Tromsø is best reached by air, and this is
really the only means of transportation we recommend. However, the
more adventurous conference participants may consider to arrive by train and
bus, by boat or by car.
Tromsø (airport code: TOS) has a fairly large airport with about 100 daily departures and
arrivals. For most travellers, you would first fly to the Norwegian
capital of Oslo and from there fly with either SAS or Norwegian
directly to Tromsø, which is a flight of slightly less than 2 hours
You may also consider flying to Bergen or Trondheim, and catch direct
flights from there to Tromsø with either Widerøe (from Bergen) or SAS
(from Trondheim with a stop-over in Bodø).
There are also seasonal direct flights to currently 11 international
destinations: Brussels, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Gran Canaria, Helsinki,
Kittilä, Copenhagen, London, München, Stockholm and Zürich.
Travel by train/bus
Tromsø is not served by any trains
(though there is a railway station pub close to
the conference venue). However, there are daily train services from
Stockholm to Narvik, from which you can take a
bus service to Tromsø.
The bus from Narvik to Tromsø takes about 4,5 hours.
Arrival by boat
Tromsø is served daily by
that runs from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. This is a highly
popular tourist activity in summer, and early reservations are recommended. The
trip from Bergen to Tromsø takes 4,5 days, from Trondheim to Tromsø takes 2,5
days, and from Kirkenes to Tromsø takes 2 days. On the trip from Bergen and
Trondheim to Tromsø, you get to experience the Lofoten islands and pass the
arctic circle, on the trip from Kirkenes, you may visit the North Cape.
Arrival by car
Tromsø is quite far from most places. Although driving through Norway
along the E6/E8, through Sweden along either the E4 or the E10, or through Finland on E8,
can be a scenic drive, it will also be a journey that will take around
16-22 hours from Oslo, Stockholm or Helsinki. Should you consider doing
this, we recommend spending even more days to allow you to enjoy the
scenary, in particular if driving through Norway.