Travel information

Getting to
Arctic Norway

Arctic Norway is easy to reach both internally from Oslo as well as from further a field.

The three main cities are serviced by International airports located close to the city centre.

  • Tromsø – 4 km from the city centre, direct flights from Frankfurt, Gdansk, Helsinki, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, London Luton, Munich and Stockholm.
  • Bodø – 4 km from the city centre. Direct flights from Gdansk as well as possibility for charter flights
  • Harstad / Narvik – 44km and 55km respectively. Direct flights from Gdansk as well as capacity for charter flights.
  • Alta – 4 km from city centre. Capacity for charter flights.

There are also 35 direct flights from Oslo daily between these airports.

Around Norway there is also a network of around 50 smaller airports serviced by a local airline called Widerøe. This airline services all of these small airports if you are needing a more local or remote area such as North Cape or Sørreisa.

Travelling to and around in the Arctic Norway region

Normally, there are direct flights to Norway from both coasts of the continental USA and several destinations in Europe. When travelling from Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need to connect via an airport in Asia, the Middle East, or Europe.

Oslo Airport (Gardermoen), the main airport and hub for international traffic, has scheduled flights to and from more than 100 destinations. However, be prepared to change planes at some point in order to be able to reach your final destination in Norway.

Most of the larger cities and towns have airports catering to both international and domestic flights. In fact, there are more than 50 airports in Norway, making even remote places such as the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape, and the Svalbard Islands easily accessible by plane, especially if you fly with Widerøe, that has connections to 41 of them.

In the Arctic North airports at Tromsø, Bodø, Harstad / Narvik, and Alta cater for international arrivals. If chartering a plane many of the smaller towns can accept direct international flights as they have longer runways as most are built to suit the military.

However, you should be prepared to maybe change planes once or twice in order to reach your final Arctic Norway destination.

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