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There are 5 ways to get from Bodø to Karesuando by train, bus, ferry, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus  •  14h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bodø to Fauske 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fauske stasjon to Narvik bussterminal 100
  3. Take the bus from Narvik to Kiruna
  4. Take the bus from Kiruna busstation to Karesuando busstation 50

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Drive, car ferry  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Bodø to Drag hurtigbåtkai
  2. Take the car ferry from Drag ferjekai to Kjøpsvik ferjekai 100
  3. Drive from Kjøpsvik hurtigbåtkai to Karesuando

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Train, bus via Ankenes  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bodø to Fauske 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fauske stasjon to Håkvik skole 100
  3. Take the train from Narvik station to Kiruna station 95
  4. Take the bus from Kiruna Radarn to Karesuando busstation 50

Ferry, bus  •  31h 27m

  1. Take the ferry from Bodø Hurtigrutekai to Tromsø Hurtigrutekai
  2. Take the bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Skibotn sentrum 160
  3. Take the bus from Skibotn to Kilpisjärvi
  4. Take the bus from Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus E to Syväjärventien th I

Fly, bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Fly from Bodo (BOO) to Tromso (TOS) BOO - TOS
  2. Take the bus from Tromsø to Skibotn
  3. Take the bus from Skibotn to Kilpisjärvi
  4. Take the bus from Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus E to Syväjärventien th I

Bodø to Karesuando by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Bodø and Karesuando is around 14h 54m and covers a distance of around 651 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Operated by SJ Norge AS, Nordland fylkeskommune, The Arctic Route and others, the Bodø to Karesuando service departs from Bodø and arrives in Karesuando busstation. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
14h 54m Average Duration
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Norway → Sweden
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Karesuando is 11414.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Karesuando is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Karesuando is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 11414.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Norway from Sweden.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Bodø to Karesuando is to drive and car ferry which costs kr 950 - kr 1500 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Bodø to Karesuando is to drive and car ferry which costs kr 950 - kr 1500 and takes 9h 32m.

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The distance between Bodø and Karesuando is 362 km.

The best way to get from Bodø to Karesuando without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 54m to get from Bodø to Karesuando, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bodo Airport to Tromso Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Widerøe and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Bodo Airport to Tromso Airport.

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The best way to get from Bodø to Bodo Airport is to bus which takes 7 min and costs kr 27 - kr 50.

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Map of how to get from Bodø to Karesuando.
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  • Distance: 361.6 km
  • Duration: 14h 54m

What companies run services between Bodø, Norway and Karesuando, Sweden?

There is no direct connection from Bodø to Karesuando. However, you can take the train to Fauske, take the walk to Fauske stasjon, take the bus to Narvik, take the bus to Kiruna, take the walk to Kiruna busstation, then take the bus to Karesuando busstation. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bodø to Karesuando via Fauske, Fauske stasjon, Håkvik skole, Bromsgård, Narvik station, Kiruna station, Kiruna station, and Kiruna Radarn in around 15h 28m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bodo to Tromso
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kr - 2800 kr
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Bodo to Tromso
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kr - 2300 kr
Train operators
SJ Norge AS
Phone
61 25 22 00
Email
kundeservice@sj.no
Website
sj.no
Train from Bodø to Fauske
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120 kr - 170 kr
Schedules at
sj.no
Vy Nattåg
Phone
0771-444 111
Email
servicecenter@vy.se
Website
norrtag.se
Train from Narvik station to Kiruna station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Vy Nattåg
Bus operators
Nordland fylkeskommune
Email
post@nfk.no
Website
reisnordland.no
Bus from Fauske stasjon to Narvik bussterminal
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
260 kr - 370 kr
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune
Bus from Fauske stasjon to Håkvik skole
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
250 kr - 350 kr
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune
The Arctic Route
Phone
+47 400 02 196
Email
post@thearcticroute.com
Website
thearcticroute.com
Bus from Narvik to Kiruna
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thearcticroute.com
Bus from Tromsø to Skibotn
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thearcticroute.com
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Phone
+46 926 756 80
Email
kundservice@ltnbd.se
Website
ltnbd.se
Bus from Kiruna busstation to Karesuando busstation
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
210 kr - 290 kr
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
210 kr - 290 kr
Bus from Kiruna Radarn to Karesuando busstation
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
200 kr - 280 kr
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
200 kr - 280 kr
Troms Fylkestrafikk
Phone
+47 77 78 87 77
Website
tromskortet.no
Bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Skibotn sentrum
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
150 kr - 190 kr
Website
Troms Fylkestrafikk
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Skibotn to Kilpisjärvi
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kr - 130 kr
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus E to Syväjärventien th I
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kr - 230 kr
Website
Koskilinjat Oy
Ferry operators
Nordland fylkeskommune
Email
post@nfk.no
Website
reisnordland.no
Car ferry from Drag ferjekai to Kjøpsvik ferjekai
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 kr - 140 kr
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune

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