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Product manual 2017/18

VESTERÅLEN

sami culture

Over 150 marked hiking trails

local food adventures

northern lights

midnight sun

accommodation • activities • restaurants • packages


DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM OSLO GARDERMOEN – NORWAY’S MAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WELCOME TO

VESTERÅLEN

Winter is the new summer, and Vesterålen is an ideal place to observe the Northern Light. Located right within the Aurora oval, leading research into the phenomenon happens here. There are also varied winter activities on offer in Vesterålen. At the same time, Vesterålen is also experiencing a growth in tourism during the summer season. Nature-based activities are much sought after with whale safaris being most popular. The Arctic Race of Norway came to Vesterålen in 2013 and was a great success. Cycle tourism in the region is growing exponentially, and Vesterålen has become an attractive cycle destination. Early May to late August in Vesterålen is paradise for birdwatchers. Eagles can be seen all over the region throughout the year. Vesterålen consists of many islands that are ideal for boating, kayaking and diving. Vesterålen is also famous for spectacular hikes, including Dronningruta (The Queen’s Route) between Stø and Nyksund and the trip to Møysalen, the highest mountain in the region. For detailed information about culture, climate, shopping etc in Vesterålen, see: www.visitvesteralen.com TRANSPORT: It is easy to travel to Vesterålen by air. SAS/Widerøe offer several flights daily from Bodø and Tromsø to the local airports at Andenes and Stokmarknes with connecting routes from cities including Oslo. The airport at Evenes is situated a couple of hours away and the Airport Express Bus makes it easy to travel in to the region. Norwegian and SAS offer cheap fares year-round. All the airports have several companies offering car hire. Check www.norwegian.no and www.wideroe.no ROUTE INFORMATION Bus, Ferry & Express Boat: www.177nordland.no – +47 75 77 24 10 YOUR OWN CAR: E6 through Norway, via Riksgrensen E10 from Sweden. Ferries: www.177.no Traffic and road information: www.vegvesen.no/Trafikkinformasjon/Reiseinformasjon/Trafikkmeldinger BY PLANE: Oslo/Bergen/Stavanger/Trondheim to Harstad-Narvik Evenes Airport: www.sas.no or www.norwegian.com Bus from Evenes to Sortland: www.flybussen.no/sortland/ Oslo – Andenes: www.norwegian.com Oslo – Bodø – Stokmarknes – Tromsø / Oslo – Bodø – Andenes – Tromsø: www.wideroe.no Bus from Sortland to Skagen: www.boreal.no TRAIN: Oslo – Fauske: www.nsb.no, bus Fauske – Sortland: www.177nordland.no Train through Sweden to Narvik: www.sj.se Bus Narvik – Sortland: www.177nordland.no COASTAL EXPRESS: Bergen – Kirkenes, calls at Stokmarknes, Sortland and Risøyhamn. www.hurtigruten.no CONTACTS FOR TOUR OPERATORS AND MEDIA: Astrid Berthinussen, director of tourism: astrid@vestreg.no

PUBLISHED BY: Visit Vesterålen - Kjøpmannsgt. 2 - 8400 Sortland, Norway (+47) 76 11 14 80 – turistinfo@vestreg.no – www.visitvesteralen.com PRODUCTION • Project manager/layout: Astrid Berthinussen, Visit Vesterålen • Printing: K. Nordahls Trykkeri AS • Cover photos: Marten Bril, askr.no, Magnus Ström / www.nordnorge.com, Aurora Addicts, Bjørn Eide, Tore Olsen_nordnorge.com

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CONTENTS 1

USEFUL INFO Welcome to Vesterålen..........................................................................................................................................................................................2 Travel information...................................................................................................................................................................................................2 Contents......................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Car rental / Climate with recommended winter clothing.........................................................................................................................4 Detailed map of Vesterålen.................................................................................................................................................................................5

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ACCOMMODATION-PRODUCTS Sortland Hotel...........................................................................................................................................................................................................6 Husky Andøy..............................................................................................................................................................................................................7 Vesterålen Apartment............................................................................................................................................................................................8 Holmvik Brygge........................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Andøy Friluftssenter...........................................................................................................................................................................................10 Vesterålen Kysthotell..........................................................................................................................................................................................11 Myre Kysthotell......................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Skagakaia.................................................................................................................................................................................................................13 Huset på Yttersiden.............................................................................................................................................................................................14 Melbu Hotell............................................................................................................................................................................................................15 Offersøy Feriesenter...........................................................................................................................................................................................16 Hotell Marena.........................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Vesterålen Charter...............................................................................................................................................................................................18 Andrikken Hotell, Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel and Lankanholmen Sea Cabins.....................................................................................19

ACTIVITIES-PRODUCTS

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Discover Vesterålen.............................................................................................................................................................................................20 Aquaculture in Vesterålen.................................................................................................................................................................................21 Outdoor Event........................................................................................................................................................................................................22 Husky Andøy...........................................................................................................................................................................................................23 Spaceship Aurora..................................................................................................................................................................................................24 Puffin Safari............................................................................................................................................................................................................28 Whalesafari Andenes..........................................................................................................................................................................................29 Adventure4Life......................................................................................................................................................................................................30 Inga Sámi Siida.......................................................................................................................................................................................................31 Museum Nord.........................................................................................................................................................................................................32 Hildreland.................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 Offersøy Feriensenter.........................................................................................................................................................................................40 Sjøblomsten............................................................................................................................................................................................................41 Lødingen Skyssbåtservice................................................................................................................................................................................42 Aurora Addicts........................................................................................................................................................................................................43 Sea Safari Andenes..............................................................................................................................................................................................44

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RESTAURANTS Holmvik Stua...........................................................................................................................................................................................................46 Vesterålen Kysthotell..........................................................................................................................................................................................47

PACKAGES

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Hildreland.................................................................................................................................................................................................................48 Whalesafari Andenes..........................................................................................................................................................................................51 Offersøy Feriesenter...........................................................................................................................................................................................52

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Car rental

Vesterålen Bil – Hertz Bilutleie

Address: Pb. 204/Vesterålsgt. 41, N-8400 Sortland Tel.: +47 99 72 00 93 / +47 76 11 07 17 E-mail: hertz.sortland@hertz.no www.hertz.no

Avis Bilutleie Sortland

Address: Havnegata 44, N-8400 Sortland Tel.: +47 76 11 37 10 - E-mail: sortland@avis.no www.avis.no/default.aspxhttp://www.avis.no/Bilutleie/ Europa/Norge/Sortland/Sortland-City

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Climate

CLIMATE:

Typical for areas with a coastal climate, Vesterålen has relatively mild winters and moderately warm summers. In December and parts of January, the sun does not appear above the horizon in Vesterålen. The winter season is fascinating in many ways, and the Northern Lights and unique bluish hues play magically on the snow-covered landscape. Conversely, the sun never dips below the horizon during the period of 23 May – 23 July. Recommended Outdoor Clothing, Summer: The weather in Vesterålen can change quickly. Even though good, warm weather is forecast, rainy and cold intervals may occur. Therefore you should bring along windproof and water-resistant jacket and trousers. A hat or headband is a good idea for boat trips or hiking in case the weather gets a bit brisk. Bring gloves, too. They are good to have in case of chilly weather. Sturdy hiking boots also help to ensure a comfortable trip. Recommended Outdoor Clothing, Winter: Your inner layer of clothing should consist of textiles that absorb sweat and keep the skin dry. Avoid cotton against your skin. The next layer should insulate, like wool, fleece, or down, for instance. Your outer layer of clothing protects you against wind and rain. Wear windproof and water-resistant jackets and trousers. Avoid cotton trousers or jeans underneath. On your head: Fleece or woollen hats retain your body heat. On your hands: Mittens are best because your fingers “share a room”. Fleece or wool underneath, windproof mittens on top. On your feet: Wool or fleece worn directly against the skin retain warmth and absorb moisture. Waterproof mountain boots are a good investment.

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Detailed Vesterålen map

Capacity: 16 Single rooms 5 Twin bed rooms 7 Double rooms

Info: Host: xx

Single rooms NOK xx,-

Twin bed rooms NOK xx,-

Double rooms NOK xx,-

Mini suite NOK xx,-

Extra bed NOK xx,-

Web: www.xx Tel: +47 xx e-mail: xx address: xx, 8xx, Norway

NO RW AY

Prices:

Capacity: xx persons

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1 Mini suite

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© OVE AALO, ROBERT NOVAK

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Sortland Hotel

Totally upgraded in 2016 / 17! We hope that we for season 2017/18 may wish you welcome to Sortland – center of beautiful Vesterålen. We have two hotels in town centre with a total of 103 rooms. Strand Hotell has 37 twin/double rooms and Sortland has 66 twin/double rooms. Dinner is served at Sortland Hotell. Distance between the hotels is only 300 meters! Sortland Hotell has refreshed and refurnished all the rooms!

renovated January 2016. In 2017: 16 new large rooms in our new wing of the Hotel. Our 66 rooms includes 4 suites, all have flatscreen TV and original paintings. Famous Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen has his own library which has all of his novels and translations. In 1911/1912 Knut Hamsun (Nobel Price in Literature, 1920) stayed for months writing his famous book «Look back on happiness».

Cultural hotel in north – Sortland Hotell – is situated in the centre of Vesterålen and Sortland. The hotel was

Sortland is a perfect location for trips in Lofoten and Vesterålen.

Net prices 2018 B/B single room: 950,B/B double room: 1300,B/B triple room: 1650,Single room HB: 1250,Double room HB: 1800,Triple room HB: 2300,-

Contact us for net prices 2017

Any questions? – please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Cancellation policy: Max 2 free per group

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Groups

4 weeks prior to arrival 50% charge: 2-4 weeks prior to arrival 100% charge: 0-14 days prior to arrival

Cancellation policy FIT’s

Free of charge: 24 hours notice

Children:

Under age 4 free of charge in parents bed Age 4-12: NOK 275 in extra bed HB supplement 50%

Info: Hosts: Espen Jakobsen, Siv Marit Aronsen, Capacity: Beds 150 persons Restaurants 150 persons

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– live in the heart of Lofoten & Vesterålen

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Luggage IN/OUT

Not available

Web: www.sortlandhotell.no Tel: +47 76 10 84 00 e-mail: sortland@sortlandhotell.no address: Vesterålsgata 59, 8400 Sortland, Norway www.visitvesteralen.com


© HUSKY ANDØY

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Guest house «Northern Lights»

– we create memories in the nature of Arctic Norway We welcome you in our newly renovated guest house «Northern Lights» (2015/16) surrounded by mountains and sea in the beautiful island group of Vesterålen on Andøya. The detached house is located 200 meters from the husky farm. From here you can enjoy excursions to the surrounding area like whale safari, reindeer farm, Andøy space center, fishing trips, hiking and cycling tours and last, but not least visiting the husky farm or take a ride with the huskies and much more.

The guest house has 5 bedrooms (2 double, 2 family, 1 single), a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with fireplace, 2 bathrooms each with shower and a large terrace overlooking the mountains and the sea. Come and enjoy peace and relaxation from the beginning!

