About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Vadsø Airport (VDS), Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway and Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), Stewart Island, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,319 miles (or 16,606 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: VDS / ENVD
Airport Names:
  1. Vadsø Airport
  2. Vadsø lufthavn
Location: Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway
GPS Coordinates: 70°3'55"N by 29°50'40"E
Area Served: Vadsø
Operator/Owner: Avinor
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 127 feet (39 meters)
View all routes: Routes from VDS
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SZS / NZRC
Airport Name: Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
Location: Stewart Island, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 46°53'58"S by 168°6'6"E
Operator/Owner: South East Air
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 288 feet (88 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from SZS
More Information: SZS Maps & Info

Facts about Vadsø Airport (VDS):

  • Vadsø Airport handled 81,772 passengers last year.
  • In addition to being known as "Vadsø Airport", another name for VDS is "Vadsø lufthavn".
  • Both Widerøe and Norving applied to operate the Finnmark route, which would connect the airports together and to the primary airports in Finnmark and Tromsø Airport.
  • Because of Vadsø Airport's relatively low elevation of 127 feet, planes can take off or land at Vadsø Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to Vadsø Airport (VDS) is Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen (KKN), which is located 24 miles (38 kilometers) S of VDS.
  • The furthest airport from Vadsø Airport (VDS) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 10,407 miles (16,748 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Widerøe operated Twin Otters on the route until 1995, when the Dash 8 was introduced.
  • Varangfly proposed Vadsø as a possible site of a small airfield in 1964, suitable for landing air taxis and air ambulances.

Facts about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS):

  • Because of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 288 feet, planes can take off or land at Ryan's Creek Aerodrome at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In 2000 Southern Air 1997 Ltd was bought by Stewart Island Flights, which uses Islanders FXE and FWZ, Cessna A185E Skywagon JEM and Piper PA32 Cherokee Sixs RTS and DIV aircraft in its service.
  • Ryan's Creek Aerodrome is a small airstrip on Stewart Island in southern New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) is Invercargill Airport (IVC), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) NNE of SZS.
  • The furthest airport from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (meaning Ryan's Creek Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,135 miles (19,529 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.

