How far is Alta from Longyearbyen?

The distance between Longyearbyen (Svalbard Airport, Longyear) and Alta (Alta Airport) is 592 miles / 952 kilometers / 514 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Longyearbyen (LYR) to Alta (ALF) is 140 miles / 225 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 9 hours 32 minutes.

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Distance from Longyearbyen to Alta

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Longyearbyen to Alta. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 591.575 miles
• 952.048 kilometers
• 514.065 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 589.370 miles
• 948.499 kilometers
• 512.148 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Longyearbyen to Alta?

The estimated flight time from Svalbard Airport, Longyear to Alta Airport is 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between Svalbard Airport, Longyear (LYR) and Alta Airport (ALF)

On average, flying from Longyearbyen to Alta generates about 112 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 112 kilograms equals 246 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Longyearbyen to Alta

See the map of the shortest flight path between Svalbard Airport, Longyear (LYR) and Alta Airport (ALF).

Airport information

Origin Svalbard Airport, Longyear
City: Longyearbyen
Country: Norway
IATA Code: LYR
ICAO Code: ENSB
Coordinates: 78°14′45″N, 15°27′56″E
Destination Alta Airport
City: Alta
Country: Norway
IATA Code: ALF
ICAO Code: ENAT
Coordinates: 69°58′33″N, 23°22′18″E