Net prices 2017

Fixed price up to 5 pers. (min. 2 nights) per night Each extra pers. per night (up to 13 pers.) Final cleaning

Info: Hosts: Katrin Berg & Uwe Baumgärtel Capacity: 13 persons Web: www.husky-andoy.com

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NOK 1710,NOK 270,NOK 690,-

Tel: +47 95 45 06 32 e-mail: info@husky-andoy.com address: Nygård, 8484 Risøyhamn, Norway

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© VESTERÅLEN APARTMENT

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Vesterålen Apartment – Top quality apartments at Jørnfjorden - close to nature Welcome to Vesterålen Apartment, scenically located right by the Jørnfjorden. We are open in the winter season only from October 1st to April 15th. Due to the fact that we are fully booked in the summer seasons for 3 years starting this summer 2017. We offer highly quality apartments furnished in modern Nordic style. Our main building contains three separate apartments (approx. 60 square meters each). Each apartment also has an overhead sleeping alcove. Each apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, and sleeping facilities for 6 persons. A separate boathouse (40

square meters) offers facilities for 4 persons. An additional community house provides opportunities for meetings and functions. Building work was concluded in 2012. At the moment we are also building a new apartment for 6 persons – due to be ready this spring. The region offers activities such as fishing, whale safari, northern light ( arctic light), hiking and sightseeing with local guide. For further information - see our homepage, www.vesteralenapartment.com

Capacity:

Prices (Gross) 2017/18 Winter (1.10 – 15.4 2018)

3 large apartments (60 square meters) up to 6 persons in each 1 boathouse (40 square meters) up to 4 pers Kitchen with dishwasher, full set of cups, glasses, dishes and cutlery. Flat screen TV and wi fi. All apartments are non-smoking. A common house with a fully equipped kitchen, 3 shower/toilets and seating for 20 people – provides opportunities for board meetings and other functions. North Norwegian design. Built in 2012.

Info: Host: Svein R Bruun Web: www.vesteralenapartment.com

Large Apartment NOK 2200 per night Boathouse NOK 1900 per night

All our prices also includes linen, towels and final cleaning. Minimum stay 3 nights.

E-mail: booking@vesteralenapartment.com Address: Klaksjord, 8469 Bø in Vesterålen, Norway

Tel: +47 950 08 999

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© HOLMVIK BRYGGE

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Holmvik Brygge – step into history Holmvik Brygge in the harbor of Nyksund is a living museum, where our guests can experience 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 an attractive place to visit, also outside the main season. In autumn it invites you to hiking tours, picking berries and mushrooms; in winter you can see the northern lights and a sky with an endless number of stars. In springtime our guests are enthusiastic to go ice fishing, watching animals and do hiking trips in the snow.

Beside the main house we also offer 3 studio apartments where our guests have their own bathroom and kitchen.

Discover Vesterålen As is also a part of our company

Capacity: Guest house: 9 double rooms / twin rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and 2 living rooms (All rooms can also be booked as single room)

3 studio apartments with own kitchen

Prices: (Gross prices)

Opening hours:

Room without separate toilet

Guest house: all year round Restaurant: 1.6-31.8 open daily 11.00 a.m. until last table order 1.9 – 31.5: on request for groups bigger than 8 persons.

Singel room : Nok 750,Double room: Nok 910,Room with separate toilet Singel room : Nok 810,-

and bathroom and a double bed

Double room: Nok 990,-

Restaurant (member of Arctic Menu) 35

Studioapartment 1-2 personen :

chairs are standard, 49 guests is possible

Nok 1150,-

+ 25 chairs outside

Breakfast: 125,-

Individual programs after request

lunsh and dinner in our restaurant after request

Info: Host: Ssemjon Gelitz Capacity: Max. 24 persons Web: www.nyksund.com www.discover-vesteraalen.com www.visitvesteralen.com

Tel: +47 76 13 47 96/ +47 958 63 866 e-mail: post@nyksund.com address: Nyksund - PB 338, 8439 Myre, Norway

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©ANDØY FRILUFTSSENTER, GEIR VIDAR HAUGEN, BENNY HØYNES

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Andøy Friluftssenter AS Andøy Friluftssenter is beautiful situated in the wilderness, between a fjord and mountains with marshes, forests and slopes full of animals and bird life. Our gallery restaurant seats 50 persons and is located in our main building, beside our Northern Light salon. We were awarded «Nordlands most innovative restaurant» in 2006 and accepted as a «Norwegian Foodprint» restaurant in June 2011. Panoramic apartment «Midnattsol» is 45m2 in size, is fully equipped for three people - accommodation in one bedroom, and in the living room. Fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, cooker with oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, shower, washing machine, and a tumble dryer. (Also suitable for wheelchair users).

The family cabin is 45m2 in size, and equipped for up to eight people, with sleeping accommodation in two bedrooms, a loft room, a double sofa bed. Fully equipped kitchen with dining area, cooker with oven, and fridge/freezer. Bathroom with toilet, washbasin and a shower. (Also suitable for wheelchair users). «Aurora Guest House» is 140 m2 and well equipped to accommodate up to 12 persons in five bedrooms. There are two rooms with double beds and three rooms with double bunk beds. Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. Three bathrooms furnished with shower, toilet and washbasin - one ensuite bathroom, while another bathroom is suitable for wheel chair users, and one with washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Capacity in apartment: 1 apartment (45 m2) 2(3) pax.

Capacity in Guest House: 1 Guest house

• 1 Double room with en-suite bathroom for 2 pax

(140 m2) houses 10 (12) pax:

• 1 extra pax (1 extra bed in living room)

• 1 Double room with en-suite bathroom 2 pax • 2 Double rooms (Triple room) with sharing of bathroom 2 (3) pax

Capacity in Family Cabin: 3 family cabins (45 m2) houses

• 2 Single/bunk bedrooms with chairing of bathroom 2 pax

4(8) pax in each cabin. Each family cabin offer: • 1 Double room/twin beds with sharing of bathroom 2 pax • 1 Double/bunk bedrooms with sharing of bathroom 2 pax • 1 Sofa bed in living rooms with sharing of bathroom 2 pax • 2 extra pax (1 extra bed and 1 loft)

For net price; Winter 2017/2018 (period 13.10.  – 15.12.2017  / 10.01.  – 31.03.2018) Please contact: booking@andoy-friluftssenter.no

Info:

Host: Nigel Turrell Capacity: 24 (30 exstra pax) persons Web: www.andoy-friluftssenter.no

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Tel: +47 76 14 88 04 / e-mail: booking@andoy-friluftssenter.no address: Buksnesfjord, 8484 Risøyhamn, Norway

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© VESTERÅLEN KYSTHOTEL

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We offer accommodation in hotel rooms, suites, Fishermen`s cabins and Nordland houses. Our two Restaurants Bølgen and Isqueen offer local food in maritime surroudings. We are happy to help you arrange special evenings for your group. All our hotel rooms have parquet flooring, two comfortable beds, desk, flat screen TV and a bathroom with shower. Our Fishermen`s cabins are all newly renovated and are situated by the seaside. They all have 3 bed rooms with two comfortable beds in each room, 2 bath rooms with shower, living room with kitchen and a terrace. All cabins have flat screen TV and free internet. The Nordland

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Vesterålen Kysthotell

– Stokmarknes houses have 3 bed rooms with minimum 2 beds, 2 bath rooms with shower, living room with kitchen and a terrace. All cabins have TV and free internet. In connection with our hotel we also have a camping site with several power outlets with free TV and internet. We also have a small marina with room for several boats. We have scenic surroundings in an area suitable for mountain hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking among other activities. Here you can experience bright evenings with midnight sun in the summer and beautiful Northern light in the winter. Vesterålen Kysthotell cooperate with local suppliers for a variety of activities in the Lofoten and Vesterålen area.

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Prices: Groups (NET)

Double rooms 25 Nordland houses 6 Fishermen`s cabins 12 Beds 180 Restaurant Isqueen – 70 Restaurant Bølgen – 150 Conference rooms 350 Camp Site- 37 - with w/power, free internet and free TV.

Contact us for more prices

Info:

Winter 2018 – 0101-20.05.05, 1.10-31.12 / Summer 2018 Single room BB hotel from NOK 850,- /NOK 950 Double room BB hotel pp from NOK 550,- /NOK 795,Prices Rorbu, half-board, full-board and lunch on request.

Other facilities: • • • • • •

Sauna Solarium Hot tubs by the sea Lavvo Free parking Fully equiped service building at our camp site

address: Postboks 64, 8455 Stokmarknes,

Host: Roar Wedding / Roy Odd Schøyen Tel: +47 997 44 674 / 76 15 29 99 e-mail: royodd@kystlandsbyen.no resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no Web: vesteralenkysthotell.no/nb-no/ www.visitvesteralen.com

Location: Distance by car to Stokmarknes city centre (Hurtigruten) 1 min , Stokmarknes Airport 6 min, Svolvær/Lofoten incl. Ferry 1 h 40 min, Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport 2 h 10 min, Andenes 2 h, Sortland 25 min.

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© MYRE KYSTHOTELL

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Myre Kysthotell

– in the heart of Øksnes

In the heart of Øksnes municipality you will find Myre Kysthotell.

In summer the hotel is full of leisure travelers excited to experience the region and all it has to offer. Our hotel staff are knowl-

The hotel has existed for many years and hosts both business

edgeable about local / regional activities and do their utmost to

and leisure travelers. In the winter season Vesterålen and Myre

make sure the hotel stay matches expectations.

focuses on the Skrei fishery season, and the bustling activity in the harbor. When the thermometer slowly creeps down towards freezing, the pulse of the area rises with expectations of another fairytale winter fishing season.

Capacity

16 dbl rooms 7 single rooms 6 dbl rooms with extra bed Contact us for information about price

Info: Hosts: Tove Hansen Capacity: Beds 49 persons

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Web: myrekysthotell.no/ Mob: +47 90 10 88 83 Tel: +47 76 11 99 20 e-mail: booking@myrekysthotell.no address: Storgata 52 a, 8430 Myre

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© SKAGAKAIA

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Skagakaia

– A place to stay more days…

Farthest out at the south west edge of Vesterålen, Skagakaia offers a pleasant base for small groups and individual guests. Here guest rooms are right at the harbour quay, with rippling waves beneath time-honoured floorboards and a hundred years of history in the walls. The 7 unique guest rooms are carefully renovated with new bathrooms and a sense of quality of today. Outdoors there are comfortable seating groups and a grand view overlooking the Lofoten mountains. At our Old Post Restaurant we every day put our hearts into giving our guests memorable meals with a taste of Vesterålen: traditional from Grandma’s rec-

Capacity:

Double/twin rooms, private bathrooms: 2 rooms (2 beds in each room) Twin rooms, shared bathroom: 2 rooms (2 beds in each room) Small twin rooms, shared bathroom: 2 rooms (2 beds in each room) Small single room, shared bathroom: 1 room (1 bed)

ipe book or more modern, culinary adventures. At Skagakaia you are surrounded by easily accessible mountains, ocean and islands. Our traditional wooden boats are free to use for individual guests and we have bicycles for rent. The near by mountains offer excellent trails and there are open hiker’s cottages up in the hills. The village, just up the road, offers galleries, few shops and museum. All in walking distance. We are happy to arrange guided tours, such as mountain hikes, visit to lighthouse island, cultural walks, boat trips, fishing trips with local fisherman etc.

Gross Prices 2017/18

Per room/night Double/twin rooms, private bathrooms: NOK 1120 Twin rooms, shared bathroom: NOK 880 Small twin rooms, shared bathroom: NOK 825 Small single room, shared bathroom: NOK 560 Breakfast: NOK 125 per person A la carte restaurant

All room prices include bed linen, towels and end cleaning. VAT included. Free wifi. Free use of row boats. Guest kitchen available.

