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The mountain Reka in Sortland, Norway Photo: Vesterålen Padle- og Klatreskole
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Vesterålen

The islands of Vesterålen tempt you with midnight sun, northern lights, whale safaris, fishing and hiking.
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The mountain Reka in Sortland, Norway - Photo: Vesterålen Padle- og Klatreskole

Vesterålen

The islands of Vesterålen tempt you with midnight sun, northern lights, whale safaris, fishing and hiking.

Vesterålen

Source: Visitnorway

Explore Vesterålen

Attractions in Vesterålen

Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.

Getting to Vesterålen and around

Visit Vesterålen by air, bus, car or by Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage).

Tour suggestions in Vesterålen

Go hiking in the footsteps of the Norwegian Queen Sonja, feed the reindeers of the Samis or explore old fishing villages by bike.

What to do in Vesterålen

Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.

Where to stay in Vesterålen

Stay in a fisherman's cabin, pitch your tent beside the sea or stay in a hotel in the town of Stokmarknes.

Winter in Vesterålen

Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.

About Vesterålen

Key facts about Vesterålen

Some of the country's richest fishing grounds are located in Vesterålen.

Tourist information for Vesterålen

The tourist information for Vesterålen, situated in Sortland, is open all year round. There are also local tourist offices in each municipality.

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Whale Safari

- Whale, shouts the captain as he points eagerly in front of the ship. Full of anticipation we make our way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.

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