The airport is situated on the Norwegian coast, 5.5nm SW of the city. There is high ground to the W, with a mast on a hill, 1293ft, at 3nm W of RWY 17 threshold. Mountainous terrain to the E rises to 3200ft at 12nm, with a peak of 1322ft 1.5nm E of RWY 17 ILS OM.
Concentrations of sea birds are present at all times near/ on the airport. Deer may be encountered on the airport, particularly in winter.
There is significant helicopter activity at the airport.
Circling is prohibited to the E of the airport for Cat D aircraft.
RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES
RWY 35 has a 0.5% initial upslope, followed by a pronounced dip, and then a 0.9% upslope for the last 900m.
There is a marked upslope to the ramp.
Windshear may be encountered on short finals to RWYs 17 and 35, with wind direction between 200º and 340º, with speeds in excess of 12kt.