Culture and sights all over Vesterålen
Vesterålen has many wonderful attractions and a sensational landscape with unforgettable scenery and views. There are many fascinating mountain ranges, deep fjords, beaches of pure-white sand and extensive woodland areas to enjoy and behold. Out beyond the islands of Vesterålen, you find yourself out on the open seas. Both Trollfjord in Rafsundet and the old fishing village Nyksund, in Øksnes, are magical experiences well worth a visit.
Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya
The Norwegian Scenic Route Andøy runs between the open, bare outer coastline, the grass covered, pointed mountain peaks and the flat cloudberry marshes further south. Only Bleik Island’s nearly perfect cone-like form breaks the endless horizon which stretches all the way to Greenland.
Boreal Transport Nord AS, avd. Vesteralen
2017-02-27 23:06Sit back in your seat and feel the smell of dried fish in Lofoten, enjoy the midnight sun at North Cape or visit Europe's biggest Viking longhouse at Borg in Lofoten. On Trondenes outside the festival city of Harstad, you can charge the Adolf cannon. See the wild salmon in Alta river, visit idyllic
2017-02-27 18:07The Vesteråls Museum can show off the stately Melbo farmhouse where the founder Christian Frederiksen and his family lived. We provide a 12 minute slideshow that captures the atmosphere and gives an overview of the activities that took place at Melbu in the beginning of the 19th Century. In addition
The Coastal Express Museum - Museum Nord
2017-02-27 18:06The national museum foundation for the coastal express at Stokmarknes. Exhibitions of authentic rooms and environments, photographs, paintings, model ships, historical films, videos and a multi-media show lasting 20 min. Wheelchair user friendly. The coastal express M/S «Finnmarken» from 1956 is an
Jennestad old trading post - Museum Nord
2017-02-27 17:07The old Trading Post at Jennestad (8 km from Sortland): An old trading post, located by the sea, easily accessible by boat – as it should be in the old days. Time has stood still after the closing of the shop in 1982. The shelves offers authentic products of all kinds, and you may also visit the old
Andøya Space Centre – Spaceship Aurora
2017-02-23 13:01At Spaceship Aurora you will get a virtual trip into space. Here you will visit the Northern Lights, and will see their origin and effect on our planet, both naturally and culturally. You will take part in experiments, launch probes and see how the day to day life is like at a Space Center. The Spac
Bø Museum - Museum Nord
2017-02-27 22:06The museum is located in beautiful natural surroundings by the seaside, Vinjesjøen.
Visit Parkvoll, formerly the bailiff´s residence, where you will find special emphasis to the female author Regine Normann.
Regine Normann is well known for her work with both fairytales and novels.
Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum
2017-02-27 18:06The national fishing industry museum was established in the spring of 1991 as a public institution, and was named Norsk Fiskeindustrimuseum. The University of Tromsø, University of Bergen, NHH Bergen, Norges sildesalgslag, Sildemelfabrikkenes landsforening, LO, SND, Vesterålen regionråd, Hadsel komm
Øksnes museum - Museum Nord
2017-02-27 18:07The Øksnes of today emerges as a high-tech fishing village, based on several thousand years of experience. Fishing has been going on in Øksnes since the Stone Age. With the help of archaeogical finds and sites, together with written sources, we can follow developments in the fishing villages from th
Aquaculture Centre – Visit a Norwegian Salmon Farm
2017-02-27 18:08Visit a real fish farm!
Norway is the world's largest producer of Atlantic salmon, and around 14 million people around the world enjoy Norwegian salmon every day! Along with fishery, aquaculture is the main industry in Vesterålen, providing valuable opportunities for employment and settlement alo
Galleri Uvær & Betty's Tea Salon
2017-02-24 16:06Galleri Uvær and Betty's Tea Salon is located on the western side of Hadseløya, by the idyllic Tegian valley. Art gallery and café surrounded by walking paths and fishing waters. Here glass- and visual artist Siv Johansen works. Betty's Tea Salon serves homemade cakes and other sweet and savoury tem