Best of Vesterålen Summer – Scenic Bus Tour
Experience breathtaking views, quaint fishing villages and rich coastal heritage on a bus tour of the Vesterålen archipelago.
Immerse yourself in the incredible landscape of the Vesterålen archipelago, featuring towering mountains and deep fjords
Experience the region’s authentic culture and history.
Marvel at the outstanding views of Eidsfjord on a panoramic tour.
Spring, Summer (May 1–September 30)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
4 hours, 30 minutes
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather.
Join us on a journey into our coastal heritage as we take a bus tour around the stunning Vesterålen archipelago.
Your journey begins in Stokmarknes, the birthplace of Hurtigruten. From there, we’ll take a scenic drive through the blue city of Sortland. Home to around 10,000 people, Sortland is the bustling hub of Vesterålen. Admire the city’s quirky blue façade as we head towards the old trading post of Jennestad.
At Jennestad, we go back in time and delve into the past of this iconic fishing village, before continuing on a breathtaking, panoramic tour around Eidsfjord. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities as we travel alongside the looming cliffs and calm waters of this incredible fjord.
Continuing back towards Stokmarknes, we’ll visit one of Norway's five octagonal churches in Hadselkirka before settling down for a concert in the Royal Neptun Hall (a giant, repurposed fish oil tank) in Melbu. You’ll have time to visit the fascinating Hurtigruten Museum before boarding the ship again.