Harstad – The pearl of Northern Norway


Travel by plane

Travelling to Harstad in Northern Norway is quite easy by plane. The airport that lies closest to Harstad is Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport. It is located around 40 kilometers from Harstad and 75 kilometers from Narvik. Widerøe, Norwegian and SAS fly to Harstad from Andenes, Bodø, Tromsø, Bergen, Oslo, Sandefjord and Trondheim. Visit AviNor’s website for information about all the arrivals and departures from Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport.

There is a bus that goes daily between the airport and Harstad which will make your travel from the airport to Harstad an easy and accessible one. The trip in itself is beautiful – you’ll be driving through the beautiful Northern Norwegian landscape on your way there.

Timetable for the bus that goes to and from the airport can be found on Flybussen’s website. Tickets are bought either on the bus or online. Remember that children, students and seniors get a discount.

By ferry and express boat

There are many boats that make their way into the docks of Harstad on a daily basis. Local ferries, express boats and the famous Hurtigruten all have stops at the port in the Harstad region.

The local ferries connect between:

There are 2 express boat routes that depart from Harstad:

  • Harstad – Tromsø. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Engenes, Brøstadbotn, Finnsnes and Tromsø
  • Harstad – Southern Senja. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Flakstadsvåg, Skrolsvik, Krøttøy, Bjarkøy, Sandsøy, Lundenes and Kjøtta.

For more information see:Travel information

Ship location in Harstad

Photographer: Benjamin A. Ward Photographer: Benjamin A. Ward