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Tromsø Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tromsø  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 head of security was pointing out a patch of grass in the middle of the airport car park where we were welcome to pitch our tent! -Sal

TOS 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 Tromsø Airport.

What to Expect

The main building at Tromsø Airport (code: TOS) is divided into the newer Terminal A, for domestic flights, and the older Terminal B, which handles European routes. Amenities include five eateries and a few small shops, but none are open 24 hours so plan ahead for late-night snacks. WiFi is free in two-hour sessions, but you can log in repeatedly.

Sleeping in Tromsø Airport

tromso airport guideThe airport does close nightly, but it seems overnight campers can stay landside as long as you arrive before closing time. The cafe in the baggage claim area has three comfortable couches. Scattered about are several armrest-free rows of seats. Or, rest on the floor with a sleeping bag or travel blanket. Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones combat noise that occurs as late as 1:00AM and as early as 4:00AM. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is 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 web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tromsø 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 Hotels

There are no hotels at Tromsø Airport, but the drive to the city centre is less than 10-minutes away.

  • Scandic Ishavshotel – The airport shuttle starts/ends here.  » Check Rates
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora – Take the airport shuttle bus to Scandic Ishavshotel, the last stop  » Check Rates
  • Thon Hotel Polar – The airport bus stops right outside the hotel.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Tromsø, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no lounges.  If this is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tromsø Airport for two hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network and Select “GRATIS WiFi”. After your two hour limit, you can log on again.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. You can withdraw Norwegian kroner, Euro and GBP. 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: Landside, Ground floor • Airside, past security.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport offers Duty Free (open for all flights) as well as four other shops (mostly selling magazines, books, etc.). The Point Kiosk (Landside, Arrivals) maybe a good option for last minute snack needs.

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help families with young children get through the airport easier:

  • Baby changing facilities – Diaper changing-tables and baby care rooms are available both landside and Airside close to several bathrooms.
  • Children’s Play Area – A children’s play area is available.  Location: unknown.
  • Nursing rooms – Nursing mothers can care for their infants in a comfortable nursing room.  Location: unknown.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food concessions available. The airport offers five food outlets, with the majority being open from 5:45AM – 7:30PM (reduced hours on Saturday).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage lockers can be found to the left of the baggage conveyor belts in the Arrival Hall. Rates: from NOK 60 per 24 hours. Storage limit is 30 days and must be paid with a bank or credit card. Key Storage is available at Point Kiosk for NOK 30.

Mobile Charging – A reader, who visited Tromsø Airport in March 2018, let us know there are two outlets in the baggage claim area, next to the couches.

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 4:30AM – 1:00AM (Mon – Fri & Sun) and 4:30AM – 7:00PM (Sat). A reader in November 2023 says they arrived at 11:00 PM and were able to spend the night landside/public zone.


Tromsø airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair • Lufthansa • Nextjet • Norwegian • SAS • Widerøe • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses 40 and 42 are public buses that run a local route, stopping at the airport enroute. Total travel time is 15 – 20 minutes in one direction, and tickets are available at the ticket machine at the bus stop or in the app Troms Mobillett.

The Airport Express Coach travels exclusively between the airport, select hotels in downtown Tromsø, the University of Tromsø and the University Hospital. For fares and schedules, visit the Flybussen website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available on the 1st floor of the terminal, near Check-In. The following agencies are located onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Rent a Wreck • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside of Arrivals. Total trip time between the airport and central Tromsø is about 10 minutes in one direction.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.