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In quest of the northern lights

Where the action is: North Norway is the ideal location for observing the northern lights, since the so-called aurora oval runs along the coast of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark  Read more

A taste of Vesterålen

Vesterålen most definitely has the resources and ingredients suitable for inclusion in a local, seasonally varied menu. Several of the dining establishments in the area have...  Read more

Whale safari winter

Whale safaris are now available from November in Vesterålen The herring lures a diversity of whales and birds into the fjords. On these trips you can experience orcas,...  Read more

The Skrei fishery

For centuries, arctic cod has been the most valuable species of fish for the people of North Norway, and the winter cod fishery from January to April is the most important sea  Read more

Ski & snowboard

A couple of decades ago, a group of Swedes came to Vesterålen to try their luck at alpine skiing – combined with winter cod fishing on the open ocean. They chose Øksnes...  Read more

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