A Taste of Vesterålen

A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion programme. Come along and experience the history, beautiful scenery and a multitude of breathtaking sights.

  • Enjoy sightseeing around the town Harstad.
  • Visit the medieval church and historical centre at Trondenes.
  • Admire the view of fjords, steep mountains and vast agricultural landscapes.
  • Cross a fjord by ferry while enjoying freshly baked cakes and a warm drink.
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration

    4 hours 15 min

  • Minimum number of passengers

    16

  • Maximum number of passengers

    252

  • Booking code

    HR-HRD9A

  • From

    $ 194

The tour starts with a short sightseeing jaunt through the streets of Harstad, before moving on by bus to the Trondenes peninsula. Here, we visit a white medieval church, one of Northern Norway´s premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages. You are truly on historic ground. At the Trondenes Historical Centre, we visit an exciting exhibition complete with sounds, smells and original objects from the region throughout history - from the Viking and Middle Ages, to the present day. The bus then takes us across Hinnøya Island, where we admire the view of beautiful fjords, steep mountains and large fertile agricultural fields.

Moving on, we cross the Gullesfjord by ferry, and enjoy a hot drink and some freshly baked cakes. The tour then continues along the Sigerfjord to Sortland where you rejoin your ship. This excursion is a beautiful experience in all seasons; idyllic in the summer, but just as picture perfect in winter.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Harstad
  • Embarking port: Sortland
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 08:15 - 12:30
  • Available period:  All year, except 25.12 and 01.01
  • Transportation: Bus/ferry
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee/tea and cakes

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