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. The precise schedule will be published the same time with official program map.

Festival Bus

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

Luosto –Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi
Sodankylä – bus station, S-Market bus stop

Tickets: 10,00 / single / per person


We will help you to find a right place to stay! There’s a plenty of places to stay in around Luosto region and new accommodation possibilities are popping up every day.

MSFF accommodation service will open on 2nd of April 2018. For inquiries, please write to:


Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi

  • Festival package:
  • 1 night: from 55,00 eur / person / twin room (festival bus pass included)
  • 3 nights: from 180,00 eur / person / twin room
  • 5 nights: from 300,00 eur / person / twin room
  • Festival package in a Log cabin:
  • from 140,00 eur / night / cabin for max 2 person
  • Log cabin with own sauna and fireplace, 400m from the Hotel.
  • The price includes accommodation, breakfast at the Hotel and  free use of spa and gym, also bus card for the Festival bus Luosto – Sodankylä – Luosto. The bus runs regular shifts around the clock. Detailed schedules will be provided in June.
  • Festival bus pass without accommodation, valid from Wed to Sun 150,00 eur / person
  • Bookings from web shop Bookings by email:

Bookings by phone +358 16 620 400

Santa’s Hotel Aurora:

The 25-40m2 rooms at Hotel Aurora are spacious, and they are situated on three floors. The wood and warm colours used in the décor create a restful atmosphere. All the rooms come with their own sauna, and some of the two-person rooms have their own fireplace.

The Superior Class rooms are for guests who seek that little bit of extra luxury – they have their own sleeping area and living room, and some also have their own fireplace.
Santa’s Hotels has built 10 modern and well-equipped panoramic view rooms with glass ceiling and walls in connection with Santa’s Hotel Aurora in Luosto. Rooms have been introduced in February 2015.
3 day package includes lodging in a two-person room with sauna plus breakfast: 153€/person/two-person room.

4 day package includes lodging in a two-person room with sauna plus breakfast: 200€/person/two-person room.

Festival bus tickets bought from bus 10 € / person / one way.

Inquiries: Hotel Aurora or +358 400 102 200. à

A La Carte Lapland Oy

A La Carte Lapland offers you profitable lodging at Luosto, starting from 65,00 € / day. More information: or by email:

Delicious lunch served at Hotel Karhu from Wed to Sat 11AM-3PM for only 9,00 € / person. Dinner buffet and a la carte menu every night from 5PM-9PM for only 15,00 € / person. Our webpage:

Pyhä-Luosto travel

High quality wood cabins with sauna, kitchen, fireplace and TV everywhere around Luosto region. Linen and end cleaning included in the price.

2 person cabin (1 bedroom + loft) 230 € / cabin / 3 days. Extra days 55 €.

4 person cabin (2 bedrooms + loft) 260 € / cabin / 3 days. Extra days 55 €.

One way tickets to the festival area can be bought from festival bus by 10 € / person.

Inquiries: or +358 207 30 30.


Midnight Sun Film Festival is ready to help you find a suitable home lodging from Sodankylä and neighboring areas. Contact us at (accommodation service is operating from 2.4.2018 ->)


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 14th of June at 12:00 until Sunday 18th of June 12:00. Toilet and shower facilities, 1,2km to festival area. 20 € / day. No reservations


Tatami lodging for ladies only. Aleksanteri Kena school, Building E, Koulutie 2. Only 1,5km 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 14th of June at 12:00 and closes on Sunday 18th of June at 1PM.

Inquiries: When reserving, don’t forget to mention your name, phone number, email address and estimated 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 14th of June at 10AM and closes on Monday 19th of June at 10AM. 24-hour service.

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

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

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