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Vesterålen: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Myre, Andenes

Vesterålen Islands

Vesterålen is an archipelago of green islands, surrounded by whales, seals and seabirds and inhabited by coastal people with both a rich history and an eye for everything...  Read more

Northern Lights from the House at the Outer Edge

From the House at the Outer Edge in Bø, Vesterålen, you can enjoy a comfortable wait for the Northern Lights thanks to the mild coastal climate.  Read more

Whale safari—an encounter with giants

Some of the giants of the sea, 20-metre-long sperm whales, really enjoy the sea outside Vesterålen. As the females seem to prefer the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, only male...  Read more

National Tourist Route on Andøya

The North Atlantic beats against a naked coastline on the outer edge of Andøya. Dark, threatening mountain formations, white sandy beaches, Norway’s largest peat bogs and...  Read more

Killer whales and humpback whales – A midwinter adventure

In recent years, breaching humpback whales and ravenous killer whales have been following herrings into the fjords of Tromsø and Vesterålen. For two-three months in...  Read more

Cycling around Vesterålen

In Vesterålen, many of the most beautiful places are at the end of the road. This cycle route takes you to places that few other cyclists reach.  Read more

The Queen's Route - a coastal hiking trail

Linking two of the most picturesque fishing villages, the Queen's Route in Vesterålen passes through a magnificent deserted landscape at the outer tip of Vesterålen, looking...  Read more

Møysalen - endless views across North Norway

From the summit of the 1262 m (4140 ft) high Møysalen, you can see all the way from Sweden to the Atlantic Ocean, from Bodø to Senja. Something this beautiful does not come...  Read more

Peak tour on Møysalen

What is the most beautiful natural attraction in Norway? The readers of the outdoor magazine UTE have voted Møysalen in Vesterålen the most attractive mountain tour.  Read more

Killer whale safari in Vesterålen

In midwinter, Andfjorden is teeming with herring and killer whales, and humpback whales and fin whales gather to join in the festivities. Come and take part in the great winte  Read more

Miscela – the new way of drinking coffee

People in the blue town drink black coffee. Miscela is the name of one of Sortland's most popular meeting places, a sociable place with a wonderful aroma of fresh coffee.  Read more

Nyksund – a second chance for a fishing village

Fishing villages often rise and decline. Nyksund is one of many fishing villages along the coast that has witnessed the passing of its golden age. However, the village has now  Read more

Nyksund has turned off the lights

The fishing village of Nyksund in the Vesterålen Islands was abandoned in the 1960s, and since then the place has been generally dark in winter. But the darkness is a great...  Read more

Exploring Bø

Awaiting the independent traveller in Bø at the outermost edge of Vesterålen are a cluster of cultural heritage sites, a few hundred thousand seabirds and a unique and...  Read more

House at the Outer Edge

In a sheltered bay at the very edge of the open ocean in Bø in Vesterålen is the House at the Outer Edge. Here you can sign up for a breakneck programme of activities....  Read more
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