Winter hike with sea view

You are invited to join us on a guided mountain hike to Vetten (457m), one of the most popular hiking tours in Vesterålen and our favorite. Reaching the mountain hut on the top we will enjoy our packed lunch, some hot drinks and enjoy the most spectacular view around the area, on the open see and towards the Lofoten islands.

The tour takes around 4-5 hours, the last bit before reaching the top is a little steep, but definitely worth it!
The hike is easy for hikers with a little experience, but manageable for all healthy people. If needed, we will adjust the equipment you use (ice spikes, snowshoes etc.) in accordance to the conditions. We return back the same way. During the afternoon, the light changes, the day light disappears into a colorful sunset, the blue hour and we will just manage to be down before the total darkness arrives.
Tours are running every day on request from 1st December until the 15th April. If the weather conditions are bad, we offer an alternative winter hike.


Grade:
Moderate
Language:
English, German, French and Norwegian
The tour ends:
15:00/16:00 depending on where we walk
Meeting point:
Please meet at Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstadveien 28, 8475 Straumsjøen in Bø in Vesterålen at 10:00 by appointment, where we will drive to the start of the hike.
Whats included:
Guide, all equipment, snowshoes/spikes, poles, lunch pack, hot drink and a snack, transport from Ringstad to Mårsund (starting point).
What to bring yourself: Warm clothes, at least two layers. Windproof jacket/trousers along with good winter boots. Sunglasses, hat and gloves and a bottle of water, day-backpack, extra jumper.
Booking:
Via Visit Vesteralen or direct at Huset på yttersiden, tel. +4790640591, booking@yttersiden.no
Prices:
Adults NOK 790,-/Children under 14 years NOK 500,-/Groups up to 12 persons NOK 3990,-/Family ticket (2 adult + 2 children) NOK 1790,-

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-post: booking@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

The house on Skåltofta - at Nyksund

Welcome to our new house by the sea nestled in the mountains of Nyksund. This unique property is situated on the outskirts of the famous fishing village Nyksund, in the district of Vesterålen. It is also close to the open ocean with Greenland being the nearest land directly to the West.

We offer four bedrooms with comfortable beds for eight people, two beautiful bathrooms and stunning views from all rooms in the house. The house is ideal for those who want that little bit extra and we promise that your stay will be an experience you will remember fondly for many years to come.

When not enjoying the many activities by the sea, guests have the option of hiking in the majestic mountains, visiting a gallery or just relaxing at a quaint café or restaurant in Nyksund.
An added bonus sought by many visitors to this part of the world is a view of the northern lights and midnight sun which can be experienced from the house. The house offers something for everyone during all seasons of the year. In the winter, you can sit in the living room watching fishermen out at sea. During the summer, the sun and the sea create new images throughout the day. The springtime offers a rich birdlife and the autumn is alive with spectacular colors. You are sure to find a season that offers a unique experience for your visit.

The house is totally renovated in 2016 an has a very high standard. On the approximately 150 m2, you will find:
Downstairs: bedroom, bathroom, utility room and hallway / living.
Main floor: entrance, kitchen with all facilities and living room with gas fireplace. Panoramic windows.
2nd floor: large bathroom and three bedrooms
TV – Internet - Parking
A nice outdoor area with table, chairs and benches, and the opportunity to eat outside. We also have a campfire pan where you can make Food.

Skåltofta, Nyksund
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 926 07 290
E-mail: post@skaaltofta.no
Website: skaaltofta.no

Fiskeværet Skipnes

The Skipnes Fishing Village is located in beautiful natural surroundings that feature the best that Vesterålen has to offer. Join us and experience a close relationship to mountains and fjords, birds and fish, the midnight sun and much more, all in historic and peaceful surroundings.

The venerable old fishing village of Skipnes offers rorbu holidays and memorable experiences. The facility is located on the non-trafficked seaward side of the Vesterålen islands, well sheltered on a natural harbour. Come to Skipnes and enjoy rorbu accommodations. Peace, calmness and renewed inspiration for the soul.

50 beds distributed among 7 rorbu cabins. Each rorbu fisherman’s cabin has from 3 to 11 beds, a small kitchen and toilet/shower facilities.
Boats for hire, fishing, excursions to ”Tinden”.
Each week, primarily on Saturdays, different concerts are arranged.
Art gallery.

Barkestad
8426 Barkestad

Phone: +47 917 99 325
E-mail: post@skipnes.com
Website: skipnes.com

Northern lights observation with ice crampons and head light

Are you an activity Aurora chaser? Then we have a fantastic tour waiting for you. See the northern light from one of the mountain tops in Andøya.

We drive to a mountain (7-8 minutes away from Andenes) and hike with ice crampons and head light (you can buy or rent them at our shop if you don’t have them). On top of this mountain that is about 350 metres over sea level, you can see both Andenes and Bleik. The observation of northern lights from there is second to none. We will start at 20.30 from the Whale Safari centre and will be back at 23.30/24.00 ca.

Phone : +47 76 11 56 00
E-mail: booking@whalesafari.no
Website: whalesafari.com

Sjøblomsten – Deep Sea Fishing

Catch large Atlantic cod aboard a real fishing boat from 1915. With our captain accompanying it is a safe, but exciting experience at sea.

We have fishing gear and thermal suits to keep guests warm on the trip. There is a cosy galley to relax in and the boat sleeps up to five people. We also offer eagle safari. Accommodation in rorbu (traditional fisherman´s cabins) also available. We cooperate with Holmvik Brygge.

Deep sea fishing in June with departure from idyllic Nyksund.
Departure at 10:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
NOK 950 p.p

Try winter fishing in the «Skrei» season (migrating and spawning Atlantic cod) on board the M/S Sjøblomsten which departs from Øksnes in Vesterålen.

Contact us for an appointment!

Torghuken
8400 Sortland

Phone: +47 901 43 887
E-mail: info@sjoblomsten.no
Website: sjoblomsten.no

Toftenes Sjøhuscamping AS

Café and Restaurant with homemade and traditional Norwegian food.

Our restaurant is open every day during the summer season.

During the winter season it is open every weekend, but of course, it is possible to preorder for other days

We serve lunch, dinner, coffee and cakes. We have traditional dinner dishes like Salted boiled Lamb, Beefstew, Pork Chops, Arctic Char, Wolffish, Cod, Whalesteak and Fish Soup, as well as our own children's menu. We also have burger and pizza.

Welcome!

Toftenes
8432 Alsvåg

Phone: +47 76 13 14 55
E-mail: post@toftenessjohus.no
Website: toftenessjohus.no

Viltkroa

Local food from Vesterålen. With a burning interest for local produce and food product the shop and café has a varied stock with something for everyone.

Sortland Mat & Vinhus

Sortland Mat & Vinhus base their dishes on local produce, and serve food sourced in the Vesterålen region. You can choose from an ala carte menu, or we can tailor a menu for you.

Our focus is good food, good service and happy guests. Sortland Mat & Vinhus base their dishes on local produce, and serve food sourced in the Vesterålen region. Our restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere because we want our guests to enjoy their dining experience with us. You can choose from an ala carte menu, or we can tailor a menu for you if you so wish. We have a wide range of good-quality drinks, wine and beer. We want to take you on a culinary journey through extraordinary flavours and create a great experience for you.

We also offer catering for events of all scales, small and large alike. We can tailor a menu for you, your event or your business. We also deliver the food to you at the agreed upon time and date.

Welcome to a lovely experience at Sortland Mat og Vinhus!

Torggata 27
8400 Sortland

Phone: +47 76 20 12 10
E-mail: sortland@matogvinhus.no
Website: matogvinhus.no

Myre Kysthotell

Myre Kysthotell has a nice restaurant with seating for individual guests, as well as events up to 100 people. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

The hotel is located in Norway’s most prolific cod fishing municipality, and on the menu you will find a variety of fresh Skrei aka Atlantic cod. Examples being the delicacy cod tongues, baked cod, fish & chips and more.
I the January to March period you can try the traditional skreimølje, which is boiled cod, cod liver and cod roe served together. We also serve several different meat-based dishes, and a menu for children.
Welcome to our restaurant.

Storgata 52
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 901 08 883
E-mail: booking@myrekysthotell.no
Website: myrekysthotell.no

Rødbrygga

Rødbrygga is Stokmarknes' own diner, pub and sports bar.

The historic pier from 1906 is the place to meet people, eat well or just for the sake of the atmosphere.

Every week we have a special offer for you. Tusedays for beef, Wednesdays on pizza and Thursdays there is a shrimp buffet.
During the weekends you can hear live music from the stage. And of course, football is on display every day.


Markedsgata 6a
8450 Stokmarknes

Phone: +47 76 15 26 66
E-mail: rodbrygga.drift@trollfjord.no
Website: rødbrygga.no

The gallery restaurant at Andøy Friluftssenter

- local food for over 20 years - in a cozy, casual, and wilderness surroundings for up to 60 people.

In summer, panoramic views and evening sunsets are enjoyed over Buksnesfjord and the Andøy mountains. In the winter, blazing northern lights are witnessed through the windows.

The kitchen offers locally produced food, mainly fish and game dishes from sea and land, homemade cakes and well-reputed large waffles with elements of the farm's own cloudberries. The "Children's Menu" is reduced portions of our a la carte menu - served with distinctive features.

In June, July and August we are open every day, in May and September from Thursday to Sunday, in November and December we also serve Christmas dinners.
Open to pre-order all year round for meetings, seminars, anniversaries, business
and other group bookings. Groups can pre-order different types of activities and entertainment.

Easy access on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible.

We wish you most welcome!

Buksnesfjord
8484 Risøyhamn

Phone: +47 915 35 180
E-post: booking@andoy-friluftssenter.no
Website: andoy-friluftssenter.no

Ragnahuset - Experience Andøy

Arctic time-out. In a stressful, overstimulating everyday life, it can be hard to find time and room for much needed peace of mind. If you take the time, Ragnahuset provides the room to lower your walls, take deep breaths and gather your thoughts.

Ragnahuset is situated in peaceful Skjoldehamn where there are opportunities all year round in the mountains, at or on the sea, or in the field. We can help arrange your Arctic time-out with a few selected activities, or five days of varied events close to nature. If you prefer to have a car, it is possible to lease in Andenes and Sortland. Closest shop is Risøyhamn, 21 km. It is possible to lease a boat and equipment for fishing. No smoking in Ragnahuset. No pets. Please contact us for activities. There are adventures waiting all year around. Flights to Andenes via Bodø or Tromsø by Wideroe, or direct to Andnes by Norwegian (summer only, 17. Juni till 9. August 2018. We offer transport from Andøy Airport, Andenes. If you arrive Harstad-Narvik Airport Evenes, we can arrange transport from Sortland bus station.

Skjoldehamn
8484 Risøyhamn

Telefon: +47 901 98 602
E-post: andoyfjordfiske@gmail.com

Lankanholmen Sjøhus

We wish you warm welcome to our traditional fishing cottages in Lankanholmen Sea Cabins, in Andenes harbor.

Lankanholmen Sea Cabins are perfect choice for the budget traveler: the cottages have a kitchenette, bathroom and two separate sleeping rooms, accommodating two people in each room, right in the harbor.

Havnegata 15
8480 Andenes

Phone: +47 76 14 90 90
E-mail: andrikken@olavthon.no
Website: andrikkenhotell.no

Borghildstua Vacation Home - Arctictouch

Borghildstua holidayhouse is located in beautiful sourroundings on Hadseløya, just in the middle of the Lofoten/Vesterålen Islands. The house is newly renovated and fully equipped with all you need for a short or longer stay.

There are three doublebeds and one single bed, in four bedrooms.
Beside this there is one bathroom, kitchen, livingroom and cosy porch. The house is also equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, grill, garden furnitures and of course free wifi.
The location is perfect for those who like mountainhiking, exploring the beaches, birdwatching or bisycling. The location is also great for watching the northern light, since here are very little light polution from streetlights etc.

