How to get here

Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago. All our hotels are located on the nothern part of the island, in Andenes and in Bleik.

Despite being a remote island where tranquility is a way of life, Andøya has a lot of tourism and as such, there are many ways of getting here.

By car

Coming from Lofoten, Narvik or Tromsø, you will have to pass by Sortland, road 85. Once here you get onto the local road 82 towards Andøya and Andenes.  Road 82 ends in the harbor of Andenes and, driving from Sortland, it will take you about 1,5 hours to get here.


By ferry

During the summer months May- August a local ferry crosses three times daily from Andenes to Senja/Gryllefjord and back. If you are coming from the north it will be the most convenient way to travel, however please note that you cannot make a reservation for the ferry, so you will have to be at the ferry terminal at least an hour prior to departure. Timetable

By boat

Hurtigruten arrives at Risøyhamn on the southern part of the island, twice a day all year round. From here you can take a bus or a taxi to Andenes. Timetable

By plane

Wideroe has daily flights from Tromsø, Bodø and Harstad/Evenes to Andøya airport.

During the summer Norwegian offers direct flights from Oslo to Andøya. Many guests also choose to fly to Harstad/Evenes airport and rent a car. It is a 3,5 hours drive up to Andenes, but having a car once on the island is a great advantage.

By bus

There are daily departures from Andenes to Sortland. From here you can transfer bus to Lofoten, Harstad, Narvik or Tromsø. Timetable

By train

There is no train on the island. Should you plan a traintrip to Andøya, please note that you will have to take the bus to Narvik and travel from there.

How to get around on the island

Rental car

Having a car on the island offers a good advantage and makes it easier to get to the different attractions the island has to offer.

Locally, there are two companies offering rental cars - Hertz and Avis


Andøy Taxi is the local taxi provider and operates all over the island. Tel. +47 761 412 00.


The island is perfect for biking and offers wonderful views and great stops along the way.