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Andoya

Buksnesfjord, 8484, Norway
+47 76 14 88 04
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Whale Safari and Space Centre

If you choose the right weather, a trip out on the whaling ship in search of sperm whales off the... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Janekdownunder
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Time out to chill, quite literally

Andoya is a lovely spot in the north of Norway and I stayed at the bunkhouse of the Andoya Space... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Paul W
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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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 oval around the earth’s magnetic North Pole and rotates around it. The clash of solar winds with the earth’s magnetic field pushes the oval towards the dark side of the planet, which rotates around the geographical North Pole. During winter we offer you trips leading out into nature. While wandering in fantastic picturesque surroundings you may be lucky to experience the fascinating Northern Lights dancing over the polar sky. According to your time schedule we are also able to offer you an overnight stay in the middle of nature including a winter barbecue and hot drinks. We are able to provide outdoor equipment, such as sleeping bags. Please contact us for information in detail. INFO Day: on request Duration: 4 – 5 hours Price: NOK 600.00 to NOK 1000.00/person. depends on group size: min. 2 pers./max. 8 persons Including: a light snack and warm drink in the wilderness PLEASE NOTE! Booking: We advise you to prebook latest 17:00 the same day, as we only take out small groups (Min. 2/Max. 6 persons) Clothing: Warm and wind-/waterproof clothing. Waterproof hiking boots and a small back pack. We advise you to bring a water bottle. Weather: Due to bad weather the trip will be cancelled at short notice. Payment: The payment is done before the trip begins. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Norwegian crowns(NOK) “CATCH A MEMORY” PHOTOGRAPHY On request we take photos of you and print them on a CD. So your picturesque holiday is kept present for the future. Please contact us for further information. The islands offer great opportunities for landscape and nature photography. Bring your own equipment and save memories for a lifetime.
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Buksnesfjord, 8484, Norway
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

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

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Not as "touristified" as Lofoten. You can make a round trip of Andoya in one day, but don't miss the western part or a whale safari.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you are travelling by car, you have no excuses not to go there! One of the most beautiful drives I´ve ever done.

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

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

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Andoya is for the traveller that wants to get close up to nature. Driving through Andoya especially on the Atlantic coast side had really wide open nature.

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

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.

Thank Nancy B
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