The archipelago nearby is great for cayacing, with many small islands to explore.
Melbu is the nearest village, about 3 kilometers away. Here you will find grocery stores, bakery, reastaurants and more. The nearest airport is at Stokmarknes, about 20 kilometers away. From Melbu you can take a ferry to the Lofoten islands,and you manage to see the most of Lofoten and still stay at Borghildstua.

We at Borghildstua wish you welcome!

Ongstad
8445 Melbu

Telefon: 95 03 24 64
E-post: per.kristoffersen@trollfjord.no
Nettside: www.arctictouch.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Bird- and seal safari

Join guided tours to Anda lighthouse to see the unique bird colony that resides on the island. Eagles, cormorants, puffins and razorbills are just a few of the many bird species on the island during the summer season

We offer guided tours to Anda lighthouse to see the unique bird colony that resides on the island. Eagles, cormorants, puffins and razorbills are just a few of the many bird species on the island during the summer season. We will let you see and experience the harbor seal colony outside Stø and Nyksund. The tour is about two hours.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 920 70 309
E-mail: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Northern Lights Safari

A Zodiac boat tour on the ocean underneath the northern lights is an experience you will never forget. The trip starts from Stø or Nyksund.

A two hour Zodiac boat tour on the ocean underneath the northern lights is an experience you will never forget. Bring warm drink, your camera and warm clothes. We provide life jackets and survival suits, and depart from either Stø or Nyksund depending on your wishes.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 920 70 309
E-mail: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Searafting

We bring you by Zodiac out to the ocean north of Stø/Nyksund and aim for speed, jumps, sea spray and great coastal views.

30 minutes of sea rafting is a fun experience! We bring you by Zodiac out to the ocean north of Stø/Nyksund and aim for speed, jumps, sea spray and great coastal views. Sunglasses, a tube scarf and waterproof shoes is good to bring, we provide warm survival suits and life jackets.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 920 70 309
E-mail: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Fishing Trip

The ocean area north of Stø and Nyksund is excellent fishing grounds. We have fishing gear for rent and know the local fishing grounds. How long you want to fish is up to you.

The ocean area north of Stø and Nyksund is excellent fishing grounds. In the winter you can try catching Skrei also known as Atlantic Cod and in the summer you can catch haddock, cod, halibut and more. We have fishing gear for rent and know the local fishing grounds. How long you want to fish is up to you.

Tailored tours
If you are a larger group with specific wishes of where you want to og we can tailor a tour for you. Business trips, larger groups, bachelor/bachelorette parties or daytrips to Øksnes Vestbygd. Contact us and we will arrange a tour suited to your group.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 920 70 309
E-mail: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Transport by boat

If you need transport and want something more than a taxi ride you can choose to travel by sea. If you are a larger group with specific wishes of where you want to og we can tailor a tour for you.

If you need transport and want something more than a taxi ride you can choose to travel by sea. If you are walking the Queen’s Route, want transport to or from restaurants or need transport to Skogsøya with bicycle and backpack we can take you where you want to go. We can also pick you up when you are ready to head back to the mainland. We offer Zodiac transport from Stø, Nyksund, Myre and Øksnes Vestbygd. We provide survival suits and life jackets.

Tailored tours
If you are a larger group with specific wishes of where you want to og we can tailor a tour for you. Business trips, larger groups, bachelor/bachelorette parties or daytrips to Øksnes Vestbygd. Contact us and we will arrange a tour suited to your group.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Telefon:+47 920 70 309
E-post: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Seasafari Øksnes - Midnight sun safari

The midnight sun is a special phenomenon that can only be observed north of the Arctic Circle. We will bring you closer to the horizon to see the midnight sun from the ocean.

During the summer months we are lucky enough to have sun during the day and during the night. This is a special phenomenon that can only be observed north of the Arctic Circle. We will bring you closer to the horizon to see the midnight sun from the ocean. The tour is about two hours.

Strengelvåg
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 920 70 309
E-mail: seasafarioksnes@gmail.com
Website: seasafarioksnes.no

Vesterålen Tours - Nature safari

Vesterålen has a rich wildlife to offer as well as stunning scenery and nature. We offer private guiding throughout Vesterålen.

Wildlife and the landscape of Vesterålen is worth experiencing.
We offer private guiding for nature safari throughout Vesterålen.
Vesterålen has a rich wildlife to offer as well as stunning scenery and nature.
In Vesterålen you can see for example: moose, reindeer, Eagles, Owls, Fox, roe deer, otter, seal and much more.
Here you can get amazing pictures if you got a camera.
We help with settings if needed.
We also got lenses for rent, if needed and available for your camera.


8400 Sortland

Phone: +47 917 88 260
E-mail: jens@vtours.no
Website: vtours.no

Vesterålen Tours - Northern lights tour

Vesterålen has a lot of mighty nature to offer. Northern light in Vesterålen is a magical experience

Northern light in Vesterålen is a magical experience.
We offer private guided Northern light tours throughout Vesterålen.
Vesterålen has a lot of mighty nature to offer.
The best way to experience the ragged mountains and the many fjords is when the nothern light dances across the landscape.
Everyone who bring a camera on the trip will get help from our photographers to capture the
raw nature in Vesterålen.
We got tripods and camera equipment for rent if needed and available.


8400 Sortland

Phone: +47 917 88 260
E-mail: jens@vtours.no
Website: vtours.no

Pinpoint Travel

Pinpoint Travel is founded by an Australian travel enthusiast and an adventure lover based here in Stokmarknes, Norway. A travel service which offers exciting possibilities to help you design your next dream holiday exploring the beauty of Norway and the rest of the world.

Pinpoint Travel is founded by Arlene Foster-Nielsen an Australian travel enthusiast based in Stokmarknes, a lover of the great outdoors with a passion for adventure. Travel is second nature to her, having lived in 3 continents and experienced 42 countries she is able to offer first-hand knowledge to create the holiday of your dreams and more. She is fluent in 3 languages and have in depth local knowledge.
Travelling and exploring has enriched our life which gives us the opportunity to share the experiences and support to create the holiday of your dreams.

Markveien 15
8450 Stokmarknes

Phone: +47 93452679
E-mail: arlene@pinpointtravel.no
Website: pinpointtravel.no

Grønnbua Rorbu Hotell

Experience Northern-Norway’s genuine rorbu-experience while you visit the whales! Stay with us in Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel’s charming rooms in an idyllic surrounding in Andenes harbor!

Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel has three different buildings, and every building has a different character.
Grønnbua I offers apartments with kitchenette and two separate sleeping rooms, accommodating two people in each, perfect for a family. Grønnbua II has twin/double rooms, including a kitchenette also. Grønnbua III has both single rooms (without kitchenette) and twin/double rooms with kitchenette. For the more luxurious travelers Grønnbua III offers a suite, which features a bubble bath and sauna, and even jacuzzi on the private balcony.
In addition to the rooms, there is meeting room facility, and a restaurant which is open in the summer season, serving local delicacies. Breakfast and internet are included in the room rate.

Havnegata 31-33
8480 Andenes

Phone: +47 76 14 90 90
E-mail: andrikken@olavthon.no 
Website: andeneshotell.no

Alveland Accommodation

Alveland offers nostalgic accomodation in the over 100 year old policeman's house in Dverberg, Andøy

Two double rooms and one single room with interior and decorations that transport you back in time. Shared bathroom/shower and kitchen. No television, but gramophone in one of the rooms and radio in the kitchen. Access to internet. Breakfast in the refrigerator is included.

Alveland Shop & Café is easily accessible. Alveland specializes in natural products, handmade soaps and local food.

Single room: kr 600.
Double room: kr 850.

Phone: +47 76 14 61 49
E-mail: post@alveland.no
Website: alveland.no

Combines midnight sun trip - Sea Safari Andenes

Now it is possible to combine whales and midnight sun with a visit to one of Northern Norways most important bird cliffs, Bleiksøya. There you will see thousands of Puffins, White-tailed eagles and other species under the midnight sun. Have your camera ready to capture this spectacle of nature.

Our midnight sun trips take place between end of May and end of July, and are weather dependent. It is a combined whale and bird watching tour and is offered at specific dates, if the weather conditions allow for and last about 4 hours.

Procedure of a combined midnight sun bird and whale watching trip
Arrival: Please be at Sea Safari Brygga (reception and guesthouse) 30 minutes prior to departure.
Reception: Check-in and informative introduction about whales and the sea as well as a safety briefing. When necessary, information is given in different languages (English, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Spanish).
Getting ready for the sea: We provide a thermo-floatation suit and a life-vest which is mandatory. Please, wear warm and comfortable woolen or fleece clothes and water proof boots.
Boarding: Together we go to the boats, just next to the reception.
Tour: Off we go! Depending on where the whales are, we drive between 15 - 50 minutes to their position. When we approach the whales we do operate very respectfully in their proximity, following our code of conduct for whale watching.

For the whale watching trips, we provide water-repellent Thermo flotation suit and life-vest.
We recommend to wear:
- warm middle-layer (e.g. fleece)
- comfortable cloths
- warm jumper
- beani and gloves
- warm, waterproof shoes/boots

Hamnegata 9
8480 Andenes

Phone: +47 916 74 960
E-mail: post@seasafariandenes.no
Website: seasafariandenes.no

Arctic Light Photo & Wildlife Safari - Huset på Yttersiden

Go hunting with the camera and get close to eagles, otters, reindeers and moose. The spectacular arctic winter light and when the conditions are right even the magical northern light will show itself trough your lens.

Our Photograph and guide arranges workshops and teach you everything you do not know about camera settings. During the outdoor trips we will be able to shoot colourful horizon and powerful landscape photos. We take you near perfect motives and serve top of the line food. Small groups allow us to cater to each guest`s needs, capabilities and interests.

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: karina@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Sami Culture - Inga Sami Siida

We offer our guests a unique experience of pure and authentic local Sami culture. Participate in our work with the reindeer and become familiar with a unique animal.

Our guests are welcome to experience the exotic native Sami culture. We tell you the stories about our Sami culture, myths and magic, herding reindeers, and the daily life of the arctic reindeers and their exciting properties. You will experience Joik (The traditional song of the Sami people) while seated around the warm, cosy fireplace inside our lavvu, enjoying the special atmosphere.

Outside you might want to try lassoing. Our guests are invited to meet the reindeer for an exciting experience! Guests get to feed the reindeers, they are tame and will eat food straight from your hand. While you are feeding the reindeer, it’s an excellent opportunity to shoot wonderful pictures. If you have booked in advance, it might be possible to have a short sledding trip with the reindeers.  

See our exhibition of the sami costumes and photographs from a year of working with the reindeer. Sit by the fire in one of our Lavvo’s and enjoy a taste of Sami food, based on local traditions and raw materials. Listen to a yoik, the story of the Sami people, our culture and history.  At night, you can experience the Northern Lights and the “Sami sky”, a fascinating history of whaling which takes place on the North Norwegian sky!
We have sales of some handicrafts (Sami handicrafts), the sami knives, postcards, antlers, hides and meat.

Phone: +47 908 77 558
E-mail: lailainga@hotmail.com
Website: inga-sami-siida.no

Ekspedisjonen Blåbrygga

Ekspedisjonen Blåbrygga in Sortland is our lunchbar. It is located in the old Hvitbrygga, which is one of the town's oldest docks. In the summertime the lunchbar transforms into one of Sortland's finest restaurants, serving both lunch and dinner. Day and night we offer an inspired menu including local ingredients from land and sea.

Drop by for a great meal, or just to try our delicious coffee and gorgeous homebaked cakes! In addition, we have variations of coffees and delicious cakes; chocolate cheesecake, gluten-free chocolate cake, truffle cake, Ekspedisjonens cheesecake, and chocolate mousse. Welcome!

