Air France launches flights to three destinations above the Arctic Circle

Tromsø, Norway, will be the northernmost destination on the Air France – KLM network. (Thomas Nilsen/The Independent Barents Observer)

Tromsø in northern Norway will be the northernmost destination on the entire Air France – KLM network. Flights start on December 10 with one weekly tour from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle.

On the same date, the French flag carrier launches a new direct route to the ski resort Kittlä in Finnish Lapland. This route will be operated once a week with an Airbus A320, the airliner informs.

A Finnish flag in Rovaniemi, Lapland on December 4, 2015. Last year, Air France started flights directly from Paris to Rovaniemi. (Mathiew Leiser/Eye on the Arctic)

Last year, Air France started flights directly from Paris to Rovaniemi, the largest city in Lapland. This year, more flights are added with up to one daily flight during the Christmas and New Year peak season, in addition to the scheduled flights starting on November 27.

Both Kittilä and Rovaniemi airports have been expanded in recent years to facilitate increasing winter tourism. In Tromsø, the airport is currently being expanded to include a dedicated international terminal.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: ‘Crazy busy’ for business owners as tourists return to Tuktoyaktuk, CBC News

Finland: Sami Parliament in Finland publishes digital guide for responsible tourism in Lapland, Eye on the Arctic

Iceland: 10% of Iceland’s workforce employed in tourism, The Independent Barents Observer.

Thomas Nilsen, The Independent Barents Observer

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