EFRO Rovaniemi



Rovaniemi Airport started operations in 1940. Having been destroyed during the war, reconstruction started and operations resumed in 1948. By the early 1980’s, the airport had become home to Lapland Air Command’s Fighter Squadron 11 and the runway extended to its current length. A new terminal building was completed in the year 2000.

The airport’s scheduled traffic consists mostly of domestic flights, but in addition there are a number of charter flights (especially during the winter season), general aviation activity, Border Guard helicopters and naturally lots of military aircraft.

ATC Frequencies

VATSIM name Callsign Frequency Remarks Languages
EFRO_ATIS 133.700  EN
EFRO_DEL  Rovaniemi Delivery 118.525  FI/EN
EFRO_TWR  Rovaniemi Tower 118.700  Main frequency  FI/EN
EFRO_APP  Rovaniemi Radar 129.900  FI/EN
EFRO_R_APP  Rovaniemi Arrival 118.600  Final approach  FI/EN
EFES_H_CTR  Tampere Radar 124.200  Local ACC-sector  EN
EFES_D_CTR  Tampere Radar 121.300  Covering all ACC sectors if local is offline  EN

Note: EFES will also provide ATS in Finnish below FL95.


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Flight procedures

Please plan your flight via these waypoints:

Waypoint Arrival Departure
 NEMGU x  x
 NEPIX  x  x
 RENVI  x  x
 ROTKO  x  x

Radio navigation:
ROI – Rovani VOR (117.700)
RO – ILS LLZ 21 (111.700)

Note: ILS frequency might differ depending on the scenery.

Runway 03 is only capable of RNP and VOR/DME approaches. Runway 21 has ILS with CAT II capability. RNP and VOR/DME approaches are also available for runway 21. Visual approaches can be executed when allowed by the weather and traffic conditions. Runway 03/21 is 3002 meters long and 60 meters wide.

Rovaniemi has its own radar and all IFR traffic is controlled by radar.

There is one terminal in Rovaniemi which has two jetway stands 7 and 8. Rovanemi also has lots of remote stands to accommodate more than 12 aircraft, so there won’t be a lack of parking space either during the winter season when the charter operations fill the airport with planes.

Radio operations

Operation of Rovaniemi Delivery will be notified in the ATIS broadcast. For clearance, contact Rovaniemi Delivery on 118.525 when DEL is online or to another ATS-station listed above when DEL is offline. VFR aircraft should inform their intensions for flight when requesting taxi. Start-up clearance is not required for piston engined aircraft.

Visual approach can be requested by phraseology: ready for visual or request visual approach.


All charts and valid NOTAMs can be found from eAIP of Finland by ANS Finland.

AIP Suomi – Rovaniemi (EFRO)

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