Most overland passenger traffic in Northern Norway is by bus. Buses go to almost all inhabited places in Northern Norway.
From the railway
From the stations along the Nordland Train Line, there are buses to the coastal communities of Helgeland. Long-distance buses run from the railway stations in Fauske and Narvik to Lofoten, Vesterålen, Harstad, Finnsnes, and Tromsø, with several departures daily.
From Tromsø there is one bus daily traveling north to Alta. Distances are large and departures few in Finnmark, with most connections between Alta, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg/Nordkapp and Karasjok. Careful planning is a necessity
Smaller places throughout Northern Norway have fewer departures, so read the bus timetables carefully. As a rule, local bus routes correspond with the arrival of the Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Voyage) ships or passenger ferries. Local buses operate within towns and larger villages in Northern Norway. These run more frequently.
Where do I search for bus departures?
The travel planner from en-tur will help you on your way in Northern Norway