Map of Nearest Airports to Vadsø Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Vadsø Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
123.53 miles (37.87 km) SKirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen (KKN)Kirkenes, Finnmark, NorwayView Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen on a map View satellite image of Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen Set KKN as origin Airport Set KKN as destination Airport Get more information about Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen
234.49 miles (55.51 km) NEVardø Airport, Svartnes (VAW)Vardø, NorwayView Vardø Airport, Svartnes on a map View satellite image of Vardø Airport, Svartnes Set VAW as origin Airport Set VAW as destination Airport Get more information about Vardø Airport, Svartnes
337.13 miles (59.76 km) NBåtsfjord Airport (BJF)Båtsfjord, Finnmark, NorwayView Båtsfjord Airport on a map View satellite image of Båtsfjord Airport Set BJF as origin Airport Set BJF as destination Airport Get more information about Båtsfjord Airport
458.76 miles (94.56 km) NNWBerlevåg Airport (BVG)Berlevåg, NorwayView Berlevåg Airport on a map View satellite image of Berlevåg Airport Set BVG as origin Airport Set BVG as destination Airport Get more information about Berlevåg Airport
581.17 miles (130.63 km) NWMehamn Airport (MEH)Mehamn, NorwayView Mehamn Airport on a map View satellite image of Mehamn Airport Set MEH as origin Airport Set MEH as destination Airport Get more information about Mehamn Airport
6110.24 miles (177.41 km) NWHonningsvåg Airport, Valan (HVG)Nordkapp, Finnmark, NorwayView Honningsvåg Airport, Valan on a map View satellite image of Honningsvåg Airport, Valan Set HVG as origin Airport Set HVG as destination Airport Get more information about Honningsvåg Airport, Valan
7113.28 miles (182.30 km) SEMurmansk Airport (MMK)Murmansk, RussiaView Murmansk Airport on a map View satellite image of Murmansk Airport Set MMK as origin Airport Set MMK as destination Airport Get more information about Murmansk Airport
8114.71 miles (184.61 km) WLakselv Airport, Banak (LKL)Lakselv, NorwayView Lakselv Airport, Banak on a map View satellite image of Lakselv Airport, Banak Set LKL as origin Airport Set LKL as destination Airport Get more information about Lakselv Airport, Banak
9116.65 miles (187.72 km) SSWIvalo Airport (IVL)Ivalo, FinlandView Ivalo Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivalo Airport Set IVL as origin Airport Set IVL as destination Airport Get more information about Ivalo Airport
10149.42 miles (240.47 km) WNWHammerfest Airport (HFT)Hammerfest, Finnmark, NorwayView Hammerfest Airport on a map View satellite image of Hammerfest Airport Set HFT as origin Airport Set HFT as destination Airport Get more information about Hammerfest Airport
11152.87 miles (246.01 km) WAlta Airport (ALF)Alta, NorwayView Alta Airport on a map View satellite image of Alta Airport Set ALF as origin Airport Set ALF as destination Airport Get more information about Alta Airport
12181.88 miles (292.71 km) WNWHasvik Airport (HAA)Hasvik, NorwayView Hasvik Airport on a map View satellite image of Hasvik Airport Set HAA as origin Airport Set HAA as destination Airport Get more information about Hasvik Airport
13196.23 miles (315.79 km) WSWEnontekiö Airport (ENF)Enontekiö, FinlandView Enontekiö Airport on a map View satellite image of Enontekiö Airport Set ENF as origin Airport Set ENF as destination Airport Get more information about Enontekiö Airport
14202.65 miles (326.14 km) SSEKirovsk-Apatity Airport Аэропорт Кировск/Апатиты (KVK)Kirovsk / Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, RussiaView Kirovsk-Apatity Airport Аэропорт Кировск/Апатиты on a map View satellite image of Kirovsk-Apatity Airport Аэропорт Кировск/Апатиты Set KVK as origin Airport Set KVK as destination Airport Get more information about Kirovsk-Apatity Airport Аэропорт Кировск/Апатиты
15205.32 miles (330.43 km) SWKittilä Airport (KTT)Kittilä, FinlandView Kittilä Airport on a map View satellite image of Kittilä Airport Set KTT as origin Airport Set KTT as destination Airport Get more information about Kittilä Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Vadsø Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Vadsø Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,406.63 miles (16,747.81 km) SEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as origin Airport Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
210,318.58 miles (16,606.10 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as origin Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
310,301.49 miles (16,578.61 km) ESEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as origin Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
410,292.78 miles (16,564.59 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as origin Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
510,259.10 miles (16,510.39 km) ESEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as origin Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
610,239.78 miles (16,479.29 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as origin Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
710,219.80 miles (16,447.13 km) ESERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as origin Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
810,214.84 miles (16,439.14 km) ESEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as origin Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
910,206.47 miles (16,425.68 km) ESEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as origin Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1010,205.72 miles (16,424.47 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as origin Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1110,193.68 miles (16,405.09 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as origin Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1210,176.21 miles (16,376.97 km) ESEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1310,172.88 miles (16,371.62 km) ESEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as origin Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1410,164.18 miles (16,357.62 km) ESEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1510,145.94 miles (16,328.26 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as origin Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.14 miles (56.55 km) NNEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
2120.34 miles (193.66 km) ENEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
3131.60 miles (211.80 km) NNEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
4133.36 miles (214.62 km) NNEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
5154.07 miles (247.95 km) NMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
6160.20 miles (257.82 km) NNEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
7195.63 miles (314.84 km) NEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
8228.96 miles (368.47 km) NNEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
9234.47 miles (377.35 km) NERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
10237.92 miles (382.90 km) NNEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
11255.21 miles (410.72 km) NNEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
12273.79 miles (440.61 km) NEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
13319.36 miles (513.96 km) NEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14321.87 miles (518.00 km) NNEHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
15342.05 miles (550.48 km) NNEGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,134.74 miles (19,528.92 km) NWA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map View satellite image of A Coruña Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,111.96 miles (19,492.27 km) NNWSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map View satellite image of Santiago de Compostela Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,106.13 miles (19,482.88 km) NWTresco Heliport (TSO)Tresco, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView Tresco Heliport on a map View satellite image of Tresco Heliport Set TSO as destination Airport Set TSO as destination Airport Get more information about Tresco Heliport
412,106.07 miles (19,482.77 km) NWSt Mary's Airport (ISC)St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView St Mary's Airport on a map View satellite image of St Mary's Airport Set ISC as destination Airport Set ISC as destination Airport Get more information about St Mary's Airport
512,089.84 miles (19,456.66 km) NNWBantry Aerodrome (BYT)Bantry, County Cork, IrelandView Bantry Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Bantry Aerodrome Set BYT as destination Airport Set BYT as destination Airport Get more information about Bantry Aerodrome
612,076.24 miles (19,434.78 km) NNWVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map View satellite image of Vigo Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
712,076.07 miles (19,434.51 km) NWLand's End Airport (LEQ)Land's End, Cornwall, England, United KingdomView Land's End Airport on a map View satellite image of Land's End Airport Set LEQ as destination Airport Set LEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Land's End Airport
812,073.07 miles (19,429.67 km) WNWBrest Bretagne Airport (BES)Brest, FranceView Brest Bretagne Airport on a map View satellite image of Brest Bretagne Airport Set BES as destination Airport Set BES as destination Airport Get more information about Brest Bretagne Airport
912,070.18 miles (19,425.03 km) NWAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map View satellite image of Asturias Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
1012,068.12 miles (19,421.72 km) WNWQuimper - Cornouaille Airport (UIP)Quimper, FranceView Quimper - Cornouaille Airport on a map View satellite image of Quimper - Cornouaille Airport Set UIP as destination Airport Set UIP as destination Airport Get more information about Quimper - Cornouaille Airport
1112,062.63 miles (19,412.88 km) NNWCork Airport (ORK)Cork, IrelandView Cork Airport on a map View satellite image of Cork Airport Set ORK as destination Airport Set ORK as destination Airport Get more information about Cork Airport
1212,056.75 miles (19,403.41 km) NNWKerry Airport (KIR)Tralee, County Kerry, IrelandView Kerry Airport on a map View satellite image of Kerry Airport Set KIR as destination Airport Set KIR as destination Airport Get more information about Kerry Airport
1312,043.61 miles (19,382.27 km) WNWMorlaix - Ploujean Airport (MXN)Morlaix, FranceView Morlaix - Ploujean Airport on a map View satellite image of Morlaix - Ploujean Airport Set MXN as destination Airport Set MXN as destination Airport Get more information about Morlaix - Ploujean Airport
1412,038.24 miles (19,373.62 km) NWNewquay Cornwall Airport (NQY)Newquay, England, United KingdomView Newquay Cornwall Airport on a map View satellite image of Newquay Cornwall Airport Set NQY as destination Airport Set NQY as destination Airport Get more information about Newquay Cornwall Airport
1512,036.47 miles (19,370.77 km) WNWLorient South Brittany Airport (LRT)Lorient, FranceView Lorient South Brittany Airport on a map View satellite image of Lorient South Brittany Airport Set LRT as destination Airport Set LRT as destination Airport Get more information about Lorient South Brittany Airport