Sleeping in Airports

Ørsta-Volda Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ørsta 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.

Great airport to sleep in, nice staff that offered me an ekstra pillow too! – Olav

HOV 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 Ørsta-Volda Airport.

What to Expect

The tiny terminal at Ørsta-Volda Airport (code: HOV) handles a few domestic routes. There are no shops or eateries here, but vending machines and free WiFi for two hours should tide you over for your short wait.

Where to Sleep

Due to very limited operating hours, it is not possible to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

There are no hotels Ørsta Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Ørsta Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Orsta Airport for two hours. Connect to the “Airport” network, select “Free” and follow the instructions. When your time has expired you can log on again. You can also pay for faster internet connection.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines dispense the following currencies: norwegian kroners (NOK), US dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP) and Danish Kroners (DKK). Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Food & Drinks – There are vending machines for soft drinks and coffee / espresso / soup / chocolate in the departure hall

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 5:45AM – 10:30PM (Monday – Friday) • 7:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturday) • 11:00AM – 10:40PM (Sunday).


Ørsta airport is served by the following airline: Windrøe.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A local bus service links Ørsta and Volda via Ørsta Airport. Buses run every 30 minutes (hourly after 5:30PM) and stop at Hovdebakken bus stop, which can be reached on foot from the airport terminal in 7 – 8 minutes. As of this update, bus fare is NOK 25.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Avis • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available during airport hours of operation. A one-way journey between the airport and Ørsta city center takes 5 minutes and as of this update, costs about NOK 150.

Last updated: 2022-04-03

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.