Phone: +47 481 18 068
E-mail: post@ekspedisjonen-as.no
Facebook: Ekspedisjonen Blåbrygga

Ekspedisjonen restaurant and cafe

Ekspedisjonen restaurant and cafe was established in June 2003 and offers 45 seats in charming surroundings. During the summer, one can enjoy the evening sun out at Nyksund port. The restaurant serves fresh fish from Nordland, homemade cakes and various coffees. It also provides catering throughout the year.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Telefon: 48 11 80 68
E-post: post@ekspedisjonen-as.no
Facebook: Ekspedisjonen

B & B Nyksund

Do you want to sleep out in the mouth of the fjord with an ocean view, far away from the city and its noise? Enjoy the peace at our Bed & Breakfast in Nyksund.

We offer single or double rooms, and a fantastic loft with a panoramic ocean view. Here you'll find more than just accommodation, as Nyksund is a fantastic base for your summer vacation. Your stay with us includes a delicious nordic breakfast. Welcome to our Bed & Breakfast - where the waves will lull you to sleep.

Phone: +47 481 18 068
E-mail: post@ekspedisjonen-as.no
Website: ekspedisjonen

Hotell ’Vesterålen Kysthotell’

The hotel is beautifully situated on Børøya at Stokmarknes, just 7 minutes walk from the center. The hotel has 21 well-appointed double rooms and 4 suites. Most with ocean views. The hotel has day-hour reception, meeting rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Sauna and solarium. Free wireless Internet in all rooms and public areas. Sun terrace with fireplace and gorgeous views of the fjord, the city and mountains. Large free parking around the hotel. In the area around the hotel, there are "Rorbuer", "Nordlandshus". Bølgen Restaurant gives you a moment of Norway.

Børøya
8455 Stokmarknes

Phone: +47 76 15 29 99
E-mail: resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no
Website: vesteralenkysthotell.no

Restaurant ’Bølgen’, Vesterålen Kysthotell

The Restaurant is a pleasant, informal restaurant. We serve coffee, vafles, light snacks and a la carte menu. Our menu features good, homemade food. We also create menus for special celebrations. The restaurant can be booked for private gatherings such as birthdays, anniversaries, company events etc.

The restaurant has a fantastic location with beautiful views of the Vesterå lsfjord, Langø y sound and the Bø mountains. We can seat approx. 150 in total. The restaurant can also be divided into two smaller units. Guests also have access to our terrace.

Entrance on the ground floor. For private parties, guests often choose to have their meal in the restaurant and then move upstairs to have coffee and brandy, dancing and entertainment, in the Pianobar on the first floor.

Phone:+47 76 15 29 99
E-mail: resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no
Website: vesteralenkysthotell.no 

Nordlandshus, Vesterålen Kysthotell

We have 6 large "Nordlandshus", which is the reconstruction of traditional houses from northern Norway. The houses are beautifully situated overlooking the sea, the harbor and the mountains.

Each house is conveniently furnished, with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The second floor will find a 2 double rooms and bathrooms. All houses have a terrace with furniture, where you can enjoy a peaceful moment with stunning views.

2 of the houses are of upgraded standard. All bedrooms have their own unique key, so that everybody gets their private rooms, although a share house with others. One can choose between either eating meals in one of our restaurants in the area, or make it yourself in the house's well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a stove with oven, large fridge with small freezer. The houses are rented out with linens.
The houses are located close to the main hotel building, playgroud and our restaurant.

Phone: +47 76 15 29 99
E-mail: resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no
Website: vesteralenkysthotell.no

Rorbuer, Vesterålen Kysthotell

We have 12 cabins (fishing huts) which is situated in the waterfront, overlooking the marina. Each cabin is conveniently furnished, with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The second floor will find a 2 double rooms.

All cabins have a terrace with furniture, where you can enjoy a peaceful moment, with the sea as its closest neighbor. 2 of the cabins have 4 double bedrooms and one bathroom, the rest has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms have their own unique key, so that everybody gets their private rooms, although a share cabin.

One can choose between either eating meals in one of our restaurant in the area, or make it yourself in the cabin's well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a stove with oven, large fridge with small freezer. Cabins for rent with full bedding.
Cabins located near the main hotel building, playground and our restaurant.

Phone: +47 76 15 29 99
E-mail: resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no
Website: vesteralenkysthotell.no

Bike rental - Discover Vesterålen by Bicycle

You can chart out a suitable daily route that let you travel at your own speed, and enjoy as much as possible of the region. The routes are easy to cycle, with very little hilly terrain and many stretches that are practically free of motorised traffic. In other words, the roads are suitable for bicycles with a trailer and a small amount of baggage cargo.

Corner Sport offers bicycle rentals in Vesterålen. We hire bikes of good quality - suitable for short and long trips. In addition, you can rent bags or bike trailers. Please contact us for more details. We have women-, men- and children bikes - and no limits for how many days of rental. We also offers transport of bicycles and luggage as long as this is prebooked.

Tour suggestion:
Round the Hadsel island, 42 km. The outward facing side of the island is narrow, winding and an easy and GORGEOUS ride. You will be able to enjoy the view of the sea. An easy route, with few and short hills, and little traffix. There is a beautiful beach (Taen) on Hadseløya. There is also a picnic area and a love bench. Don’t miss the art installation Ræk IV. Have a break at Gallery Uvær.

Phone: +47 76 15 22 70
E-mail: sykkelutleie@cornersport.no
Website: cornersport.no

Møysalen Hiking Tour (1262 masl)

Møysalen is the highest mountain in Vesterålen and Lofoten which also was rated Norway's Most Splendid Natural experience in 2009.

Every year between june and september there is a guided trip to Møysalen. Hiking on Møysalen is a tour for those who are physically fit and used to mountain hiking. The trip takes about 10 hours including the boat ride of about 30 min each way.
Magnificent natural surroundings greet you, from green valleys to rocky inclines and snow covered glaciers. This trip is somewhat challenging and should be done with a guide.
The view on a clear day is fantastic! The tour starts at Hennes in Hadsel municipality. You start your trip at 0 masl and ends at 1262 masl.

Special equipments

You do not need any extra equipment when you go on Møysaltur with guide. You should still have good hiking boots witch support your ankles, outdoor clothing that can withstand rain and wind, hat and mittens. You must bring food and drink for the entire day. There are opportunities to refill water during the trip.

Weather conditions and a minimum of 5 participants. (or a minimum price NOK 4000,-).

How to get to the meeting point

To get to Hennes take RV 822 also known as the Møysalen road. Approximately 45 min. driving from Sortland, and it is recommended to use your own car.

Accommodation

There are opportunities to rent rooms and seahouses, or use the campsite for tent and caravan.

You should do your booking in advance.

You will get the key by appointment.

All accommodation offers bedlinen and towels.

Bring the food you need, and hot plates and refrigerators are available.

There is a local grocery store with opening hours from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

Contact

Phone: +47 974 60 889
E-mail: post@moeysalen.no
Website: moeysalen.no

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Local delicacies - Fishing village Skipnes

The Skipnes Fishing Village is located in beautiful natural surroundings that feature the best that Vesterålen has to offer. We serve local food, from fish to whale steak.

Skipnes is located in a scenic surrounding. When the weather in good, we recommend you to try the outdoor seating on the dock. The 'Skipper stua' on the second floor at the wharf serve good food and drinks.

Barkestad
8426 Barkestad

Phone: +47 917 99 325
E-mail: post@skipnes.com
Website: skipnes.com

Churches in Øksnes

Øksnes has 4 churches. Two cross-churches and one long-church.

Alsvåg Church:

Longchurch of wood, build in 1923 as a chapel. Converted in 1949 as a church. Altarpiece: Gebart from Tromsø, 1923.

Langenes Church:

Cross-Church in timber, unknown year of construction, additions 1748-1796. Altarpiece, "Crucifixion" Gottfried Ezekiel 1758.

Myre Church:

Fan-shaped concrete and glulam structures, built 1979. Altarpiece, "Apostle Symbols", Asbjørn Hagerup and Kamme Greiff, 1979.

Øksnes Church:

Cross-Church in timber, 1700s. Altarpiece: "The Savior in Gethsemane". You'll find this church at Øksnes in Skogsøya - you can take the local boat from Myre. It takes 10 minutes by boat.

Arctic Whale Tours

Welcome to the kingdom of whales with Arctic Whale Tours! We are located in the village of Stø on Langøya, from where we arrange sea safaris with sperm whales as the main attraction. Stø is one of most active line-fishing villages in Norway and as a guest with us, you'll get to experience the history and culture related to the place in addition to the magnificent nature around us.

Our safari is a full day tour (7-9 hours) to the sea, which gives you a unique opportunity to experience whales, birds and seals in their natural living environment. The first stop on our safari is at Anda nature reserve and its cliffs, which are a nesting place to thousands of seabirds. Around the island, you will have the possibility to see thousands of puffins as well as gannets and other seabirds. The rocks around the island host a large colony of harbour seals, which can often be seen resting there in large numbers.

After our stop at Anda, we continue towards the underwater canyon of Bleik, in search of the highlight of the whale watching tour - the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). On the way offshore, we regularly encounter different whale species inhabiting these waters, such as minke whales, orcas and porpoises. The sperm whale, however, is our main attraction. In the area around Bleik canyon we will be able to see when these gicantic whales rest on the surface and dive into the depths to search for food. In order to find the whales more easily, our boat is equipped with hydrophones

The welfare of the whales is a top priority on our tours. We will always respect their behaviour and never go too close or chase them. We have established our own whale watching guidelines.


We operate our tours with our catameran Blasius II which can take up to 90 passengers. Blasius II is an excellent whale watching boat providing space on deck around the entire boat to view the whales. There is also a lookout on the roof for the guides to find the whales. On board you will be taken care of by our qualified, professional nature guides, who have first-hand knowledge of the marine wildlife and culture of the area and who will ensure that you'll be treated as a part of our team on the trip.

Whale guarantee: In the unlikely event that we would not be able to see any cetaceans (includes all whale and dolphin species), passengers can join another available whale safari, free of charge.

The price includes: Whale safari with bird and seal safari, experienced guide on board, light meal of local ingredients, coffee, tea and chocolate. We also have a gluten free and vegan option made of wild plants and organic vegetables.

Season: May 27th to August 30th
Departure time: 10:00 daily
Prices: Adults 1100 NOK, Children (5-13 years) 600 NOK. We offer discounts to families, students and groups
Website: www.arcticwhaletours.com

Stø Havn
8438 Stø

Telefon: +47 915 90 675
E-post: info@arcticwhaletours.com
Nettside: arcticwhaletours.com

Discover Vesterålen, Holmvik Brygge

Discover Vesterålen arranges guiding-tours in Vesterålen with an spesiell focus on Nyksund. We offer also "all inclusive"-products for your stay in Vesterålen

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 76 13 47 96
E-mail: post@nyksund.com
Website: discover-vesteraalen.com

Boreal Transport Nord AS, avd. Vesteralen

Sit back in your seat and feel the smell of dried fish in Lofoten, enjoy the midnight sun at North Cape or visit Europe's biggest Viking longhouse at Borg in Lofoten. On Trondenes outside the festival city of Harstad, you can charge the Adolf cannon. See the wild salmon in Alta river, visit idyllic Nyksund in Vesterålen, whale watching from Stø or stand on the end of the Lofoten and look towards Mosken and Værøy rising from the sea.

Planning a trip? Let us give you an unforgettable experience in our majestic landscape.

  • Short and long transfers
  •  Guided adventure trips
  • We cover your transportation needs both large and small events.


Knowledge and quality

When you sit back in one of the Boreal tour coaches you get our local knowledge and experience. We have over 100 years of presence in northern Norway, and our drivers know each a turn. Ever since the start of Helgelandske
 Steamship Company in 1869 and until today we have had Northern Norway as our workplace.
 We can arrange your trip so you end up with a unique experience. Our safety focused and service-minded drivers meet your transportation needs with modern and new buses with high comfort.

Our coaches and drivers
We have over 250 buses in operation in Northern Norway. We carry out assignments as expected and at the right price.

