Mehamn Airport Facts
Mehamn Airport is a regional airport serving the village of Mehamn in Gamvik Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The airport is located 2 kilometers outside of the village of Mehamn and is owned and operated by the state-owned Avinor. The asphalt runway is 880 meters. Services are operated by Widerøe using Dash 8-100 aircraft which connect to other communities in Finnmark. The routes are subsidized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications through public service obligations.
Both the villages of Gamvik and Kjøllefjord were considered as alternative locations for the airport, and both received smaller airfields before Mehamn Airport opened in 1974. Widerøe operated de Havilland Canada Twin Otters until they were replaced with the Dash 8 in 1995.
The airport served 14,392 passengers in 2014 and is the northern-most airport in Europe except Svalbard.