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.

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

    Southbound Direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    4 hours, 15 minutes

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 185

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Coffee/tea and cakes

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.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Harstad
  • Embarking port: Sortland
  • Available from: All year
  • Transportation: Bus/ferry
  • Meals during the excursion: Coffee/tea and cakes
  • Not available January 1 and December 25
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing