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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Tromsø, Norway - Photo: Bård Løken
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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Tromsø, Norway Photo: Bård Løken

Getting to Tromsø and around

No location north of the Arctic Circle is as easy to reach as Tromsø. The city is also the best place to start your exploration of Northern Norway.

Getting to Tromsø

Tromsø Airport Langnes is a modern, well-functioning airport. There are more than 10 daily flights from Tromsø to Oslo, and the flying time is less than two hours. There are also direct flights to Arkhangelsk and Murmansk in Russia as well as Stockholm, Sweden, during the summer.

You can also fly directly to Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from Tromsø with flysas.com.

Tromsø lies north of the Scandinavian rail network, but the stations in Narvik and Fauske can be reached by long-distance buses all year-round. The station in Rovaniemi, Finland, can also be reached by bus in summer. From Oslo, there is a 30-hour train/bus connection to Tromsø. The travelling time from Stockholm through Sweden is around 24 hours. There is also a 24-hour bus/train connection from Helsinki in Finland.

The famous Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) sails from Bergen, via Trondheim and Bodø, to Tromsø. The ship calls at Tromsø twice a day - northbound at 2:30 pm and southbound at 11:30 pm.

You can also drive your own car. A 1,000-mile long highway (E6), which remains open all year, connects Tromsø with Oslo. Driving time is approximately 30 hours.

Getting around Tromsø and Lyngen

Tromsø is compact and can be easily explored on foot and by using the efficient city bus network. The airport, which is only 10 minutes from the center, is well-served by the airport express bus, city buses and taxis.

A network of safe and comfortable buses and express boats connects Tromsø with the municipality of Lyngen, as well as most surrounding rural areas. However, due to the low population density, the number of departures is limited, and travelling should be planned ahead.

Hiring a car is a good idea. Most of the largest car rental companies are represented at the airport.

Travelling to other destinations in Northern Norway

Tromsø is the perfect starting point from which to explore the rest of Northern Norway. Buses, express boats and planes link Tromsø with every place of interest in Norway's far north. However, the number of departures is again limited, and travelling should be planned ahead.

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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Tromsø, Norway - Photo: Bård Løken

Getting to Tromsø and around

No location north of the Arctic Circle is as easy to reach as Tromsø. The city is also the best place to start your exploration of Northern Norway.

Getting to Tromsø and around

Source: Visitnorway

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