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  1. Photo: André Askeland
    You can get to know this region, from the stone age to this day, through the historical exhibition "1000 years with plow, cross and sword". From 125 NOK.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Visit one of the largest battleship-cannons put on land in Europe during the second World War. You need to book tickets in advance.
    1. 1000 years of plowing, cross and sword
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    2. Trondenes Church is the northernmost and one of the most important stone churches from medieval times.
    3. Maistua lies beautifully near a hiking terrain in Medkilaheia which lies 5 km south of Harstad. The cabin was earlier rused as a radio-link station, hence the high altitude of the cabin (322 m.a.s). The view is just scenic and unforgettable. North you can view Harstad, Grytøya and Senja, whilst in the east towards Dyrøya, Andørja and Rolløya. Let your eyes feast on the romantic nature of Northern Norway.
    4. An arena for a broad range of artistc expressions, exhibiting of local, national and international artists.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    5. Harstad Culture House is located in Harstad center, five minutes walking distance from the speed boat, steamer and bus terminal.
    6. Visit Harstad during the Arts Festival of North Norway and choose between 150 performances including music, theatre, dance, exhibitions and visual theatre for children.
      1. 24 Jun 20231 Jul 2023
    7. Bli med oss på en el.sykkel opplevelse i Tore Hunds rike.
    8. A collection of buildings dating back over 250 years.
    9. There are hundreds of small and remote islands right outside of Harstad, perfect for camping and exploring.
    10. Trastad Collections is an art and cultural museum that collects, communicates, exhibits and research in a highly appropriate social perspective.
      1. Old trading post and guesthouse dating back to the 16th century.
        1. 1 Sep 202230 Apr 2023
        2. 1 May 202331 Aug 2023
      2. Kvæfjord Matkultur is a network consisting out of local businesses that produce, sell and distribute a large assortment of local food and regional experiences from Kvæfjord and the surrounding archipelago.
      3. «Stien langs sjøen»
      4. Discover our Viking heritage, ruins of World War II, flora and fauna.
      5. A relic from the Cold War
      6. An extensive electro exhibition.
      7. From trading post to charming rural museum.
        1. The tv tower in Harstad is about 10 minutes from the city center by car.
        2. Salangen Country Museum lies nestled in beautiful and fertile farmland at Prestbakken in Upper Salangen.
          1. The only completely preserved herring oil factory from the early 1900s in Norway.
          2. A guided tour in the farm's cultivated landscape with glimpses from the farm history through 10 000 years.