It's about people, comfort and good fellowship.
The passengers are always the most important, and our vision is «to provide service beyond the expected.» In Boreal, we have a continuous focus on safety, environment and service. The good experiences along the way comes in the bargain.

When you book a coach from Boreal Transport you get our local expertise and our experience with over 100 years of presence in northern Norway. In addition, knowing that we have 2,000 employees from Vardø in the north to Sokndal in the south ensuring that you arrive safely and comfortably. 83,000 passengers are traveling with us daily, representing just over 30.5 million travelers a year.

Phone: +47 78 40 70 00
E-mail: vestfjord.buss@veolia-transport.no
Website: boreal.no

Holmvik Stua

Holmvik Stua in Nyksund focus on traditional and local fish dishes. We are open all year except January, than we have closed.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Telefon: +47 76 13 47 96
E-post: post@nyksund.com
Nettside: nyksund.com

Andenes Camping

Andenes Camping lies in a beautiful spot near the road into Andenes. There's a fantastic ocean view to enjoy once you have parked and the peaceful atmosphere can settle.

The camp site is around 2 kilometers from the centre of Andenes which offers a good range of services.

A grocery shop with a good selection is sited about 200 metres from the camping site.

You can explore Andøya using Andenes Camping as your base.

A wide choice awaits you, for example: Whale safari, puffin safari, seal safari, fishing trips, easy access to trekking country, art exhibitions, museums, the lighthouse, guided tours through woods and fields, kayaking, local traditional food, and much more besides.

We welcome you to our magnificent natural landscape and we know you'll enjoy it here.

Prices:
Motorhomes and caravans:
Per day NOK 150
Per day incl. el. NOK 200
Extra car pr. day NOK 120

Tent:
Per day including one person NOK 120
Extra person in tent NOK 30

Per day including one person, with el. NOK 150
Extra person in tent NOK 30

Contact:

Phone: +47 413 40 388
E-mail: camping@whalesafari.no
Website: andenescamping.no

Holmvik Brygge

Holmvik Brygge in the harbor of Nyksund is a living museum, where our guests can feel how fishermen were living about 100 years ago. In addition to their room our guests can also use some common rooms and our cozy kitchen.

Here they can meet other guests in a familiar atmosphere and have a good time. Holmvik Brygge is also beneath the main season an attractive place to visit. In autumn it invites you to hiking tours, plucking berries and mushrooms; in winter you can see the northern lights and a sky with an endless number of stars. In springtime our guests is enthusiastic to go ice fishing, watching animals and do hiking trips in the snow.

Nyksund
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 76 13 47 96
E-mail: post@nyksund.com
Website: nyksund.com

Myre Kysthotell

Welcome to Myre Kysthotel, a pleasant hotel in beautiful Vesterålen. The hotel has 29 rooms, accommodation in cozy rooms with free wireless network and a la carte restaurant. The dinner is based on local produce.


You can find us in the center of the municipal center Myre in
Øksnes. Our landmark and pride “Whale Odin” s right outside the hotel.

A perfect starting point for trips, experiences and exciting excursion such as:
Dronningruta-easy walk between Nyksund and Stø
Dronningruta-round trip of medium difficulty from Stø to Stø
Nyksund- historical fishing village
Stø-traditional fishermen village
Myre havn- Norways largest fishing for cod landed
Vestbygda- roundtrip speedboat in Øksnes archipelago
Øksnes bygdemuseum-unique collection of coastal history
Glassblåseri-contemporary glass art with local expression
Doll museum- wonderful collection of dolls with soul

Notable festivals that you might like: Vesterålen cod festival, Vesterålen summer games, jetty dance and much, much more.

Storgata 52
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 901 08 883
E-mail: booking@myrekysthotell.no
Website: myrekysthotell.no

Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya

The Norwegian Scenic Route Andøy runs between the open, bare outer coastline, the grass covered, pointed mountain peaks and the flat cloudberry marshes further south. Only Bleik Island’s nearly perfect cone-like form breaks the endless horizon which stretches all the way to Greenland.

The road network on the west side of Andøya received Norwegian Scenic Route status on 30th June 2012. It stretches from the crossroads at Åknes to the quayside and ferry docking point at Andenes and is 51km long. The Andøya - Senja ferry connection is an alternative to the E6 trunk road and the Coastal Express (Hurtigruten) when travelling to and from the north.
The Norwegian Scenic Route in Andøya runs between the open, bare outer coastline, the grass covered, pointed mountain peaks and the flat cloudberry marshes further south. Only Bleik Island’s nearly perfect cone-like form breaks the endless horizon which stretches all the way to Greenland. The beach at Bleik is one of Norway’s longest and fills the shoes with fine, white coral sand whilst ‘Bukkekirka’ creates a group of sculptured rocks. The houses in the fishing village of Bleik (many of them old nordland houses) are built close together while further south they are built in a line looking out on to the beach.

Kleivodden rest stop is located just north of Bleik. It is a very popular viewpoint and rest area for both tourists and locals. The ocean, the midnight sun, the northern lights and the surrounding landscape make up a beautiful sight! The rest stop offers parking. Sculptural granite stones have been sanded down and reflect both light and the sky, and can be used as seating while enjoying the view. Landskapsfabrikken AS wo Landskapsarkitekturprisen 2017 (Landscape Architectural award) for their work on Kleivodden.

A whale safari out to the sperm whales in Bleik’s deep waters, a bird safari to the sea gannets, sea horses and the 80,000 puffins at Bleik, kayaking, a walk around the colourful small town of Andenes, a visit to the space center at Oksebåsen and rambling along the coastal pathways up to Måtinden make the route even more memorable. Andøya Rural Borough, together with the Norwegian Scenic Route, have provided a stopover area with a panoramic view at Kleivodden. Bukkekjerka has a Sami culture monument and the area is rich in local history.

Yes, we still have roads today that are not just designed to get you from A to B in the quickest possible time. Norwegian Scenic Routes provide for an enjoyable drive through beautiful surroundings. Each of the 18 routes in Norway have their own distinctive features, character and stories to tell. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration have responsibility for the upkeep of the road network for you the traveller. They provide spectacular viewing points of fantastic scenery, roadside services, parking areas, places to sit and relax, pathways and art displays. Daring and innovative architecture in magnificent natural surroundings is NTR’s trademark. Tourist Route investment is a long term commitment.

Kjøpmannsgt 2
8400 Sortland

Telefon: 76 11 14 80
E-post: turistinfo@vestreg.no
Nettside: www.visitvesteralen.com

Alveland Shop & Café

Alveland Shop & Café specializes in natural products, handmade soaps and local food. Pop in for a delicious cinnamon bun or to browse the many handmade products.

The handmade soaps from Alveland are all made with natural ingredients and are free from added preservatives. From the process starts it takes 1,5 months to make a bar of soap for example, resulting in excellent quality products. Cloudberries, blueberries, lingonberries, nettles and goat milk from local goats are just some of the ingredients in our products. The base ingredients of our products olive oil, shea butter and cocoa butter - only the best for your skin,

Accommodation available.

Phone: +47 76 14 61 49
E-mail: post@alveland.no
Website: alveland.no

Frugga Holiday Home

Frugga holiday home is located in the fishing village Hovden, the westernmost point in the "Fairytale Municipality" Bø in Vesterålen. We are open all year long. The house is called “the Storehouse” by those who have lived in Hovden and had their lives and work here. Frugga holiday home provides the opportunity for peace and quietness, experiences close to nature and physical challenges if one wishes.

Frugga holiday home was completely restored in 2014, totaling 65 square meters. All furniture is new. The main floor (53 m2) has a shared living/kitchen area with a great view of the sea, two bedrooms with 4 beds and bathroom with heating cables, a washing machine and a dryer. There is also a loft with 2 beds. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, stove and oven and other equipment. There is cable TV and free WiFi. Linen and towels are included. Outside there is a terrace facing the south and west with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.
Frugga holiday home is a part of a two-house property in Hovden. The house faces the northwest and the sea, and provides a great view of the midnight sun during the summer and the northern lights in the winter, but also to the rough sea and rapid changes in the sky formations. Straight to the north lies the island Frugga. It is a nature reserve where puffins breed. Sea eagles often glide over the area and grouse reside on the property in the spring. Do not be surprised if there are moose, otters or weasels wandering between the houses. A small kitchen garden with herbs for the pleasure and use for our guests is under development. Hovden is an active fishing village with fish landing, especially for cod during the winter. The fish is dried on racks and later exported.
We may contact a local fisherman if you wish to go on fishing trips and local guides for mountain hiking. Near Hovden there are a variety of mountain hiking possibilities. The tough may go swimming from three beautiful beaches in the surrounding area.

Moloveien 14
8475 Straumsjøen

Telefon: 99233070
E-post: tove@frugga.no

Basic course in climbing - Vesterålen Padle og Klatresenter

Do you want to learn how to climp? You can participate on our course for beginners and qualify to get a sertificate for climbing - as you can use both in- and out door.

The course involves basic training in climbing fields outdoor and end with a climbing trip to the spectacular mountain Ræka. The course will last for four days. 
There has to be at least four participants to complete the course.

Price per person: from 4500,- NOK

Eidsfjordvn 621
8415 Sortland

Phone: +47 901 86 269
E-mail: bent@vpks.no
Website: vpks.no

Winter sea kayaking tour in the arctic

The air is clean, the water crystal clear and the sunset beautiful and the landscape white, winter kayaking is an amazing experience.

Arriving in Ringstad our experienced kayak teacher will guide you through what you need to know about kayaking and simple practical exercises. Dressed up in dry suits with warm long sleeves underneath, we take you on an easy trip to the nearby archipelago. With a little luck you can experience the winter wildlife in the fjords and get close to wildlife like eagles, otters and seals. Sometimes you meet a moose or small whales crossing the fjord. Back in Ringstad a hot fish soup is waiting for you. This tour is running every day if the conditions permit, at 11am or on request from 1st of October until 31st of April, with a minimum of 2 paying guests. The trip is starting in Ringstad, Bø in Vesterålen. Pick up service available on request.

Whats is included?
4 hour trip, approved sea kayak guide, sea kayak with equipment and dry suit, fishsoup and hot drinks. Single & double stable and seaworthy kayaks are used.
What to bring yourself?
Thermal underwear, wool or fleece clothing, extra clothes, hat, sunglases and a bottle of water.
Booking:
Via Visit Vesteralen or direct at Huset på yttersiden, tel. +4790640591, booking@yttersiden.no
Prices:
Adults NOK 900,-/Children 10- 14 years NOK 700,-/Groups up to 10 persons NOK 4900,-/Family ticket (2 adult + 2 children) NOK 2600,-

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: booking@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Guided hiking tours with Enjoy Øksnes

Enjoy Øksnes invite you to experience guided hiking tours to five fishing villages in Øksnes - Nyksund, Stø, Tinden, Skipnes, and Myre.

You can choose among the famous Queen's route between the fishing villages Stø and Nyksund, the old trading place Skipnes, the cultural heritage Tinden, and the modern fishin village in Myre - the municipal center in Øksnes.
Join us for a magic tour in Øksnes with rib-boat or on a spectacular hike to Tindstinden, Blåtinden, or Stavtinden.
We customize the tours for our guests.

Storgata 8
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 911 05 518
E-mail: enjoyoksnes@outlook.com
Website: enjoyoksnes.no

Nyksund Retreat - Gallery Apartment

The Galley Apartment has a spectacular location in "The Old Bakery" at the harbor jetty in Nyksund - on the floor above Nyksund ART Gallery - and has an amazing view of both Nyksund, the mountains and the ocean!

