Region: Vesteralen

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Ticket Hurtigruten Museum

Ticket to the Hurtigruten Museum

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Group Tickets Hurtigruten Museum

Group ticket for 10 or more people

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Ticket, Andøy Museum

Ticket for adults to the Andøy museum (Entrance for children under 16 is free)

A ticket is valid for one day, the day it is used.

Includes the Polar Museum, the Island Museum and the Fishing Museum.

Please click HERE to see our opening hours.

Hurtigruten Museum

A monument to Norway’s Transport history: Visit the bridge, engine room and cabins on the Finnmarken express route (1956) in its iconic barley. Feel the atmosphere in the lounges from the steamship Finmarken (1912). Activities for children and families. Hurtigruta’s importance is told in modern exhibitions. Food and drinks are served in the dining room anno 1956. Welcome aboard!

Neptun Herring Oil Factory

A piece of northern Norway’s industrial history. The country’s most modern herring oil factory when it was established in 1910. Cooperation with the occupying forces during World War II and predation on nature is part of Neptun’s exciting history. Protected by the National Heritage Board as a technical-industrial cultural monument.

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Summer guests at Andøy museum

Hot days at Andenes and this years first museum visitors.

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Hurtigruten Museum honored with international award

The Hurtigruten Museum is honored with the International Steel Design Awards.

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Living on the Edge pre-project

The pre-project Living on the Edge is coming to an end. If you are a cultural institution or institute of marine research and are interested in a full project – feel free to contact us!

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Activities for children

Our museums have various offers and activities for children and families with children this summer. Here are some tips.

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War sailors // a traveling exhibition

War sailors // a traveling exhibition visits Narvik and Sortland in August and September. We meet eight people who were children and young people when the war turned them into war sailors.

Book launch and two talks on World War II in the north

Lecture with Åsa Elstad and Baard H. Borge on the occasion of the launch of the three-volume work on World War II in the north – the first overall presentation of the war in the region.

Curator at Sortland Museum

At Sortland Museum we have a vacancy for a challenging position in a very exciting environment.

Melbo Manor

From quiet farm to a small industrialized city within a few decades (1890–1920). The businessman and landowner Chr. Frederiksen was in the center of the activities. Visit the mansion that has been restored to it´s former glory.

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Our Struggle at sortland museum

On Saturday 12 June 2021, the exhibition “Our Struggle – The History of the Labour Movement in Vesterålen” opened at Sortland Museum.

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

Christmas market at Bø Museum

Christmas market at Bø Museum
Saturday, November 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Welcome!

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1000 stories

Immerse yourself in stories small and large from our museums, ranging from boat graves from the Viking Age to the construction of the Ofotbanen railway, and potato setting.

First prototype for GaiaVesterålen

Visit the first prototype to GaiaVesterålen at Sortland Museum in the summer of 2022.

Reginedagan

Head to Bø in Vesterålen from 22 to 31 July and take part in activities, lectures and cultural events. 

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Autumn holiday at the museums

Visit our museums during the autumn holidays! There are several autumn holiday activities at the museums this week – both for young and old.

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Our Struggle on Tour

During this week, students at upper secondary schools in Lofoten and Vesterålen will experience an exciting interactive forum theater based on the exhibition Vår Kamp.

Andøy Museum

Climb the stairs of the tall cast iron tower of Andenes lighthouse. Exhibition on the harbor development. Also exhibition: Life of a Polar hunter.

Seabed Exhibition

Seabed talks about the importance of the sea in the north, the vulnerable ecosystem in the ocean and the consequences of marine litter and pollution that are the subject of the exhibition.

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Hurtigruten Museum opens 28 August

Culture Minister Abid Raja is making the official opening of the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes. The opening takes place on Saturday 28 August at 14.00.

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Cultural Programme 2022

A new year is underway and we have planned a lot of exciting things for 2022. Explore our cultural programme and see if you can find something for you.

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GaiaVesterålen presents first prototype

On Wednesday 8 June at 1800 GaiaVesterålen presents the first version of the Vesteråls model at Sortland Museum.

Great-grandmother’s perennials of our time

Lecture with Mari Marstein: “Great-grandmother’s perennials in our time. Look at the old garden plants with a new look!” 

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Norway leads record-breaking climate project

The EU is now giving NOK 270 million to a research project that will improve the districts’ ability to deal with climate change. The Resist climate project is led by SINTEF, and is the largest EU award for a Norwegian-led climate project ever.

War sailors from the north – lecture with author Roger Albrigtsen

Welcome to a lecture with Roger Albrigtsen about his book series “War sailors from the north”, a strong depiction of the brutal reality of the war sailors during World War II.

Lofoten coffin

The white gold of the sea is still important. The fisherman must have that little extra, a sixth sense, about the weather and about the nature of the fish.

Seabed Digital English

Seabed Digital is based on the exhibition Seabed where through videos one learns facts about the sea and fun exercises.

HURTIGRUTEN MUSEUM OPENS ON 28 AUGUST

Culture Minister Abid Raja makes the official opening of the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes. The opening takes place on Saturday 28 August at 14.00.

seasonal work at the Norwegian Fishing village Museum in Å

Seasonal work at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Introducing the first version of the Vesteråls model

GaiaVesterålen and Sortland Museum invite you to view the first prototype model of Vesterålen, the model deals with Øksnes and parts of Andøy. The work is part of the research project in GaiaVesterålen.

Risøyrenna 100 years

Risøyrenna is 100 years old this year. Here is the programme for the anniversary celebrations at Stokmarknes on 25 June.

Festive evening: Sortland in the 70s

Sortland Museum and Sortland Library invite you to a FEST EVENING about Sortland in the 70s with lectures, pictures, stories, food and music!