Info: Host: Lone Lamark Web: www.skagakaia.no

e-mail: post@skagakaia.no address: Skagenveien 55, 8470 Bø in Vesterålen, Norway

Tel: +47 920 63 875

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© IAN ROBINS

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Huset på Yttersiden

– Nordic idyll and powerful experiences

The sheltered surroundings of the archipelagic landscape on the edge of the Vesterålen Islands, featuring numerous small isles, beautiful mountains and spectacular views, make the «The house on the edge» at Ringstad the peaceful paradise you have been dreaming about. Live the good life and sleep deeply in stylish holiday apartments, fishermen’s cabins or our little white Nordland-style cottage all year round. The hosts, Ana Karina and Ian, are the creative, determined, down-to-earth and accommodating hosts that you long to visit. Depending on your interests, they will take you on exciting adventures that will make your stay even more memorable. Learn to paddle a kayak,

get tips on nature photography, try your luck at fishing or feed the sea eagles – goose bumps guaranteed! Ten motorboats for 2-6 people can be hired for fishing, diving or bird-watching. Your welcoming hosts speak fluent English and German. An extensive range of inspiring activities like kayaking, hiking, fishing, photography, bird and wildlife safaris completes your stay and makes the holiday unforgettable. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked with the freshest and finest local products.

Winter special: Sep – Dec

Per person accommodation with 2 persons in a holiday apartment incl. bed lining & end cleaning NOK 490,- person/night. Further persons in the same apartment/house pays NOK 150,- person/night

Prices Low (1.9.-20.12.)/Winter & High Season (21.12 – 30.08) • Holiday apartment (4beds / 2 rooms): 990/1390 NOK per night • Holiday house “Bjørn” (7 beds / 3 rooms): 1250/1590 NOK per night • Rorbu “Butikken” (10 beds / 4 rooms): 1450/1790 NOK per night • Bed lining and towels: 160 NOK/stay • Breakfast: 125 NOK day/person

Booking and contact:

• Half board: 425 NOK day/person • Full board: 525 NOK day/person • Motor boat hire: 800 - 1.700 NOK/day • Kayak hire: 480 NOK/day (dry suit 200 NOK/day) • Bicycle hire: 250 NOK/day • Snow shoe: 150 NOK/day • Warm suit: 95 NOK/day • Fishing rod: 150 NOK/day www.facebook.com/Ringstadsjohus

Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstad,

Ann Karina Jakobsen

8475 Straumsjøen

Tel. +47 906 40 591 /

Ringstad: www.yttersiden.no

karina@yttersiden.no

Photographer Ian Robins:

15 % commission for tour operators is included in the price.

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© BJØRN EIRIK JØRGENSEN, BJØRN EIDE, PETER NEUMANN

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Melbu Hotell

– - in the middle of Lofoten and Vesterålen

Melbu Hotell is situated in the centre of Lofoten and Vesterålen, and is the perfect place to stay if you are to experience both of these beautiful archipelagos. 38 of 58 rooms are renovated and refurnish in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Most of them have Northern Lights as a theme. Our restaurant is focused towards traditional food, and a good meal of fish is of course available. There is a gym in the hotel, where our guests can exercise for free. From Melbu Hotell you can participate in organized tours like Northern Lights and Sea Eagle safari, fishing- and mountain

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tours. The hotel has bicycles for rent. The village Melbu has 2.250 inhabitants. The hotel is located in the center of the village, 50 meters from the ferry terminal, where you find the ferry between the Vesterålen to the Lofoten islands. At Melbu you find the Vesterålen Museum and the Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum included the concert hall, the Royal Neptune Hall. The resonance in this music hall is up to 23 seconds, and there is nothing like it. There is a fitness center in the hotel. Our guests can exercise for free. You can also rent a bike at the hotel.

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58 hotel rooms: 54 dbl / 1 tpl / 3 sgl Restaurants/Dining rooms • Dining room where the capacity is 120 persons • Restaurant where the capacity is 48 persons

Out door restaurant where the capacity is 50 persons T.V room where the capacity is 35 persons

Conference rooms • Lars Andreas where the capacity is 36 persons •

Frederiksen where the capacity is 64 persons

Any questions? – please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Info: Host: Robin Bolsøy Web: www.v-resort.no Tel: +47 76 16 00 00

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E-mail: booking@m-h.no robin@m-h.no Address: Chr. Fredriksens gt. 3, P.O. Box 196, 8459 Melbu, Norway

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©OFFERSØY FERIESENTER

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Offersøy Feriesenter Offersøy is located in the scenic Lødingen Vestbygd, the «south end» of Norway’s largest island - Hinnøya. We offer accommodation in 5 large, cozy rorbus with 3 bedrooms (7 beds), living room, kitchen and bathroom, 5 cabins with two bedrooms (4 beds), living room, kitchen and bathroom and 5 motel rooms. Our popular rorbus have a south-facing dock terrace with garden furniture. The rorbus are bright, comfortable and well equipped for your vacation. Duvets and pillows on the beds. You have the possibility to rent bed linen and towels. Close to the rorbus you’ll find a little

Other offerings: Motel, cafe / restaurant, boat-, canoe-, kayak- and bike rental, playground, miniature golf, deep-sea fishing, diving, hiking, nature safari, artscape Nordland. Hunting and aurora observations in autumn. Courses and conferences throughout the year. We also provide transport from / to airport Evenes.

Options

Season

Price

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Cabins from 1 060,- per night. Rorbus from 1 595,- per night. NOK Gross prices

Bed linen Final cleaning Breakfast Half board Full board

Info: Host: Gunnar Fenes Capacity: 60 persons Web: www.offersoy.no

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harbour, with a barbecue area, a wood-heated sauna and a jacuzzi! In addition you have a floating dock, with rental-boats near the rorbus at your disposal.

January - December

Capacity • • •

5 rorbus 5 cabins 5 motelrooms

Commission 15%

Tel: +47 769 33 900 E-mail: post@offersoy.no Address: Offersøy, 8412 Vestbygd, Norway

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© HOTEL MARENA

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Hotel Marena

– a unique hotel experience

Welcome to hotel Marena, located in the heart of Andenes on the beautiful island Andøya. The hotel has a total of 29 rooms, where several of these are recently renovated. In the rooms you find walls, furniture and textile in beautiful, muted colors to reflect the distinctive tranquility found on the island. Before heading out to see the whales, Northern Lights or one of the many other offerings at Andøya, you can enjoy a nutritious breakfast in our dining room always included in the price.

We aim to give you a special hotel experience where Andøya´s magnificent scenery is part of your surroundings. At Hotel Marena you will find small pieces of the island wherever you move. Whether it´s fresh flowers from the local florist down the street, captivating and powerful local nature framed on the walls, bread from the local baker around the corner, bedspread from the craft store next door or coffee from the coffeeshop close by.

Prices 2017/18

Please contact us for prices

Info: Hosts: Ranni Olsen and Stig Raymond Strøm Capacity: 49 persons Web: www.hotelmarena.no

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Tel: 0047 900 84 600 E-mail: info@hotellmarena.no Address: Storgata 15, 8480 Andenes

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Vesterålen Charter

– fjord cruise in a Feretti Yacht

Guests are invited aboard this luxury Ferretti Yacht for a unique experience in the spectacular fjords of Northern Norway. Cruise the majestic Trollfjord, go deep-sea fishing, spot whales and oceanic birds on a safari, or try the accompanying jet ski. Available all year around, with catering possibilities and all serving rights. Enjoy the midnight sun or have a nightcap on the fjord with Northern Lights colouring the sky above. Sightseeing and general fjord cruises can also be arranged.

The yacht sleeps eight people in one full beam Master Cabin and one full beam VIP Cabin, both with ensuite facilities. There are also two Twin Guest Cabins with pullman beds and ensuite facilities. The boat can accommodate up to 12 passengers for day trips.

Capacity:

Date for start-up is not set yet. Please contact us for further information about this upcoming product!

80ft Max 12 passengers

We tailor the experience to fit the needs of the guests and the tour providers.

Accommodations (max 8 pers.) One Master Cabin full beam with ensuite facilities One VIP Cabin full beam with ensuite facilities Two Twin Guest Cabins with pullman bed and ensuite facilities

Info: Hosts: Johnny Danielsen Capacity: 12 persons

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Tel: +47 48063426 e-mail: johnny@vicente.no

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Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel

Andrikken Hotel

Andrikken Hotell, Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel and Lankanholmen Sea Cabins Andrikken Hotell has been renovated in 2015, and offers single rooms, twin/double rooms and family rooms/superior rooms which includes allergy-friendly, handicap-friendly and non-smoking rooms. Guests can relax in the lobby, while enjoying the offers from our lobby bar/coffee bar. The hotel has a gym, available for our guests. Our multilingual reception is open 24 hours to assist and entertain guests any time. Breakfast and internet is included in the room rate. 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. 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.

Capacity and prices:

Grønnbua Rorbu Hotel: (room/night rates in NOK, including breakfast and internet) 9 single rooms (for 1 person): from 895,24 double rooms (max 2 people): from 1295,5 apartments (max 4 people): from 1800,1 suite (max 2 people): from 2995,-

Andrikken Hotell: (room/night rates in NOK, including breakfast and internet) 22 single rooms (max 1 person): from 995,-. 17 twin/double rooms (max 2 people): from 1295,5 family/superior rooms (max 4 or 6 people): from 1495,- (+extra bed: 250,-)

Info: Capacity: 78/84/52 persons, all together 214 as per 2016 Web: www.andrikkenhotell.no Tel: +47 76 14 12 22

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Lankanholmen Sea Cabins

Lankanholmen Sea Cabins

(cabin/night rates in NOK, including internet) 13 cabins (max 4 or 6 people): 1800,-

e-mail regarding bookings: service@andrikkenhotell.no e-mail regarding contracts: booking@andrikkenhotell.no address: Storgata 53, 8480, Andenes, Norway

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Discover Vesterålen and experience the best of our beautiful area Discover Vesterålen and experience the best of our beautiful area. Our guides will show you the pearls of Vesterålen; tell their history and hidden secrets behind. We offer all from standard tours for individuals or groups and all-inclusive packages to private guidings. Our products are created flexible to “FIT in” your client’s needs. We are specialized in cruise as well and the biggest provider for shorex in Vesterålen.

We help you find our top-secret history places as e.g. an old former abandoned fishing village were only ghosts were living for many years. Enjoy one of our many hiking trails like the famous Queen›s Route. Learn about aquaculture, huskys, reindeer, sami culture or whales.

Discover Vesterålen and learn about the islands history, culture, wonderful nature and places. Taste our fresh and local food where Vesterålen is known for.

Discover Vesterålen and make your holiday unforgettable. Your Discover Vesterålen AS.

Standard guiding tours are provided in Norwegian, English, German, Czech orSlovak.

Prices:

half day : Nok 2800,full day : Nok 5600,individuelle tourpricer after request

Info: Hosts: Erika Rozsova e-mail: erika@nyksund.com post@discover-vesteraalen.com

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Web: www.discover-vesteraalen.com Tel: +47 76 13 47 96 address: Discover Vesterålen AS PB338 - Nyksund, 8439 Myre

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Akvakultur i Vesterålen - Visit a real Norwegian fish farm

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is an adventure center for Norwegian aquaculture, where you can get a unique insight into the production of salmon in one of Norway´s most beautiful regions. At our facility, you get to go out on our boat to visit a real fish farm with salmon and trout, meet a real fish farmer and you get a guided tour of our great exhibits, showing aquaculture

history from the pioneer era in the 50´s to today´s high-tech operations. We have exciting activities for children, movies, underwater camera and a 12-meter long map in glass, showing aquaculture expansion in Northern Norway. The visit includes a delicious taste of smoked salmon or trout from our own production. Localized in the little village Blokken in Sortland municipality, approximately 30 minutes by car from the center of Sortland. We are open all year for groups by pre-booking. Duration: 2-3 hours.