The building was completely renovated a few years ago, with emphasis on creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere for guests who seek tranquility, specialization, and inspiration beyond the ordinary. Among other things the interior color palette is inspired by the Northern Norwegian summer meadow.
The Gallery Apartment includes 3 bedrooms / 6 good quality beds, well equipped modern kitchen, bathroom with washing machine, and living room with dining area, fireplace and glass wall / sliding door to private balcony facing the ocean. Private entrance and parking - and with the hosts a stone's throw away!
The Gallery Apartment, together with Nyksund Retreat Center across the street - which is the company's main building - is also well suited for groups of up to 18 people, as the main building among other has 5 bedrooms / 12 beds, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, and a very well equipped kitchen for up to 20 guests.
Welcome to unforgettable days in Nyksund - the old fishing village in the ocean!

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund Retreat - Time out

Time Out Nyksund Retreat is perfect for you who are longing for a break from everyday routines and demands - and just to be. Enjoy the magnificent scenery at the ocean gap - or perhaps immerse yourself in a book or project you bring with you.

Time Out Nyksund Retreat is also suitable for those who need time and quiet - and perhaps also guidance - in relation to a challenging life event or situation you are facing.
The hostess of the stay is Marie Elisabeth Mjaaland. She is a philosopher and priest, and has deep insights and experiences from modern spirituality and challenges of our time, as well as Christian mysticism and dialogue philosophy. Marie will love to tailor a scheme for you - before, during, and after your stay - if you wish.
You have your own room with e.g. laptop / work table and a good bed in either "The Old Bakery" or in Nyksund's oldest residential building - both with the ocean as the closest neighbor. Other facilities are shared with other retreat guests.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Telefon: 99381277
E-post: post@nyksundretreat.com
Nettside: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund Retreat - Creative Retreat

Creative Nyksund Retreat is a 3-day retreat for you who are longing for a deeper connection with nature and your own creative flow, and who at the same time want to explore this in quiet and scenic surroundings in Nyksund - at the ocean gap in Vesterålen.

Teaching / workshop where you can immerse yourself in the creative process, join inspirational lectures, meditative walking, etc., and where we practice listening as much inward as outward to find our own unique expression and potential - by writing, drawing, photographing, or otherwise expressing what is on our heart.
Common meals. Sharing experiences / socializing in the evening. Accommodation in single or shared rooms.
Max 10 participants. Registration for advertised dates (Thursday-Sunday). For groups of at least 5 participants it is possible to arrange other time scedules.
Retreat leader is Marie Elisabeth Mjaaland (philosopher, priest and manager of Nyksund Retreat AS). She has deep insights and experiences in modern spirituality as well as Christian mysticism, and creative transformation processes.
Opportunities for individual conversations and guidance.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund Retreat - Tailor Made Experience

Nyksund Retreat Center can offer tailor made retreats with accommodation for up to 18 guests, conference rooms, guided tours in Nyksund, gallery visits, poetic slideshows, lectures, etc. - depending on your wishes, whether you come alone or in a group with friends, colleagues, board members, or others you appreciate being with.

And Nyksund has a lot to offer - whether it is art and cultural experiences, trips on the sea or along the popular hiking trail "Queen's Route" between Nyksund and Stø.
In addition, the air is clean, nature breathtaking, and no day is like another. Weather, wind and light conditions are constantly changing, making it exciting for both visitors and residents!
The hosts are the Marie Elisabeth Mjaaland couple (philosopher, priest and manager of Nyksund Retreat AS and Nyksund ART Gallery) and Svein Erik Tøien (architect and photographer).
They have lived in the old fishing village since 2012, and have restored "The Old Bakery" and Nyksund's oldest residential building (from 1881, now called "Retreatgården") with love and care to give others the opportunity to experience the inspiring and beautiful surroundings in the ocean gap.
Marie Nyksund also runs Nyksund ART Gallery for professional performing artists, and Svein Erik has the architect and photographer business NyksundARK. Together they have a lot of knowledge and experience that they like to share with others!

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund ART Gallery

Nyksund ART Gallery is located by the harbor jetty in the old fishing village of Nyksund - at the very edge of the ocean in Vesterålen - and is framed by mighty mountains and open sea, where weather, wind and light conditions change continuously. This makes Nyksund attract nature lovers, artists, and creative souls from the whole world.

Nyksund ART Gallery was established in 2015, and has quickly become an attractive gallery for both professional artists and visitors from many countries. Among other, the Queen of Norway, H.M. Dronning Sonja, has visited Nyksund ART Gallery on several occasions.
In addition to exhibiting the photo art of the Nyksund photographer Svein Erik Tøien (landscape photography and slideshows), Nyksund ART Gallery wants to highlight colorful female artists from the Arctic area, who have been or are of great inspiration for other women.
Among Nyksund ART Gallery's permanent exhibitors are visual artist Gunn Vottestad, textile artist Brit H. Fuglevaag, visual artist Britt Boutos Ghali, and glass artist Anne Ka Munkejord.
Nyksund ART Gallery is open daily during the summer season, and otherwise during the year at events, festivals etc., and upon request.
Welcome to exciting experiences in Nyksund ART Gallery - at the ocean gap in Vesterålen!


8439 Myre

Telefon: 99381277
E-post: post@nyksundretreat.com

Snowshoe tour with a campfire

Snowshoe hiking is a special way of experiencing nature and a lot of fun for any age and ability. Follow your guide on an easy snowshoe walk through the winter landscape in beautiful nature. We don’t have to go far to find complete silence and wilderness through “unspoiled” scenery.

Our trips take ca. 4 hours, but you can do shorter or longer trips as you prefer. Depending on snow and weather conditions your guide will choose “a hike off the-beaten track” in the local area – so you can feel the wilderness that Vesterålen can offer. We will take a lunch break, lid up a campfire and warm up with a hot drink. If the conditions are right, we use a “kick sledge” to the start of the walk (1,5 km) and back.


Tours are running every day on request from 1st December until the 15th April. If the snow conditions are bad, we offer an alternative winter hike.


Grade:
Easy
Language:
English, German, French and Norwegian
The tour ends:
14:00/15:00 depending on where we walk
Meeting point:
Please meet at Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstadveien 28, 8475 Straumsjøen in Bø in Vesterålen at 10:00 by appointment.
Whats included:
Guide, all equipment, snowshoes, poles, lunch pack, hot drink and a snack.
What to bring yourself:
Warm clothes, at least two layers. Windproof jacket/trousers along with good winter boots. Sunglasses, hat and gloves and a bottle of water.
Booking:
Via Visit Vesteralen or direct at Huset på yttersiden, tel. +4790640591, booking@yttersiden.no
Prices:
Adults NOK 750,-/Children under 14 years NOK 490,-/Groups up to 12 persons NOK 3900,-/Family ticket (2 adult + 2 children) NOK 1700,-

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: booking@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Nyksund history, museum and food tasting

Why is Nyksund so famous? What is special about our houses and why did people leave Nyksund? Who are the people living in Nyksund today? Why can we say that Holmvik Brygge is the oldest business in town today?

An English-speaking guide will take you on a walk through Nyksund and tell more about the history of the place and life there today.

After our walk, we finish on the pier of Holmvik Brygge. Here we build a copy of a line-hooker room into a self-made “gamme”. Here in this authentic place is our fishing museum today.

We will try to prepare our own longline (get the small fish part on the hook faster than your friends!!! Who will win a secret price??? ) We learn about how our fishermen got their fish a hundred years ago, and how they do it today.

Do you know that there are different ways to dry a fish and not all dry fish are called “Stockfish”? Do you know how to make filet in the proper way? We will do it together!

Finally, we will also taste some of our Vesterålen TOP 5 local specialties, prepared in our own kitchen or smoked by one of our partners.

During the summer every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16.00. Pre-booking is needed. Minimum 5 persons, maximum 20 persons. Duration 1.5-2 hours.

Or by request all year round.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 958 63 866
E-mail: post@nyksund.com
Website: nyksund.com

SNOWSHOE WALKING AND CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING

During your stay at Andøy Friluftssenter you can go cross country skiing or even experience a walk into the valley on snow shoes. Due to the Gulf Stream outdoor activities are possible, even above the Arctic Circle.

Day: on request
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 11:00 pm at Andøy Friluftssenter/Departure: 11:30 pm
Price adult: NOK 615.00/
Price children: NOK 350.00 (10 year+)

PLEASE NOTE!
Booking: We advise you to pre book latest 17:00 the day before as we only take out small groups(Min. 4/Max. 12 persons)
Clothing: Warm and wind-/waterproof clothing, waterproof hiking boot, a small back pack. We advise you to bring a water bottle.
Weather: Due to bad weather the trip can be cancelled at short notice.
Payment: The payment is done before the trip begins. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Norwegian crowns(NOK)

"CATCH A MEMORY" PHOTOGRAPHY- The Vesterålen islands offer great
opportunities for landscape and nature photography. Bring your own equipment and save memories for a lifetime.

BOOKING AND INFO
Location: Andøy Friluftssenter, in Buksnesfjord, along road number RV82; 63 km south of Andenes; 40 km north from Sortland.

Why not take an evening dip in our Hot Bath Tub and maybe experience. The Northern Lights dance over your heads while you soak up the tranquil surroundings of Andøy Friluftssenter.

PERIOD: 15. JANUARY - 20. MARCH

Buksnesfjord
8484 Risøyhamn

Phone: +47 76 14 88 04
E-mail: booking@andoy-friluftssenter.no
Website: andoy-friluftssenter.no

Northern Guiding Service Lauri

I take my guests with me in to the nature, history and every-day-life of Northern Norway, delivering the special aspects of our coastal culture.

I'm Lauri, a former fisherman and whale safari guide, Now i'm a travel guide. My business is called Northern Guiding Service Lauri.
I take my guests with me in to the nature, history and every-day-life of Northern Norway, delivering the special aspects of our coastal culture. You are warmly welcome to come experience the kingdom of cod and whales with me, whether travelling alone, with family or as a group. If needed , we can plan your whole itinerary together.

Gisløy
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 46842667
E-mail: laolavp@gmail.com
Website: northernguidingservice.fi

Fishing experience with Enjoy Øksnes

Experience Fishing in Øksnes With us in Enjoy Øksnes. With Our fast and comfortable boats we will bring you out to the inner- and outerside of Øksnes.

We offer equipment for every season, and we give you everything you need for a good fishing experience.
We catch various fish art like saithe and cod, and halibut is one of our favorite.
We customize the tours to our guests.
Enjoy Øksnes handles the logistics and ensures that your experiences in Øksnes will be unparalleled!
Join us to catch your first or biggest catch!

Storgata 8
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 911 05 518
E-mail: enjoyoksnes@outlook.com
Website: enjoyoksnes.no

Wildlife safari in the midnight sun - Vesterålen Tours

In spring and summer the wildlife in Vesterålen is the most active. The midnight sun, makes nighttime wildlifetours ideal, since the animals are most active at night.

In spring we can guarantee to see wildlife on our tours. You can see most animals all year, but at some dates the chances are better for some species.

Black grouse lek: 20.april-5may (Early morning tour)

Hare fighting: April and may

Fox cubs, babyhares, owlets and moosecalfs: June and july

Ruff lek: 25. may-15. june (Early morning tour)

White tailed eagles, ptarmigan, moose, roe deer, fox, seal, otter, mink, black grouse, hare, owls, snipes, ducks, golden eagles, hawks, falcons and a lot more species: 1. march - 20. september.


8400 Sortland

Telefon: 91788260
E-post: booking@vtours.no

Outings with Enjoy Øksnes

Enjoy Øksnes can offer you, or your company a tailor-made experience. You can choose among a variety of activities. We will give you a unforgettable journey.

It is becoming increasingly popular to bring employees on a tailor-made tour. This is a really great choice to appreciate your workers, while being closer to each other, leading to a better working environment, and it will benefits the company.
Water boats, water skiing, deep sea fishing, whale watching, top tours, clay pigeon shooting, bike rides, RIB tours, seal and bird safari are some of the things you can choose among. We can also provide transport from the airport to the hotel, and between the various activities.
Enjoy Øksnes handles the logistics and ensures that your experiences in Øksnes will be unparalleled!

