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The island of Andoya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the spectacular Northern Lights. Researchers and scientists travel here from all around the world. The phenomenon occurs in an...more
If you choose the right weather, a trip out on the whaling ship in search of sperm whales off the northern coast of Andoya is a wonderful experience. Whales are always present as there is a rich food source where the continental shelf ends just...More
Andoya is a lovely spot in the north of Norway and I stayed at the bunkhouse of the Andoya Space Centre. As this was a work trip I didn't have a lot of time for sight seeing but did get to experience the northern lights...More
We drove from Sortlands to Andøya and back in mid June '16.
Norway has very thoughtfully mapped out for tourists what they call their "National Tourist Routes" and on this day we drove to - and along the entire length of - the Andøya route...More
Andoya and Hinnoya (the Neighboring Island) are both rich in nature, culture, and history. Tiny Norwegian fishing villages dot the landscape that you see after climbing one of the "Ten tops", which is a climbing program in the area. Even my 6 year old nephew...More
We drove from Adenes south along the coast through Bleik and back to Sortland and Narvik in August.
The mixture of wild untouched nature with carefully tended fields mown for hay is in it sown way a spectacular sight. The villages were quaint to eccentric;...More
We cycled from Andenes to Risøyhamn on a sunny day in July 2014. We had rented bikes for 175 NOK/day from Fargeklatten in Andenes and set out about 10am in the morning for the 60 kms to Risøyhamn. This is a wonderful bike tour with...More
2 days of driving through Andoya especially on the Atlantic coast side had really wide open beaches. Some with rock formations some with white sand beaches. One night we had a midnight picnic on the beach for 30 people.