Winter in Andøy
Winter in Andøy

WINTER IN ANDØY

The arctic light makes Andøy a special place to be during winter. Seeing the northern lights dance across the sky is spectacular, and a sight you’ll never forget. The herring migrates into Andfjorden, followed by humpback whales and killer whales - so join in for brilliant whale safari trips during these months. The sun returns at the middle of january, and this is also peak season for the local fishermen and the fishing industry. Winter festivals such as «Nordlyst» with concerts, fireworks display and exhibitions takes place.

Winter whale safari
Experience arctic whale safaris. During winter in addition to sperm whales we have a big chance to observe killer whales, humpback whales, fin whales in a fantastic winter light and in the arctic nature.
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Mission in Spaceship Aurora
Spaceship Aurora will bring you on a virtual Northern light mission in space. Your job is to bring the Spaceship Aurora into space, gather the northern light information our researchers need, and bring us all back to Space Port Andøya in one piece.
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Northern Lights film and Exhibitions
A short widescreen film about the Northern Lights and how rockets from Andøya are used in the investigation of Aurora Borealis will be demonstrated in our new auditorium. The center offers exciting exhibitions showing Aurora Borealis and Norway as a space nation.
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Northern Lights Adventure
Discover the Northern Lights guided by an experienced photographer. A presentation and workshop are given before you meet the lights yourself in the night of Andøy.
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Photo safari
Join a workshop at our “Brygga” and learn from a pro how to improve your wildlife photography skills. Combined with our whale - and bird safari tours you will have some amazing days!
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Auroral Forecast App
The Auroral forecast at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory is available for all smart phone platforms. The apps were released on Andøya Space Center 50 years anniversary.
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National Tourist Route Andøya
On the island of Andøya you can wander along some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches and look out over the still waters of the ocean with the midnight sun as your sole companion. This is a trip that is designed for enjoyment. ©Foto: Steinar Skaar / Statens vegvesen
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The Whale Shop
In our shop you can buy original and exclusive souvenirs, clothes, postcards, books, mugs, presents and more. We have Tax Free as well.
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Space Shop
Exciting toys and souvenirs.
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Gammelbutikken
Old grocery store that we have reopened as a museum and a giftshop. Authentic family company history.
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Farm shop - Nordtun Gård
Family driven farm through 5 generations. Self-produced chees of cowmilk and other products.
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Thon Hotel Andrikken
Andrikken Hotel has 44 comfortable rooms. All rooms have free WI-Fi and TV. The lobby bar offers a broad variety of beer, wine, liquor and tasty bar food. Our service-minded receptionists are taking care of your needs 24/7.
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Hotel Marena
Every room - a new adventure! In Andenes you find the northernmost art hotel in the world, Hotel Marena. Bright and charming rooms - each with their own uniqueness. Get the most out of your experience by staying with us.
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Midnattsol camping
Our camping is located next to the longest beach in Norway and in the beautiful village of Bleik.
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Riggen Restaurant & Dance Bar
We offer lunch and dinner, local dishes, pizza, coffee and cakes, daily dinner buffet, bar with all sorts of drinks. With a lovely sea view Riggen is the natural choice for food and drinks.
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Culinary experience with entertainment
Nordtun Farm - Several courses dinner, finger food or taste party made of local ingredients can be arranged all year upon request.
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Marmelkroken Culture and Activity Center
Countless opportunities for outdoor activities and nature experiences. (Only in Norwegian)
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Weather forecast for Andøy
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Midnattsol Camping Rorbu
Our Rorbu is newly renovated and located in Bleik harbour. With the sea and the beach right at our doorstep, we welcome you to stay with us and wish you a nice holiday.
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Nærbutikkken in Bleik - local store
Welcome to our cozy shop and café in the heart of Bleik village!
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Nordmela Landhandleri & Kafé
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Galleri Dick Monshouwer
I work with jewellery, painting and sculpture. Welcome to visit my gallery in Risøyhamn Andøy!
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