How to get to Karlsøyfestivalen?

The island of Karlsøy is situated at exactly 70° north and 20° east, «at the edge of civilization» as a danish journalist once wrote. But no worries! Here is a guide on how to get to the festival from Tromsø city. If you are flying in from Oslo (1h40m), Bergen (1h50m) or elsewhere you will land at Langnes, Tromsø Airport, which is on the way from Tromsø to Karlsøya.

By bus

The easiest way to get to the festival is by bus from Tromsø (Prostneset station) or from the airport (Langnes TOS). The bus stop at the airport is a 50m walk from the airport entrance and it is Route 430 (Tromsø – Kvaløysletta – Hansnes – Grunnfjord). Ask at the airport information if unsure of how to find the bus stop. 

Flyplass bus stop Langnes

Flyplassen bus stop at Tromsø airport (ask or just walk 50m past the parking lot)

If you have some extra time and are going to check out Tromsø City, DONT TAKE THE AIRPORT EXPRESS, the local bus is a lot cheaper and just as fast.

By car

If you are driving to the festival from Tromsø you should follow Fylkesvei 863 (Fv863) to Hansnes where the ferry til Karlsøya departs. Check the map below or Google Maps for directions. The drive takes about ONE HOUR depending on your driving. Then take the ferry (MF Malangen) to Karlsøy. The ferry is free for people but costs 300 NOK for a car so it’s a good idea to park your car at Hansnes where the ferry departs.
 

 

Ferry and bus schedule during the festival

TO ENSURE YOU GET A SEAT ON THE  EXTRA FESTIVAL BUSES YOU HAVE TO BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCE.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE

 

THURSDAY 28.06
Hansnes – Karlsøya 10.45  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 15.00  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 18.20 Bus FROM Tromsø 16.35

 

FRIDAY 29.06
Hansnes – Karlsøya 10.45  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 15.00 Bus FROM Tromsø 12.55
Hansnes – Karlsøya 18.20 Bus FROM Tromsø 16.35
Hansnes – Karlsøya 20.45  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 22.20 Festival bus FROM Tromsø 20.30 (BUY TICKETS HERE)  

 

SATURDAY 30.06
Karlsøya – Hansnes 07.20 Festival bus TO Tromsø 08.35 (BUY TICKETS HERE)
Hansnes – Karlsøya 08.35  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 15.00 Festival bus FROM Tromsø 13.30 (BUY TICKETS HERE)
Hansnes – Karlsøya 18.15  

 

SUNDAY 01.07
Karlsøya – Hansnes 09.50 Festival bus TO Tromsø 10.45 (BUY TICKETS HERE)
Karlsøya – Hansnes 14.45 Festival bus TO Tromsø 15.30 (BUY TICKETS HERE)
Karlsøya – Hansnes 18.50 Bus TO Tromsø 20.00
Karlsøya – Hansnes 21.00  

 

MONDAY 02.07
Karlsøya – Hansnes 07.20 Bus TO Tromsø 08.35
Hansnes – Karlsøya 15.00  
Karlsøya – Hansnes 15.35  
Hansnes – Karlsøya 18.20  

 

The ferry is free for people, but not for cars

 

Full bus and ferry schedule here: http://karlsoyfestivalen.no/transport-3/