Andøymuseet. Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik
Andøy Museum. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

POLAR HISTORY AT THE NORTHERN PEAK OF VESTERÅLEN

One of the most famous polar hunters of Spitsbergen, Hilmar
Nøis, came from Andøy island. At Andøy museum you can see an
exhibition on hunters life, and learn more about the unique geology of
the island.

In the village Risøyhamn there is a small outdoor museum with five
buildings. Visit the annual summer market.

GUIDED TOUR TO THE TOP OF ANDENES LIGHTHOUSE

Andenes lighthouse was built in 1859, and was one of the first
cast iron towers in Norway. It’s also one of the tallest in the country, at
40 meters. Inside the lighthouse you can visit an exhibition with special
focus on the harbor and the lighthouse at Andenes. Guided tours are
offered.

Opening hours 2020

June 27–August 2
Thursday–Sunday 12–16

Also open on request

Outdoor museum in Risøyhamn is only open on request.

Covid-19
Your safety and our staff´s safety is important to us.
We are working in accordance to the authorities
regulations to ensure a safe visit. We ask you to
follow our guidelines. Please inform yourself on
these upon arrival. Our guidelines are easy to
detect upon arrival. Please do not hesitate to
contact our staff if any questions. We are looking
forward to sharing our history with you – welcome!

Prices 2020

Andøy Museum
Adult 50 NOK
Child (under 16 years) FREE

Andenes Lighthouse
Adult 100 NOK
Children 50 NOK

Isbjørn på Andøymuseet. Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik
Polar bear in Andenes Museum. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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