Norwegian unveils direct service from Gatwick to northern Norway

Tickets have gone on sale for Norwegian’s newest route, linking Gatwick to northern Norway.

The new route from London to Harstad-Narvik airport in Evenes will operate weekly on Saturdays from November 2 during the winter season.

Magnus Thome Maursund, chief commercial officer at Norwegian, said: “Northern Norway attracts thousands of visitors to experience the northern lights and beautiful Arctic wilderness.

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“The launch of this new route also connects residents of northern Norway to England’s bustling capital, London, in under four hours.”

Harstad-Narvik airport in Evenes gives access to areas such as the Lofoten islands, which are popular for nature lovers and spotting the northern lights.

Narvik, which sits inside the Arctic circle, has just been selected as the host city for the FIS Alpine World Cup Ski Championships in 2029.

Vegeir Selboe, Destination Lofoten marketing manager, said: “Evenes serves as the gateway to the stunning beauty of the Lofoten region, the international ski resort Narvikfjellet, the unique whale experiences in Vesterålen, and much more.

“These new routes will provide easier access to this region’s natural beauty and extraordinary attractions.

“We anticipate this will boost year-round tourism and positively impact on our local economy, representing a significant milestone for our community.”

Photo: Dave Williams. Lofoten Insight.

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