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Enjoying the midnight sun in the Lofoten Islands, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
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Enjoying the midnight sun in the Lofoten Islands, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Getting to Northern Norway in summer

The best way to get to Northern Norway from the UK is by plane.

Direct flights to Northern Norway

As from 3rd April 2013, Norwegian offers a new direct flight from Gatwick to Tromsø, from as little as £70* one way. This means that it is no longer necessary to make a stop-over in Oslo on your way to the midnight sun. Book your flight at Norwegian

Flights to Northern Norway via Oslo

All flights from Oslo to Northern Norway depart from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

SAS operates direct domestic flights from Oslo Gardermoen to the following airports in Northern Norway:

SAS also flies to Longyearbyen on the Svalbard Islands. For more information and booking, please go to flysas.com.

Norwegian flies directly from Oslo to the following airports in Northern Norway:

  • Bodø
  • Harstad/Narvik
  • Bardufoss
  • Tromsø
  • Alta
  • Kirkenes
  • Alta
  • Andenes
  • Lakselv
  • Longyearbyen

For more information and booking, please go to norwegian.com.

Widerøe has an excellent network of flights within Northern Norway. Widerøe also flies from Trondheim to:

For more information and booking, please go to wideroe.no.

A voyage to Northern Norway

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Express, sails daily from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. The one-way trip takes seven days. Voyages of shorter or longer duration combined with a range of activities and excursions are available.

Travel to Northern Norway by train

There are train connections to Bodø and Narvik several times a week.

To Bodø:
Catch the Nordlandsbanen train from Trondheim to Bodø and enjoy one of Europe's most exhilarating overnight train journeys. 

To Narvik:
There are two daily departures from Oslo to Fauske with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) (NSB). In Fauske you change to a bus for the last leg of the journey to Narvik.

Alternatively you can take the train directly to/from Narvik via Sweden with Statens Järnvägar (SJ). There are daily departures and the journey time from Narvik to Boden is about 5 hours and from Boden to Stockholm or Gothenburg 17 hours. 

UK tour operators

UK-based tour operators to Northern Norway include:

* Fares are based on cheapest one way fare, whether outbound or return journey incl. taxes and charges.

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Last updated:  06 August 2013
Fly to Northern Norway and admire the midnight sun at Cape North - Photo: Dagny Margrete Oren/Finnmark Tourist Board
Fly to Northern Norway and admire the midnight sun at Cape North
Visit the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø and take part in cathedral’s summer Midnight Sun Concerts - Photo: Bård Løken
Visit the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø and take part in cathedral’s summer Midnight Sun Concerts
Discover the land of the midnight sun with Hurtigruten this summer - Photo: Gian-Rico Willy
Discover the land of the midnight sun with Hurtigruten this summer
The Nordlandsbanen railway between Bodø and Fauske in Norway - Photo: Rune Fossum
The Nordlandsbanen railway between Bodø and Fauske in Norway

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Enjoying the midnight sun in the Lofoten Islands, Norway - Photo: Couple enjoying the midnight sun at Lofoten, Norway

Getting to Northern Norway in summer

The best way to get to Northern Norway from the UK is by plane.

Getting to Northern Norway in summer

Source: Visitnorway

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