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Norway is the world´s largest producer of Atlantic salmon, and around 14 million people around the world enjoy Norwegian salmon every day! Along with fishery, aquaculture is the main industry in Vesterålen, providing valuable opportunities for employment and settlement along the coast.

Prices 2017

Please contact us for prices for your groups. Possibilities for larger groups, dinner or lunch servings or other request by appointment.

Info:

Tel: +47 958 81 822/

Host: Marte Sørbø Hoholm Capacity: up to 24 persons Web: www.akvakulturivesteralen.no

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+47 993 57 599 e-mail: post@akvakulturivesteralen.no address: Blokken, 8406 Sortland, Norway.

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Outdoor Event – Exhilarating outdoor experiences in Vesterålen! Outdoor Event lives and breathes nature. With their base

tic mountains. Any passion you may have can be exer-

at the traditional Markedsbrygga in Stokmarknes they

cised in this remote and untouched part of the world. By

offer a wide range of experiences. Its employees and

enlisting the services of Outdoor Event you are ensured

founders are native to the region and know all its secrets.

to experience the best that Vesterålen has to offer, in the company of local nature professionals.

Vesterålen is one of the best locations in Norway to experience the extremes of nature. The calming silence of

Come visit us at our showroom in Stokmarknes or contact

the mountain, a rich wildlife and an extensive local history

us if you want to know more about our beautiful region

gives you the backdrop for some of the best memories we

and its many possibilities.

create in life. Go kayaking anywhere in the region, skiing under the northern lights or wall-climbing one of its majes-

Activities: • • • • • •

Northern lights safari Guided tour to the mount Møysalen Guided climbing tour to mount Reka Hiking Winter activities with snowshoes Watercraft/Jetski

Info: Hosts: Outdoor Event // Lasse Uppman Capacity: 4-12 ppl. Larger groups on request. Web: www.outdoorevent.no

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Welcome to Vesterålen!

Net prices 2017

1 pers: NOK 2500 2 pers: NOK 1900 per pers 3-4 persons: NOK 1600 per person For larger groups, please contact us for an offer

Tel: +47 75 57 75 57 e-mail: post@friluft.no address: Havnegata 4, 8450 Stokmarknes

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Husky Andøy

– we create memories in the nature of Arctic Norway winter. Summer activities like dogcart- and dogscooter

Andøya / Vesterålen. Here our 27 Alaskan Huskies wel-

tours and guided hiking trips in the mountains with the

come you in large free running kennels, waiting for you to

huskies. We offer certified and guided climbing day tours

go on tour through the amazing and breathtaking Northern

on the rocky mountain slopes right on the coast of Andøya

Norwegian nature.

island. Or catch a fish with an experienced captain on an original fish-trawler under the midnight sun.

We offer year-round activities. Winter activities like dogsledding, dogcarting, guided skiand snowshoe tours and afterwards having a relaxing bath in a woodfired hot tub under northern lights in the arctic

Net prices 2017

If you just want to take a look, we will be pleased to show you the farm, the dogs and our equipment. Come and join the experience in the Arctic Norway !

Husky tours (sled/cart/scooter) Ski-/snowshoe-/hiking tours Hot tub / up to 6 pers. Climbing day Huskyfarm guiding

Info: Hosts: Katrin Berg & Uwe Baumgärtel Capacity: 13 persons Web: www.husky-andoy.com

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Our small familar husky farm is located on the island

NOK 765,- / 405,- adults/children) NOK 441,- / 621,- / 891,NOK 1620,NOK 1755,- / 877,50 (adults/children) NOK 150,- / 75,- (adults/children)

Tel: +47 95 45 06 32 e-mail: info@husky-andoy.com address: Nygård, 8484 Risøyhamn, Norway

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Andøya Space Center Host your next conference at Europe’s only operational Space Center Meetings and Conferences Teambuilding In addition to ordinary conference facilities like auditorium and group rooms, you can use our virtual trip in to space with Spaceship Aurora as a teambuilding process for your team. Success in teambuilding are based on knowledge of your teams personalities and common goals, but also the self insight of each team member. At Spaceship Aurora we can offer your team an introduction to Mindfullness, yoga, meditation and conscious breath.

Prices Day package from 285 NOK

The understanding of your team will never be the same after teambuilding in Spaceship Aurora. Science lectures Our highly qualified staff can also give interesting scientific lectures about space, astro physics, rocket science and space physics. How does the sun work and how it effects our solar system? What is the Northern Lights? How does black holes work? Additional price.

Capacity Teambuilding Spaceship Aurora: 20 persons Yoga/Mindfulness/conscious breath: 15 persons

Opening hours Group reservations all days and hours

Goalmapping/Vitality tests: 20 persons Jung`s personality test: 20 persons

Contact in opening hours:

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Tel: +47 76 14 46 00

Website: www.spaceshipaurora.no

e-mail: contact@spaceshipaurora.no

Visiting adress: Bleiksveien 46,

Manager: Robert Svendsen /robert@spaceshipaurora.no

8480 Andenes, Norway

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Spaceship Aurora

– a journey into the Northern Lights engineering problems that meet real astronauts. The Spaceship offers activities for all age groups. A Mission Commander will guide you and your group thru the Aurora mission. We can also offer fun souvenirs from our Space Shop.

At Spaceship Aurora you can experience a virtual trip into space, learn to know the Northern Lights, how it effects on our planet, and how the Northern lights are reflected in Norwegian history and culture. You will take part in a virtual and exciting mission in the near space. Pilots, navigators, and scientists have to work together to solve the same scientific and

We also offer a short widescreen film about the history of the Northern Lights research. How the Vikings perceived the Aurora, how Kristian Birkeland proved how the Aurora worked and how rockets from Andøya are used in the research of Aurora Borealis. Spaceship Aurora offers exciting experiments, exhibitions and 3D movies about space and the aurora.

Adult. Mission Children. Mission Spaceship Aurora Spaceship Aurora includes all - includes all Discount NOK 175 0% NOK 350 At the door NOK 158 10 % NOK 315 Group over 15 NOK 158 10 % NOK 315 Travel Agency NOK 148 15 % NOK 298 Tour Operator individual NOK 140 20 % NOK 280 Tour Operator group over 15 NOK 132 25 % NOK 363 Incomming Tour Operator

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Spaceship Aurora is a visitor, educational and activity center located at Andøya Space Center. At Andøya Space Center sounding rockets are launched into space several times a year doing research in space and on the auroa.

Opening hours

All year: Mon - Fri 09:00 – 15:30 Summer season 2017 (11.June – 14.Aug): Mon - Sat 10:30 – 17:30 Group reservation all days and hours Children of age 8 – 15. Under 8 for free.

Capacity: Mission every hour, 10 person a mission. Northern Lights film: 100 persons a show. Science, exhibitions and experiments 40 persons.

Contact in opening hours: Tel: +47 76 14 46 00

Website: www.spaceshipaurora.no

e-mail: contact@spaceshipaurora.no

Visiting adress: Bleiksveien 46,

Manager: Robert Svendsen /robert@spaceshipaurora.no

8480 Andenes, Norway

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Spaceship Aurora

– Science Center

Summer of 2016 we are launching new exciting experiments and 3D films on big screen at the spaceship Aurora. Fun and cool physics experiments for all ages related to technology, space, space physics and physics.

Prices

At the door Group over 15 Travel Agency Tour Operator individual Tour Operator group over 15 Incomming Tour Operator

Adult.Science center/film / Discount exhibitions 0% 10 % 10 % 15 % 20 % 25 %

Program your own Mars Rover at the Rover Challenge. Test how rivers and glaciers are forming our landscape at our digital sandbox and launch your own built paper rocket in our rocket test tube, and more.

Children. Science center/film/ exhibitions

NOK 135 NOK 122 NOK 122 NOK 115 NOK 108 NOK 88

NOK 88 NOK 77 NOK 77 NOK 73 NOK 68 NOK 64

3D film Adult/Children NOK 50/30 NOK 45/27 NOK 45/27 NOK 43/26 NOK 40/24 NOK 38/23

Opening hours

All year: Mon - Fri 09:00 – 15:30 Summer season 2016 (11.June – 14.Aug): Mon - Sat 10:30 – 17:30 Group reservation all days and hours. Children of age 8 – 15. Under 8 for free.

Capacity Up to 30 people at the same time.

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Tel: +47 76 14 46 00

Website: www.spaceshipaurora.no

e-mail: contact@spaceshipaurora.no

Visiting adress: Bleiksveien 46,

Manager: Robert Svendsen /robert@spaceshipaurora.no

8480 Andenes, Norway

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Spaceship Aurora

– Meet the scientist. Popular science lectures

Prices

Meet the scientist At the door Group over 15 Travel Agency Tour Operator individual Tour Operator group over 15 Incomming Tour Operator

Discount 0% 10 % 10 % 15 % 20 % 25 %

NOK NOK 225 NOK 202 NOK 202 NOK 191 NOK 180 NOK 169

Examples of lectures * Northern Lights: What would Norway be without the Northern Lights? Learn more about this phenomenon in the upper atmosphere. * 42. How it all works: How to build a universe. Why particle science is a biggie, and why they make TV-shows about it. * Andøya: Norway`s atmospheric physics lab: Get to know one of the most exciting places in Norway –who no one knows anything about. * The mad universe: from solar flares to rotating black holes A trip to the most energetic events in the universe.

Prices

Science lectures Under 10 pax 10 - 20 pax 20 - 30 pax 30 + pax

Weekdays

Weekend/ evening

NOK 1500 + NOK 1000 + NOK 1000 + NOK 1000

NOK 1750 + NOK 1500 + NOK 1500 + NOK 1500

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At Spaceship Aurora you can meet up with our scientists for a 30 minute chat about northern lights, space and space related physics –or book a 45 minute popular science lecture of a given topic. Our two PhDs Alexander Biebricher and Jose Miguel Gonzales Perez have been doing years of space related research before they started teaching and communicating space science. Their knowledge about space and space physics is immense and the way they explain the complexity in a simple and manageable way makes the faceto-face meeting with our scientists a highly recommended experience. Our scientists hold their lectures and chats in Norwegian, English, Spanish and German.

Contact in opening hours: Tel: +47 76 14 46 00

Website: www.spaceshipaurora.no

e-mail: contact@spaceshipaurora.no

Visiting adress: Bleiksveien 46,

Manager: Robert Svendsen /robert@spaceshipaurora.no

8480 Andenes, Norway

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Puffin Safari You are very welcome to join our puffin Safari. Departure daily from the harbour of Bleik. Duration: around 90 minutes Cost: adult, NOK 500,- Child, NOK 200,Normally the boat leaves the harbour of Bleik at one and three p.m. (13.00 and 15.00) In the high season – in July- we leave as soon as we have 12 pax on board, latest at one p.m (13.00). That means that the first tour may start a bit before one, and there also is an additional tour between one and three. The boat goes out as long as there are guests who want to see the birds, some days three, four and even five trips every day. Hire the boat exclusively is possible: If you want to hire the boat exclusively for a family or a small group less than eight pax, you can do so. Then the cost is 4000,- kroners per tour. We then also visit some of the «hidden

Info: Hosts: Rolf Solvoll Capacity: 12 persons Web: www.puffinsafari.no

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pearls» on Andøya´s vestrn part. The duration is then a bit longer than two hours. Either before or after the daily tours. Also midnight sun tours; NOK 5000,- per tour. Write us an email, or call the captain, 00 47 – 908 38 594. We can also take you to the gannet colony and show you the beautiful seabirds breeding there. (15 minutes from Bleik by boat). A deep sea fishing tour is also possible, then we first fish and afterwards we serve your own catch of fish on board the boat or in our big tent close to the boat. Total cost for boat, crew, equipement and dinner: 5000,- kroners. Duration: 3-4 hours. Best regards Rolf For Puffin Safari.

