Reasons To Visit Ivalo
The town of Ivalo is one of the northernmost settlements in Finland located in the province of Lapland. The town itself is relatively small but still offers a few interesting things to see and do, many of which revolve around its stunning natural beauty. One of the favorite pastimes in the region is fishing along the Ivalojok River which is also ideal for kayaking, while the town even has its own beach along the riverfront. Travelers in Ivalo are also close by to the town of Inari which is famous for its stunning Inari Lake, or you can enjoy some high-octane winter sports at Saariselka which is just 30 km away.
Arriving In Ivalo
Ivalo Airport is located around 10 km away from the city center of Ivalo and handles a range of flights to and from European destinations, most of which are on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Ivalo you won’t find any direct flights available, but it will be possible to transfer at Helsinki before continuing with your journey.
Ivalo Airport is a fairly small airport set within a single passenger terminal. At the airport you will only find a small range of amenities and facilities, although all of the essentials are available including a café and restaurant on-site as well as a couple of shops to pick up some last-minute travel essentials. In addition to this, travelers at the airport can connect to the free Wi-Fi network available to help pass the time. At Ivalo Airport there are a number of car rental agencies on site, so those looking for their own vehicle can easily rent one upon arrival.
Ivalo Travel Information
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As Finland is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals traveling to the country need not worry about getting a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Ivalo is located in the north of Finland and sees some of the most extreme weather in the country with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall over the winter period, while over the brief summer you can expect average highs of less than 20 degrees.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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