The airport of Ivalo is conveniently located just 10 kilometres from the center of the town. During the winter some airlines offer direct flights to Ivalo airport from many European cities. Flights from Helsinki airport to Ivalo are frequent and the duration is about one hour thirty minutes.
Some accomodation providers offer shuttle service from the airport, and there is also taxi service that can transfer you safely from Ivalo airport to your destination. In case you choose to rent a car you can always arrange to pickup up your vehicle at the airport which is very convenient.
Brief history of Ivalo airport (source)
1943 build year of the airport by German soldiers
1945 destroyed by retreating German forces
1950 Ivalo airport was rebuild
1970’s airport expansion
1975 regular year-round route between Helsinki and Ivalo established
1981 runway extension
1999 terminal expansions and new control tower completed
2019 new baggage claim building completed