Svolvær Airport, Helle (Norwegian: Svolvær lufthavn, Helle) (IATA: SVJ, ICAO: ENSH) is a regional airport serving the town of Svolvær in Vågan municipality (and the region surrounding Svolvær) in Nordland county, Norway.
The airport is operated by Avinor. It is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø and other communities in Nordland. The services are all on subsidized public service obligation routes administered by the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communication.
In 2014, Svolvær Airport had 74,496 passengers. In 2007, a new road (Lofoten Mainland Connection) opened which allows driving to the Evenes Airport, but Svolvær Airport has kept its passenger figures.
Airlines and destinations
There is no bus service to the airport, but taxis are available. The airport is located at Helle, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the town.
Avinor is planning building a new primary airport to serve Lofoten and possibly also Vesterålen. Two locations have been put forward, Gimsøy (68°19′10″N 14°9′30″E / 68.31944°N 14.15833°E) and Hadselsanden (68°25′40″N 14°37′30″E / 68.42778°N 14.62500°E). The former could replace Leknes Airport and Svolvær Airport, Helle, the latter could also replace Stokmarknes Airport. As both alternatives imply direct services to Oslo, the leakage to Evenes would be reduced. The region wants to be more attractive on the conference market which would create more job opportunities outside the tourist season.