Sortland, Vesterålen's commercial centre and transit hub, occupies a nick in the island's east coast. Its mostly chunky, rectangular buildings are painted a soothing sea-blue, the project of local artist Bjørn Elvenes who wanted to turn the town into a three-dimensional painting. Or perhaps it was to distract you from the fact that there's very little to detain you as you turn north towards Stø or south towards Lofoten.
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