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Private Jet to Alta Airport: Gateway to the North Cape

Air traffic is of central importance in a region as vast as Finnmark where no railway network exists, despite a high number of visitors. Alta Airport is the busiest airport in the region and offers direct connections to surrounding Norwegian cities as well as private flights to and from Alta.

Founding and Management of the Airport

Built on the south bank of the Altafjord, Alta Airport opened in 1963. The location was chosen for its level surface – in contrast to the hilly surroundings – and offers fantastic views on approach and landing. It is now operated by Avinor which, as the owner of 45 of the country’s airports, represents Norway's largest airport owner. Among these are Oslo Gardemoen (ENGM / OSL), Bergen Airport (ENBR / BGO) and Trondheim Airport (ENVA/TRD). The company controls air traffic at the airports, regulates Norwegian airspace, and maintains the technical infrastructure of flight navigation systems.

Flights to and from Alta: Busiest Airport in Finnmark

With 377,294 passengers and 11,639 flight movements per year (2016), Alta Airport is the busiest airport in Finnmark, serving primarily the daily influx of passengers travelling through to the North Cape or to the majestic fjord landscapes of sparsely populated Finnmark. Airlines SAS, Norwegian, and Widerøe take off and land on the 2,184 metre, asphalt runway, in addition to private business jets to and from Alta. Airport amenities include:

  • Refreshments in the boarding area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Reserved parking
  • Car hire directly at the airport

Alta Airport Location

The airport is located in the municipality of Alta in the northern Norwegian province of Finnmark (Fylke) and lies directly on the Altafjörd, approximately 6 kilometres northeast from Alta city centre, an easy car journey via the E6.

Distance from Alta Airport to
  • Alta city centre: approx. 6 kilometres by car
  • Hammerfest: approx. 140 kilometres by car
  • North Cape: approx. 235 kilometres by car

Book a Charter Flight to or from Alta

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, the quickest and most comfortable means of travel across Norway’s vast landscapes is by charter flight. Alta Airport is well equipped to serve private jet clients, including facilities for helicopter hire for onward travel. When you book a charter flight with JetApp, you choose when your flight departs, the number of guests accompanying you, and what kind of aircraft you require. Check-in and pre-boarding screening for your private jet from Alta Airport are handled expeditiously so that you reach your destination as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Runway ID Length and width Surface
11/29 2,184 m x 40 m Asphalt

Top Connections from Alta Airport

Norway covers a tremendous area. While the north is by far its most sparsely populated area, the region’s natural beauty, vast wilderness, and historic fishing villages give it a unique character that attracts many a curious traveller. Travelling by private charter jet from Alta to Tromsø, northern Norway’s largest city, is a short 40 minute flight. Hammerfest on the island of Kvaløy, once the northernmost city in the world, is only 35 minutes by private jet from Alta. Other cities in Finnmark such as Kirkenes, Banak, or Mehamn, are equally accessible when you charter a private plane. Alta’s most frequently requested connections are:

  • Alta ✈ Tromso (ENTC / TOS): approx. 40 minutes
  • Alta ✈ Hammerfest Airport (ENHF / HFT): approx. 35 minutes
  • Alta ✈ Kirkenes Høybuktmoen Airport (ENKR / KKN): approx. 45 minutes
  • Alta ✈ Banak Airport (ENNA / LKL): approx. 35 minutes
  • Alta ✈ Mehamn Airport (ENMH / MEH): approx. 45 minutes

Hire a Private Jet to Alta – City of the Northern Lights

With a population of 20,195, Alta is the largest city in Finnmark and is mainly dependent on fishing, mining, and tourism. Located north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set from 16 May to 26 July and from 24 November to 18 January it does not rise. In winter, the city is one of the best places to admire the unforgettable Aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) or to experience a genuine arctic dog sled ride. When you charter a flight to Alta, you travel in ultimate comfort, making your discovery of this stunningly beautiful region all the more wondrous.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: ENAT / ALF
  • Altitude: 3 m (10 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 377,294 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 11,639 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 5.30am to 12.30am
  • Runways: 1 (2,184 m)

Top Connections

  • Tromsø Airport (Norway)
  • Hammerfest Airport (Norway)
  • Kirkenes Høybuktmoen Airport (Norway)
  • Banak Airport (Norway)
  • Mehamn Airport (Norway)
  • Hasvik Airport (Norway)
  • Svalbard Airport (Norway)
  • Båtsfjord Airport (Norway)
  • Vadsø Airport (Norway)
  • Harstad Narvik Airport (Norway)
  • Sørkjosen Airport (Norway)
  • Valan Airport (Norway)
  • Bodø Airport (Norway)
  • Narvik Airport (Norway)
  • Oslo Gardermoen Airport (Norway)