Rune Haugseng / Hurtigruten

A taste of Vesterålen


  • A truly classic excursion
  • A tour full of history
  • Beautiful scenery

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.


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