A basic guide to Norway’s airports: What you need to know

Norwegian airplane aircraftPhoto: Jørge Syversen / Press / Norwegian
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Home to the most airline trips per capita and the world’s northernmost airports, Norway is seriously flight-savvy. Read on for our A-Z guide to airports in Norway.

Norway has eight main international airports and over 40 airports with regularly running routes. Norwegian airports make up half of the entire Nordic region’s top 25 most-visited airports.

Located all throughout the country (both on and off the mainland), Norway’s airports make even the most remote locations easily accessible by air.

If you’re one of the 50 million travelers who pass through Norway each year, we’re here to bring you the scoop on Norwegian airports and air travel. 

Let’s start with a map of Norway’s airports.

Main airports Norway map
A Norway airports map. Photo: Norway Today

The top three largest domestic airlines in Norway are Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (also known as Norwegian), Scandinavian Airlines System (or SAS), and Widerøes Flyveselskap AS (Widerøe for short). Also flying through Norway are large-scale airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airlines, plus budget carriers like Ryanair, EasyJet, and Wizz Air.

Basically, there are plenty of flights to Norway available, be they to southern or northern Norway airports (most of which are state-owned). We’ll be taking you through some of the main Norwegian airports from south to north.

Kristiansand Airport

Kristiansand Airport is a 17-kilometer drive from the city center.

Odderøya Kristiansand
Pictured is Odderøya, a recreational island in Kristiansand. Photo: Ben Bodien / Flickr

Kristiansand Airport is internationally connected to Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gdansk, Poland; Southend, United Kingdom; and Split, Croatia.

Domestic flights to and from Kristiansand Airport include Bergen, Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Oslo, Stavanger, and Trondheim.

Stavanger Airport

Stavanger airport is 16 kilometers away from the city center.

Stavanger harbor
The Stavanger, Norway harbor. Photo: Thomas Wolter / Pixabay

The Stavanger Airport is internationally connected to the following cities: Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Antalya, Turkey; Barcelona, Spain; Billund, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Esbjerg, Denmark; Gdansk, Poland; Katowice, Poland; Kaunas, Lithuania; Krakow, Poland; London, United Kingdom; Malaga, Spain; Manchester, United Kingdom; Milano, Italy; Murcia, Spain; Newcastle, United Kingdom; Nice, France; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Split, Croatia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Szczecin, Poland.

The airport also has domestic flights to and from Bergen, Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Kristiansand, Oslo, Sandefjord, and Trondheim.

Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport sits 50 kilometers outside of the Norwegian capital’s center. Half of Norway’s 50 million air travelers per year pass through Oslo; it’s the country’s largest airport.

Oslo opera house reflection
Crowds mingle outside of the innovatively designed Oslo Opera House. Photo: Oliver Cole / Unsplash

Oslo Airport is internationally connected to Aalborg, Denmark; Aarhus, Denmark; Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Ajaccio, France; Alanya, Turkey; Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Antalya, Turkey; Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Belgrade, Serbia; Berlin, Germany; Bilbao, Spain; Billund, Denmark; Bordeaux, France; Burgas, Bulgaria; Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, Hungary; Catania, Italy; Chania, Greece; Copenhagen, Denmark; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dublin, Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Duesseldorf, Germany; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Faro, Portugal; Fort Lauderdale, United States; Frankfurt, Germany; Funchal, Portugal; Gdansk, Poland; Geneva, Switzerland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Gran Canaria, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; Heraklion, Greece; Ibiza, Spain; Islamabad, Pakistan; Istanbul, Turkey; Izmir, Turkey; Kaunas, Lithuania; Kefallinia, Greece; Keflavik, Iceland; Kerkyra, Greece; Konya, Turkey; Kos, Greece; Krakow, Poland; Kyiv, Ukraine; Larnaca, Cyprus; Lisbon, Portugal; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, United States; Madrid, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Malta, Malta; Manchester, United Kingdom; Miami, United States; Milano, Italy; Moscow, Russia; Munich, Germany; Murcia, Spain; Naples, Italy; New York, United States; Newark, United States; Nice, France; Olbia, Italy; Orlando, United States; Palanga, Lithuania; Palermo, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Paris, France; Pisa, Italy; Poznan, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Preveza, Greece; Pristina, Kosovo; Pula, Croatia; Rhodes, Greece; Riga, Latvia; Rome, Italy; San Francisco, United States; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Split, Croatia; Stockholm, Sweden; Szczecin, Poland; Tallinn, Estonia, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Tenerife, Spain; Thira, Greece; Tirana, Albania; Tivat, Montenegro; Valencia, Spain; Varna, Bulgaria; Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria; Villafranca, Italy; Vilnius, Lithuania; Warsaw, Poland; Wroclaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

See why Oslo Airport is Norway’s biggest and most bustling yet?

As for domestic cities, Oslo Airport has flights to and from Alta, Andøya, Bardufoss, Bergen, Bodø, Bronnoysund, Florø, Førde, Harstad/Narvik, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Lakselv, Leknes, Longyearbyen, Mo i Rana, Molde, Namsos, Røros, Sandane, Sandnessjøen, Sogndal, Stavanger, Stord, Svolvær, Tromsø, Trondheim, Ålesund, and Ørsta-Volda.

