You can get to Hitra by boat – the Coast Express (Kystekspressen) from Trondheim to Kristiansund, or by county road 714 from Orkanger through the Hitra tunnel. This is one of the deepest underwater tunnels in the world. It runs 265 meters under the Trondheimsleia strait.
You arrive at Hitra either by car via the Hitra tunnel or by an express boat to the terminal at Sanstad/Jøstnøya, close to Hitra coastal harbor and Hitra industrial park. We recommend dropping by the boat terminal even if you arrive by car. You can visit an exhibition about modern aquaculture there, get information about Hitra, visit the Sjøsprøyt cafe and find out about the fishing tour operator Hitra Turistservice.
BY CAR OR BUSS
From Trondheim, take the E39 in the direction of Orkanger.
From eastern and southern Norway, take the E6 to Berkåk. Take the RV700 from Berkåk to Orkanger. From Orkanger, take the FV714 to Hitra. The underwater tunnel will bring you to both Hitra and Frøya.
Go to https://www.atb.no/ for bus routes to and from Hitra and Frøya
Bus 320 Trondheim-Orkanger-Hitra-Frøya
Regular express boat connection from Trondheim and Kristiansund to Hitra and Frøya and the neighboring islands, http://www.fosennamsos.no/
Route 800 Trondheim-Brekstad-Hitra-Kristiansund
Route 820/825 Dyrøy-skerries and ferry between Frøya and the skerries
If you arrive by your own boat, go to «land and water activities, boat rental and guest harbors» in the COAST GUIDE menu.
The closest airport is Trondheim Lufthavn Værnes. Next Move also flies multiple times per day Ørlandet/Brekstad – Gardermoen.
An underwater tunnel connects Hitra and Frøya. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Fillan – the municipality center on Hitra to Sistranda – the municipality center on Frøya.
FACTS ABOUT TRAVEL TIME
- Værnes airport -Trondheim by bus 30 minutes
• Trondheim-Hitra by car 2 hours
• Trondheim-Hitra by express boat 1 hour 40 minutes
• Kvernberget airport-Kristiansund by bus 10 minutes
• Kristiansund-Hitra by express boat 1 hour 40 minutes
• Kristiansund-Hitra by car 3 hours 30 minutes
• Ørlandet/Brekstad-Hitra by express boat 40 minutes