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Nearest airports

Svolvær Airport, Helle

  • Closest airport to Henningsvær, 28,5 km/about 30 min by car.
  • Fly via: Bodø Airport or Oslo Airport. SAS Norwegian, Widerøe.

From Svolvær Airport to Henningsvær:

  • Rent a car at the airport, see Budget Car Rental or AVIS Car Rental.
  • Take a bus or taxi to Svolvær (5,6 km from the airport/about 5 min by car). From Svolvær you can take the local bus to Henningsvær, see or call +47 177 for information about bus travels. You can also rent a car in Svolvær, see below.

Leknes Airport

  • 59,5 km/1 hour by car from Henningsvær.
  • Fly via: Bodø Airport, Oslo Airport or Tromsø Airport. SAS NorwegianWiderøe.

From Leknes Airport to Henningsvær:

  • Rent a car at the airport (recommended). See AVIS Car Rental.
  • Go by bus, see or call +47 177 for information about bus travels.

Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes

  • 187,5 km/about 3 hours by car from Henningsvær
  • Fly via: Oslo Airport or direct. SAS NorwegianWiderøe. (++)

From Evenes Airport:

  • Rent a car at the airport, see Hertz or Europcar 
  • Go by bus to Svolvær where you transfer to the local bus to Henningsvær. See or call +47 177 for information about bus travels.

More rental car companies in Lofoten

Lofoten Rent a CarLofoten Uteleibiler, Taxi:  Nordland Taxi (+47 07550)


Coastal Cruiser/Hurtigruten:

  • Leaves from Bodø Harbour every day at 15:00 and arrives Svolvær at 21:00
  • You can take the Coastal Cruiser all the way from Bergen, or from any of the harbours where the boat stops by. From Bergen the Coastal Cruiser leaves every day at 20:00, and arrives Svolvær 4 days later. See Hurtigruten for more info.

Express boat/Hurtigbåten

  • Leaves Bodø Express Boat Harbour and reaches Henningsvær 3,5 hours later.
  • The express boat goes from Bodø to Svolvær once a day at 17:15, Fridays 18:00 and Sundays 20:30. More info about times here. From Svolvær you take the bus or rental car on to Henningsvær. For more info, see Hurtigbåten.


You can go by train (NSB) from Oslo to Bodø. But no further, this is as far north as the Norwegian railroad goes. From Bodø you continue by air, or sea. Narvik is accessible by train via Sweden. From Narvik there is an express bus service to Lofoten (Lofotenekspressen). Visit NSB for more information.


Most of our contributors and guests will stay at Henningsvær Rorbuer. To book your accommodation at Henningsvær Rorbuer, please contact: info(at) and mention “LSAS” in the Subject line.

Other places to stay in Henningsvær

Henningsvær Bryggehotell, Finnholmen Brygge, Giæver Rorbuer, Tobiasbrygga, Gammelfileten Brygge, Heimgårdsbrygga. , Gammelskolen Apartments.

Places to stay in Svolvær

Thon Hotell, Vestfjord Hotell, Lofoten Suitehotell, Fast Hotell Lofoten, Scandic Svolvær, Lofoten Rorbuer, Villa Svolvær.

Tourist information for Lofoten

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