Storgata 8
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 911 05 518
E-mail: enjoyoksnes@outlook.com
Website: enjoyoksnes.no

Ribsafari with Enjoy Øksnes

Enjoy Øksnes invite you to a spectacular tour out on the sea in RIB, a tour that combines sealsafari and birdsafari.

Our RIB can go almost every places, therefore the ride with Enjoy Øksnes can be spectacular and unique!
Enjoy Øksnes handles the logistics and ensures that yours experiences in Øksnes will be
unparalleled!
We customize the tours for our guests.
Join us to experience the nature in Øksnes!

Storgata 8
8430 Myre

Phone: +47 911 05 518
E-mail: enjoyoksnes@outlook.com
Website: enjoyoksnes.no

Møysalen NAtional Park Center

Møysalen National Park, located on Hinnøya, was established in 2003. The national park is dominated by the mountain Møysalen (1 263,1 m.a.s.l.). A big part of the national park is mountain area, and it is likely that some of the hardest tops, inside or nearby the park, never have been visited. The small town of 8414 Hennes was chosen as administration hub for the area. A guided mountain hike to Møysalen has for many years been considered as a supplementary income for Hennes and the surrounding area.

Already in 1903 the first hike was registered, and the guided hikes have continued to be registered in the following years. Reviewing the yearly guest books, we find the well known mountaineers, as Arne Randers Heen and William Cecil Slingsby.
Around 1980 the inhabitants established a cooperative, Møysaltur BA - Møysal hike coop. The idea was to continue to develop guided hikes, and i 2005 the work was redeveloped with the founding of Møysalen Nasjonalparksenter AS (MNS) – Møysalen National Park Center.
In addition to organizing guided hikes during the summertime, it also lease out premises. Both to the local store and the administrator of the national park. The local camping is also managed by Møysalen Nasjonalparksender AS (MNS) - Møysalen National Park Center.
The biggest challenge of the hike to the top of Møysalen is the ten hour duration. However there are no specifications regarding tecnical skills. Den Norske Turistforening - The Norwegian Trekking Association consider the hike to the top as 4 out of 5. As 5 being the hardest.
The hike start with information before being transported by boat in to Lonkanfiord. The guide always carry a satelite phone, often being the only option for communication, because of the lack of cell phone services.
The securing equipment for the glacier is also carried by the guides. The rest of the group only carry their own regular equipment, food and nutrition for 2/3 breaks. You can fill your bottle during the hike. We recommend shoe wear supporting the ancle as an important detail!
It is necessary that you preregister by e-mail to post@moeysalen.no. The forecast determine whether the hike can be completed, and unfortunately some hikes may be cancelled.
In case of cancellation, those registered will be informed by phone the day before.
In the local area you will find a string of shorter hiking trails, and Hennesheia - the Hennes moor is a popular area with a spectacular view. Here you can see most of Vesterålen, Rafsundet - the Raftsundet strait and Lofotveggen - the Lofoten wall.

Møysalveien 3295
8414 Hennes

Phone: +47 974 60 889
E-mail: post@moeysalen.no
Website: moeysalen.no

Saabyes Bibliotek

Vesterålsgaten 59
8400 Sortland

Telefon: 76108400
E-post: post@sortlandhotell.no
Nettside: sortlandhotell.no

Fiskeværet Hovden

Hovden is an old fishing village in the municipality Bø on the seaward side of Vesterålen, where sky and sea meet in the horizon. In these contrasting environments you can experience coastal culture in an active fishing village, close to nature and forces of nature, a wild and beautiful landscape and an inclusive community that currently consists of thirteen locals. Hovden is enriched with three white sandy beaches, a wild and beautiful landscape with great hiking areas, mountains and the smell of sea air. The open landscape towards the big ocean gives fast and changing weather conditions and contributes to spectacular natural experiences and contrasts. It is a favorite place for shooting midnight sun, northern lights, landscapes, birds and everyday life in an active fishing village. This is the paradise for recreation inspiration, excitement, active or slow experiences. Hovden is an excellent starting point for cycling and day trips around Vesterålen.

Large holiday house on 120 m2 with 5 bedrooms and a total of 10 beds. The house is equipped with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, various electric kitchenware, washing machine, dryer, hair dryer, and WIFI. Stylishly furnished in retro style, bedrooms are on the second floor, pets not allowed.

Outside there is parking, private garden and outdoor furniture. Closest neighbor to Storhavet kafé serving local food and drinks. Excellent location close to beaches, sea and wonderful hiking areas.

We also offer accommodation in glamping tents during the summer months.

Please contact us for more information. You can also book accommodation via booking.com

Welcome to the paradise Hovden, Bø i Vesterålen

Hovdenveien 153
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 456 63 747
E-mail: fiskhovden@gmail.com
Website: fiskhovden.no

Storhavet Kafé - Fiskeværet Hovden

Hovden is an old fishing village in the municipality Bø on the seaward side of Vesterålen, where sky and sea meet in the horizon. In these contrasting environments you can experience coastal culture in an active fishing village, close to nature and forces of nature, a wild and beautiful landscape and an inclusive community that currently consists of thirteen locals.

Storhavet kafé is located in an old school building from 1928 with a cozy atmosphere and a pleasant hostess.
We serve homemade dishes using local produce and products mostly of fish, both traditional and some with a new twist. We also have tasty cakes, coffee, alcoholic beverages and local history if you would like to hear.
The cafe is open every day (except Tuesdays) in June, July and August. The rest of the year it´s open some weekends in the spring and autumn. We are available for bookings of groups through the whole year, even outside the regular opening hours.
In the cafe we have capacity for up to 30 guests at long tables or 40 with single tables.
Welcome to the paradise Hovden, Bø i Vesterålen

Hovdenveien 153
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 456 63 747
E-mail: fiskhovden@gmail.com
Website: fiskhovden.no

Fiskeværet Hovden - Glamping

Hovden is an old fishing village in the municipality Bø on the seaward side of Vesterålen, where sky and sea meet in the horizon. In these contrasting environments you can experience coastal culture in an active fishing village, close to nature and forces of nature, a wild and beautiful landscape and an inclusive community that currently consists of thirteen locals. Hovden is enriched with three white sandy beaches, a wild and beautiful landscape with great hiking areas, mountains and the smell of sea air. The open landscape towards the big ocean gives fast and changing weather conditions and contributes to spectacular natural experiences and contrasts. It is a favorite place for shooting midnight sun, northern lights, landscapes, birds and everyday life in an active fishing village. This is the paradise for recreation inspiration, excitement, active or slow experiences. Hovden is an excellent starting point for cycling and day trips around Vesterålen.

In the summer of 2020 we have the pleasure of offering accommodation in glamping tents in Hovden. We take the best of the natural experience with camping and combining it with modern facilities. Here with us you can spend the night in a canvas tent, which is cozy furnished with double bed, duvet and pillow, carpets, electricity and a heater. The guests have access to toilet and shower. The four glamping tents are located next to a beautiful white sandy beach, behind the Storhavet kafé. At the cafe you can order any meal.

Accommodation in glamping tents will be an extra offer during the summer months and early autumn.

At Storhavet kafé, home-cooked dishes are served with local produce and products. We also offer accommodation in holiday home.

Please contact us for more information.

Welcome to the paradise Hovden, Bø i Vesterålen

Hovdenveien 153
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 456 63 747
E-mail: fiskhovden@gmail.com
Website: fiskhovden.no

Tekstbutikken

Would you like to know more about local history, culture, tradition, nature, everyday life, business and legends? Would you like to get a peek into how the fishfarmers´ families lived close to and depended on nature? Would you like to listen to exciting stories about how people through innovation have developed activities founded on experiences of more than 10 000 years of fishing? If you do I am very happy to be your guide when you visit Øksnes and Vesterålen!

I offer guiding for groups in buses/minibuses. I also offer exciting stories and a cup of coffee/tea in my own home - or in my boathouse/beach - in Sandan, Alsvåg. And who am I? A woman raised in a fishfarmer´s family in Øksnes. I have worked for many years with a lot of cultural issues in Vesterålen – and I love telling and listening to stories!

Sannan
8432 Alsvåg

Phone: +47 975 69 742
E-mail: hjh@vkbb.no

Snowshoe walking – a nature experience in the magical winter light

The winter lights are amazing in our region. A magical light, which will shine upon the mountains and decorate the sky, is a part of the surroundings where we make the hike. Our “dark season” is actually our “color season”.

“Go slow, and feel the stillness, isn`t that also a part of the joy of being in the nature?”
Odd Børretzen, Norwegian folk singer

From our winter camp, we will be walking in easy terrain. The surroundings are beautiful, and our guide share his knowledge of the area with our guests while walking. There are a lot of eagles in the area, and there is a good chance to see this fantastic bird. Our guide will also tell about the cave, which the eagle hunters used while capturing eagles for sale in Europe. We will serve hot drinks on this hike.

This hike is not demanding, and will fit almost everyone. You do not need trainig in walking on snowshoes.

Programme for our guests:
1. Pick up points are Melbu Hotell, Melbu or Hurtigrutens Hus, Stokmarknes.
2. Transport to the area we will visit. This is located maximum 20 minutes drive from the pick-up points.
3. Information and distribution of equipment at the camp. Adjusting snowshoes and poles.
4. Snowshoe hike for about 2,5 hours. During the hike, there will be a beverage break.
5. After an experience to remember, we will return to the pick-up points

This is included:
• Transport and guided snowshoe hike.
• Leasing of snowshoe and poles.
• Hot drinks and snacks

Important to know:
• Our guide demands correct shoes and outfit. You will not be allowed to participate on this tour, if the outfit is incorrect.
Booking :
• www.adventure4life.no
• Telephone +47 959 24 921

Price per person: NOK 945,-


8445 Melbu

Telefon: 959 24 921
E-post: contact@adventure4life.no
Nettside: http://www.adventure4life.no/

Mountains in Vesterålen in winter time – like white dressed brides

In Hikers Paradise, you will find quite a lot of accessible mountains to hike – also in winter time. It really doesn`t matter where you go, the unbeatable combinations of mountains and sea, will make the hike an amazing experience. When on top of a mountain, the view is so fantastic that you want to stay there forever.

Our guided tours in the winter time, are in the mountains close o Melbu and Stokmarknes, which is located in the southern part of Vesterålen. Our guides will “spice” the hike with interesting stories and facts about the area and the area where we are hiking.

There are a lot of eagles in our region. We can almost guarantee that we will see this majestic bird soar over us, looking for a prey. Moose is also common to see, while the population is large in the area.

The light in wintertime is magical. The colorful, cold light shining on the snow covered mountains is fascinating. We take security seriously, and our guests will be equipped with poles and crampons when needed.

Programme for our guests:
1. Pick-up points are Melbu Hotell, Melbu or Hurtigrutens Hus, Stokmarknes.
2. Transport to the mountain we are to ascend, which is maximum 15 minutes drive from the pick-up points. When arriving on the foot of the mountain, our guests will be provided with poles and crampons.
3. Guided hike. During the hike there will be plenty of breaks where you can enjoy the view, food and drinks. Remember to bring your camera.
4. After 3-4 hours, we will return to pick up points.

This is included:
• Transport from pick up points
• Poles an crampons
• Mountain guide.

Important to know:
• Our mountain guide demands correct shoes and outfit. You will not be allowed to participate on a hike, if the outfit is incorrect.
• Food and drinks are important for a good tour experience. In winter time we recommend something hot to drink.

Booking :
• www.adventure4life.no
• Telephone +47 959 24 921

Price per person: NOK 795


8445 Melbu

Phone: +47 959 24 921
E-mail: robin@a4l.no
Website: adventure4life.no

Nyksund Retreat - Holiday Home

Nyksund Retreat Center and is situated in a quiet setting close to the harbor jetty in the old fishing village of Nyksund, and has a wonderful view to the ocean.

