Located in the village of Værnes to the east of Trondheim, this joint military and civilian international airport serve Trondheim city and its surrounding municipality. It is a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe for domestic flights across Norway, as well as destinations across Scandinavia and Amsterdam.
Trondheim Airport Værnes operates from two terminal buildings and a single east-west runway which stretch almost 3,000 metres. Terminal A is used for domestic flights, while Terminal B has been renovated from its original 1982 structure into the airport’s international terminal. Check-in facilities for both domestic and international flights are found on the second floor of Terminal A, while restaurants, cafes, retail and duty-free stores are scattered throughout both terminal buildings. There is an on-site Radisson Blu hotel, and the airport’s facilities are shared with the Værnes Air Station of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The main route from Trondheim Airport Vaernes is to Oslo, with Widerøe, Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle also operating domestic flights to Bergen, Bodø, Stavanger, Tromsø and Ålesund. KLM operates daily flights to Amsterdam, while Nordica flies to Tallinn. Icelandair operates direct flights to Reykjavik during the summer months, while Norwegian Air Shuttle has seasonal flights to Alicante, Antalya, Copenhagen, London-Gatwick, Krakow and Riga.
Trondheim Airport Værnes is connected to Trondheim Central Station, Mo i Rana and Bodø by rail, with the Trondheim Airport Station located outside Terminal A. The Flybussen Airport Express also whisks passengers into Downtown Trondheim every ten minutes or there are taxis available outside the Arrivals area.
The first air operations from Værnes took place after the farm on which it is situated was purchased by the Royal Norwegian Army in 1887. A hangar was built in 1920 and its runway extended in 1925 before it was surrendered temporarily to the Luftwaffe in 1940 during Germany’s occupation of Norway.