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Getting to Svalbard and around

There are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main town on Svalbard, via Tromsø most of the year.

There is no regular boat transportation between the Norwegian mainland and Svalbard.

The easiest way of getting to Svalbard is by taking a plane. Most of the year, there are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen via Tromsø.

Both SAS and Norwegian have flights to Longyearbyen. Norwegian have direct flights from Oslo, while SAS have both direct from Oslo or via Tromsø.

From Oslo the flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes, and from Tromsø it is 1 hour and 40 minutes. For booking and more information, please contact SAS or Norwegian.

The islands' airport is Svalbard Airport Longyear.

Please note that there are no roads between the settlements. Internal transport for visitors is either by snow mobiles (winter) or boat (summer).

General information for visitors to Svalbard

Svalbard is international territory, so remember that all foreign visitors must bring their passport on the trip. This also applies to Nordic people.

Also, please note that the European Health Insurance Card is not valid in the Svalbard Islands. It is therefore strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance before you travel here.

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Visit Svalbard, Norway - Photo: Bryan & Cherry Alexander

Getting to Svalbard and around

There are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main town on Svalbard, via Tromsø most of the year.

Getting to Svalbard and around

Source: Visitnorway


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