A Taste of Vesterålen

This popular, classic excursion takes you on a sightseeing tour of Harstad and Trondenes. Top the day off with a hot drink and fresh cakes on Gullesfjord.

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town of Harstad
  • Visit the medieval church and the historical centre of Trondenes
  • Take in the view of fjords, steep mountains, and idyllic 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: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    4 hours 15 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    139 €

We’ll begin our excursion with a short sightseeing tour of the streets of Harstad. This is the third largest community in Northern Norway with a history connected to herring fishing, the military, and in more recent times, offshore oil.  

On a clear day, you should be able to spot Trondenes peninsula to the north of the town. Here, you’ll visit a white 13th century medieval stone church, the northernmost of its kind in the world. We’ll drop in at the Trondenes Historical Centre which displays objects discovered in the region throughout history, from the early Stone Age through to Viking times, the Middle Ages, and the present day.  

From Trondenes, the bus will take us for a scenic drive across Hinnøya Island to meet our ferry at Gullesfjord. On board, savour a hot drink and some freshly baked pancakes along with the views. The tour then continues by bus along Sigerfjord to Sortland where you’ll rejoin your ship.  


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