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 Vestbygd as their home base.
The local young people had been skiing in alpine terrain for as long as they could remember – on the more or less steep mountainsides. But with the arrival of the Swedes, we learned a new skiing term; the Swedes had come to ski off piste.
Snowshoe walking – a nature experience in the magical winter light
2019-12-20 21:16The winter lights are amazing in our region. A magical light, which will shine upon the mountains and decorate the sky, is a part of the surroundings where we make the hike. Our “dark season” is actually our “color season”.
Winter hike with sea view
2019-12-19 19:17You are invited to join us on a guided mountain hike to Vetten (457m), one of the most popular hiking tours in Vesterålen and our favorite. Reaching the mountain hut on the top we will enjoy our packed lunch, some hot drinks and enjoy the most spectacular view around the area, on the open see and to
2014-06-23 09:56There are many fishing lakes in Vesterålen, where trout and Arctic char are the dominant species. The lakes are normally visited during the summer season, when the coffee pot, frying pan and an open fire add an extra dimension to outdoor life. But one should not scorn the fascination of going to the
5 places to see the Northern Lights in Vesterålen
2017-01-26 09:46It is possible to see Northern Lights on any clear night in areas with low levels of light pollution, but combining the chase for the Aurora with an activity will make the experience truly magical. Here are five unique places to see Northern Lights in vesterålen:
Andøya Space Centre – Spaceship Aurora
2017-02-23 13:01Visit Andøya Space Center in Vesterålen and get an experience for life. Join our mission, explore the northern lights, and learn more about space exploration at our exciting visitor center, Spaceship Aurora! At Spaceship Aurora, we offer activities for adventurers of all ages. We offer guided tours
Chasing the Light
2014-06-23 11:39Where 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 m