Travel & Stay


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


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.


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.


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 Taxi

Airport Taxi 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).


Midnight Sun Film Festival is ready to help you find a suitable home lodging from Sodankylä and neighboring areas. We will help you find a right place to stay! There are plenty of places to stay in around Luosto region and new accommodation possibilities are popping up every day.

MSFF accommodation service opens in April 2020. For accommodation info, please write to:






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:

Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi/Ametistikylpylä/Amethyst Spa
tel +358 16-620 400 / email:

Santa’s Hotel Aurora
tel +358 400 102 200 / email:

Pyhä-Luosto Travel ltd.
tel +358 20 7303020 / email:


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

3 nights package:

• from 180 €/person/3 nights in a twin room
– room for single use +40 €/person/night
• Log cabin 225 €/ person/3 nights
– cabin for single use +70 €/person/night

5 nights package:

• from 300 €/person in a twin room
– room for single use +40 €/person/night
• Log cabin 375 €/person/5 nights
– cabin for single use + 70 €/person/night
– log cabin with own sauna and fireplace

200 – 400 m from the hotel


• web shop:
• by email:
• by phone: +358 16 620 400



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.

3 nights package:

• 3 night accommodation package in standard double room with sauna including breakfasts and the festival bus Sodankylä to Luosto
• Price 345 € / double room

4 nights package:

• 4 night accommodation package in standard double room with sauna including breakfasts and the festival bus Sodankylä to Luosto
• Price 448 € / double room

Hotel Aurora Unique Arctic glass igloos with glass ceiling and walls:

1 night in unique glass igloo Includes accommodation in glass igloo with breakfast and the festival bus Sodankylä to Luosto
Price 300 € / double room

Prices are valid for Festival time 2018.


Hotel Aurora: or tel: +358 (0)400 102 200

Santa’s Hotel Aurora:



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).


Cabin for 2 persons (one bedroom + loft), 295 €/cabin/3 nights. Extra day 55 €/cabin.
Cabin for 4 persons (two bedrooms + loft), 355 €/cabin/3 nights. Extra day 65 €/cabin.

Bookings: e-mail or phone +358 207 303020.

Our accommodation package entitles to special price dinner at Restaurant Red Fox for 15 €/person (Meatballs á la Maison with creamy brandy sauce) accompanied with red or white wine from Francis Coppola’s Vineyard.



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 13th of June at 12:00 until Sunday 17th of June 12:00. Toilet and shower facilities, 1,2 km to festival area. 20 € / day. Cards accepted. Microwave oven, coffee maker, tea boiler and fridge for your own snacks all available. Bring your own sleeping bag or blanket. Inquiries and reservations:, +358402573156



Tatami lodging for ladies only. Aleksanteri Kena school, Building E, Koulutie 2. Only 1,5 km from downtown Sodankylä. 25 € / 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. Bring your own sleeping bag or blanket.

Tatami lodging opens on Wednesday 13th of June at 12:00 and closes on Sunday 17th of June at 1PM.

Inquiries: & tel. +358 40 75 60 448

When reserving, don’t forget to mention your name, phone number, email address and estimmailto:inga.lokka@gmail.comated time of arrival. Welcome to Tatami!



Iloksi lodging includes a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, linen and a towel for 37 € / person / night.

Lodging opens on Wednesday 13th of June at 10AM and closes on Monday 18th of June at 10AM. 24-hour service.

Iloksi Studio, Rovaniementie 312 D, is located 4 km south from downtown Sodankylä at Rovaniementie. When arriving from downtown, there’s a big blue wooden house on the left side of the road. When you arrive from south, leave the bus at “Tähtiherrantie stop”.

Includes toilet and shower facilities, infrared sauna and water boiler. We sell breakfast and evening snack.

Reservations: Milsse Tapojärvi, +358 44 540 10 57.



Accommodation available at The Old College (Kansanopistontie 5) from Tuesday 12.6. 18 p.m. to Monday morning 18.6. 12 a.m.
We have separate room for men and women, mixed room and a snooring room! Shower for women and men. Own mattress and bedclothes needed.

Eating room, fridge for Your own food. We sell a little snack and breakfast by request. 35 €/night.
Booking and inquiries: