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Go hiking in the mountains, explore the archipelago in a kayak or RIB, and join exciting cultural events. Harstad is the perfect base for a holiday in the north.
The city of Harstad in Northern Norway is strategically placed on Norway’s largest island Hinnøya and serves as a gateway to Vesterålen and Lofoten. The city is easy to get to from other northern cities, like Narvik, Tromsø, and Bodø.
From the city centre, the way is short to outdoor areas where you can go hiking, skiing, cycling, and kayaking or canoeing. And no matter the season, the light will make your stay totally unforgettable! In the summer, you can stay up all night under the midnight sun, and in the winter, you’ll get spellbound by the beautiful northern lights.
Harstad has a rich history that stretches from the early Middle Ages to the present. At Trondenes you can learn about life on a traditional farm at the historical centre or join a guided tour of the Adolf guns from World War II.
The city has an exciting cultural life with events and festivals all year round, and many charming cafes and eateries. And if that isn’t enough, Northern Norway’s coolest water park is built into a mountain in the city centre.
Find more inspiration on Harstad’s official website.
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