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How will I get there?

To reach Tromsø you will normally have to fly. There are direct international flights from Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland, both with SAS. You can also fly into Oslo and take a flight to Tromsø from there. The flight from Oslo to Tromsø takes approximately 2 hours.  There are also flights to Tromsø from Bergen, however Oslo is usually more convenient for international travellers. The companies that fly from Oslo to Tromsø include Norwegian Airlines, SAS and Wideroe.

Transportation in Tromsø

Once at the airport you have three choices for transportation to your hotel.  

Flybussen - Airport Express Coach
The Flybussen (Airport Express Coach) runs between the airport and Tromsø city center and takes approximately 15 minutes. A timetable for the Airport Express can be found at  The cost is 60 NoK for a one-way ticket and 110 NoK for a return ticket for adults.

City bus
City bus routes 40 and 42 run between the airport and Tromsø city center. A single ticket for these city buses (purchased on board the bus) costs NOK 50 for adults and NOK 25 for children/seniors. It is possible to buy tickets for city buses in advance at Point Kiosk at the airport. A pre-paid ticket costs NOK 36 for adults and NOK 18 for children and seniors.

There are also taxis outside the airport terminal. The taxi fare from the airport to the city center during the daytime on week days is approximately NOK 200. A higher fare applies on weekends and in the evenings.

Contact Us

For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the
ESSAS Co-chairs

Ken Drinkwater
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska, USA

Sei-Ichi Saitoh
Hokkaido University
Hakodate, Japan