Sleeping in Airports

Hammerfest Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hammerfest Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport is locked up and abandoned at night, so I, poor git, found myself in liliput-land, with no place to go. so, at two a.m. in the night, I knocked on a wildly chosen door, asking some stranger for help. -Maire

HFT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Hammerfest Airport.

What to Expect

Hammerfest Airport (code: HFT) consists of a tiny single-terminal regional airport with very limited facilities.  Your one saving grace may be the free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Write a review to help future travellers!  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Hammerfest Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Scandic Hammerfest – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Smarthotel Hammerfest – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Thon Hotel Hammerfest – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Skytterhuset – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Hammerfest Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hammerfest Airport for 2 hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network. You can re-connect for free right after your session expires or you can purchase faster service.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Food & Drinks – According to a reader review (April 2104) the airport has opened a small kiosk that serves hot dogs,hamburgers, beer, and sells other items such as newspapers, travel items, etc.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:15AM – 11:45PM (Mon – Fri) • 6:15AM – 3:15AM (Sat) • 11:45AM – 11:45PM (Sun).


Hammerfest airport is served by the following airlines: Widerøe.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices onsite: Avis • Europcar • Hertz.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. At the time of this update, one-way estimated fare to the city center is NOK 130, with a total travel time of 6 – 7 minutes.

Last updated: 2020-03-05

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.