Hammerfest Airport Reviews

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Hammerfest Airport Reviews

Hammerfest Airport (Norwegian: Hammerfest lufthavn; IATA: HFT, ICAO: ENHF) is a regional airport at Prærien in Hammerfest, Norway.

The Hammerfest Airport is operated by the state-owned Avinor and handled 120,503 passengers in 2012, making it the third-busiest regional airport in the country. The airport has a 880-meter (2,890 ft) runway aligned 05–23. Services are provided by Widerøe using the Dash 8-100. Up to eight daily flights are provided to Tromsø and public service obligation flights are flown eastwards to other airports in Finnmark. The airport is the base for offshore helicopter services operated by Bristow Norway and CHC Helikopter Service. An estimated 40,000 people from Hammerfest Airport’s catchment area annually use Alta Airport for flights to Oslo.

Hammerfest was served from 1935 by scheduled seaplanes at a water aerodrome at Rypefjord. Services were interrupted by World War II, but resumed in 1945, lasting until the 1963 opening of Alta Airport. Hammerfest Airport opened on 1 August 1974, along with four other regional airport in Finnmark and Troms, and was originally served with de Havilland Canada Twin Otters. The de Havilland Canada Dash 7 was introduced in 1983 and a helicopter base was established in 1989. The Dash 8 was introduced in 1995 and the airport was nationalized two years later. A Dash 8 was damaged beyond repair after a hard landing in 2005. Because of the limited space for expansion and unfavorable wind conditions, there is a proposal to build a new airport at Grøtnes.

The main route at Hammerfest is Widerøe’s service to Tromsø, which is operated up to eight times per day using Dash 8-100 aircraft. Widerøe also operates flights eastwards to other communities in Finnmark on public service obligations with the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Services:

Car Rentals – Avis • Europcar • Hertz
ATMs / Cash Machines – Information not available
Food / Dining – According to an email I received in May 2013, the cafe is closed and they only have vending machines.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Information not available
Showers – Not available
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Hamerfest Airport for two hours. Connect to the “Airport” network.

Airport Hours:
5:45am-11:15pm (Mon-Fri) • 5:45am-11:15pm (Sat) • 11:30am-11pm

Website:
Hammerfest Airport Official Website

Hammerfest Airport Map

Hammerfest Airport Weather Forecast

Forecast for Hammerfest_lufthavn

Hotel Hammerfest_lufthavn

Forecast for Hammerfest_lufthavn  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
19.02.2018 09–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm -11 °C Light breeze from East-southeast 2 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm -8 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
18–24 Fair 0 mm -9 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
20.02.2018 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm -11 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm -8 °C Light air from West 0 m/s
12–18 Fair 0 mm -8 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm -10 °C Light breeze from South 2 m/s
21.02.2018 00–06 Light snow showers <1 mm -6 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
06–12 Snow 2 mm -2 °C Gentle breeze from Northwest 5 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm -4 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 4 m/s
19–01 Partly cloudy 0 mm -8 °C Light breeze from East 2 m/s
22.02.2018 01–07 Partly cloudy 0 mm -4 °C Light breeze from North 3 m/s
07–13 Partly cloudy 0 mm -4 °C Gentle breeze from Northeast 4 m/s
13–19 Partly cloudy 0 mm -3 °C Gentle breeze from East 3 m/s
19–01 Fair 0 mm -5 °C Light breeze from Southeast 3 m/s
23.02.2018 01–07 Fair 0 mm -6 °C Light breeze from South-southeast 3 m/s
07–13 Partly cloudy 0 mm -8 °C Gentle breeze from South-southeast 5 m/s
13–19 Cloudy 0 mm -9 °C Moderate breeze from South-southeast 7 m/s
19–01 Partly cloudy 0 mm -11 °C Moderate breeze from South 7 m/s
24.02.2018 01–07 Partly cloudy 0 mm -12 °C Moderate breeze from South-southeast 6 m/s
07–13 Partly cloudy 0 mm -12 °C Moderate breeze from Southeast 6 m/s
13–19 Cloudy 0 mm -10 °C Gentle breeze from South 5 m/s
19–01 Cloudy 0 mm -9 °C Gentle breeze from South 5 m/s