Tel: +47 908 38 594 e-mail: booking@puffinsafari.no address: Bruvollveien 29, 8481 BLEIK

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Whalesafari Andenes

- Summer and arctic winter safari directly from Andenes

Experience the midnight sun in the summer and the fantastic colours in the winter. In the winter you will have the chance to observe different species such as killer whales, humpback whales, pilot whales and fin whales, while sperm whales are here the whole year around. Before going on board, there will be a guided tour in our museum where you will get to know something about whale biology and ecology and everything else you need for the trip. You will also see one of the only 40 sperm whale skeletons in the world. Dur-

ing winter if they sky is clear, you might also have the change to observe the northern lights. Guarantee: In case the boat does not find any whale, we offer you a new trip free of charge or refund you the safari part of the ticket. Trip duration: 2 to 4 hours (90 % of trips within 4 hours). For boat departure times, check our website or contact us, please. Warm winter outfits available on board. We recommend you wear warm clothes and shoes. All the trips depend on the wind. When there is too much wind, because of safety on board , the safari may be postponed, brought forward in time or cancelled. Therefore we recommend that you do not rely on one day only.

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Whalesafari Andenes is a well-established company that operates both summer and winter safaris directly from Andenes. With over 20 years of experience in the field, skilled crews on board, well trained guides, safety as number one priority, we offer the shortest distance to the whale ground, 100% whale guarantee, exclusive souvenir whale shop and restaurant.

For rates and commission, please send an inquiry to daniele@whalesafari.no

Info: Host: Daniele Zanoni Capacity: Summer: unlimited – Winter 80 pax per trip Web: www.whalesafari.no

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Tel: +47 76 11 56 00 e-mail: daniele@whalesafari.no address: Pb 58, 8483 Andenes, Norway

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Adventure 4 life - organizing adventures in Vesterålen Experience Vesterålen – a part of the most beautiful archipelago in the world. Our wild and beautiful scenery will excite you. Get to know our traditions and culture! Learn about our exciting history, or even better – let your guests be a part of it. Adventure 4 Life organize tours both for individuals and groups. We have different tours adapted to the individual traveller such as Northern Lights Safari, Sea Eagle Safari, hiking tours and guided fishing trips. Some of them with daily departures.

Info: Host: Robin Bolsøy Web: www.a4l.no - www.adventure4life.no Tel: +47 959 24 921

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For groups we organize guided bus tours in the area such as concerts in the Royal Neptune Hall and churches, hiking tours, snow shoe walking, meet the locals, Northern Lights safaris etc. We gladly organize your trip – both summer, autumn, winter and spring - and promise to give your clients and guests an Adventure 4 Life. Our promise: We aim to impress!

e-mail: robin@a4l.no address: Chr. Fredriksens gt. 3, 8445 Melbu P.O. Box 196, 8459 Melbu

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Inga Sami Siida

– tame animals, wild hosts

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.

We offer reindeer sledding, with an embedded stop where we enjoy hot drinks and dried reindeer meat. 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. Throw the lasso on the antlers!

Prices

Winter-season:

Summer-season:

Adults NOK 350,-

Entrance into the exhibitions and visit

Adults NOK 350,-

Children NOK 125,-

to the lavvo, feeding the reindeer.

Children NOK 100,-

Children under 4 years free

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Sami adventures 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.

The price includes:

Children under 4 years free Minimum of 4 in the group

For commission please contact us Web: www.inga-sami-siida.no

Info:

Tel: +47 908 77 558

Host: Laila & Arild Inga Capacity: up to 45 persons

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e-mail: lailainga@hotmail.com address: Kvalsaukan, 8407 Sortland, Norway.

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Museum Nord – Andøy Museum One of the most famous polar hunters of Spitsbergen,

Guided tour to the top of Andenes Lighthouse

Hilmar Nøis, came from Andøy island. At Andøy Museum

Andenes Lighthouse was built in 1859, and was one of

you can see an exhibition on hunters life, and learn more

the first cast iron towers in Norway. It’s also one of the

about the unique geology of the island. Over the course of

tallest in the country, at 40 meters. Inside the lighthouse

2017, the museum will change its focus from polar history

you can visit an exhibition with special focus on history

to Andenes harbor and the coast. Our museum building is

of lighthouses in Norway. Guided tours including a short

located near the lighthouse.

video are offered by Whale Safari AS. Tours of 30, 40 or

In Risøyhamn, a small village just off the main road to Andenes, there’s an outdoor museum with five buildings

60 minutes are offered. Prices from 90 NOK for adults and 45 NOK for children.

that’s open Wednesdays during summer. This quaint village is worth a stop, both for the scenery and for the interesting historical buildings.

Opening hours 2017

June 12–June 19 Daily 10–15 June 20–Aug 21 Daily 10–17 Aug 22–Aug 28 Daily 10–15 The rest of the year open by request Outdoor museum in Risøyhamn: July 6–August 24: Wed 11–14

Ticket price Andøy Museum Andøy Lighthouse Adult 50 NOK Child (age 6–16) 25 NOK Child (<6 y.o.) Free Group per person 40 NOK (min 10 ppl) Family ticket 125 NOK (2ad/1ch)

Book a visit to the lighthouse: Hvalsafari AS Phone: (+47) 76 11 56 00 Mail: booking@whalesafari.no

Info: Web: www.museumnord.no/andoy

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Tel: +47 76 11 54 32 / 474 68 568

21 museums - 1000 stories. Visit our webpage to

E-mail: andoymuseet@museumnord.no

read more about our museums in Vesterålen, Lofoten

Address: Richard Withs gate 9, 8480 Andenes

and Ofoten, and see detailed maps and descriptions.

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Museum Nord

– Bø Museum

Visit the elves, the fairy tale Queen and the artscape find a very special outdoor gallery portraying sculptures

the seaside in Vinjesjøen. Visit Parkvoll, formerly the bai-

from Artscape Nordland. A short walk away you’ll find the

liff´s residence. Here you can learn all about the female

impressive sculpture “The man from the sea”. Enjoy a cup

author Regine Normann, well known in Norway for her

of coffee in the museum gift shop that offers books and

work with both fairytales and novels. Let the children visit

locally produced crafts.

the fairytale forest, see the fisherman cabin (rorbu), boathouse and Elf’s Castle. Right outside the museum you’ll

Opening hours 2017

June 1–June 25 Tue–Fri 11–15 June 26–Aug 6 Daily 11–16 Aug 7–Aug 31 Tue–Fri 11–15 The rest of the year open by request

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Bø Museum is located in beautiful natural surroundings by

Welcome! New exhibitions every summer.

Ticket prices

Adult 50 NOK Child (age 6–16) 25 NOK Child (<6 y.o.) Free Group per pers. 40 NOK (min 10 ppl) Family ticket 125 NOK (2ad/1ch)

Info: Web: www.museumnord.no/bo Tel: +47 474 68 564

21 museums - 1000 stories. Visit our webpage to read

E-mail: bo.museum@museumnord.no

more about our museums in Vesterålen, Lofoten and

Address: Vinjesjøen, Bø i Vesterålen,Norway

Ofoten, and see detailed maps and descriptions.

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Museum Nord – Hurtigrutemuseet National Museum For The Hurtigruten Coastal Express The Hurtigruten Coastal Express ships have carried travel-

cinating aspects of life aboard. You will encounter the darker

ers and cargo along the coast of Norway since 1893. Today,

side of coastal life too – ships wrecked and lives lost at sea.

Hurtigruten attracts both national and international travelers,

Since 1893 a great number of ships have sailed under the

and its fleet consists of modern cruise ships.

Hurtigruten name. In the museum many of them are on dis-

The Hurtigruten Museum offers a historical tour of the various

play as miniature models. The most impressive display, how-

fields of operation found on board a Coastal Express ship.

ever, is «MS Finnmarken» from 1956, that now stands on dry

From the mail cabin, via loading and unloading, to safety at

land, right next to the museum building. Visitors are welcome

the sea and navigation; you can see all the complex and fas-

to walk around the ship and see its historical interior.

Opening hours 2017 Jan 1–May 14 Daily 14–16 May 15–June 14 Daily 12–16 June 15–Aug 14 Daily 10 –18 Aug 15–Sept 14 Daily 12–16 Sept 15–Dec 31 Daily 14–16 Also open by request.

Ticket price

Adult 90 NOK Child (age 6–16) 35 NOK Group per person 75 NOK (min. 10 ppl) Call +47 76 11 81 90 to book a visit outside opening hours.

Info: Web: www.hurtigrutemuseet.no facebook.com/hurtigrutemuseet

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Tel: +47 76 11 81 90

21 museums - 1000 stories. Visit our webpage to read

E-mail: hurtigrutemuseet@museumnord.no

more about our museums in Vesterålen, Lofoten and

Address: 8450 Stokmarknes

Ofoten, and see detailed maps and descriptions.

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Museum Nord

– The Melbu Experience Neptun: Tour this former herring oil factory, and learn about fisheries, production methods and the economic rise and fall of an industry.

Melbo Manor: This stately house gives you a unique insight into the lives of the rich trader families of northern Norway. Live actors: «King of Nordland» Christian Frederiksen and his wife Maren changed Melbu from quiet farm to bustling town. Join them and their head maid Oline for coffee in the formal living room.

Concert in a tank: This huge tank was used in the herring oil industry. Now it houses concerts. Local musicians use the 23 seconds of reverberation to create a one-of-a-kind acoustic experience that you’ll never forget.

Guided walk through town: See historical buildings in the town center of Melbu.

Local dining: In an old fish liver oil factory you find Neumanns – a restaurant that serves local ingredients in an industrial atmosphere.

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Learn history through culture! In Melbu, local actors and musicians have joined forces with two museums to tell the story of this unique town in an immersive way.

Jekta Brødrene: The traditional boat type «jekt» was instrumental to trade and to the development of northern Norway. Visit «Brødrene» at dock.

Make your own experience: Groups (min. 10 ppl, max 30) are welcome to create their own Melbu Experience by choosing the parts they’re interested in. Duration and time of day can be adapted to suit your needs. Booking requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Info: Museum Nord Booking Web: www.museumnord.no Tel + 47 76 11 81 90

21 museums - 1000 stories. Visit our webpage to read

E-mail: booking.mo@museumnord.no

more about our museums in Vesterålen, Lofoten and Ofoten, and see detailed maps and descriptions.

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Museum Nord JENNESTAD TRADING POST

visit the old post office and ship expedition office. The

8 kilometers from Sortland you find this charming old trad-

museum shop sells locally produced arts and crafts, post-

ing post. The building is located by the sea, easily accessi-

cards, sweets, literature and more.

ble by boat – as it had to be in the old days. Myriads of tiny drawers and shelves once contained everything the locals

SORTLAND MUSEUM

needed. The shop closed in 1982, and inside time has

Inside the modern cultural house «Kulturfabrikken» you’ll

stood still since then. Today the shop serves as a museum,

find Sortland museum. Exhibitions here change often,

and both tourists and locals like to stop by to feel the warm

and through the year you can experience different topics,

atmosphere of the shop, and buy old fashioned candy.

perspectives and expressions. Exhibitions are announced in our calendar (www.museumnord.no/events) and on

The shelves now display authentic products of all kinds,

facebook. Guides are available to translate Norwegian

while vintage posters advertising everything from shoes

content. Inside the museum you’ll find a small museum

to tobacco and matches decorate the walls. You can also

shop that sells books and local merchandise.

