Activities on Andøy
Andøya in Vesterålen is actually the 10th largest island in Norway. The place is known for its beautiful and varied nature, offering exciting activities for both residents and visitors.
We collaborate with Andøy Taxi
Risøyhamn Sjøhus has a good collaboration with Andøy Taxi. Our guests are recommended to contact the taxi company directly if they need transportation to places in the area around Andøya/Vesterålen.
Andøy Taxi can be reached at +47 761 41 200.
Enjoy your lunch at a café
Right by Risøyhamn Sjøhus is the TH Café, which sells items such as baguettes, lasagna, pizza, and hamburgers. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can get a scoop or two of ice cream for dessert.
From June 1st to August 30th, Alveland in Dverberg is open. Just 15-20 minutes by car from Risøyhamn Sjøhus, you can buy fresh baked goods and homemade soaps – their specialty.
Alveland is open from 11:00 to 18:00, and can be reached a +47 996 11 845.
Dinner at Marmelkroken
In the beautiful village of Bø on the outer side of Andøya, you’ll find Marmelkroken. A wonderful place to visit, both alone and with others. Marmelkroken is nestled close to the woods and mountains, with the vast ocean as its closest neighbor. Here, you can enjoy a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings.
Day cruise with Hurtigruten
Since 1893, Hurtigruten has sailed along the Norwegian coast. The journey is referred to as “the world’s most beautiful coastal voyage”. We are fortunate to have easy access to Hurtigruten. From Risøyhamn, the ship departs in both north and south directions. If you feel like traveling a bit further than just the immediate area, you can take a day cruise to places like Svolvær or Harstad.
Unique moments with whale watching
Andøya is known for whale watching, as orcas come every summer to hunt for herring. Have you ever considered going on a whale-watching tour? Now’s your chance! Both Whale2Sea and Whalesafari are located on Andøya. Whale2Sea takes you out into the open ocean on their RIB boats, allowing you to truly see these magnificent animals up close. Whalesafari organizes tours with larger boats, equipped with experienced captains and modern sonar equipment that increases the chances of spotting whales.
Andøya is home to Norway’s only operational space center, Andøya Space. The center is engaged in research, testing, and rocket launches. They also offer experiences for space enthusiasts of all ages. Gather your group and take a virtual journey to Mars, or test their escape room. The entrance ticket includes exhibitions, films, wall climbing, and paper rocket workshop. Read more on the website to Andøya Space.
National Tourist Routes
On Andøya you can wander along some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches and look out over the calm ocean, with only the midnight sun as company.