Nature at your doorstep -

10 reasons to visit Andenes

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Whale safari

Enjoy a guided tour at the whale museum before heading out to sea looking for whales. Sperm whales and pilot whales live in the area all year round, while humpback whales, orcas and other types of whales visit our waters at different times of the year.

November - January: Humpbacks, orcas and fin whales

May - September: Minke whale

The trip is organized by Whalesafari and takes about 3 hours. Please dress warm all year round as the weather varies and there are limited in-door seats on the boat.

Sea safari

Looking for an action-filled safari? Then a trip in a RIB-boat is the right option for you! In high speed, you are at sea looking for different types of whales, seals and eagles.

Guided by professional photographers, you can take fantastic pictures of unforgettable moments.

Sea Safari Andenes offers this trip, which takes about 3 hours. They provide you with a body suit, but please bring gloves and headwear all year round as the weather varies.

Puffin safari

During the months of May - July you can travel out to the Bleik Island with Puffin Safari and enjoy hundreds of thousands of puffins who have travelled to Andøya for mating. You may also observe eagles, razorbills, cormorants and many more types of birds. There are three trips a day, taking about an hour and a half.

In the evening, you can go out with the boat fishing and enjoying the midnight sun.


Nature experiences

Northern Light safari

Experience the amazing Northern Lights and take your own pictures. There are difference courses in Northern Lights photography and a variety of Northern Lights hiking trips around the island. The length of the hiking trips vary due to weather.

Midnight sun

Whether you are hiking high above Andøya or enjoying an evening with barbeque on the beach - the midnight sun is worth a visit!

Spaceship Aurora

Spaceship Aurora is a Learning and an Activity Center with lots of fun! They offer activities for all age groups. You can be an astronaut traveling on a missoin to Mars or try your luck in the escaperoom amongst other things.  

Hiking trips

Take a trip to the top of Ramnan or Måting and enjoy the magnificent view over Andøya and the Atlantic Ocean. The island offers many beautiful hiking trails - from beginners to experienced hikers. This is the place for your selfie!

Bleik beach

Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach under the sun on Andøya's longest beach. White sand and green water offers the Caribbean feeling in Norway!

Biking trips

There are many nice biking trips on the island. Take a trip around the island and explore all the treasures the island has to offer.

Mother Nature

We cannot influence the weather but when Mother Nature is showing off her power there is no better place to be! Experience the Norwegian weather for yourself!

Other activities

  • Kayaking

  • Fishing

  • Snorkeling and diving

  • Photography

  • Skiing/Toboggan

Stay the way you want!

Andenes Hotel offers three different types of accommodation in Andenes and in Bleik.

For the business trip, the family vacation or the weekend get-away with a special someone or a group of friends, here you will find the accomodation that suits your needs while visiting Andøya.

Grønnbuene Rorbu Hotel - Hotel in the middle of Andenes harbor in walking distance to the city center.

Lankanholmen Cabin - Newly renvoated cabins with a beautiful sea view in the harbor of Andenes.

Bleik Sea Cabins - luxury accomodation on the beack of Bleik with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean.


Thon Hotel Andrikken services all our accommodations where our reception is located. Here you may also start your day off with a beautiful breakfast. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

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