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The island of Andøya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the spectacular Northern Lights. Researchers and scientists travel here from all around the world. The phenomenon occurs in an oval around the earth’s magnetic North Pole and rotates around it. The clash of solar winds with the earth’s magnetic field pushes the oval towards the dark side of the planet, which rotates around the geographical North Pole.
Bø i Vesterålen
Venture across the open sea to Littleisland Lighthouse where you can experience the excitement and tranquility of disappearing into nature in a remote...
The Polar Museum is situated in Fyrvika cove, not far from Andenes Lighthouse and Whale Safari Andenes. An exhibition from the polar regions is on sho...
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.
Nyksund is an old, abandoned fishing village that has been resurrected and is full of life after artists and tour operators have moved in and restored...
3 km long and 70 m wide at the mouth, there are few fjords that can compete with Trollfjord! It is a channel that penetrates deep into the 1000 m high...
The Gallery Arctic Seasons is an exiting collection of lino-cuts by one of the most famous Norwegian artists, Jarle Rossseland. In the gallery we show...
As of spring 2014, Sortland museum will be located in the new Culture Factory in Havnegata, in the northern urban section of Sortland. The museum will...
Nyksund was one of the biggest fishing villages in Vesterålen and Lofoten, with an interesting history and architecture. Visit the exhibition or take a...
Situated at the small community of Straume, in the municipality of Bø (see map / kart), in the beautiful islands of Vesterålen. The Gallery consists o...