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Andoya, Andoy Municipality

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Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago, situated about inside the Arctic circle. Andøya is located in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. The main population centres on the island include Andenes, Bleik, and Risøyhamn.The island has an area of, making it the tenth largest island in Norway. The island is connected to the neighboring island of Hinnøya using the Andøy Bridge. The Andfjorden lies to the east of the island, the Risøysundet strait lies to the south and east side of the island, and the Gavlfjorden lies to the southwest side. The Norwegian Sea lies to the west and north.The numerous bog areas on Andøya are used for the extensive production of peat. Andøya is also well known for its cloudberries. Besides the flat and largely continuous bog areas, Andøya also consists of steep mountain ranges reaching up to high. The sharp peak of Kvasstinden is the highest point on the island at. The Andøya Rocket Range which was founded in 1962 is also located on the island.
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20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Andenes & Lofoten Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Andoya BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Andenes BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Norway BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Norway BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Andoya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Andoya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Northern Norway BY A USER FROM CHINA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Northern Norway BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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  • In the District of Vesterålen lies this beautiful island, where you can meet beautiful vistas. It's easily reachable with ferries (if you are on other islands), which from the Mainland with bridges (free of charge) If you are travelling from Narvik or Bardufoss. Don't miss the beautiful National Tourist Route along the West Coast, which connects Andøya Andenes in Risøyhamn or vice versa, touching every country Noss, Nordmela, Stave and Bleik and Whale Safari in Andenes. National Tourist Route path Andøya in short: coming from Andenes from Fv82 take the Fv976 till Nordmela. From here, take the Fv974 continuing to Noss up to rejoin the Fv82 to arrive at Risøyhamn. Of course the path you can do it as well to the contrary at your leisure.
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  • I was traveling by car with regular stops for photo. The entire road is very beautiful, there are places to stay and you can walk for a long time.
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  • We drove from Sortlands to Andøya and back in mid June '16. Norway has very thoughtfully mapped out for tourists what they call their "National Tourist Routes" and on this day we drove to - and along ...  more »