Region: Vesteralen

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.

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1,000 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.

100th anniversary of Risøyrenna

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

First prototype for GaiaVesterålen

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

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GaiaVesterålen

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

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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.

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!

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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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Hurtigruten Museum opens on 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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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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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!

Lofotkista

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.

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 of the that has been restored to it´s former glory.

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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New Home Page

Welcome to Museum Nord’s new website.

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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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.

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.

Our Struggle

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

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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.

Risøyrenna 100 years

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

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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!

Rock art and landscapes

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

Seabed

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.

Seabed Digital

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

seasonal work at the Norwegian Fishing village Museum in Å

Seasonal work at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

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.

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Summer guests at Andenes

Hot days at Andenes and this years first museum visitors.

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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Summer museums

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

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.

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.

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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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What happens this weekend?

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