Archipelago safari with RIB
Ready to feel the sea spray in the face and the wind in your hair? Harstad’s beautiful archipelago is best experienced zooming around in a RIB boat. B&B Touring arrange a variety of tours, where spectacular wildlife and nature experiences are combined with fast-paced action and stories about the Vikings and wartime told by knowledgeable guides. One of the most popular tours goes to Krykkjeberget in Sundsvollsundet, where kittiwakes often appear – in addition to sea eagles, dolphins, killer whales and porpoises. A memory bank experience!
In search for the big fish
Visiting Harstad, it’s almost a must to try your luck at fishing! Here you can get everything from saithe and halibut to mackerel, catfish and tusk on the hook. Join Arctic Waters on their "catch and cook" trip where you can catch your own fish and then prepare it for dinner, or join in on a four-hour fishing trip with MK Nordbuen, where the captain promises to take you to his best fishing spots.
Sollifjellet Alpine Centre
Around a 15-minute drive from Thon Hotel Harstad you will find Sollifjellet Alpinsenter, with trails suitable for both small and big skiers. The family-friendly facility offers 5 slopes totalling 7.3 kilometres, as well as a toboggan run and a café. The season normally runs from December to mid-May.
Magical cave walk
Around 20 minutes drive from Harstad awaits a spectacular walk to Trollkirka on Evenes. Despite its name, this is not a church but beautiful limestone caves with underground waterfalls and rivers. With safety equipment and good guidance from Aktiv Event you can rappel down underground, where troll coffee and tea are served made from natural spring water from the mountains before the tour out follows the river towards Trollfossen.
Zen at sea
If you want to get close to nature – and really explore Harstad’s archipelago, you should get in a kayak. There’s almost nothing more magical than floating across still water surrounded by majestic nature. ArctiConcepts rent out kayaks and arrange guided tours. How about a tour under the midnight sun? Or a trip in search for bright white sandy beaches and secluded coves? It is not without reason that Harstad is referred to as a paddle paradise!
On two wheels
Whether you have a lot of cycling experience, or it’s been many years since the last time, Harstad has great opportunities for experiences on two wheels. And with an electric bike, it’s even more fun to see Harstad from the bike. ArctiConcepts arranges a tour that starts on tarmac in the city before embarking on exciting forest trails. Along the way, there will be time for a nice break and an outdoor lunch prepared on a campfire.