There are 26 airports across Northern Norway, from Brønnøysund to Longyearbyen. As a result, you can fly virtually anywhere. With a little planning, it needn't be expensive either.

Widerøe

Widerøe operates a fleet of 37-seater aircraft. These aircraft operate on the "short runway network", i.e. all the small airstrips across Northern Norway.

  • Brønnøysund
  • Sandnessjøen
  • Mosjøen
  • Mo i Rana
  • Røst
  • Leknes
  • Svolvær
  • Narvik
  • Stokmarknes
  • Andenes
  • Sørkjosen
  • Hasvik
  • Hammerfest
  • Honningsvåg
  • Lakselv
  • Mehamn
  • Berlevåg
  • Båtsfjord
  • Vardø
  • Vadsø

Widerøe connects these small airstrips with the major airports of Bodø, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Trondheim. It also operates flights between the major airports of Northern Norway.

SAS

SAS operates a fleet mainly consisting of Boeing 737s on the Bodø–Tromsø, Tromsø–Alta and Tromsø–Longyearbyen routes.

Seamless

SAS and Widerøe's systems are integrated with one another. This means that if you want to fly from Sandnessjøen to Tromsø and have to change between Widerøe and SAS in Bodø, you can book with either SAS or Widerøe. You do not need to (nor should you!) book the two legs separately.

Norwegian

Budget airline Norwegian offers a limited number of flights between Bodø, Tromsø, Alta and Kirkenes. The company offers reasonably priced tickets on these routes, depending on the day of the week and the time of day.

Discounts with SAS and Norwegian

Competition between SAS and Norwegian on the routes between the major towns and cities of the north is tough, and if you choose an unfavourable time of day (in the middle of the day or late in the evening may of course be convenient for you!), you will often be able to buy reasonably priced tickets online. During the summer, special summer discounts are available. On the routes where there is competition, it pays to check both airlines.

Widerøe's summer prices

Of particular interest are the summer prices offered by Widerøe. You can avoid many hours of bus travel and even save money too in some cases. Widerøe also offers a special Explore Norway ticket, which is valid for unlimited travel on all or part of Widerøe's network.

The small print

Nothing changes quite as fast as the aviation industry. This information should only be used as a guide and may, of course, be subject to change