British Airways launches inaugural winter flights to Tromso, Norway

British Airways has announced the commencement of its first-ever winter flights to Tromso, Norway, set to take off from December 1, 2024. The addition marks a significant milestone, with Tromso becoming British Airways’ northernmost destination worldwide.

Situated within the Arctic Circle, Tromso offers travellers a unique opportunity to experience the captivating beauty of the northern lights, thanks to its prime location within the aurora borealis oval.

With average winter temperatures ranging from 0-degreeC to -5-degreeC, the city provides an ideal setting for a wide range of cold-weather activities, including skiing, mountaineering, and whale watching.

In addition to its natural wonders, Tromso boasts vibrant Christmas markets and iconic seasonal displays, making it a sought-after destination for holiday enthusiasts. The city’s main square, Stortorget, hosts a picturesque market and a stunning Christmas tree, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, said: ‘Those who missed the northern lights in the UK need not worry! We are excited to welcome Tromso to our route network – it is a growing winter leisure market thanks to its abundance of cold-weather activities and we’ll be the only premium carrier operating there from the UK. We’ve optimised the schedule for three- and four-night trips, which we know are perfect for a destination like this.’

British Airways offers flights departing from London Heathrow twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays.

British Airways Holidays offers a range of holiday packages to Tromso, starting from £379 per person for a three-night stay at the Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso in January 2025. Packages include economy-class return flights from London Heathrow, a 23kg baggage allowance per person, and flexible payment options.

Return flights to Tromso are available for booking, with fares starting from £153. Customers can also transport skiing or snowboarding equipment as part of their checked baggage, provided it meets specified dimensions.

Bookings and more information is available at the British Airways website,