Opening hours 2017 Jennestad trading post: June 21. - 7. August. Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 17 The rest of the year open by request Sortland museum: Tuesday–Saturday 11–15

Info: Web: www.museumnord.no/sortland Tel: +47 76 10 92 71 / 47 46 85 71

Address: Jennestad, 8400 Sortland / Kulturfabrikken, Strandg. 1, 8400 Sortland. Mail: C/o Sortland kommune, Pb. 117, 8401 Sortland

E-mail: sortland.museum@museumnord.no

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Museum Nord

– Melbu: Two museums, two perspectives At the other end of Melbu, on the outer breakwater, you’ll

tre and its two museums. At the top of Marens Alley you’ll

find the Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum, located in

find Vesterålsmuseet. There you can hear the story of the

a former herring oil factory. As you walk between the tow-

industrial adventure that took place at the turn of the last

ering buildings you will learn about fishing and production

century. Over the course of three decades this quiet farm

methods, as well as the economic growth and decline that

grew into a small industrialized city. In the center of all

ultimately closed the factory in 1983.

the activity stood businessman Christian Frederiksen. His

One of the tanks formerly used in the fish oil production

home, Melbo Mansion, was once the largest wood house

has been dubbed «Royal Neptune Hall», and regularly

north of Trondheim. Our guide will show you around this

houses concerts due to its exceptional acoustics. With a

carefully restored house, where each room has its own

reverberation time of 23 seconds the tank is bound to im-

function and story.

press anyone who steps inside.

Opening hours 2017 June 20–Aug 20 Tuesday–Sunday 11–17 Other times open by request

Ticket price

Adult 50 NOK Child (age 6–16) 25 NOK Child (under 6 y.o.) Free Group per person 40 NOK (min 10 ppl) Family ticket 125 NOK (2ad/1ch)

Info: Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum

Address: Moloveien 1, 8445 Melbu Mail: Pb. 104, 8459 Melbu Tel: +47 76 15 40 00 e-mail: nof@museumnord.no

web: www.museumnord.no/norsk-fiskeindustrimuseum facebook.com/norskfiskeindustrimuseum www.visitvesteralen.com

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Spend the day in Melbu, exploring the charming town cen-

Vesterålen Museum Address: Maren Frederiksens allé 1, 8445 Melbu Tel: +47 76 15 40 00 e-mail: vesteraalsmuseet@museumnord.no web: www.museumnord.no/vesteralsmuseet facebook.com/vesteraalsmuseet

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Museum Nord – Øksnes Museum Øksnes – fishing, from the stone age to present day The Øksnes of today emerges as a high-tech fishing village,

the cozy atmosphere. In the old shop you can by sweets, toys

based on several thousand years of experience. Fishing has

and more.

been a way of life in Øksnes since the Stone Age. With the help of archeological finds and sites, together with written

In nearby village Nyksund you can visit a small historical ex-

sources, we can follow developments in the fishing villages

hibition. If you haven’t heard of the fishing village that fell into

from the Stone Age to the present. Hear about this, and more,

disrepair and was reborn as the cultural hub of Vesterålen,

at Øksnes Museum. Our guides will show you around the

then you are missing out!

charming museum buildings – Alsvåggården, the old farmhouse, the old shop, and the museum exhibition halls. In the farmhouse you can sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy

Opening hours 2017

June 13–August 20 Tuesday–Friday 11–16 Saturday and Sunday 12–16 The rest of the year open by request

Ticket price

Adult 50 NOK Child (age 6–16) 25 NOK Child (<6 y.o.) Free Group per person 40 NOK (min 10 ppl) Family ticket 125 NOK (2ad/1ch)

Info: Web: www.museumnord.no/oksnes

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Tel + 47 76 15 40 00 / 404 38 088

21 museums - 1000 stories. Visit our webpage to read

E-mail: oksnes.museum@museumnord.no

more about our museums in Vesterålen, Lofoten and

Address: 8432 Alsvåg

Ofoten, and see detailed maps and descriptions.

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Ringstad activity center – Bookable activities for small groups all year

Eagle & wildlife safari with RIB On this very popular safari, we go by RIB on a spectacular fjord tour for a close encounter with this fabulous bird. You learn about the eagle and how to catch it by your camera. The tour includes guide, boat trip, eagle and photo safari, warm suits and safety equipment and fish soup and coffee or tea in our cozy seaside restaurant. Available from September to May. Duration approx. 2-3 hrs. depending on the weather conditions. Gross price NOK 950, - Minimum 4 – Maximum 12 persons. Kayak tour with guide A great way to try out the kayaking. An Introduction of the kayak and equipment and simple practical exercises organized as a trip

on the fjord along islets and reefs close to Ringstad. No experience needed. The tour can nevertheless be adapted to the group if you are experienced kayakers. Includes authorized teacher, all equipment & dry suit. Available all year. Gross price for approx. 5 hours’ tour: NOK 890, - Minimum 2 persons- Maximum 8. Northern Light evening with photo workshop We take you through a short training program about how to use the camera and make the best Northern lights photos. We go for a guided tour to the nearby places with the best conditions for experiencing the Northern Lights, depending on the conditions. Available from September-April. Includes photographer/guide, transport, snack and hot drinks. Minimum 4 hrs. Gross price NOK 950, - Min 4-max 16 persons. This activity depends on the weather and Northern Light forecast.

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The Activity center is located by the seaside at Idyllic Ringstad in the municipality of Bø at the outermost edge of Vesterålen with a spectacular view towards islets, reefs, the Hadsel fjord and Hadsel and Lofoten Islands. At the center, you can book activities for small groups all year and enjoy good food and drinks in our seaside restaurant, not rarely in the company of seals, otter, moose and a variety of birds – and not to forget the friendly locals. Here is some example of our bookable activities for individuals and small groups. (More can be found on our website:

Extras: Lunch/ dinner or lunch pack and drinks can be ordered for an additional fee for all the excursions and activities. Examples of other activities we offer: Guided mountain hiking or Snow shoe in winter, Guided fjord fishing trip, local sightseeing with minibus, photo workshops, Rib safaris

Booking & contact: Hildreland AS: www.hildreland.no Booking: karina@yttersiden.no Accommodation: Huset på yttersiden – www.yttersiden.no Contact: +47 906 40 591 (Ann Karina) www.visitvesteralen.com

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Offersøy Feriesenter - boat rental We offer a wide range of open boats with outboard motors. Starting at 16 feet with 15hp to a 18 feet skerry jeep with 50hp, fishfinder & chartplotter. The boats are well equipped for deep sea fishing and excursions outside Offersøy. All skerry jeeps have a built-in fishfinder and some have a chartplotter also.

It’s possible to rent fishing equipment, floating overalls and fishing guide services. We also have one bigger 27 feet boat with captain for hire. Cleaning house with freezers.

Options

Capacity

Price

Fishing rods Floating overalls

2 x 16 feet boats w/15hp

From 900,- per day.

Fishing guide

12 x 17 feet boats w/50hp

NOK Gross prices

Boat with captain

1 x 18 feet boat w/50hp

27 feet boat w/captain

Commission 10%

Season March - October

Info: Host: Gunnar Fenes Capacity: 60 persons Web: www.offersoy.no

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Sjøblomsten – Deep Sea Winter Fishing erålen. We have fishing gear, and thermal suits to keep

1915. With our captain accompanying it is a safe, but ex-

guests warm on the trip. There is a cosy galley to relax in,

citing experience at sea. Try winter fishing in the «Skrei»

and the boat sleeps up to five people. We also offer ea-

season (migrating and spawning Atlantic cod) on board

gle safari. Accommodation in rorbu (traditional fisherman´s

the M/S Sjøblomsten which departs from Øksnes in Vest-

cabins) also available. We cooperate with Holmvik Brygge.

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Catch large Atlantic cod aboard a real fishing boat from

Net prices 2017 From 800,- NOK per person, children under 14 years old half price. Accepts groups up to 12 people. Available up until March. We can also arrange whale safari trips for private groups, and other fishing trips all year around.

Info: Hosts: Tom Steiro Capacity: 12 persons Web: www.sjoblomsten.no

www.visitvesteralen.com

Tel: +47 906 88 756 e-mail: info@sjoblomsten.no address: Elvebakken 91, N-8400 Sortland

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Lødingen Skyssbåtservice – Welcome on board! Are you looking for regular transportation, new busi-

Our boats are available during the whole year for various

ness approach or an adventure?

private or business events, experiences and transportation.

We will give you an experience beyond all expectations! Lødingen Skyssbåtservice AS have three boats with a total

For additional information please contact us or visit our web page!

capacity of 182 passengers, based in Vestbygd, Lødingen municipality. We are centered between Svolvær, Harstad, Narvik, Sortland and Hamarøy, with close distance to Evenes airport.

Info: Hosts: Lødingen Skyssbåtservice AS Capacity: MS ALBA – 100 seats MS SVELLINGEN – 50 seats MS SEA PRINCE – 32 seats

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Web: www.lsbs.no Tel: + 47 413 63 402 e-mail: booking@lsbs.no address: Rinøyvåg, 8412 Vestbygd

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Aurora Addicts

– Chasing the Northern Lights

Come see the Northern Lights with Aurora Addicts be-

watching, a cultural experience visit to a local Sami Rein-

tween September and April. As well as single night Aurora

deer Farm, photography day trips to The Lofoten Islands

Chasing trips, Aurora Addicts also offer package trips as

and other stunning locations in and around Vesterålen.

trips. The packages include accommodation, airport trans-

Aurora Addicts are experienced British guides and have

fers and transport to exciting activities including a visit to

been chasing the Northern Lights for over 10 years. They

Spaceship Aurora at Andøy Space Centre, husky dogsled-

don’t do big coach trips, each trip allows for a maximum of

ding/carting, a sea eagle and wildlife boat safari, whale

8 guests for a more personalised adventure!

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well as photography workshops and family school holidays

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Net prices 2017

Adults 1200NOK, Children 900NOK. Group discounts & family rates available on request.

Info: Hosts: Chris & Becki Capacity: 2-8 persons (including children all ages) Web: www.aurora-addicts.com/tours , www.visitvesteralen.com

www.facebook.com/AuroraAddicts, www.instagram.com/AuroraAddicts Tel: +47 409 69087 or +44 7466 362724 e-mail:tours@aurora-addicts.com address: Sortland, Norway

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Winter Whales Wonderland Orca and Humpback Whale Watching in a different way. Now you can experience Killer Whales and Humpbacks as close as you have ever been! We bring you closer to sea level from a RIB boat (rigid inflatable boat). We offer you from middle of January a once in a lifetime experience to meet the rulers of the sea! Beside our Killer Whale and Humpback Safari in winter, we have our own renovated «Brygga»; an original Norwegian Fisherman house on the harbor, where introductions presentations are been given, and 3 rooms are available to be rent out. Beside that we rent out 3 appartments 250 meter of our Brygga, and do cooperate with the hotels in Andenes.

Capacity 4 RIB boats - total capacity: 48 people Double Rooms Gross price Whale Safari - Orca and Humpback safari in Winter • Adults NOK 977,• Children NOK 765,* Please note that this trip is not recommended for children under the age of 4.