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Exhibition opening and several talks

This week there will be an exhibition opening and several lectures. A highlight is the opening of the exhibition Bæsj – Portalen til fortiden at Bø Museum.

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GaiaTalent

GaiaTalent is a measure against exclusion among young people. We want to connect digital talents in exclusion with the need for digital competence in rural areas.

Bø Museum

Experience the history of Bø through objects and exhibitions, coastal culture and the authorship of Regine Normann, boathouse and rorbu. Fairytale forest for children. Artscape Nordland and outdoor gallery nearby. Museum gift shop. The man from the sea and the open-air gallery. Museum shop.

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Summer museums 2021

Museum summer! From Andenes to Å and inwards towards Narvik you will find us and the good stories. Welcome!

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Open Hurtigruten Museum

Remember to sign up for a tour of the Hurtigruten Museum on 27 August!

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GaiaVesterålen won the National Sustainability Award

GaiaVesterålen won courage in the Museum: Creative dissemination of sustainability at the National Museum Meeting in Skien. The prize is awarded by the Norwegian Museum Association.

Oil fence turns 50

Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland on 21 June at 13-17 June, as part of the 50th anniversary of the oil conservation.

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Risøyrenna 100 years

Risøyrenna is 100 years old this year. Here is the programme for the anniversary celebrations at Stokmarknes on 25 June. Welcome aboard!

Hurtigruten Museum 1 year

We invite you to a family day in connection with the 1-year celebration of the Hurtigruten Museum. There will be activities for children, discounted tickets for families, coffee and cake.

Lecture with Johan Borgos

Johan Borgos gives a lecture on Sami place names in Vesterålen.

Family Day at the Hurtigruten Museum

Storytelling time, music and activities for children. Family tickets.

Rock art and landscapes

The exhibition tek is produced by the Arctic University Museum of Norway from Noreg, Sweden, Finland and Northwest Russia.

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GaiaVesterålen

GaiaVesterålen is a research and technology initiative that aims to create more environmentally friendly and sustainable communities.

Lectures at Bø Museum

Welcome to a lecture with Lill-Karin Elvestad, journalist and author from Troms. She tells about the restoration work she is doing at Elvestad farm in Malangen: GAMMELSTUA – IS THERE […]

summer job at Øksnes Museum in alsvåg

We are looking for summer employees to Øksnes Museum and Alsvåggården who can work from around 15 June to 8 August.

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Oil fence turns 50

Norwegian oil spill protection celebrates 50 years. The Museum of the Norwegian Costal Administration marks this with sailing along the Norwegian coast this summer. On 21 June the boat Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland.

100th anniversary of Risøyrenna

Welcome to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of risøyrenna in Risøyhamn on 25 June.

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Cultural Heritage Days 2022

Bring your family and spend the Cultural Heritage Days 2022 at our museums. Here you will find an overview of events and programs.

Night at the Factory

Welcome to an eerie and fun evening at Kulturfabrikken – on Halloween itself! 👻There will be dress-up and activities for children of all ages.

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The boaters in Jørnfjorden

Visit Bø Museum and experience the exhibition Båtfolket in Jørnfjorden.

Sortland Museum

The importance of the sea in the North, the vulnerable eco system in the ocean and the consequences of marine pollution and pollution in general. Aimed at
children and young people.

Øksnes Museum

Alsvåggården, farmhouse with over 450 years of history. Øksnes; from the Stone Age to the high-tech fishing village Myre. Post office and trading post, enjoy your coffee in historic surroundings.

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New Home Page

Welcome to Museum Nord’s new website.

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lectures at bø museum

Welcome to a lecture with Lill-Karin Elvestad, journalist and author from Troms 29 September at 18.00.

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Living on the edge

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

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What happens this weekend?

There are several events and exhibitions waiting to visit this weekend!

Summer opening at Øksnes Museum

Øksnes Museum opens for the summer season 28 June, and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11–16 up to 7 August.

War Sailors // a travelling exhibition at Sortland Museum

Experience Krigsseilere // a travelling exhibition outside Kulturfabrikken and Sortland Museum from 31 August to 22 September.

Sami Place Names – Lecture with Johan Borgos

Lecture with Johan Borgos about Sami place names in the region, and their significance for Sami identity.

SILENT FILM in historic surroundings

Come and see the silent film PAN in Melbu community centre. Light refreshments and music at Melbo Manor.

Our Struggle

Our struggle – the history of the Labor Movement in Vesterålen.

Jennestad Trading Post

Time has stood still after the closing of the shop in 1982. The scent of coffee and tobacco still lingers in the air.

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The new Hurtigruten Museum

The new Hurtigruten Museum is our most relevant project. The museum opens on 28 August 2021.

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Our Struggle conference in Sortland

Our Struggle conference gathered almost 400 young people in the old cinema at Sortland.

About Ǫmð and northernmost Hálogaland

The name Ǫmð has been associated with areas in the far north of Nordland, and parts of Troms. Archaeologist and Professor Reidar Bertelsen explains his theory of a more detailed location and explanation of the name.

Summer-Melbu

Head to Sommer-Melbu 1st to 10th July and take part in activities, lectures and cultural events.

The excavators

Join a fun and educational archaeological activity for kids! Dig up real animal bones and learn about animals and nature at Øksnes Museum this summer.

The skipper family Bruun on Børøya

Welcome to a lecture with Åsa Elstad about the Bruun skipper family on Børøya and the treasures they left behind.

Open Weekend at Melbo Manor

Open museum and activities for children both days.

Christmas workshop and super sales on annual passes

At the Hurtigruten Museum we start christmas celebrations on November 26th!