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By train to Christmas celebrations

Holiday atmosphere can be found on the way

The train offers affordable transportation to Christmas celebrations, both near and far. Let the holiday atmosphere take over on the train to your destination – the trip is a moment to yourself.

The VR Matkalla app is your best travel companion. The app is an easy method for purchasing tickets and it gives you up-to-date information about your journey.
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List of tips for the night train

We have compiled a list of practical tips for a night train journey, containing the best tips for an easy journey.

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Own compartment or an empty seat next to you

Do you want to travel even more comfortably? Now you can book a 2-, 4- or 6-person cabin for yourself or an empty seat next to you.

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Enjoy the atmosphere

The journey is fun when you get to enjoy the delicacies of the restaurant car. During the holiday season, there are Christmas pastries baked by a small Finnish producer available. You can also order restaurant car products to your seat or collect them yourself.

Welcome to Tavaravaunu

Tavaravaunu is the designated online store for VR products. Our selection includes items such as the VR-patterned Brio Train favoured by our smaller passengers, the Train Elf’s Christmas Surprise package, and other products that are excellent gift ideas.

Holiday season trains and stations

Spot an elf or funny train announcement, enjoy a mug of glögg at the station, eat Christmas candies on the train or photograph yourself with Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. We delight Christmas time travelers in many different ways!

Night train travel with children

A journey on a night train is an adventure for the children. We have compiled tips for a successful night train journey with children.

Read about travelling with children

Active holiday in Lapland

Are you drawn to peace and quiet, fresh air and hiking in wintry Lapland? The allure of Lapland can also be experienced during shorter trips, and day hikes and ski tours can certainly be done without previous experience.

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Our rail network covers the whole of Finland; you can view the train schedules here.

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Meteorologist's tips to see the Northern Lights

Many go to Lapland for the Northern Lights specifically. Meteorologist Markus Mäntykannas gave us a few tips on how to organise the trip if you want to see the Northern Lights.

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Shuttle taxi from the car-carrier station to the night train

Xmas surprise: Shuttle taxi service

We're offering a free shuttle taxi service to our car-train customers heading north from Pasila car-carrier station 17–23 Dec. This service trial is our Christmas surprise brought to you in cooperation with Lähitaksi.

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Taking your Christmas luggage with you is now easier

VR and Lähitaksi's christmas service

VR and Lähitaksi bring joy to their customers with a new kind of service! Passengers on Christmas night trains can try out the luggage service, which makes it even easier to travel with large luggage.

Learn more about the luggage service!

Night trains

Let Lapland’s magic enchant you! You can now buy night train trips until August 2022, private cabins starting from EUR 49, cabins with shower starting from EUR 69.

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VR and Santa Claus Foundation

Christmas is about doing good and helping others

VR supports the Santa Claus Foundation and the charitable work carried out by the Foundation, as well as the activities of many other organisations, so that the important help is directed to the right causes.

Music for your holiday

The band Apulanta compiled on Spotify a brilliant playlist suitable for all journeys. Just put your earphones on and press play – this playlist is guaranteed to set the holiday mood for you!

Listen to the list on Spotify

Practical tips for car-carrier passengers

A car-carrier takes you and your car or motorcycle from one end of Finland to the other. What should you consider before the trip and at the car-carrier stations? Read our tips for a successful and comfortable journey!

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Your best travel companion

The VR Matkalla app is always available in your pocket!

The app keeps your tickets secure and you get up-to-date information about your journey.

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