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Harstad - The pearl of Northern Norway

Plan your next adventure to Harstad

  1. Visit one of the largest battleship-cannons put on land in Europe during the second World War. Visit Harstad offers two daily tours together with Hålogaland Veteranbussforening in the period from June 18th till August 19th.
    1. 17 Jun 201918 Aug 2019
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. Cruise call 12. August
    Welcome to Harstad - the pearl of Northern Norway. Check out all the highlighted activities and tours in Harstad on your arrival here, and book some of them directly through our website.
  3. A romantic day in Harstad
    Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic day in Harstad. Experience the beautiful midnight sun on Norway's most romantic beach, hike up to Keipen to view the majestic archipelago and enjoy a fine meal in Harstad.
  4. See traces of the Vikings in Altevågen Learn about the Middle Ages in Trondenes, and the worlds northernmost stonechurch from late Middle Ages Hear the story of Harstad during WWII, the Russian prison camp, war monument, the bombing of Kilbotn and the shipwreck in Barnevika. Get to know the story of Harstad, from herring fisheries to oil industry
    1. 1 Jun 201918 Aug 2019
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    3. 12 Aug 2019
  5. Trondenes Middle Ages visitor park opens its' gates this summer! The park illustrates how a traditional farm was run in the 13th century. The man of the house was out at sea whilst the woman of the house was responsible for the daily routines on the farm. Through roleplay they narrate the Norwegian and local history of Trondenes.
    1. 24 Jun 201918 Aug 2019
  6. Visit us at the tourist office for further information. We have lots of suggestions for hiking, activities, attractions and sights.
    1. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
  7. Travelling To Harstad
    Instead of finding out on your own how to get to Harstad, have we compiled this list of all recommended transportation methods for you!
  8. Harstad Archipelago
    Explore the vast and beautiful archipelago in Harstad – miles upon miles of rugged mountain peaks touching the stunning blue sky, hidden tranquil coves with waves gently cradling against the rocks..
  9. Photo contest
    Tag your summer memories from the Harstad region with #visitharstad on Instagram and participate in our photo competition! You are able to win a COOLINARY experience in Harstad - an unforgettable and quality journey enriched with culinary brilliance and beautiful nature wrapped up in an exciting narrative. We are looking forward to your seeing your cherished summer memories from Harstad on Instagram!
  10. The Northern Lights
    Come and witness the beautiful Northern Lights in Harstad! Let your eyes gaze upon the sheets of light that dance across the night sky, soothingly put your mind at ease. See our recommendations!

Our recommendations in Harstad

RIB tour to Fugleberget

RIB tour to Fugleberget

Aboard a RIB to Bjarkøy. Great trip for hobby ornithologists, and people interested in birding…

Røkenes Manor and Guesthouse

Røkenes Manor and Guesthouse

Old trading post and guesthouse dating back to the 16th century.

Trondenes Middle Ages visitor park

Trondenes Middle Ages visitor park

Trondenes Middle Ages visitor park opens its' gates this summer! The park illustrates how a…

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