Welcome to the heart of Northern Norway
Situated on Norway’s biggest Island, Hinnøya, you find Harstad! The city is located in the middle of Northern Norway, whit Tromsø to the North, Bodø to the South, Narvik to the east and the archipelago of Lofoten & Vesterålen to the West. This location, surrounding Evenes Airport, makes the region a local starting point for tourist visiting Northern Norway. A perfect start to your arctic adventure!
Harstad is a region with unforgettable nature experiences, local food with excellent chefs, genuine shops, music and art festivals, an untouched archipelago and much more.
Every country has a region uniquely attractive to those who appreciate good food and drink. Harstad has in recent years developed into such place, whit four gourmet restaurants.
That is why the city are cold the “Gourmet city in the North”.
The city Harstad is home to a number of historical sites spanning several eras and historic events. The Viking Age, the Middle Ages, World War II and the old engineering industry in Harstad are well represented with local history tied to each attraction.
The region offers a variety of opportunities for hiking and mountain trips, at all levels of challenge, in summer as well as winter. Harstad is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. We also have a rich and varied archipelago, as well as excellent opportunities for fishing and other recreational activities. Outside Harstad is a multitude of islands, with sandy beaches and rocky shores. This is also the northernmost inhabited archipelago in the world!
Home to the most romantic place in Norway to see the midnight sun and in the middle of the northern lights belt – Harstad is ready to seduce you as well! With 24/7 hours of sunlight in summertime and the mysterious green and purple aurora borealis in wintertime, the natural phenomena in the Harstad area can be experienced all year.
Visit Harstad will take pleasure in assisting you in your planning.
For more information, visit us at www.visitharstad.no