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Ranked #1 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Islands
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Ranked #2 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Specialty Museums
Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
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Ranked #3 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #4 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #5 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Museums

Kjerringøy old trading Center, a museum 40 km north of Bodø, is one of the cities most viseted attractions. The museum gives a uniqe picture of the coastal communities in Northern... more »

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Ranked #6 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #7 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: History Museums
Owner description: At Borg in Lofoten, you may experience the Viking Age in a living museum. Visit a full scale (83 meters long) reconstruction... more » Owner description: At Borg in Lofoten, you may experience the Viking Age in a living museum. Visit a full scale (83 meters long) reconstruction of the Viking Chieftain´s longhouse at Borg in Lofoten. The longhouse is reconstructed close to the original site. The architecture, the arts and crafts work, the handicraft demonstration, a richly decorated Gildehall (feasting hall) and the Norse mythology exhibition give you an insight into the Viking life. Archeological artifacts, films about the sensational finds on Borg, along with a 12 minutes long film can be explored in the exhibition halls nearby. At the seaside, the viking ship, the forge and the activity area is located. 15th of June - 15th of August we arrange extra activites such as rowing the viking ship, visiting the blacksmith, trying your hand at viking games. The activities are included in the entrance ticket. Every year in August, we arrange a 5 day viking festival. Market, theatre, concerts, handicraft demonstrations, fight shows and much more. The museum is open all year (winter 2 days pr week). For more information: lofotr.no « less
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Ranked #8 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Hurtigruten Museum (Stokmarknes)
Ranked #9 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Museums
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Mjelle (Bodo)
Ranked #10 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Beaches
Owner description: “You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the... more » Owner description: “You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the summer, many excursions end at Mjelle, both weekends and weekdays. You don’t have to be a child to collect shells or build sand castles, or to enjoy a good ball game. Bring firewood and cooking equipment if you want to barbecue. « less
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Andoya (Andoy Municipality)
Ranked #11 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Islands
Owner description: The island of Andoya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the... more » Owner description: 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.  « less
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Ranked #12 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Hamsunsenteret (Hamaroy)
Ranked #13 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Knut Hamsun Centre is located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the Glimma River in Presteid in Hamarøy Municipality... more » Owner description: The Knut Hamsun Centre is located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the Glimma River in Presteid in Hamarøy Municipality in Northern Norway. The centre is situated in a beautiful cultural landscape surrounded by nature that remains virtually as untouched as it was in Hamsun’s time. The centre’s tower offers an impressive view over the realm of Hamsun, the area that inspired the author to write world renowned books like Pan, Growth of the Soil and Wayfarers. « less
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Ranked #14 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Water Parks
Owner description: The water park includes a number of pools of all shapes and sizes, including an exercise pool, a diving pool with 1m, 3m and... more » Owner description: The water park includes a number of pools of all shapes and sizes, including an exercise pool, a diving pool with 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards, a training and therapy pool, children’s pool, wave pool, outdoor pool, 3 water chutes of which one is 85 metres long and includes light and sound effects, several fountains, caves with a current channel, water mushrooms, jacuzzis, saunas and a café offering service in wet and dry zones. The resort also includes a 600m2 outdoor sunning and play area with free sunbeds, badminton, volley ball and an outdoor pool. You can bathe as long as you like here. « less
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Ranked #15 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Geologic Formations
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Magic Ice (Svolvaer)
Ranked #16 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Specialty Museums
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Grenselandmuseet (Kirkenes)
Ranked #17 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, stretches over 370 km2 and has a full 60 glacier arms. One of the most famous... more » Owner description: Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, stretches over 370 km2 and has a full 60 glacier arms. One of the most famous glacial arms is Austerdalsisen in Rana Municipality. To reach the glacier arm, you may take a 20-minute boat trip over Svartisvatnet, followed by a 3 km hike to Austerdalsisen. You can experience this exciting landscape, which was covered by the glacier just a few decades ago. Austerdalsisen deposits crevassed ice into the water and ice cold glacial rivers. It is a majestic sight. The boat across Svartisvatnet only operates during the summer season. Please contact Polarsirkelen Reiseliv for boat schedules: Phone + 47 75 13 92 00 « less
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Lofoten Stockfish Museum (Moskenes Municipality)
