Our responsibility as a marketing destination company include:
- International and national marketing, promotion and sales.
- Co-ordination existing traveltradeproducts in the area, and product development.
- Co-operating with internatioanl and national tour operators and press.
- Representation of our regioan at fares, workshops and the like.
- Establish networks and interact with tourism and business organizations in and outside Vesterålen
- Implementation of various projects aiming to develop tourism in the region
Vesterålen is widely known for its whale safaris, bird and seal safaris and is a favourite destination for tourist fishermen and mountain trekkers. Dronningruta (The Queen's Route) in Øksnes and the guided trek to the summit of Møysalen through the Møysalen National Park are specially recommended. For cyclists who want to enjoy the midnight sun and the open ocean, exciting experiences await you. A trip map (cost: NOK 139) and a brand new cycling guide (NOK 250) may be purchased at the Vesterålen tourist information office. Send us an e-mail here. Many tourists make Vesterålen their home base for side trips to Lofoten.
Throughout the region there is a wide range of overnight facilities, from full service hotels, modern rorbu cabins, well-equipped campsites to single rooms for hire.
The tourist information office at Sortland is open year-round and offers free Internet and a small souvenir shop. The tourist information office is an official agent for the Coastal Express and also represents the Vesterålen Hiking Association. In addition, Vesterålen is a popular destination for tourists during the winter. The stormy weather and the northern lights are spectacular natural phenomena to be enjoyed here. Machine-groomed cross country trails and lighted ski tracks at Ånstadblåheie are popular among skiers. During the late winter months, many tourists come here to ice-fish. Our homepage provides a full list of fishing lakes in the area. Click here.
Information posted on our web pages will answer most of your questions about local conditions. Here you will find information about Vesterålen, how to get here, a calendar of cultural events, galleries, museums, maps and relevant web links.
The tourist information at Sortland is open year-round:
We will gladly answer all questions related to tourist attractions, overnight accommodation and activities.