A Taste of Vesterålen
A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion program. Come along and experience its history, beautiful scenery, and many breathtaking sights.
The tour starts with a short sightseeing jaunt through the streets of Harstad before traveling by bus to the Trondenes peninsula. Here, we visit a white medieval church, one of North Norway's premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages. You are truly on historic ground. At the Trondenes Historical Center, we visit an exciting exhibition complete with sounds, smells, and original objects from the region throughout history from the Viking and Middle Ages through today. The bus then takes us across Hinnøya Island, where we view beautiful fjords, steep mountains, and large fertile agricultural fields.
Then we cross the Gullesfjord by ferry, and enjoy a hot drink and some freshly baked cakes. The tour then continues along the Sigerfjord to Sortland, where we rejoin the ship. This excursion is a beautiful experience during all seasons: idyllic in the summer, but just as picture-perfect in winter.