Arriving at any unknown airport can be daunting, but Tromsø Airport, Langnes, is easy to negotiate and offers a warm welcome to visitors venturing out to the spectacular sights of northern Norway.
The airport itself is small, with flights arriving from domestic airports. For flights to Tromsø from the UK, you may need to transit in Oslo, the capital city, to reach Tromsø. Once the plane touches down and baggage is retrieved, there are a range of transportation options to get you to your destination. There are airport shuttle buses operating regularly into the city from 5:40 a.m. until midnight and public buses 40 and 42 that travel to the city centre, but take a little longer. Want to go directly? Taxis are available during airport opening hours. There are also five car hire companies – book ahead for the best rates.
Food and shopping in the airport
For those spending a little time at the airport, Tromsø is well serviced with bars, cafes and shops. You will find a traditional welcome at the Norwegian Aquavit Bar, which stocks over 20 varieties of the iconic spiced drink. Bar Utland offers snacks, coffee, wine or beer and the Picnic Restaurant has a good selection of snacks, cakes, light meals and dinner dishes. If you want to shop, Tromsø offers great value duty-free products, including perfume, confectionary and alcohol. There is also a bookstore stocked with a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, including plenty of inspiration for your trip to Norway.
Other services at Tromsø Airport include luggage storage, lost and found, ATMs, free wireless internet, information on hotels and airport assistance.
What's up in Tromso
If you love mountains and fjords, the nearby Lyngen Alps are the place for you.
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The cable car takes you up to 460 yards (420 metres) above sea level and offers a great view.
Experience 24 hours of daylight.
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Tel.: +47 77 67 46 40
From Tromsø, there are daily trips from May to August. There's a good chance that you'll
see both wales and white-sided dolphins in numbers. Tickets can be bought on the boat, so pick a day with good weather and head out to the sea!
Tel.: +47 77 62 45 80
A good place to start out the evening is Ølhallen, the Beer Hall. The oldest pub in Tromsø,
a well known and cheerished establishemnt. They serve locally produced beer, Mack, which is also the northernmost brewery in the world.
This operator offers a number of activities in the nearby area of Lyngen. If you would like to experience Sami culture, they have both summer and winter tours. The Sami were the original settlers in northern Scandinavia and they have a rich cultural heritage with some beautiful handicrafts.
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