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Finland train reservations

Hi. I am looking at making reservations on the Finland VR train for night train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. When I select April 7 for my departure date it then shows an outbound date of April 8. It’s a bit confusing. Please reply if you have experience with booking online reservations on the night train from Helsinki to the Laplands. If I book my departure date of April 7 why does the site show April 8 date for outbound? I want to arrive in Rovaniemi in the morning on April 8. Thanks for any advice.

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That is very strange, when I try to make a booking everything works fine. There is a night train that leaves Helsinki on the 7th, Intercity 265 that departs 19:29 and arrives next morning in Rovaniemi.

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I suggest trying a different browser. Can't hurt. If it doesn't help, try a different device (tablet or smartphone instead of PC, or vice versa). It sounds silly, but sometimes switching out the browser or the hardware gets around the website problem.

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Try playing aorund with using the "arrow" to change date back/forward until you get the Thursday 7.4 departure date. If you pick We 6.4 you will get Thursday 7.4 trains:

https://www.vr.fi/en/single-ticket-outbound-search-results?from=HKI&to=ROI&outbound=2022-04-07T03%3A00%3A00.000%2B0300&return&passengers[0][key]=1eac772b-902a-43d5-b745-a069f1c7943d&passengers[0][type]=ADULT&passengers[0][pets]=0&passengers[0][bicycles]=0&passengers[0][largePet]=false&passengers[0][wheelchair]=false&passengers[0][assistant]=

If all else fails, try call customer service: https://www.vr.fi/en/customer-service

If you are calling from a foreign number, our Customer Support number
is +358 923 192 902.

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You will see a bit of scenery from the night train, which is a lot more than if flying. And it will also save you a bit of money, not to mention it is a much better option for the environment.

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Our train journey from Helsinki to Kajaani was comfortable but the scenery was mostly a lot of trees. (I suppose that that's why the train has wi-fi.

Nothing against trees but as a past American President was reported to say: "If you have seen one tree you have seen them all". https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/if-youve-seen-one-tree/

Moon phase April 8 is less than a quarter: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/finland/helsinki?month=4

PS If the sky is clear, a morning flight to Sana's village will be a white landscape. Hope you don't need Ruldorf's nose to guide your flight.