it´s the finest big game hunting during the fall, snowmobiling during
the winter or spring, and sport fishing during the summer, Norway have
a wilderness excursion to make your outdoor experience one to remember!
The Norwegian Whale Centre at Andenes
was established in 1988 and is situated in an old fish processing
warehouse at the harbour front. The Whale Centre offers a unique
combination of tourism, education and research. Tourists visiting the
Whale Centre or going at a Whale Safari trip are invited also to see
the museum on whales, their biology, research and whaling housed at the
Whale Centre. A multi media show on whales and their environment is
shown several times a day.
the edge of the continental shelf is closer to land than anywhere else
along the coast of Norway. In the bay that constitutes this part of the
shelf, a stable stock of sperm whales feeds and thus forms the basis of
whale watching tours in the region of Vesterålen. It is only a one hour
voyage from Andenes to the feeding grounds. A normal trip, with a two
hour stay in the area, lasts about 4-5 hours.
is especially known for its great concentration of killer whales that
enter the fjord every fall. The killer whales follow the spawning
herring, which also every year has come to Tysfjord in great shoals
between October and January. Nature is overwhelming north of the Polar
circle. The days are short, but at night the aurora may really light up
Tysfjord is a municipality with distinctive features.
The area is impressive with its wild and beautiful scenery with deep
fjords and steep, majestic mountains. The mountains are spectacular and the fjords abounding in fish of
various species. Tysfjord is situated where Norway is at its narrowest.
From Hellemobotn and to the Swedish border there is only 6 km. The county is
a two cultural commune as it is center for the Lule-Sami population in
River flows into Drammensfjord, which is 25 km long. Its shores are one
large recreational area with cottages and opportunities for bathing and
angling, all the way to the narrow rapid Svelvikstrømmen. Both the fjord and the river offer
great fishing, salmon and trout being the most attractive catches in
the river, notably at Hokksund and Hellefossen.
A fjord safari and charter tours by M/S Drammen include a visit to splendid Nøstetangen Glassworks. Combined a boat and bus tour to experience the interesting sights of Drammen and Eiker region. Groups can book tours on the fjord on board the wonderful 118-year-old galeas, the Christiane.
The River Festival
takes place every year in Drammen. The festival features concerts, fun
fair, dragon boats, raft racing and bathtub rowing. More than 100
different events take place during the River Festival.
LIGHT HOUSE SAFARI
The waters around Florø
are dangerous and exposed. Three ligthhouses were built in the fairways
to the town at an early date. Two, Stabben and Kvanhovden are now
automated and unmanned. The 3rd and largest, Ytterøyane, is still
manned. Take an exciting and exoctic trip to the lights. Guided tours
in the summer season.
The coast around Florø is ideal for diving most of the year. There are many shallow waters west of Florø. An
abundance of shipwrecks tempts divers to explore the clear waters.
Excursions can be arranged.
Svanøy Estate is an old seat
of nobility from 1685, 62 acres of cultivated land and 30 acres of
woodland. An impressive main building and an old garden full of
beautiful trees. Norwegian Deer farm is a competence centre
within research on fallow buck and common deer. Breeding and
development projects. Here you can watch the beautiful animals being
fed. Guided tours in the summer season.
the thrill of a close meeting with the moose; the largest land animal
in Europe! The moose is called Elg in Norwegian, but the moose is not
comparable with the american elk. The elk (cervus canadensis), however,
is an entirely different
deer (much smaller). The moose is Europes largest land animal, also the
largest member in the deer family. A fully grown bull are over 2 meters
high at the shoulders and weighs up to 750 kg (1650 lb). Cows seldom
weighs more than 470 kg (1035 lb).
The Mooses are quite shy and
are easily scared back into the woods, but normally they are quite
co-operative and allow us to get quite near. A safari could be done by
everyone, normally we do not need to walk at all; they could be seen
from the car or bus.
Caves are dark, mysterious and challenging. Most of the caves in Norway are wild
caves and have not been developed in any way. They are the same
temperature (above freezing) all year round, and feel cool in the
summer and warm in the winter.
Caving is a year-round adventure for both novice and experienced cavers. Anyone with some hiking
experience will do fine. From beautiful limestone formations to deep
Dog-sledge driving is a total experience of
speed, teamwork and grandiose scenery. Experience the exhilaration of
standing on the runners of your sledge and driving your own team of
dogs. A total experience of speed, teamwork and scenery.
little tuition is needed - the dogs know what they are doing! One of
the delights of the trip is getting to know your own dogs which are
very friendly and good companions. Sled dogs love running!
team works together under your instruction - you have to be part of the
team - the leader behind the lead dog. A balance of love and direction
is required by the driver.
The Konnerud mines are located in the hills around Konnerud.
You will enter the mines into the main gallery, and the Contact gallery
from where you will have access to the museum, the washingroom, a
locomotive stable and a mineral exhibition. In the near future, these
may be reached via a mining train, when it is completed.
The road is open
year-round, so it is possible to make the tour on your own. Entering
the mines, however, requires the company of a guide. Otherwise, the
area is open for all. From the Contact gallery, you will proceed a
further 700 metres into the mine. You will be able to witness mining
procedures as performed during the last period of activity - 1905-1913.
The main gallery, also called "Wedel Ownership Gallery", is the
entrance to mining during the period of 1730-1770. Guides will give you
an insight into the mining industry of years gone by and also the
living conditions of the workers.
In the area around North Cape Destinasjon 71° Nord offer deepsea-rafting, fishing, hottub, sauna, barbeque, snowmobilesafari, lavocamp, fun and games. Destinasjon 71° Nord also have nice rooms at Helnes lighthouse
for overnight stay. You can also stay at our lavvocamp. Our adventures
is suitable for single persons, as well as bigger groups, families and
companies. Experience the silence, the free horizon and the arctic
nature around the lighthouse.
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