Arctic Circle Hiking Area is located in the municipality of Rovaniemi, about 25 km north of the town of Rovaniemi on the east-side of the road running between Rovaniemi and Sodankylä.
By Public Transportation
There are several coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) which travel daily between Rovaniemi and Sodankylä as well as Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi. Buses operate along Highway 4.
The closest bus stop is at Lake Vikajärvi. The Vikaköngäs starting point is 200 metres from the bus stop.
The Makialampi parking area is situated by Highway 4. From the parking area you can set off on the local trails.
You arrive at the Arctic Circle Hiking Area via Highway 4 (E75), from where there are signposts to the starting points of the trails.
To reach the Vaattunki-köngäs parking area, drive along Highway 4 for about 20 km from Rovaniemi towards Sodankylä and turn off for Vaattunkiköngäs following the signposts to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area. Drive along Vaattunkikönkääntie road for about 2 km to the parking area located at the end of the road.
The Makialampi parking area is situated by Highway 4 near the crossroads of Vaattunkikönkääntie road (see above).
The Vikaköngäs parking area is located by Highway 4 close to the village of Vikajärvi, about 24 km from Rovaniemi in the direction of Sodankylä.