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Herøy Rural Museum is idyllically situated in the old vicarage on the island Herøy just outside Sandnessjøen, near the ferry port Flostad. With view towards Dønnamannen and the Seven Sisters are the photo subjects here not hard to find.
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.
Norway's biggest collection of North Norwegian paintings from the Golden Age.
At the Lofoten Museum you can explore authentic environments from the 1800s in a beautiful scenic setting.
A comprehensive fishing village museum displaying 150 year old coastal building environments.
Tromsø Kunstforening is a premiere arena for contemporary art in the circumpolar north, and the oldest art institution in Northern Norway.
Experience the eventful culture and history of 6000 years.
The story about the life and works of Knut Hamsun is like an old-fashioned fairy-tale. It’s a fairy-tale about the talented but poor boy from the count...