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Travel to Tromsø


Situated above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is far north, yet remains highly accessible from around the world. The most common way to travel to Tromsø is by air, but it’s also possible to travel by boat or bus. A large number of cruise ships call in Tromsø annually. Discover the best ways to reach us, whether by air, boat, or bus.

By airplane

Tromsø Airport Langnes is located approximately 5 km from the city centre. There are several daily flights from Oslo to Tromsø. The flight time is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. 

Domestic flights

SAS, Widerøe and Norwegian offer direct flights to Tromsø from several destinations in Norway.

International flights

There are direct flights to Tromsø from several destinations accross Europe. You will also find many connections via Oslo. See for updated overview of direct flights to Tromsø

By coastal voyage

Hurtigruten and Havila sails all year round between Bergen and Kirkenes, and calls at Tromsø twice daily.

Approximate travel times from the south are: 

  • Bergen: 64 hours
  • Trondheim: 51 hours
  • Bodø: 24 hours
  • Svolvær: 17 hours
  • Harstad: 7 hours
  • Finnsnes: 3 hours

Approximate travel times from the north are: 

  • Kirkenes: 35 hours
  • Honningsvåg (close to Nordkapp): 18 hours
  • Hammerfest: 12 hours
  • Skjervøy: 4 hours
By bus and train

Long-distance bus services connect Tromsø with Alta, Narvik and Fauske all year round, and Rovaniemi (Finland) during the summer months and December - March. There is no train service to Tromsø. The nearest train station is in Narvik (for the Swedish railway connection through to Abisko, Kiruna and Stockholm) and Fauske (for the Norwegian railway line through to Trondheim and Oslo).

There is a daily train service from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Fauske, from where there is a long-distance bus to Tromsø via Narvik.

For more information about trains and booking, please visit:

Bus from Bodø/Fauske via Narvik to Tromsø

There is a daily bus departing from: Bodø at 07:15 (7.15 am) / Fauske train station at 08:50 (8.50 am). Arrival in Narvik is at 13:30 (1.30 pm). The bus departs from Narvik towards Tromsø at 15:45 (3.45 pm) and arrives in Tromsø at 19:50 (7.50 pm).

Train from Sweden

Trains from Stockholm and Kiruna connect to Narvik, from where there are bus connections to Tromsø.

For more information about Swedish trains, please visit:

Another option is to take The Arctic Circle Train to Narvik and connecting bus to/from Tromsø. 

Bus from Finland to Tromsø

There are bus connections from Helsinki/Rovaniemi/Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø during the summer and in the winter from December 1st until the end of March. 

For more information on this routes, visit or find information about the Arctic Route here.