Info: Host: Marten Bril (owner & manager) Capacity: 48 persons Web: www.seasafariandenes.no

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We offer 5 days trips with 4 overnight stays in a double room, 3 trips on sea. single use 7990 NOK, double 5950 NOK pp Minimum 6 persons – max 12 persons. From April to the beginning of August we also offer our well known and amazing Bird & Seal Safari. We meet on the surrounding islands of Andenes, 150.000 Puffins, Gannet’s, Razor Bills, Common Guillemots, white tailed eagles and many more bird species! The Whale safari to the Sperm whales starts when the Orca’s has left, and is from the end of February to the beginning of October. Do you want a good offer for summer trips.....just contact us by email or by phone!

Gross prices Room at the harbor in our Brygga. In the Orca Season

Orca season:

• Room Price is NOK 765,Tot NOK 1235,-

Sperm-whale season:

Desember - February

February - September

Rooms can only be booked in combination with our winter whale safari.

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Sea Safari Andenes – Snorkeling with the Orcas and Humpback whales Orca and Humpback Whale Watching under sea level.

We offer you from middle of January to middle of February a once in a lifetime experience to meet the rulers of the sea! Our guides all have a lot of knowledge about the whales we see. We have certified skippers who are also experienced and certified divers. We have the right equipment and dry suits. These are included in the price. This magnificent species follow the herring in to the Andfjord on the East side of the Island Andøya in Vesterålen. You are in the middle of the Arctic; beside the whales, you can also experience the Arctic Lights and the Northern Lights. We offer 5 days trips with 4 overnight stays in a double room, 3 trips on sea with several dives singel use 8890 NOK double use 7680 NOK

Info: Host: Marten Bril (owner & manager) Capacity: 48 persons Web: www.seasafariandenes.no

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From April to August we aslo offer our wellknown and amazing Bird & Seal Safari. We meet on the surrounding islands of Andenes, 150.000 Puffins, Gannet’s, Razor Bills, Common Guillemots, White tailed eagles and many more bird species! The whale safari to the Sperm whales starts when the Orca’s has left, and is from middle of February to end of October. Do you want an good offer for summer trips.....just contact us by email or by phone!

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Now you can experience Killer Whales and Humpbacks as close as you have ever been! We bring you closer to sea level from a RIB boat (rigid inflatable boat) and you get the possibility to snorkeling with them. An experience you will never forget!

Snorkling with all equipment: 1550 NOK pp * Minimum 6 persons – max 12 persons.

* this is an unique experience and one you will never forget, but realize that you need to be healthy and in good shape. Although you will get a dry suit, it will be a cold experience and will take a lot of energy! It is a safe experience. We’ve had no negative experiences with the close contact with the Orca’s and Humpback’s. We expect nature respectable behavior of the ones who are joining us! Visitors who are not following the instructions of the experts will be excluded for the rest of the trips.

Tel: +47 916 74 960 e-mail: sales@seasafariandenes.no address: Hamnegt 9, (pb 306) 8480 Andenes, Norway

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Holmvik Stua

– Experience Norwegian local specialties’ in Fisherman style The Restaurant Holmvik Stua is located in Nyksund, an old fisherman village with a lot of fishing history. We are offering our dishes in a cozy and authentic atmosphere. Our local and homemade food is served by our friendly waiters. Feel the family care. We are preparing food by our self and have control about our products from the time the fish get catched until it ends up as a filet on the plate of our guests. The same applies to our meat products.

A choice from our bests: • Variety of local catched fish from our Vesterålen fishermen • Reindeer sausage (100% reindeer meet ) • Cod tongs • Booknafisk • Bacalao • Home smoked arctic char FIT and groups are Welcome!

restaurant

Our slogan is: Fresh, Local, Homemade and Tasty. Get more than just food, taste our «Norwegian experience»

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guests is possible + 25 chairs outside

Restaurant: 1.6-31.8 open daily 11.00 a.m. until last table order 1.9 – 31.5: on request for groups bigger than 8 persons.

Prices: we have tour operator prices for FIT and groups.

Holmvik Stua belongs to Holmvik Brygge were we also offer accommodation.

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Ask for an offer.

Info: Host: Ssemjon Gerlitz & Erika Rozsova Capacity: 35 (max 50) chairs inside and 25 chairs outside. Web.: www.nyksund.com

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Opening hours:

Capacity:

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Vesterålen Kysthotell – Isqueen and restaurant Bølgen

Vesterålen Kysthotell in Stokmarknes offers quality accommo-

lunch and dinner services. The restaurant has room dividers

dation and two restaurants. Restaurant Bølgen is located with-

available if needed. Restaurant Bølgen consciously uses local

in the hotel and the historic whaling vessel Isqueen is in the

produce in all its dishes, and has its own wine list. Bølgen is

center of the hotel village. Both restaurants have fully equipped

perfectly suited for groups and individual travelers in the Vest-

kitchens manned by excellent chefs, waiters and staff.

erålen and Lofoten Islands.

Isqueen is a specialist in Nordic tapas ,with both a bar and a

Booking for groups: Contact respesjon@kystlandsbyen.no or

wine bar, alongside international cuisine and signature dishes

call + (00) 47 76 15 29 99. The drive from Vesterålen Kystho-

only served here. Isqueen is divided in a lounge area and a

tell to Sortland takes about 25 minutes, to Andenes expect a

restaurant, with the possibility of outdoors serving on deck with

2 hour drive and Svolvær is about 1 hour, 40 minutes away

a stage for entertainment. With its maritime interior Isqueen

included ferrytime. Harstad Narvik/Evenes Airport (EVE) is ap-

both tastes, looks and feels like ocean and Arctic coastal cul-

proximately 2 hours 10 minutes, while Stokmarknes Skagen

ture. Isqueen can seat up to 70 guests.

Airport (SKN) is approximately 6 minutes.

Restaurant Bølgen is used for our breakfast service and is suited for both individual guests and larger groups for our

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Host: Roar Wedding / Roy Odd Schøyen Tel: +47 997 44 674 / 76 15 29 99 e-mail: royodd@kystlandsbyen.no resepsjon@kystlandsbyen.no Web: vesteralenkysthotell.no/nb-no/

www.visitvesteralen.com

Location: Distance by car to Stokmarknes city centre (Hurtigruten) 1 min , Stokmarknes Airport 6 min, Svolvær/Lofoten incl. Ferry 1 h 40 min, Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport 2 h 10 min,

restaurant

Info:

Andenes 2 h, Sortland 25 min.

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Hildreland – Northern light, wildlife & activities – Norwegian lifestyle & culture

Close encounters with eagles, spectacular landscapes, the natural elements, local lifestyle and history Available November – March 2017/2018(budget) A visit to the vast landscapes and dramatic mountains of Vesterålen Islands in Northern Norway allows you to experience something out of the ordinary and gather ‘once in a lifetime’ memories. Here you can relax, recharge your batteries and give your mind a well-deserved rest. Vesterålen is one of the best spots in the world to see the Northern lights and arctic wildlife – with moose, eagles, otters and seals on your doorstep. Imagine yourself outdoors in the polar night, with the cold air biting your cheeks as you watch the Northern lights dancing across the sky. Enjoy the silence and calm of winter by taking a snowshoe walk or a hike through the frozen landscapes – and get close to the white-tailed eagle on a RIB tour. Learn the art of winter photography and keep the highlights of your winter adventure forever. During all the outdoor trips we will have a photographer and guide with us. Small groups allow us to cater to each guest`s needs, capabilities and interests.

packages

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* Per person in 3-4 bedroom houses with 2-8 persons NOK 6600,-/5600,- (Nov-Dec) * Per person in single room NOK 8300,-/7300,- (Nov-Dec)

Accommodation «The house on the edge» at Ringstad is the perfect coastal accommodation for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the good life, taste the delicious local food, and sleep deeply in traditional holiday houses by the sea. Your friendly host and guide speak fluent English and German. Included: - Airport transfer (Evenes/Sortland – Ringstad return) - 5 nights in self catering houses with 3-4 bed rooms - Accommodation with 2 persons in twin room in cabin with shared facilities (bathroom, living room & kitchen) - 1 welcome dinner & 1 outdoor dinner (3 courses) - Bed linen, towels and final cleaning included. - Local sightseeing with guide and minibus - Eagle & Wildlife fjord safari with RIB boat - Evening barbeque in outdoor shelter with open fire - Hiking tour with snow shoes - Aurora wake-up service - Every evening we are ready to go hunting for the Northern lights - All transports to the activities

Additional activitets to book on request:

* Winter kayaking NOK 890,- p.p. * Day trip to the old fishing village NYKSUND by minibus and guide. NOK 790,- p.p. * Supplement for half pension 5 days: NOK 1790,- per person. * Fly & Drive: NOK 1000,- per person

Booking & contact: Hildreland AS: www.norwegianlight.no Booking: karina@yttersiden.no Accommodation: Huset på yttersiden – www.yttersiden.no Contact: +47 906 40 591 (Ann Karina)

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Hildreland

– Northern light, wildlife & photo guidance

Experience total silence, breathe, take in nature and the local cuisine at «The house on the edge» Available November – March 2017/2018 (comfort) A visit to the vast landscapes and dramatic mountains of Vesterålen Islands in Northern Norway allows you to experience something out of the ordinary and gather ‘once in a lifetime’ memories. Here you can relax, recharge your batteries and give your mind a well-deserved rest. Vesterålen is one of the best spots in the world to see the Northern lights and arctic wildlife – with moose, eagles, otters and seals on your doorstep. Imagine yourself outdoors in the polar night, with the cold air biting your cheeks as you watch Northern lights dancing across the sky. Enjoy the silence and calm of winter by walking through the frozen landscapes. On a fjord safari with the RIB boat you get close to the white-tailed eagle. Get a taste of the area, the locals and their way of life on a guided tour. Try out winter photography and keep the highlights of your winter adventure forever. During all the outdoor trips, you will have a photographer and guide with you. Small groups allow us to cater for each guest`s needs, capabilities and interests.

Prices & conditions incl. commission for TO

* Per person apartment with 2 persons NOK 9350,-/8350,- (Nov-Dec) * Per person in single apartment NOK 12390,-/11390,- (Nov-Dec)

Booking & contact: Hildreland AS: www.norwegianlight.no

Accommodation: Huset på yttersiden – www.yttersiden.no Contact: +47 906 40 591 (Ann Karina) www.visitvesteralen.com

Included: - Airport transfer (Evenes/Sortland – Ringstad return) - 5 nights in apartments with 2 bed rooms - 5 days full pension (breakfast, lunch & 3 course dinner) - Bed linen, towels and final cleaning included. - Local sightseeing with guide and minibus - Eagle & Wildlife fjord safari with RIB boat - Evening barbeque in outdoor shelter with open fire - Hiking tour with guide - Aurora wake-up service - Every evening we are ready to go hunting for the Northern lights - All transport to the activities

Additional activitets to book on request:

* Visiting the SAMI people and the reindeers – NOK 790,* Day trip to the old fishing village NYKSUND by minibus and guide. NOK 790,- p.p. . * Fly & Drive: NOK 1000,- per person

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Booking: karina@yttersiden.no

Accommodation «The house on the edge» at Ringstad is the perfect coastal accommodation for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the good life, taste the delicious local food, and sleep deeply in cosy apartments by the sea. Your friendly host and guide speak fluent English and German.

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Huset på yttersiden

– Autumn colours, outdoor activities and aurora Close encounters with eagles, spectacular landscapes, the natural elements, local lifestyle and history Available Sept – Oct 2017/2018 (budget) Autumn is the perfect time to visit Vesterålen, no crowds of summer tourists, mild temperatures and amazingly beautiful and colourful nature - red and gold leaves, mushrooms and berries which the locals use to create tasty dishes. Already in August, when the evenings are getting dark after months of constant daylight, the Northern lights make their first appearance. Experience the calm of the autumn by taking a walk through the vivid landscape, hike to the top of a mountain with a breathtaking view or go kayaking through spectacular fjords. Small groups allow us to cater to each guest`s needs, capabilities and interests. We are arctic specialists and experts in getting you to the right place at the right time to maximize your arctic experience. Our guide is qualified to take groups on boat and outdoor trips, kayaking and photography guidance/workshops and speaks fluent English, German and Norwegian.

