Drone image of Stokmarknes and the surrounding fjord and mountains

Best of Vesterålen Summer – A Scenic Bus Tour

Experience breathtaking views, quaint fishing villages and rich coastal heritage on a bus tour of the Vesterålen archipelago.

  • Be immersed in the incredible landscape of the Vesterålen archipelago with its towering mountains and deep fjords
  • Experience the authentic culture and history of the region
  • Marvel at the outstanding views of Eidsfjord on a panoramic tour
  • Season

    Summer (01 May – 30 September)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    4 hours 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    75

  • Booking code

    HRI-SKN4A

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 various 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, disused fish oil tank) in Melbu. You'll have time to visit the fascinating Hurtigruten Museum before heading back on board the ship.