Bergen Airport

Bergen Airport is an 18-kilometer drive away from the city center.

Bergen Bryggen
Colorful houses in beautiful Bergen. Photo: Millie Olsen / Unsplash

Bergen Airport is internationally connected to the following cities: Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Alanya, Turkey; Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Antalya, Turkey; Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Billund, Denmark; Chania, Greece, Copenhagen, Denmark; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Gdansk, Poland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Gran Canaria, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Katowice, Poland; Kaunas, Lithuania; Krakow, Poland; Liverpool, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Manchester, United Kingdom; Milano, Italy; Munich, Germany; Murcia, Spain; Nice, France; Palanga, Lithuania; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Split, Croatia; Stockholm, Sweden; Szczecin, Poland; Vagar, Faroe Islands; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

The airport is domestically connected to Andøya, Bodø, Florø, Harstad/Narvik, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Molde, Oslo, Sandefjord, Sogndal, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim, Ålesund, and Ørsta-Volda.

Ålesund Airport

Ålesund Airport is located 18 kilometers outside of the city center.

Alesund Mount Aksla
Ålesund as seen from the city’s Mount Aksla viewpoint. Photo: Nicolai Berntsten / Unsplash

Alesund Airport has international flights to and from Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gdansk, Poland; and Kaunas, Lithuania.

Domestic cities connected to Ålesund Airport are Bergen, Kristiansund, Oslo, and Trondheim.

Trondheim Airport

Trondheim Airport is a 33-kilometer drive from the city center.

Trondheim harbor
The harbor of Trondheim during golden hour. Photo: Bischoff49 / Pixabay

Trondheim Airport is internationally connected to the following cities: Alicante, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Gdansk, Poland; Krakow, Poland; London, United Kingdom; Malaga, Spain; Murcia, Spain; Nice, France; Riga, Latvia; Split, Croatia; and Stockholm, Sweden.

The airport also has domestic flights to and from Bergen, Bodø, Bronnoysund, Harstad/Narvik, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Mo i Rana, Mosjøen, Namsos, Oslo, Rørvik, Sandefjord, Sandnessjøen, Stavanger, Tromsø, and Ålesund.

Bodø Airport

Bodø Airport is situated just three kilometers outside of the city center.

Bodo water
The icy blues of Bodø. Photo: Metin Celep / Unsplash

Bodo Airport has international flights to and from Alicante, Spain; Gdansk, Poland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

It’s domestically connected with Andøya, Bergen, Bronnoysund, Kristiansand, Leknes, Mo i Rana, Mosjøen, Oslo, Røst, Sandefjord, Sandnessjøen, Stavanger, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Tromsø, Trondheim, and Værøy.

Tromsø Airport

Tromsø Airport sits six kilometers outside of the city center.

Deer Tromso
Grazers in Tromsø, Norway. Source: Febiyan / Unsplash.

Tromso Airport has flights to and from Alicante, Spain; Frankfurt, Germany; Gdansk, Poland; Krakow, Poland; London, United Kingdom; Stockholm, Sweden; and Zurich, Switzerland.

As for domestic air travel, Tromso Airport is connected with Alta, Andøya, Bergen, Bodø, Hammerfest, Harstad/Narvik, Hasvik, Kirkenes, Lakselv, Leknes, Longyearbyen, Oslo, Sandefjord, Sorkjosen, Stokmarknes, Trondheim, and Vadsø.

Svalbard Airport

Svalbard Aiport is the world’s northernmost airport (!) with regular flights.

Svalbard landscape
The striking coast of Svalbard, Norway. Photo: Hal Tearse / Pixabay

Svalbard Airport is located five kilometers northwest of the Svalbard archipelago’s largest town of Longyearbyen.

Both the town and the airport sit on Spitsbergen Island.

Svalbard Airport is domestically connected with Oslo and Tromsø.

Other airports in Norway

Here’s a complete list of all Norway airports owned by the state – there are 44 total and they make for the large majority of the country’s air traffic:

  • Alta Airport
  • Andøya Airport
  • Bardufoss Airport
  • Bergen Airport
  • Berlevåg Airport
  • Bodø Airport
  • Brønnøysund Airport
  • Båtsfjord Airport
  • Florø Airport
  • Førde Airport
  • Hammerfest Airport
  • Harstad/Narvik Airport
  • Hasvik Airport
  • Honningsvåg Airport
  • Kirkenes Airport
  • Kristiansand Airport
  • Kristiansund Airport
  • Lakselv Airport
  • Leknes Airport
  • Mehamn Airport
  • Mo i Rana Airport
  • Molde Airport
  • Mosjøen Airport
  • Namsos Airport
  • Oslo Airport
  • Røros Airport
  • Rørvik Airport
  • Røst Airport
  • Sandane Airport
  • Sandnessjøen Airport
  • Sogndal Airport
  • Stavanger Airport
  • Stokmarknes Airport
  • Svalbard Airport
  • Svolvær Airport
  • Sørkjosen Airport
  • Tromsø Airport
  • Trondheim Airport
  • Vadsø Airport
  • Vardø Airport
  • Værøy Heliport
  • Ørsta-Volda Airport
  • Ålesund Airport

For further official information on Norway airports, head to the website of Avinor, a state company headed by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications.

God tur! Safe travels!

Source: Norway Today

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