The building is Nyksund's oldest residential building from 1881, and is fully modernized and winter-insulated. It is spacious, and includes 5 bedrooms / 12 beds, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, well-equipped kitchen, fireplaces, washing machine, 3 terraces, etc.
The interior is decorated with inspiration from the many hues of the winter sky, which gives a unique energy and atmosphere. The house is particularly suitable for groups seeking tranquility and recreation over several days – e.g. to hike the "Queen's Route", go on a sea safari, visit the site's art galleries, or just enjoy the ocean view.
The building has wireless internet, parking at the entrance, and is also fitted for smaller conferences.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Telefon: 99381277
E-post: post@nyksundretreat.com
Nettside: www.nyksundretreat.com

Matboksen

We aim to give you a good food experience at Matboksen in Myre.

Matboksen is a local restaurant placed in the modern fishing village in Myre. We offer a Rich menu - Seafood, wok, traditional food and more innovative food. We have an offer for all visitors.
We wish you a warm welcome to a nice food experience.

Storgata 8
8430 Myre

Telefon: 91105518
E-post: enjoyoksnes@outlook.com

Guided climbing on mountain Ræka - Vesterålen Padle og Klatresenter

Summit tour to Ræka. Ræka is Vesterålens second best known mountain, after Møysalen (1263 masl). Do you want to join a guided tour on the majestic mountain? You can join us, and we will give you an experience you will not forget.

The focus on this trip is safety and security, but at the same time you will get a spectacular experience.
The trip will take about 10-14 hours and implies climbing in a secured route. You are climbing with with a harness and a safety rope, and it does not involve difficult climbing. But you are required to be in good shape.
Have you always had a dream of climbing Ræka? Sign up and we will give you an unforgettable experience.
Price each person: from 2500 NOK

Eidsfjordvn 621
8415 Sortland

Phone: +47 901 86 269
E-mail: bent@vpks.no
Website: vpks.no

Midnattsol Camping - Camping

Enjoy a pleasant stay at our small, mellow campsite at Bleik on the west coast of Andøya. Our camping site is placed in scenic surroundings, just by one of Norway's longest and most beautiful sandy beaches. In our new service buildings, you can find laundry machines and dryers, in addition to kitchen, showers and restrooms. We have a newly installed sanitary waste disposal available, and electricity outlets and water stations are conveniently located at the site. We are happy to offer free Wi-Fi to all our guests.

Bleik is a small and intimate village containing shops, Cafe and pub, and are just a few hours drive away from Lofoten. There is a golf course under development, good opportunities for kiting outside the beach, as well as hang gliding and paragliding from the mountains around Bleik.
Here are the best opportunity to see the midnight sun in the summer, and the northern lights in winter. Also good opportunities for deep sea fishing and inland fishing for trout and salmon.
Guided tours (puffins safari) to the bird mountain "Bleiksøya", as well as a short distance from Andenes for whale watching trips. Outside the campsite we see daily both seals and otters ― often a smaller whale too!

Gårdsveien 8
8481 Bleik

Phone: +47 478 43 219
E-mail: midnattsol.camping@gmail.com
Website: midnattsolcamping.com

Guided kayak trip - Vesterålen Padle og Klatresenter

Join a two day kayak trip with accommodation in the old fishing village Skipnes in Øksnes Vestbygd. Every friday and saturday in the period of 15th of June to 18th of August we are going to the fishing village in Skipnes.

Join a guided kayak trip to the old fishing village Skipnes. It will be accommodation in authentic surroundings and beautiful scenery. We have kayak and other necessary equipment. There has to be minimum two perticipants to conduct the trip. Included in the price is breakfast and dinner.

On this trip you will get the opportunity to paddle in scenic surroundings and you will get to see the outer side of Vesterålen. Here you will se Vesterålen from a totaly different side - a unique nature experience.

If you want to paddle other places and other times, you can contact us to make another appointment.

Price each person: 2500 NOK

Eidsfjordvn 621
8415 Sortland

Phone: +47 901 86 269
E-mail: bent@vpks.no
Website: vpks.no

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice - Trollfjorden

Phone: +47 76 93 54 09
E-mail: andrea@lsbs.no
Website: lsbs.no

Arctic Buss Lofoten

Arctic Buss Lofoten offers charter of coaches and minibuses for transfers, sightseeing and round trips. Arctic Buss Lofoten - Connecting great adventures!

Our modern coaches have from 49 to 57 passenger seats plus 1 guide seat. They have lavatories and are suitable for longer trips. Some of our coaches have lift for wheelchairs.

Our minibuses have 16 seats. A modern and comfortable alternative for smaller groups. Luggage trailer is available when needed. Note that our minibuses do not have a guide seat in addition.

We can help with itinerary and customized programs all over Scandinavia. Contact us with your request, and let us give you our recommendations.

Our goal is to have new and comfortable vehicles at all times to meet our customers' requirements and to deliver the transportation service beyond your expectations.

Our main office is situated in Kabelvåg Lofoten. We are also stationed in Stamsund Lofoten, Sortland Vesterålen and Oslo.


8400 Sortland

Phone: +47 926 99 060
E-mail: post@arcticbuss.no
Website: arcticbuss.no

Huset på Yttersiden - Restaurant

At the „House on the outside” we take our pride in using fresh and local ingredients in our kitchen. Both meat and fish dishes are served here. The winter cod “skrei” swims directly at our doorsteps and in the autumn mushrooms, berries from the mountains are taken in to our kitchen for delicious dishes. Local farmers and hunters deliver tasty meat like lamb, moos or reindeer. It is not far from the sea, mountains or fields to the plates out at Yttersiden.

Enjoy tasty food at our sea side restaurant and enjoy a spectacular view to the harbour, fjord and mountains in a welcoming and cosy north Norwegian atmosphere. The restaurant serves a la carte menu with local specialities with proudness! You will find lamb, whale, different sorts of fish dishes as well as lunch dishes and cakes on the menu. Try our popular fish soup with home baked bread or blueberry cake – you will love it.

The restaurant is open every day during June, July and august. As well as open for table reservations or for guesthouse guests all year.

Welcome!

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: karina@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Course in paddeling - Vesterålen Padle og Klatresenter

Do you want to learn how to paddle? Join the kayak course and learn about safety and security when paddeling. Experience Vesterålen from the sea.

Taking a course in paddeling will give you a certificate from Norwegian Canoe Association - only available for Norwegian citizens - a "wet card".

Price for each partisipants: 2600 NOK

Do you want more information, please contact us.

Eidsfjordvn 621
8415 Sortland

Phone: +47 901 86 269
E-mail: bent@vpks.no
Website: vpks.no

Marthahaugen Gård

In our restaurant we hold private parties with pre-ordered menu throughout the year. In our menu you will find organic local cuisine, in short, pure food. That means we do not use pesticides or fertilizers (mineral fertilizer). In summer and autumn we gather berries that are put on the menu. We also offer meat of deer, wild game from the district and selected fish.

Øvre Ånstad vei 19
8400 Sortland

Telefon: 76 12 41 50
E-post: mdaljord@online.no
Nettside: marthahaugen.no

Måtind (408 masl)

Måtind in Andøy is one of the most visited mountains in Vesterålen. You get a breathtaking view of the coast and the ocean from the top. You can also look down on the beautiful beach in Høyvika.

If you are driving from Andenes, go through Bleik and continue towards Stave to get to the start of the trail. The hiking trail starts by the main road on Baugtua and it is indicated with a sign. There are not that many parking spots so make sure that your parking is safe in regards to passing traffic if you have to put your car on the side of the road.

The Måtind is 408 masl. high. As soon as you get up the hill a bit you get an amazing view. This is a medium leveled trip that takes approx. 2-3 hours for the round trip. The path is clearly visible all the way to the top. Be careful on the top of Måtind and don't go to close to the edge, the cliffs go straight down 400 meters to the ocean!

This is a fantastic hike with a view over the ocean and the beautiful Høyvika!

Arresten Restaurant

"Imprison" yourselves at Arresten. Arresten – a very special restaurant in the middle of the old part of Andenes. In this old building you can still find traces from its history.

After a trip at sea or a hike in our great nature, you are welcome to join us in Arresten – a very special restaurant in the middle of the old part of Andenes. In this old building you can still find traces from its history. By looking at the 150-year old cell door and the windows wits cast iron grating you understand that the menu here was quite simple; Water and Bread. Today the menu is greatly extended, and we offer the most delicious meals, either a small dish or maybe a 3-course dinner.

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday 11 - 23
Friday - Saturday 11 - 02
Sunday 13 - 21

Prinsens gt. 6
8480 Andenes

Telefon: 91124444
E-post: trine@arresten.no

Akvakultur i Vesterålen - Visit a real fish farm

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is an adventure center for Norwegian aquaculture, where you can get a unique insight into the production of salmon and rainbow trout in one of Norway's most beautiful regions.

A visit with us takes around 2 hours and includes:
1. Guided boat trip to the fish farm.
2. Guided tour of our exhibition, to learn about Norwegian aquaculture industry.
3. Tasting of smoked salmon and trout from our own production.

We are open to all year round for visits, Monday-Friday 09:00-15:00. We have fixed boat departures with a maximum of 12 persons per trip, therefore it needs to be booked in advance. For visits ourside regular opening hours, contact us on booking@akvakulturivesteralen.no .

We reserve the right to cancel due to weather or technical problems on the boat. Guided tour in Exhibition and tasting runs normally.

If there are no available tickets at Your prefered time, it is still possible to visit us. You can visit us for a guided tour on land and a tasting, but without the boat trip. Join us for a drop in visit, or contact us for questions.

PS. When booking you will be asked to add Your card information, but this is only a reservation. Payment will be completed at arrival in Blokken.

Gårdsøyveien 32
8406 Sortland

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is located in the village Blokken in Sortland municipality. It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive by car from Sortland.

E-post: booking@akvakulturivesteralen.no

Midnattsol Camping - Cabins and Rorbu

Enjoy a pleasant stay at our small, mellow campsite at Bleik on the west coast of Andøya. Our camping site is placed in serene surroundings, just by one of Norway's longest and most beautiful sandy beaches.

Our cabins are winter isolated (with heated floors), and are around 18 square metres. They have three beds, but an extra bed can be added at your request. There is a shared bed room/living room, a bathroom with shower and toilet, - and a small kitchen. You will experience the cabins as well equipped, and you do not need to bring either sheets or towels. There is also a TV and Wi-Fi in both cabins.
Our newly renovated rorbu - or fishermen's cabins - has nine double bedrooms (maximum capacity of 18 guests), as well as two modern apartments which each can sleep 4 (5)guests. The double bedrooms have shared washrooms and recently renovated shower rooms, as well as washing machine and dryer. The rooms have their own fridge and TV. The apartments are fully equipped with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. They also have private washing machines and dryers. The rorbu has a spacious terrace on the second floor and there is free WiFi throughout the building.

Gårdsveien 8
8481 Bleik

Phone: +47 913 46 924
E-mail: midnattsol.camping@gmail.com
Website: midnattsolcamping.com

Havhusene Bleik

Storgata 53
8480 Andenes

Phone: +47 76 14 90 90
E-mail: andrikken@olavthon.no
Website: andeneshotell.no

Midnattsol Camping - Fishing- and photo safari

We offer photosafari or fishingtrips, all with local guide. As we live close to some birdrocks, there is a lot of different types of birds in the aerea, such as puffins, seaeagles, gannets and a lot more. There is also a lot of seals and seaotters close to shore, and often we can see whales on our trips.

