The holidays: By train to Christmas celebrations
School Christmas holidays 2023
Schools will have their well-deserved Christmas holiday from 23 December 2022 to 8 January 2023. Let the holiday atmosphere take over on the train to your destination, the trip is a moment to yourself.
Find your tickets for the holidays' rendez-vous
Where would you like to travel?
Let Lapland’s magic enchant you! You can now buy night train trips until August 2023, private cabins starting from EUR 49, cabins with shower starting from EUR 69 .
Purchase a ticket as a gift
Surprise a friend and buy them a ticket to come over for a visit! You can forward a train ticket to a friend easily with just a few cliks!
Here's how you to forward a ticket to a friend or family member:
Buy the ticket as usual from vr.fi or the VR Matkalla app
- Open the ticket email
- Click on the ticket link to open it in the browser. Copy the link address from the browser's address line
- Send the link, ie. the ticket, to your friend as a text or email
- Done! Start preparing for a lovely visit
Image by Santa Claus Foundation
Extra comfort for your journey
Add some luxury and extra room for your journey by reserving a seat in Ekstra Class or the upstairs section of the restaurant car, reserving your own cabin or booking the seat next to you. Pendolino and IC trains have also free wi-fi and electric sockets.Learn more about upgrade
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!
VR and Santa Claus
Christmas is about doing good and helping others
VR supports the Santa Claus Foundation and the charitable work carried out by the Foundation. The Santa Claus Foundation supports Vamlas this year, a foundation for promoting diversion and inclusion of disabled children.
Meteorologist's tips for seeing the Northern Lights
Many go to Lapland for the Northern Lights specifically. Meteorologist Markus Mäntykannas gave us a few tips for spotting the Northern Lights.
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.