front of the S-Market
2. Bus Station

Timetables from Sodankylä: start time at the Bus Station.

Timetables from Luosto: start time at the Hotel Luostotunturi

Price: 15 €/person/one way.
Bus card incl. to the accommodation packages booked from Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi / Santa’s Hotel Aurora / Pyhä-Luosto Travel ltd.

Book the packages:

FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATION AT LUOSTO RESORT

Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi/Ametistikylpylä/Amethyst Spa

Festival Package includes accommodation, linen, cleaning by departure, breakfast at the Hotel, free use of spa and gym and bus card for Festival bus Luosto – Sodankylä – Luosto (only included in bookings made on the hotel’s webpage)

tel +358 16-620 400 / email: luostotunturi@laplandhotels.com

Santa’s Hotel Aurora

Hotel Aurora combines all the best of an enchanting fell cottage with carefree, quality hotel accommodation. All our hotel rooms come with their own sauna.

Hotel Aurora has 10 Unique Glass igloos for year-round use.

All bookings and inquieries www.santashotels.fi/hotelaurora or Santa’s Hotel Aurora luosto@santashotels.fi / +358 400 102 200.

Pyhä-Luosto Travel ltd.
tel +358 20 7303020 / email: luosto@pltravel.fi

FESTIVAL PACKAGE IN SANTA’S HOTEL AURORA

Hotel Aurora combines all the best of an enchanting fell cottage with carefree, quality hotel accommodation. All our hotel rooms come with their own sauna.

Hotel Aurora has 10 Unique Glass igloos for year-round use.

PYHÄ-LUOSTO TRAVEL LTD

High quality holiday cabins in Luosto area (all with sauna, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and TV). Accommodation price includes linen and final cleaning, also bus card for the Festival bus Luosto–Sodankylä–Luosto (the bus runs regular shifts around the clock).

Prices:

Cabin for 2 persons (one bedroom + loft), 415 €/cabin/3 nights. Extra day 75 €/cabin.
Cabin for 4 persons (two bedrooms + loft), 540 €/cabin/3 nights. Extra day 85 €/cabin.

Bookings: e-mail luosto@pltravel.fi or phone +358 207 303020.

HIGH SCHOOL MATTRESS LODGING

Mattress lodging at Sodankylä lukio (High School), Juontotie 33, Building F. Follow the signposts from Hotel Sodankylä. Both male and female guests welcome. From Wed 12th of June at 12:00 until Sunday 16th of June 13:00. Toilet and shower facilities, 1,2 km to festival area. 30 € / day. Cards accepted. Microwave oven, coffee maker, tea boiler and fridge for your own snacks all available. Bring your own sleeping bag or blanket.

Book the accommodation: https://www.laverastit.fi/tuote/festarimajoitus-2

Inquiries: lapinveikot.paini@gmail.com or text +358 40 3636290.

TATAMI LODGING FOR LADIES

Tatami lodging for women only. Address: Tähtikunnan koulu, Unarintie 33, Sodankylä. Only 1,3 km from downtown Sodankylä. 30 € / day, including mattress, toilet and shower facilities. Microwave oven, coffee maker, tea boiler, coffee/tea and coffee milk and fridge for your own snacks all available. There’s also a small cafeteria that offers porridge, coffee, tee, sandwiches and sweet pastries. Bring your own sleeping bag or blanket.

Tatami lodging opens on Wednesday 12th of June at 12 am and closes on Monday 17th of June at 10 am.

Booking: www.kisasiskot.net
Inquiries: inga.lokka@gmail.com & tel. +358 40 75 60 448

When reserving, don’t forget to mention your name, phone number, email address and estimated time of arrival. Welcome to Tatami!

OLD COLLEGE LODGING

Accommodation available at The Old College (Kansanopistontie 5) from Tuesday 11.6. 18 p.m. to Monday morning 17.6. 12 a.m.
We have separate room for men and women, mixed room and a snooring room! Shower for women and men, sauna. Bring your own mattress and linen / sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, etc. 35 €/night.

Booking and inquiries: vanhaopisto@gmail.com

Hotel Karhu serves lunch Wed-Sat from 11.00 am to 3 pm for the price of 9 € / person. Dinner buffet and a la carte every evening from 5 pm to 9 pm. Buffet price 15 € / person. Webpage: https://budgethotelkarhu.fi/en/dining/