The closest airport is Luleå Airport in Sweden and is frequented by Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian. If you’re coming in on an international flight you’ll be changing flights at Stockholm Arlanda (1h 20 min flight time between Stockholm and Luleå).
The transfer takes 1h 40 min from Luleå Airport to Övertorneå if you choose do drive. There are options to take public transport to Övertorneå as well, by bus, and you can plan your trip here: Länstrafiken Norrbotten
You can also choose to fly to Rovaniemi or Kemi in Finland. The transfer between Rovaniemi and Övertorneå is 1 hour and 30 minutes, and about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Kemi, if you choose to drive. Since both Finland and Sweden are a part of Schengen, the border crossing is simple.
Perhaps you are planning a road trip? How fun! You’ll find Övertorneå along road 99 between Haparanda and Pajala, right on the border to Finland.
Please use caution if you drive in winter conditions. The roads are usually covered with packed snow and ice, and spiked tires are recommended. Keep alert, there are plenty of wildlife in the woodlands surrounding the roads and only a few stretches are fenced. The most common animals to see on the road are reindeer, moose, hare and fox. Drive with care!
Take the train
If you like to travel by train, the closest train station is Luleå Train Station. For information about routes and times, please visit: SJ
The transfer takes 1h 40 min from Luleå Train Station to Övertorneå if you choose do drive. There are options to take public transport to Övertorneå as well, by bus, and you can find the latest timetables here: Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Book a transfer
Several hotels and hostels, as well as small-scale accommodation in Övertorneå offers private transfer from the airport or train station. Send them a message upon booking and ask about booking a transfer.
The private transfers are usually guided transfers, with a guide as chauffeur, or even the host or owner themselves. A great way to be introduced to Torne Valley and Övertorneå.