Sleeping in Airports

Svalbard Airport Guide

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

We came there around 23h and it was pretty easy to find a couch to try to get some rest. – a traveller

LYR 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 Svalbard Longyear Airport.

What to Expect

svalbard longyear airport guideSvalbard Longyear Airport (code: LYR) has a small terminal that serves the Svalbard Islands and mainland Norway. Facilities are limited to a snack bar and two shops. WiFi is free for two-hour sessions, but you can log in repeatedly.

Sleeping in Svalbard Airport

Due to minimal operating hours, overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some 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 Svalbard 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 hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Svalbard Airport, but all of the hotels in the area are within a 10-15 minute driving distance.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Longyearbyen, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

As of this update, we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first-class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 Svalbard Airport for four hours. Connect to the “Airport Free WiFi” network. Simply log in again after your four hours expire. Alternatively, you can pay for an upgraded service.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available.

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

Food & DrinksAt the time of this update, only a food kiosk is available at the departure hall.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping and one souvenir shop are available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available throughout the airport if you need to charge your mobile phones or laptops.

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.

Svalbard Longyear Airport is served by the following airlines: SAS • Norwegian.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


An airport bus is available for all departures and arrivals, connecting passengers to the city center with hotel stops along the way. At the time of this update, the fare is NOK 75 for the 15-minute ride.

Car Rental

Arctic Autorrent offers car rental services on-site.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. A one-way journey between the airport and the city center takes only five minutes and costs approximately NOK 200.

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.