Five bridges and two tunnels link the island group together and connect them to the mainland. The road network is well-developed and ferry-free all the way to E6 at Bjerkvik/Narvik in the east, while there is a ferry connection from Lødingen in the south. The intermediate road across Bjørnefjell connects with the Swedish road network. To get to Lofoten you can follow the road "Lofast" (E 10) from Gullesfjordbotn in Kvæfjord municipality to Fiskebøl in Hadsel Municipality (altogether 51 kilometres).
There is a ferry connection from Lødingen in the south. For travel into Lofoten, there are ferry connections from Melbu and Digermulen.
Ferry and express boat companies in Vesterålen
Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage) calls daily in Vesterålen at Risøyhamn, Sortland and Stokmarknes.
It is the aeroplane that is the most important communication link to and from the outside world; the short runway airports at Andøya Airport Andenes and Stokmarknes Airport are the portals to the larger airports in Tromsø and Bodø.
There is a airport bus service between Sortland and Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes - Flybussen Sortland.
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