Lapland is well serviced by bus and train.

Trains connect South to North Finland, being Rovaniemi and Kolari the two main railway destinations (Kemijarvi and Kemi also have stations). You can take a day or a night train from the south. You can travel in coach or in a sleeping-car compartment. From these stations, you can take a TrainBus to the holiday resort that you are heading. From Rovaniemi, you can take a bus to Levi, Ranua, Salla, Kuusamo, Inari, among other destinations. For a complete list of destinations (as well as schedules of day and night trains), check out VR Passenger Services at: http://www.vr.fi/heo/eng/asemat/asema... .

Three popular companies operating in Lapland are Express Bus, Matkahuolto and Ketosen Liikenne Oy. Express Bus services all Finland with more than 300 buses. From their website, you can search the schedule for the day you are planning to travel. You can purchase the tickets at the bus stations or on board the bus.

Matkahuolto services national and international destinations such as Russia, Norway and Sweden. At their offices, you can also buy tickets for Eurolines Baltic and Scandinavia bus connections and the rest of Europe. One way tickets bought at the company's offices can be used within the month of purchase, while the ones got on board are only valid for that trip. Children, young people, students, senior citizens and military personnel get discounts. There are also special fares for familes and groups.

Ketosen Liikenne Oy service central Lapland's cities such as Rovaniemi, Kemijarvi, Soppela, Savukoski, Oulu and Salla among other. Each route has different timetables, you should check their website for details (a downside, it is in Finnish but scheduling information is very easy to understand.)

There are many other bus companies servicing Lapland. For a complete list, stop by http://www.laplandfinland.com.