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The Christmas house

The Little Christmas House creates a great atmosphere and is popular among customers. The original North Norwegian Christmas house can be found in Andenes. The owner Grethe Kvalvik ensures that the Christmas spirit is present – all year round! Please stop by and see the exquisite decorations and gifts the shop has to offer! Enjoy the magic of the season – all year round. Hope to see you soon!


The Coastal Express Museum - Museum Nord

The national museum foundation for the coastal express at Stokmarknes. Exhibitions of authentic rooms and environments, photographs, paintings, model ships, historical films, videos and a multi-media show lasting 20 min. Wheelchair user friendly. The coastal express M/S «Finnmarken» from 1956 is an integral part of the Coastal Express museum and an authentic vestige of Norwegian coastal steamer traditions.
per pers NOK 35


Sortland Museum

In the "Kulturfabrikken" Cultural house in Sortland, the museum shows various exhibitions. Different themes, expressions and perspectives are welcoming the visitors.
Per pers NOK 50


Øksnes museum - Museum Nord

The Basic Exhibition: Developments in the fishing village – a journey through time The Øksnes of today emerges as a high-tech fishing village, based on several thousand years of experience. Fishing has been going on in Øksnes since the Stone Age. With the help of archaeogical finds and sites, together with written sources, we can follow developments in the fishing villages from the Stone Age to the present.
Per pers NOK 25


Local delicacies - Fishing village Skipnes

The Skipnes Fishing Village is located in beautiful natural surroundings that feature the best that Vesterålen has to offer. We serve local food, from fish to whale steak.


Whale Safari Andenes – Hvalsafari AS

We have the shortest way to the whale ground, over 25 year experience, research connected to whale safari, year-round operation, experienced guides and crews, 100% whale guarantee, exclusive souvenir shop, restaurant, dance bar, camping, possibility to buy travel package with accommodation, activities and transport.
Summer: NOK 945/adult, NOK 210/baby, NOK 595/child


Arctic Sea Kayak Race

ASKR – The annual meet for ocean paddlers from all of Europe; it was arranged for the first time in 1991. Here competition paddlers, leisure paddlers and novices gather for a pleasurable week of paddling that combines both socializing and learning in breathtaking natural surroundings.
Price marathon: 500 nok, ramble: 2000 nok, ramble


Kayak rental - Vesterålen Padle & Klatresenter

We have kayak rental, both single and double kayaks, including all necessary equipment, also dry suits. It requires basic kayak knowledge to rent equipment from us. We know all the best routes to paddle in Vesterålen, and can give you good advises for were to go, and also where to place your tents, if you choose to go camping or other kind of accommodations. If you have a need for transporting kayaks, please contact us and we will try to arrange the transport.
Single kayak: 450 nok, double kayak: 650 nok


The Old Post House Café

The Old Post House Café: At the beautifully restored Old Post House at Skagen in Bø in Vesterålen there is today a nice café in the authentic environment of the old post office. At the day time café we are serving delicious cakes from Grandma's recipee book. In the evening restaurant you can enjoy home-made food, based on local specialities and fine organic wine. History is well taken care of at The Old Post House Café, and the house was i 2008-09 restored with support from the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Fund. We also have 7 rooms for overnight guests and internes access is available in the cafe.


Summer Café - Marmelkroken

Our cafe is open every day until the end of August. opening hours; 12.00-18.00. We serve light lunches, different cakes, ice cream and coffe. On Sundayes we serve treditional Norwegian dinner. Welcome to our smal coffeshop with the greate view.
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