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We offer rental of the Sami tent (Lavvu), - serving from our wild menu or catering from one of our gourmet restaurants, where chefs do the food and dining! Activities like shooting simulator, ax throwing, bow & arrow shooting, lassoing.
One of the largest landbased guns in the world, built by the German military during World War II. It is the only completely restored fortification in the world.
The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250).
Elgsnes located in a scenic area with mountains and fjords, green meadows and a rich bird and wildlife.
Experience Northern Europe's largest and richest rock carving site, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Welcome to the museum of Post-war Reconstruction for Finnmark and North-Troms.
Children under 16: free
The Whale Centre was established in 1988 and is situated in an old fish processing warehouse at the harbour front. The Whale Centre offers a unique combination of tourism, education and research. Tourists visiting the Whale Centre or going at a Whale Safari trip are invited also to see the museum on whales, their biology, research and whaling housed at the Whale Centre. A multi media show on whales and their environment is shown several times a day.
Research projects on living whales have been an important part of the Whale Centre since the establishment in 1988 and the centre offers researchers from different universities an opportunity to stay at the centre and use the facilities connected to the centre. Biology students from all over Europe serve as naturalists on board the Whale Safari boats and this way get both training in education and research.
The 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 post office and ship expedition office.
Free entrance. Visitors may buy locally produced arts and crafts (husflid), postcards, sweets, literature and more. Nearby art gallery (100 m) also well worth a visit.
The Vesterålen Museum was founded on the basis of a private initiative in the 1920’s. At that time it was located in Rødgården House in Melbu town centre, a building dating back to the 1700’s that was moved there for that purpose. Today, the Vesterålen Museum has been re-established in the venerable, old Melbu Hovedgård mansion.