Facing the sea, Harstad provides the perfect setting for the annual Festival of Northern Norway , a wide-ranging cultural festival and celebration.
Grottebadet, a spectacular indoor water park located in caves under the town, features everything from pools and jacuzzi to sauna and a beach café.
Historic trading posts such as Røkenes Farm and Sandtorgholmen Hotel take guests back in time with their centuries old buildings, fantastic culinary experiences and genuine hospitality.
On the Trondenes Peninsula, visitors can stroll through time, from the heroics of Viking chieftain Tore Hund in 1030 and the 13th century Trondenes Church to a visit to the Adolf Gun, one of the world’s largest land-based cannons dating from World War II. The Trondenes Heritage Centre shares history through a mix of films, exhibitions, smells and sounds. Outside, visitors can take a walk on theheritage trail through lush and green countryside teeming.
The world's oldest sea going schooner, Anna Rogde, built in 1868, offers various activities such as teambuilding, fishing and killer whale safaris.
Just outside Harstad, you will find fjords and mountains ideal for short hikes, as well as more challenging ones. The silence and lack of crowds will surprise and offer fantastic peace and tranquility.
Hike to different peaks such Hinnsteinen, Sætertind, Musvannet, Gangsåstoppen, Stongheia and Keipen. Cyclists should explore the archipelago Grytøy – Bjarkøy – Krøttøy.
Off the coast of Harstad, you will discover a large archipelago full of islands. Catch a boat out to exciting accommodation, fish in the blue sea and sunbathe on white sandy beaches. The surrounding areas also offer cabins, private accommodation, the world's northernmost horticulture school, old Sami settlements and boat hire.
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