www.fmi.fi
ARCTIC SPACE CENTRE
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, SODANKYLÄ, FINLAND

How to find us

Arctic Space Centre (FMI-ARC) is based in Tähtelä, Sodankylä, Finnish Lappland: 67.367 °N, 26.629 °E
Tähtelä (direct Google Maps link) is located about 7km south from Sodankylä downtown, on the eastern site of river Kitinen, and Sodankylä approximately two hours northeast by car from Rovaniemi.

By Plane: Nearest airports are in Rovaniemi (130 km) and Kittilä (100km).

By Train: Nearest railwaystation is in Rovaniemi.

By Bus from from Rovaniemi you can:
  • take a bus (timetable of Matkahuolto) to Sodankylä
  • take a rental car
  • travel to Torvinen with a skibus from Rovaniemi to Luosto and from Torvinen you can continue with a taxi or some other arranged transportation to the Tähtelä, but you should consult your host from FMI-ARC for the arragements.
By Car from Sodankylä downtown: First turn to road 5, Kemijärvi direction and after bridge, turn right to road Orajärventie towards Orajärvi and airport ('Lentoasema')
After 6km, turn right to road Tähteläntie. There is big signs beside the junction.

From VisitSodankylä page you can find more transportation information and information about driving in Lapland.