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* Per person in 3-4 bedroom houses with 2-8 persons NOK 6600,-/5600,- (Nov-Dec) * Per person in single room NOK 8300,-/7300,- (Nov-Dec)

Booking and contact:

Accommodation «The house on the edge» at Ringstad is the perfect coastal accommodation for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the good life, taste the delicious local food, and sleep deeply in traditional holiday houses by the sea. Your friendly host and guide speak fluent English and German. Included: - Airport transfer (Evenes/Sortland – Ringstad return) - 5 nights in self catering houses with 3-4 bed rooms Accommodation with 2 persons in twin room in cabin with shared facilities (bathroom, living room & kitchen) - 1 welcome dinner & 1 outdoor dinner (3 courses) - Bed linen, towels and final cleaning included. - Eagle & Wildlife fjord safari with RIB boat - Evening barbeque in outdoor shelter with open fire - Guided Hiking tour - Aurora wake-up service - Every evening we are ready to go hunting for the Northern lights - All transport to the activities  

Additional activitets to book on request:

* Kayak tour NOK 890,- p.p. * Extended photo course: 2 days intensive photo guiding incl. landscapes, wildlife and aurora NOK 2990,- per person * Supplement for half pension 5 days: NOK 1790,- per person.

Huset på Yttersiden, Ringstad,

Ann Karina Jakobsen

8475 Straumsjøen

Tel. +47 906 40 591 /

Ringstad: www.yttersiden.no

karina@yttersiden.no

Photographer Ian Robins:

15 % commission for tour operators is

www.facebook.com/Ringstadsjohus

included in the price. www.visitvesteralen.com


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Whalesafari Andenes - tailor made travel packages

Whalesafari Andenes is an incoming tour operator for Accommodation: hotel, cabins, family rooms, suites, the area that goes from Tromsø to Lofoten. We offer camping, apartments. tailor made travel packages including: Activities: whale safari, puffin safari, Spaceship Aurora, Sami culture, dog sledging, snow shoe excursion, day and night mountain tours, northern light observation (both with and without bus), northern light boat trips, bus sightseeing with and with our guide, fishing tours, fish factory guided tour, Andenes Lighthouse guided tour with coastal and lighthouse history, photo seminars and courses, etc.

Transportation: mini buses with 8 or 16 seats, buses with 48 or 53 seats, Widerøe flights from Bodø, Evenes and Tromsø to Andenes. Board: lunches and dinner both buffet or à la carte, Sami lavvo dinners, local cheeses, etc.

Experience the Whale Kingdom on the island of Andøy! For rates, information and reservation, please, send an e-mail to daniele@whalesafari.no

Info: Web: www.whalesafari.no Tel: +47 76 11 56 00

www.visitvesteralen.com

address: Pb 58, 8483 Andenes, Norway

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packages

Host: Daniele Zanoni

e-mail: daniele@whalesafari.no

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Offersøy Feriesenter Explore Offersøy in your search for the Northern Lights! Offersøy is situated on the southern tip of Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya; and in the midst of the scenic countryside Vestbygda, where we provide accommodation in rooms, cabins and rorbus. We offer activities and nature experiences in our 3 days, 4 days or weekly programme; Hunting for the Northern Lights, Moose & reindeer safari and a fantastic boat sightseeing tour where we watch Sea Eagles and other birds.

Other activities that can be arranged on site is Deep sea fishing, Dog Sledding, Farm Visits and a day trip to Svolvær to go Shopping. We can arrange and customize a program for you - or you can use Offersøy as a base and create your own individual program. We promise to do our best for you to enjoy and have a memorable stay at Offersøy!

Capacity

Price NOK 5 895,- per person – minimum 4 persons. We can make special offers for smaller or bigger groups.

5 combi-room: bathroom in the Motel 5 cabins: 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen & bathroom 5 rorbus: 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen & bathroom

packages

Price

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PRICE EXAMPLE: 3 nights stay in cabin with ready-made beds, half board meals, 3 activities – Northern Lights evening, Eagle safari, Moose safari and transport tour / retour Evenes airport.

Info: Host: Gunnar Fenes Capacity: 60 persons Web: www.offersoy.no

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Commission from 10 % given to tour operators.

Season: February - March

Offersøy Feriesenter is open for bookings all year round. We offer Northern Lights-, moose- and eagle safaris, deep-sea fishing, boat rentals, scuba diving, hiking or you can just relax and enjoy fine dining experiences.

Tel: +47 769 33 900 E-mail: post@offersoy.no Address: Offersøy, 8412 Vestbygd, Norway www.visitvesteralen.com


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Offersøy Feriesenter – Experience the Lofoten Fishery on Offersøy! The world’s largest cod fishery has been in the Lofoten Islands for many generations. In late winter, the cod comes (spawning cod) from the Barents Sea to spawn in the Vestfjord. Now you can get to Offersøy and join our fishing boat w/skipper on a fishing experience you will remember for a long time...

During the period 1st of March to 30th of April, we take groups of minimum 4 persons who wants to experience winter fishing. We offer 3 nights / 5 nights stay or we could make a special offer for your group. It’s also possible to order half board / full board meals.

Capacity

• 4 persons in rorbu with ready-made beds, 3 x 4 hours

5 combi-room: bathroom in the Motel 5 cabins: 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen & bathroom

fishing tour with a local captain, fishing rods and fisherman suits, a sightseeing tour to Svolvær by mini bus and a local

5 rorbus: 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen & bathroom

passenger boat plus transport tour / retour Evenes airport.

Prices

Commission from 10 % given to tour operators.

• 4 persons in rorbu with ready-made beds, 2 x 4 hours

Season: March - April

fishing tour with a local captain, fishing rods and fisherman suits plus transport tour / retour Evenes airport. Total price for a 3 nights stay NOK 5 295,- per person.

Info: Host: Gunnar Fenes

Web: www.offersoy.no

www.visitvesteralen.com

Offersøy Feriesenter are open for bookings all year round. We offer Northern Lights-, moose- and eagle safaris, deep-sea fishing, boat rentals, scuba diving, hiking or you can just relax and enjoy fine dining experiences.

Tel: +47 769 33 900 E-mail: post@offersoy.no Address: Offersøy, 8412 Vestbygd, Norway

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packages

Capacity: 60 persons

Total price for a 5 nights stay NOK 7 895,- per person.

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THE CHARTER The Charter Fund Northern Norway is a newly launched guarantee scheme, managed by the Northern Norway Tourist Board, designed to help tour operators and their charter airline partners establish new charter flights to northern Norway and the Norwegian Arctic Lapland region, by bringing in tourists directly by air transport. Financed by the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, the goal of the fund is to encourage tour operators to partner with our tourism stakeholders in northern Norway to build new tourism markets.

The Fund (and applications for aid) will be administered in accordance with the decision as outlined in the EFTA Surveillance Authority approval notification. Who can apply? Tour operators planning to implement charter tours to Northern Norway (i.e. the counties Nordland, Troms, Finnmark, as well as Svalbard) can apply for aid from the Charter Fund. Approval of applications The applications will be processed confidentially. The Charter Fond management will seek necessary information in order to ensure the substance of the application. In addition to the criteria listed, competence, implementation and financial standing will be important factors in the evaluation process. Criteria for assessing applications 1. The Charter Fund will cover direct charter programs to all airports in Northern Norway, including Svalbard, equipped to receive category Boeing 737 or larger aircraft. The Charter Fund applies to the following airports: • Nordland County: Bodø (BOO), Harstad-Narvik Evenes (EVE), Andøya (ANX)

• Troms County: Tromsø (TOS), Bardufoss (BDU) • Finnmark County: Alta (ALF), Lakselv (LKL), Kirkenes (KKN) • Svalbard (Spitsbergen): Longyearbyen (LYR) 2. All applications to the Charter Fund must be supported by the following three parties: • The tour operator – the funding recipient • A local provider at the destination. The application must include a confirmation from a destination management company, a hotel, a tourist office or any other commercial provider of tourist services, that the tour package will include land arrangements in Northern Norway with a value of at least NOK 800,- per visitor/per stay, and in addition a minimum of two nights’ accommodation. • An airline. The operator must supply a copy of a contract or a valid offer from an airline, with all penalties, obligations and responsibilities applicable to the operation included. 3. The minimum number of flights in the package program schedule is two. Priority will be given to longer package program schedules. Application deadline The management of the Charter Fund must receive complete applications with all relevant information, at the latest 90 days prior to arrival of the first flight. Application forms will be available at www.nordnorge.com/bransje and www.avinor.no

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The charter fund is designed to help tour operators reduce the commercial risks associated with aircraft chartering when establishing programs to Northern Norway.The Charter Fund scheme is classified as state aid and is approved by the EFTA Surveillance Authority. www.eftasurv.int/media/decisions/303-13-COL.pdf.


F U N D NORTHERN How the fund works • The tour operator must base their calculations on a 80% cabin factor • The charter fund will reimburse the tour operator if the average Cabin Factor of a charter programme reaches anything less than 80 %, with maximum coverage reached with a cabin factor of only 60 % or less. • The loss is calculated based on a calculated seat-price with 80 % break-even, multiplied by the number of “missing passengers”. The cost of empty-sectors may be included in the calculation. Passenger data will be based on the official numbers recorded by the Norwegian airport authorities (load factor is based on capacity quoted in the airline contract). • Empty sectors will not be taken into account when calculating the average cabin factor, but may be included when the total eligible costs for the charter program is calculated. • If the tour operator claims that non-revenue passengers should be deducted from these numbers, it is the tour operator’s responsibility to document beyond reasonable doubt the identity of such passengers. • The tour operator is obliged to report sales progress to the administration of the fund from time of approval up to the final departure. Reimbursement • Financial support (aid) will be paid to the tour operators from the Charter Fund after the charter program to Northern Norway has been completed and after the management of the Charter Fund has evaluated and confirmed that all award criteria are fulfilled. • If a tour operator fails to comply with the criteria fixed

For further information contact:

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Northern Norway Tourist Board Phone: +47 901 77 500 E-mail: charterfond@nordnorge.com

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by the Charter Fund when aid is granted, penalty mechanisms will apply, i.e. no reimbursement. • The reimbursement will be issued in contracting currency. Rejection of applications Northern Norway Tourist Board may reject an application if the fund limitations for each region have been reached. This also applies if any of the supporting partners of the beneficiary are believed to be unable to meet the expected commercial performance described in the application. Finally, an application may be rejected if it is incomplete or does not comply with the published guidelines of the Charter Fund. Complaints and disputes A Board of Appeal will adjudicate on complaints and or disputes. Other aid Aid under the Charter Fund may be cumulated with other forms of aid. Funding of the same eligible costs under other schemes will be coordinated by the Charter Fund and the aid ceilings in the applicable guidelines will not be exceeded. Operating aid under the Charter Fund cannot be cumulated with other support in respect of the same eligible expenses in order to circumvent the maximum aid parameters as laid down in the Regional Aid Guidelines. Publicity The processing of applications will be treated with full confidentiality. The Charter Fund will each year publish a list of finalized projects containing the recipient company, the amount of aid and the number of passengers concerned.

Guideline to Applicants All applications and necessary documentation must be written in English


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Product manual Vesterålen 2017/18