Andøya attractions

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Spaceship Aurora

Around 1km south of the town entrance along the road to Bleik, this innovative space centre has a widescreen 16-minute movie and other exhibits about the aurora borealis (rockets sent up from here aid in the study o…
Lighthouse in Andenes

Andenes Fyr

The town's landmark red lighthouse, automated for many years, opened in 1859 and still shines on. To climb its 40m and 148 steps, arrange a guided tour through the reception at the whale-safari centre. The views fro…
Museum in Andenes


The whale centre provides a perspective for whale-watchers, with displays on whale research, hunting and the life cycle of these gentle giants. Most people visit in conjunction with a whale safari (a museum visit is…
Museum in Andenes

Museum Nord

The quaint, Arctic- and polar-themed Museum Nord has displays on local hunting and fishing traditions. There's extensive coverage of the 38 winter hunting expeditions in Svalbard undertaken by local explorer Hilmar …
Gallery in Andenes

Fargeklatten Galleries

This complex of historical buildings now includes a couple of small galleries displaying the art and crafts of northern Norway, with visiting exhibitions livening things up a little.
Church in Andenes

Andenes Kirke

It only opens for a month, and even then just three days a week so take advantage if you happen to be in town. It's a typically austere northern Norwegian wood construction that's prettier from the outside.
Museum in Andenes

Turf Museum

This small turf museum is part of the historic Fargeklatten complex of restored buildings.