Ranked #19 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Bodo cathedral was completed in 1956. A 12 metre stained glass window, 10 tapestries from Nordland, and a rose window... more » Owner description: Bodo cathedral was completed in 1956. A 12 metre stained glass window, 10 tapestries from Nordland, and a rose window decorate the beautiful interior. The cathedral is built as a basilica in the Gothic style. It was designed by the architects Blakstad & Munthe Kaas and was one of the first churches in Norway to have a detached steeple. Free admission. « less
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Kirkehelleren (Traena Municipality)
Ranked #21 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #22 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Torghatten (Bronnoy Municipality)
Ranked #23 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Mountains; Geologic Formations
Owner description: Torghatten, with its distinctive hole through it, is known both nationally and internationally. Petter Dass, our famous... more » Owner description: Torghatten, with its distinctive hole through it, is known both nationally and internationally. Petter Dass, our famous clergyman and poet, described the mountain as “an eye that keeps watch over Nordland’s people and riches – and which never sleeps. Torghatten offers the wild and untouched, excitement and atmosphere and people appear tiny as they walk through the 160 m long, 25-75 m high and 12-27 m wide hole, like in an enormous hall. « less
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Ofoten Museum (Narvik)
Ranked #24 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #25 of 118 attractions in Nordland
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Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The tourist information centre in Mo i Rana is centrally situated in the town centre and is well signposted to from the E6.... more » Owner description: The tourist information centre in Mo i Rana is centrally situated in the town centre and is well signposted to from the E6. Our friendly staff will be happy to help with any questions you might have about the region. There is a good selection of brochures from Helgeland and Northern Norway. Small shop with souvenirs and bike rental. « less
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Ranked #26 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: ENGELSKMANNSBRYGGA (The Englishmen's Hamlet) The hamlet was built by an English company around 1900. Today, it provides homes... more » Owner description: ENGELSKMANNSBRYGGA (The Englishmen's Hamlet) The hamlet was built by an English company around 1900. Today, it provides homes and workshops for three arts and crafts companies: the Glasshytta Henningsvaer AS, the potter Cecilie Haaland and Tringa AS (photographer John Stenersen). Arts and crafts centre with an adjoining shop. « less
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Ranked #27 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Dronningruta (Oksnes Municipality)
Ranked #28 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Trails
Owner description: Dronningruta [The Queen's Route] Dronningruta is a marked trail about 15 km long and is a 'round trip' along the shoreline... more » Owner description: Dronningruta [The Queen's Route] Dronningruta is a marked trail about 15 km long and is a 'round trip' along the shoreline and over the mountain between Nyksund and Sto in oksnes municipality in Vesteralen. If you are in good physical shape and are used to medium altitudes, this is the trip for you. Certain portions of the trip may seem challenging in terms of heights. The trip can be done in 5-8 hours. This is the route that Queen Sonja of Norway enjoyed trekking in 1994, hence the name 'Dronningruta'. . Considered quite challenging. Red route +++ You can get to Nyksund or Sto by local bus from Sortland, or by private car. By car, you need to take RV 820 from Sortland in the direction of Myre. At Froskeland, you turn right onto RV 821. When you reach the centre of Myre, you turn onto FV 935 in the direction of Sto/Nyksund. It takes a little over an hour to drive to Sto or to Nyksund. Description of the route The trip is a round trip between Sto and Nyksund, and you decide on your own where you want to start. The highest point is Finngamheia (448 mas). The route is signposted with the Hiking Association's Ts at the starting points and along the trail. The hiking surface is mountain rock, earth, stone and peat. Parts of the route run along the shoreline. Along the beach areas, the route has peat and grass ground cover and can be wet. There is a sheep trail up the mountainside at the summit, the ground is hard and stony. There is a steep section from both sides up to the mountain summit. Certain parts are secured with safety ropes. Experiences along this route are numerous. The trip offers not only variation in hiking terrain and splendid vistas, but the starting and stopping points are also two very special sights. Nyksund is an old, once abandoned fishing village that has been resurrected through the efforts of artist residents and and the tourism industry. Sto is a small, charming and active fishing village. Overnight accommodation There are rooms/rorbu cabins/flats for hire in both Nyksund and Sto. There are also places for tenting or having a caravan at the local campsite. « less
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Ranked #29 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #30 of 118 attractions in Nordland
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The museum is a popular spot for outings among the people of Bodo. The grounds were purchased by the Nordland Museum in 1938... more » Owner description: The museum is a popular spot for outings among the people of Bodo. The grounds were purchased by the Nordland Museum in 1938 and all the buildings there have been relocated from various other places in Nordland. In the boathouses we find the Nordland Museum’s boat collection. The big grey boathouse houses the country’s only Nordland Jekt, the ”Anna Karoline”. She was built in 1876 and brought ashore here in Bodosjoen in 1959. The ”jekt” were cargo vessels used to carry stockfish and other goods to Bergen for over 400 years. Mid-summer event with a range of activities. Guided tours available on request. « less
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