Here are the best opportunity to see the midnight sun in the summer, and the northern lights in winter. Also good opportunities for deep sea fishing and inland fishing for trout and salmon. Outside the campsite we see daily both seals and otters ― often a smaller whale too!
Fishing is mainly after cod and coalfish, but halibut is also on our catchinglist. We keep the fishing equipment and lifewests, so you don,t need to bring your own. Booking by our reseption, or call +47 913 46 924

Gårdsveien 8
8481 Bleik

Telephone: 478 43 219
E-mail: midnattsol.camping@gmail.com
Website: midnattsolcamping.com

Huset på Yttersiden - Bird and wildlife safari

Experience the wildlife, fjords and mountains from the see with RIB

Bird and wildlife safari - 3 hours
Arriving in Ringstad our experienced guide and photographer will guide you through what you need to know about the tour and how to get the best picture of the spectacular bird before he takes you on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) trip to the nearby archipelago and fjords. You will have the opportunity to experience the summer bird & wildlife in the fjords. These islands are the home of the majestic white-tailed eagle as well as a lot of sea birds. Be prepared to get very close to gannets & eagles. Back in the beautiful harbor of Ringstad you have the possibility to have a meal in the restaurant at “Huset på Yttersiden”.
Meetingpoint: Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstad in Bø in Vesterålen
Time: Thuesday and Fridays at 10am or on request with min. 6 guests - Booking in advance necessary
Price: NOK 900,- per Person.

The tour is weather depending.

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: karina@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Huset på Yttersiden - Kayak Tour

We invite you to join us on some exciting challenges, to social events and have some fun in an beautiful environment.

Guided kayak tour for beginners 3-4 hours



This half day trip is a great way to find out if kayaking is your thing. Beginners need not fear! Participants are introduced to the kayak and equipment and then given simple practical exercises to get you started. We cover all safety aspects to ensure your own safety as well as those around you.
The trip goes to a small island. All equipment is included.
Meeting point: Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstad - booking in advance necessary
Starting time: Tuesday and Fridays at 11am – or on request
Price: NOK 990,- per person incl. kayak and all equipment
Price with own equipment: NOK 790,- per person


Guided kayak tour 8 hours


On our day trips we are kayaking crossing the Jørnfjord to Hellfjord (if the weather conditions allows it). Hellfjord is a beautiful deep fjord with steep mountains, an totally quiet and untouched area. This is the perfect place for lunch and a long break, before paddling back to Ringstad. On this tour you will get used to the kayak and enjoy the nature.

Meeting point: Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstad - booking in advance necessary
Starting time: Thursdays at 11pm or on request
Price: NOK 1590,- incl. kayak and all equipment
Price with own equipment: NOK 1390,- per person

Ringstadveien 28
8475 Straumsjøen

Phone: +47 906 40 591
E-mail: karina@yttersiden.no
Website: yttersiden.no

Bø outdoor gallery

Bø Outdoor Gallery is a permanent photo exhibition that shows all of the sculptures in the international art collection Artscape Nordland. The impressive architect designed building presents all of the 36 sculptures and makes it possible to experience the project in its entirety. You can read more about the sculptures that are spread over 35 municipalities in Nordland county and 1 in Troms county on their web page.

The thought behind the Outdoor Gallery harmonizes with the idea behind Artscape Nordland: A collection of modern art out in the open beautiful North Norwegian landscape.  Combined with the stage and the nearby museum the area is a cultural center for both people who are visiting and who are from Bø.  Kjell Erik Killi-Olsens sculpture “The man from the sea” is also just a couple hundred meters from the gallery.  H.M. Queen Sonja had the official opening of the Outdoor Gallery on the 24th of June in 2015.


Read more here

How to get there:

The gallery is at Vinjesjøen.  Follow the signs to Bø bygdemuseum (Bø museum), Skulpturlandskap (Artscape) and Friluftsgalleri (Outdoor gallery).  The Outdoor Gallery is like all of the sculptures in the collection always open and is free to visit.  The museum nearby is open in the summer months.  Read more about the Bø Museum here: museumnord.no


Nyksund Guiding - art, architecture, history

Do you appreciate meaningful experiences and personal meetings, where you also get to know some of the history behind what you see and experience? If so, then a guided tour in a smaller group with two of Nyksund’s residents could be perfect for you! Art - Architecture - History

The couple Marie Elisabeth Mjaaland (philosopher, priest and manager of Nyksund ART Gallery and Nyksund Retreat AS) and Svein Erik Tøien (architect and photographer) have been active in participating to build "the new Nyksund".
They will love to share their experiences and knowledge during a guided tour of Nyksund, where you get to know about the history and architecture of the place as well as recent years' development towards an art and cultural arena that attracts visitors from all over the world.
The tour takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and includes a visit in Nyksund ART Gallery, with poetic slideshow from Nyksund in the winter, etc.

Languages: Norwegian, Swedish or English.
Price: NOK 350, - per person.
Minimum 4 participants.
For larger groups, please ask for a price offer!

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund Retreat Center

Nyksund Retreat Center is situated in quiet and scenic surroundings in the old fishing village Nyksund at the ocean gap in Vesterålen. The house is specially adapted for smaller conferences, board meetings, etc., with 8-10 participants.

The dwelling is Nyksund's oldest from 1881, and is fully modernized and winter-insulated. It is spacious and includes 5 bedrooms / 12 beds, 2 bathrooms, living room with sitting area, meeting room for 8-10 people (with projector, canvas, flipchart, fireplace and piano), and well-equipped modern kitchen with seating for 10. Wireless internet, 3 terraces, and parking right by the entrance.

The interior of NYKSUND RETREAT CENTER is decorated by three German artists, with a color palette inspired from the winter sky. Together with its unique location and history, it is therefore particularly suitable for those who seek tranquility and inspiration beyond the ordinary.

Regarding accommodation: By also renting the Gallery apartment across the street, the retreat center can accommodate 8 people in single rooms (a total of 8 bedrooms / 18 beds).

We would love to tailor your stay with e.g. guiding, gallery visits, hiking, catering, or meals at restaurants in Nyksund.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Nyksund Retreat Center

Nyksund Retreat Center is situated in quiet and scenic surroundings in the old fishing village Nyksund at the ocean gap in Vesterålen. The house is specially adapted for smaller conferences, board meetings, etc., with 8-10 participants.

The dwelling is Nyksund's oldest from 1881, and is fully modernized and winter-insulated. It is spacious and includes 5 bedrooms / 12 beds, 2 bathrooms, living room with sitting area, meeting room for 8-10 people (with projector, canvas, flipchart, fireplace and piano), and well-equipped modern kitchen with seating for 10. Wireless internet, 3 terraces, and parking right by the entrance.
The interior of NYKSUND RETREAT CENTER is decorated by three German artists, with a color palette inspired from the winter sky. Together with its unique location and history, it is therefore particularly suitable for those who seek tranquility and inspiration beyond the ordinary.
Regarding accommodation: By also renting the Gallery apartment across the street, the retreat center can accommodate 8 people in single rooms (a total of 8 bedrooms / 18 beds).
We would love to tailor your stay with e.g. guiding, gallery visits, hiking, catering, or meals at restaurants in Nyksund.

Nyksund
8439 Myre

Phone: +47 993 81 277
E-mail: post@nyksundretreat.com
Website: nyksundretreat.com

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice - Vesterålen meets Lofoten under the northern light

Discover Northern Norway`s Coastal treasure, under the Northern light. Take an out-of-the-ordinary boat trip from Vesterålen to Lofoten through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjords and learn more about Norway’s fisheries and aquaculture – from the pioneer era to today’s high-tech operations

On this trip you will visit an adventure center for aquaculture and a real Norwegian fish farm, sail through Trollfjorden and visit The Lofoten Aquarium to learn more about the Vesterålen/Lofoten fisheries. See, taste and learn about the arctic salmon in its natural environment.

Starting place: Vesterålen / Lofoten
Season: September - April
Duration of the tour: 7 hours
Capacity: min. 25pax. max.44 pax
Price: 1.980, -NOK

Additional activities:
2 hours fishing trip: 740, -NOK (min.15 pax.)
Tickets for Museum and Gallery Espollin: 130, -NOK

Rinøyvåg
8412 Vestbygd

Telefon: 941 64 089 / 958 81 822
E-post: booking@lsbs.no / post@akvakulturivesteralen.no

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice - Trollfjorden

Trollfjord cruise - Experience one of the world`s most well - known fjords, 3 km long and only 70m wide at the mouth! It`s steep walls and narrow entrance make it a rare experience. Trollfjord is small, high and dramatic and it just MUST be experienced!

Experience Northern Norway from the sea side and join us on the round trip from Sortland to Trollfjord and enjoy the magnificent nature on the way.
You can buy coffee & tea, mineral water, beer, wine and snacks on board.

Boarding place: Vesterålen Cruise Port, Sortland
Duration of the tour: 3 hours
Capacity: minimum 25 pax / maximum 98 pax
Price: adults 990,-NOK (102€); children 450,-NOK (46€)
Welcome on board!

Rinøyvåg
8412 Vestbygd

Phone: +47 941 64 089
E-mail: booking@lsbs.no
Website: lsbs.no

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice - Trollfjord cruise Vesterålen/Lofoten

This tour offers some of the best sights of the Lofoten/Vesterålen region. Raftsundet shows Norwegian nature at its most beautiful, and Trollfjorden is majestic with its steep walls and narrow entrance. This tour gives you spectacular seaside - view to the two «capitals» in Vesterålen and Lofoten; Sortland and Svolvær. As a bonus, you can enjoy Norwegian wildlife and nature along the way.

Experience Northern Norway from the sea side and travel by boat from Sortland to the heart of Lofoten – Svolvær and enjoy the magnificent nature on the way.

Boarding place: Vesterålen Cruise Port, Sortland
Duration of the tour: 3 hours
Capacity: minimum 25 pax / maximum 98 pax
Price: adults 990,-NOK (102€)
children 450,-NOK (46€)

This trip can also be booked from Svolvær to Sortland.

You can buy coffee & tea, mineral water, beer, wine and snacks on board.

Welcome on Board!

Rinøyvåg
8412 Vestbygd

Phone: +47 941 64 089
E-mail: booking@lsbs.no
Website: lsbs.no

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice - Visit a real norwegian fish farm

Join us on an exciting adventure trip by boat from Sortland to Akvakultur in Vesterålen. Visit a real fish farm with salmon, meet a fish farmer and get a guided tour in our great exhibits, showing aquaculture history from the pioneer era in the '50s to today's high-tech operations. Taste the delicious smoked salmon and learn how it is produced.

Did you know that Norway is the world's largest producer of Atlantic salmon, and nearly 14 million people around the world enjoy Norwegian salmon every day!

Boarding place: Vesterålen Cruise Port, Sortland
Season: September - April
Price: 1.089, -NOK
Duration: 3-hours. Boat trip to Blokken takes around 20 min, each way.
Capacity: minimum 25 pax, maximum 44 pax

You can buy mineral water, beer, wine and snacks on board.

Rinøyvåg
8412 Vestbygd

Telefon: 941 64 089 / 958 81 822
E-post: booking@lsbs.no / post@akvakulturivesteralen.no

Andøy museum

The Andøy Museum is situated in Fyrvika cove, not far from Andenes Lighthouse and Whale Safari Andenes. An exhibition from the polar regions is on show here, with emphasis on the life of hunter Hilmar Nøis, who spent 38 winters in Spitsbergen.

The exhibition gives you an insight into how life was like in Spitsbergen, both outside and inside, for the polar hunter Hilmar and his wife. The museum also includes a small exhibition about the history of the Pomor Trade in Vesterålen.

The museum also has an exhibition that offers insight into the unique geology of the island of Andøya. The Ramså range includes the newest rocks on land in Norway, and inside the museum you can also see a cast of the locally found fossil of an Ichthyosaurus from the Jurassic period.
“Island Museum” (Øymuseet) is part of both the Polar Museum and Artscape Nordland. German artist Raffael Rheinsberg has used a garage to display objects found during his tours of Andøya, objects that people have thrown away, or that have been washed ashore on the island. “Island Museum” confirms that Rheinsberg has rightly been referred to as an “every day archaeologist”.

In the village Risøyhamn there is a small outdoor museum with five buildings. The market “Risøyhamnmartnaden” takes place here every year.

Richard Withs gt. 9
8483 Andenes

Phone: +47 76 11 54 32
E-mail: andoymuseet@museumnord.no
Website: museumnord.no/andoymuseet/