Despite its remote location, there are many ways to reach Nordkyn -
by sea, air or land

Travel and practical info

Nordkyn is easily accessible by air, the Hurtigruten coastliner and bus or car.

Traveling by sea

The Hurtigruten coastliner stops in Kjøllefjord and Mehamn twice daily.

Traveling by air

Mehamn Airport is serviced by daily scheduled flights, and other regional airports have direct flights to and from Norway's capital, Oslo.

Widerøe has several daily flights from Tromsø, Hammerfest and Vadsø to Mehamn.

Both SAS and Norwegian have year-round direct flights to Kirkenes, from where you can reach Nordkyn with Hurtigruten or by road. You can also fly directly between Oslo and Lakselv with Norwegian.

Another option is direct flights from Oslo to Alta and continuing by car or bus (about 400km).

Traveling by road

Bus routes connect Nordkyn to Lakselv and points beyond. Several rental agencies provide cars in Lakselv, Vadsø, Kirkenes and Alta.

The roads to Nordkyn (county roads 888 and 894) are very scenic, with many opportunities to enjoy nature and ocean views. They cross several mountain passes, and when driving in winter it is necessary to follow the weather and road condition forecasts closely.

Around Nordkyn

The Snelandia and Flexx bus and minibus routes connect Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Gamvik and Skjånes with each other and points further south. Taxis are also available.

Tourist office

There are tourist information offices at the library in Kjøllefjord and in Gamvik museum.


Consult the Google Map of Finnmark to get an overview.


Nearly all businesses accept credit cards (VISA/MC). There is a cash machine/ATM at the Coop supermarket in Kjøllefjord.

Post office

There are post offices at the Mix convenience stores in Mehamn and Kjøllefjord and at the general stores in Gamvik, Lebesby, Kunes and Skjånes.

Fishing licences

Fishing licences can be purchased online.

Health care and emergencies

There are health care centers in both Mehamn and Kjøllefjord, and a pharmacy in Kjøllefjord.

Local medical service number: 116 117 (alt. +47 78 97 00 90). In emergencies,  dial 113 (medical), 112 (police) or 110 (fire).