Francesco Negri had been travelling for three years when he arrived at North Cape in 1664. You can make the journey in just three hours from most places in Europe.

Most people travelling to Northern Norway come by air. There are frequent departures, and thanks to fierce competition among the airlines, fares are not that expensive any more.

International flights

Currently you can fly directly to Northern Norway from abroad as follows:


SAS flies direct from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) to Bodø (BOO), Harstad/Narvik (EVE), Bardufoss (BDU), Tromsø (TOS), Alta (ALF), Kirkenes (KKN) and Longyearbyen (LYR) on Svalbard, the latter both directly and through Tromsø. In summer and in the skiing season, there are also direct flights from Stockholm (STO) to Tromsø. Through tickets are available from all over the world via the Star Alliance. read more at


The low-cost airline Norwegian flies from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) to Bodø (BOO), Harstad/Narvik (EVE), Bardufoss (BDU), Tromsø (TOS), Alta (ALF) and Kirkenes (KKN). From London Gatwick (LGW) there are flights to Tromsø.  In the summer, there are also direct flights from Oslo to Andenes (ANX), Lakselv (LKL) and Longyearbyen/Svalbard (LYR). The airline also offers through tickets from a number of European cities. Read more at .


Widerøe flies from Trondheim (TRD) to Brønnøysund (BNN), Sandnessjøen (SSJ), Mosjøen (MJF) and Mo i Rana (MQN) . Read more at They also fly directly from Oslo (OSL) to Brønnøysund (BNN) .

Arctic Airlink

Five times a week there is a flight between Tromsø, Luleå (Northern Sweden) and Oulu (Mid-Northern Finland). This is a smart move for cross-border travel in the far north of Europe. 

Flight tips

Competition is fierce, so check the airlines’ websites for cheap tickets. Seasonal discounts (summer, winter, etc. ) are also often available. The earlier you book, the greater the chance of finding a low-cost fare.

From outside Norway

If you are travelling to Northern Norway from abroad you will almost always have to change plane in Oslo. However, there are some 250 flights a week from Oslo to Northern Norway, and some 100 international airports have direct flights to Oslo. This should ensure a seamless and quick connection to Northern Norway.

Which airport in Oslo?

Please note that there are several airports in the Oslo area. Almost all flights to Northern Norway depart from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) . Several low-cost airlines operate out of Moss Lufthavn Rygge (RYG) or Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp (TRF) . Both of these airports are quite a long way from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Make sure you check which airport you are flying into before you book any cheap tickets!

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Hardly anything is as prone to change as aviation. Therefore, this information should be considered a guideline, and we cannot take any responsibility for changes and errors.