Visit the archipelago of Vesterålen, inhabited by whales, seals and seabirds. Situated just north of the Lofoten Islands, this peaceful region has a strong fishing culture, lots of interesting art to explore, as well as a front row seat for viewing the northern lights.
The striking snow-covered mountains in Vesterålen are inviting to off-piste and telemark skiers. Popular destinations for those wanting to ski in untouched nature, the white peaks of Vesterålen are made for venturing off the beaten path and creating your own.
In addition, there are several well prepared tracks if you prefer cross-country skiing or exploring the landscape on snowshoes.
The northern lights shine bright above Vesterålen, illuminating the polar nights. This natural phenomenon is difficult to catch on camera, but on a Northern Light Safari, local guides will teach you how to freeze the moment.
A visit to a native Sami family to hear their interpretation of their culture, the polar night and the starry sky is also a must when you are in the region.
Whales are a main attraction in Vesterålen and there are many opportunities for a once in a life-time meeting with these extraordinary creatures.
Explore Northern Norway on a winter whale safari with 100% whale guarantee. Whale safari Andenes offers tailor-made packages that include whale watching, northern lights observation, husky dog sledding, an introduction to Sami culture and more, as well as accommodation and transport.
Packages are available for both individuals and groups.
Prices from 945 NOK pr. person
There is no need to wait until you´re here to find out what you´d like to do.
The archipelago of Vesterålen is a place characterized by contrasts, from white beaches and idyllic farmlands, to craggy mountain peaks rising from the sea.
Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.
Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country.
Experiencing the unbelievable colours flashing across the Arctic sky is on many travellers’ bucket list. Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway.