There are several ways to get to Posio, depending on how you wish to travel.
BY AIR FROM HELSINKI TO KUUSAMO
Kuusamo airport is a 45-minute drive from Posio. Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo all year round, daily during the winter season. The flight time from Helsinki to Kuusamo is one hour.
Other airports close-by are located in Rovaniemi (130 km) and Oulu (230 km). There are daily flight connections also from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and Oulu. Helsinki airport is 825 km from Posio.
All the airports have seasonal connecting flights to elsewhere in Europe.
BY TRAIN TO ROVANIEMI OR KEMIJÄRVI
The nearest train stations are situated in Rovaniemi (132 km) and Kemijärvi (97 km). More information about tickets and timetables here. Posio can be reached by a local bus which runs from the Rovaniemi train station to Posio. A mixed rail-and-car option is also available.
Posio is 825 km from Helsinki by the shortest road route. Helsinki and Kuusamo are connected by highways E75 and 5, or you can travel via the city of Oulu. There are plenty of round-the-clock service stations and food outlets along the way. There are also good road connections to Posio from Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Kemijärvi, Ranua and Taivalkoski.
The nearest car rental points are in Kuusamo and Rovaniemi airports as well as in Kemijärvi (Pohjolankatu 5, 98100 Kemijärvi).
There are daily bus connections from Posio to Rovaniemi and Kuusamo. Other regular connections lead to Oulu, Taivalkoski, Pudasjärvi and Ranua. The buses depart from and arrive to Ingan Tupa Café (address: Toritie 4, 97900 Posio). Detailed schedules here.
Most of the shops and services in Posio are located in the town center. The best way to travel around the surrounding area is by car. There is no local public transport in Posio.
Posio Taxi Station
Kauppakuja 1, 97900 Posio
Tel: +358 16 372 1555
Bus Service J. Tuppurainen Ltd
Tel: +358 500 254 111