Chasing the Light
Where the action is: Northern 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 counties. In the centre of this oval are the Vesterålen islands.
Therefore it is entirely natural that the country’s most important land-based northern lights research is done at the northern tip of Andøya, at the rocket launching range and research installation ALOMAR (Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research). More than 50 universities around the world participate in and contribute to this research.
Welcome to Vesterålen
Did you know, in Vesterålen you might experience whalesafari all year
Winter activities for families and children
2017-10-06 08:45Vesterålen can offer a lot of winter activities for families and children
A taste of Vesterålen
2017-10-03 08:04Vesterålen most definitely has the resources and ingredients suitable for inclusion in a local, seasonally varied menu based on local food. Several of the dining establishments in the area have recognized the potential in using local food items from the fields and forests, the mountainsides, the moo