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) is a tiny single-terminal regional airport with minimal facilities. Your one saving grace may be the free WiFi.

Sleeping in Hammerfest Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Hammerfest Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Hammerfest Airport:

  • Scandic Hammerfest –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Smarthotel Hammerfest – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Thon Hotel Hammerfest – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Hammerfest Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


Free WiFi is available at Hammerfest Airport for two hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network. You can reconnect for free after your session expires or purchase a faster service.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks – According to a reader review (April 2104), the airport has opened a small kiosk that serves hot dogs, hamburgers, and 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 had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 on-site: Avis • Europcar • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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, the estimated one-way fare to the city center is NOK 130, with a total travel time of 6 – 7 minutes.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.