Leknes Airport

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Leknes Airport
Leknes lufthavn
Leknes lufthavn.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Avinor
Location Leknes
Elevation AMSL 24 m / 81 ft
Coordinates 68°09′09″N 13°36′34″E / 68.15250°N 13.60944°E / 68.15250; 13.60944Coordinates: 68°09′09″N 13°36′34″E / 68.15250°N 13.60944°E / 68.15250; 13.60944
Website Official website
LKN is located in Norway
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,070 3,511 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 101,757
Aircraft movements 5,839
Cargo (tonnes) 12
Source: [1][2]

Leknes Airport (Norwegian: Leknes lufthavn) (IATA: LKNICAO: ENLK) is a regional airport serving the town of Leknes and the surrounding areas in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. The airport is located just outside Leknes in Vestvågøy municipality. The European route E10 highway passes along the east side of the airport. In 2014, Leknes Airport had 101,757 passengers. It is operated by Avinor.


The airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø and other communities in Nordland. The routes are operated on public service obligation with the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Flights to Oslo via Bodø take about 3 hours with connecting routes Widerøe/Scandinavian Airlines.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Widerøe Oslo-Gardermoen,[3] Bodø, Røst, Stokmarknes,[4] Svolvær,[5] Tromsø[4]

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the town center. There are no buses, but taxis are available.


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 / 68.31944; 14.15833) and Hadselsanden (68°25′40″N 14°37′30″E / 68.42778°N 14.62500°E / 68.42778; 14.62500). The former could replace Leknes Airport and Svolvær Airport, the latter could also replace Stokmarknes Airport. As both alternatives imply direct services to Oslo, the leakage to Evenes would be reduced.[6] The region wants to be more attractive on the conference market which would create more job opportunities outside the tourist season.



  1. ^ "Månedsrapport" (XLS). Avinor. 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Airport information for ENLK" (PDF). Avinor. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.wideroe.no/Nyhetsarkiv/Tidenes-storsatsning-p-direkteruter-til-Lofoten-og-Helgeland/FECB24C1-8926-4669-921E-CB6BD2B86293/1
  4. ^ a b "Widerøe adds new sectors in S17". Airlineroute. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  5. ^ wideroe.no
  6. ^ "Nasjonal transportplan 2014–2023: Framtidsrettet utvikling av lufthavnstrukturen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Avinor. 15 February 2012. p. 46–48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.