Travel to Alta

Alta is located in Finnmark county, the northernmost part of Norway. Alta is the largest and most populous city in Finnmark. There are several ways to get here.

Arrival by plane

Airport: Alta Airport is located 5 kilometers from the city center. There are departures Sunday-Friday to and from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Tromsø Airport. There are also further connections to and from smaller towns in Finnmark, such as Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Vadsø and Kirkenes

Flight time: Oslo-Alta takes 2 hours, Tromsø-Alta takes 30 minutes and Kirkenes-Alta takes 50 minutes.

Direct route from Frankfurt: It was recently announced that a new direct route from Frankfurt to Alta will be opened in december 2024. The flights can be booked on, in travel agencies and via all booking channels and websites of the Lufthansa Group.

To and from the airport: The airport bus is operated by Snelandia. From Alta there are bus connections to many places in Finnmark. The travel time to the city center is approx. 10 minutes. Alta Taxi has a stop outside the arrival hall and can also be booked by phone on +47 78 43 53 53.

Arrival by boat

Alta Harbor is 5 kilometers from the city center and is located close to the airport. There are departures Sunday-Friday to Hammerfest with Vargsundekspressen via Storekorsnes. The boat takes about 1.5 hours to Hammerfest.

Arrival by car

The European roads E6 and E45 meet in Alta. The E6 takes you south to Trondheim and Oslo, and northeast to Kirkenes. The E45 takes you to Kautokeino and further into Finland and Sweden.

Tromsø – Alta: 6 hours
Kautokeino – Alta: 2 hours
Hammerfest – Alta: 2 hours
Honningsvåg – Alta: 3 hours
Kirkenes – Alta: 6.5 hours
Rovaniemi – Alta: 6 hours

Arrival by bus

The bus from Tromsø goes through North Troms via the E6 and you can also take a bus from smaller cities in Finnmark such as Karasjok, Kautokeino and Honningsvåg. Here you can find the time tables.

  • Finnmarksekspressen Alta – Karasjok
  • Alta – Hammerfest via Skaidi
  • Alta – Honningsvåg via Olderfjord
  • Alta – Øksfjord
  • Alta – Kautokeino
  • Alta – Nyvoll via Storekorsnes
  • Alta – Tromsø
  • Alta – Tromsø with The Arctic Route (available from 01.12.22)
  • For a bus connection to Kirkenes, the easiest option is to take the bus to Olderfjord and on from there with a corresponding bus to Kirkenes.