Sortland

Travel Guide
Sortland featuring a small town or village and a lake or waterhole

Wander through the downtown area painted brightly blue, hike a nearby trail and admire art in a gallery in this charming town.

Sortland is regarded for its cultural heritage and outdoor activities. Spot a spermaceti whale, known to feed around the islands. Enjoy hiking, cycling, diving, golf and more activities during the summer. Ski, snowboard and dogsled during the winter. Find some of Norway’s most spectacular natural areas in Sortland and the surrounding islands.

This beautiful town connects many of the Vesterålen islands by bridge and operates as a commercial hub. Explore the other islands and shop for local produce in the city center. Book a sport fishing charter and catch deep-sea fish, including cod, salmon and halibut.

Stop at the remarkable Sortland Church, built in the early 20th century. Tour the church and admire its neo-Gothic architectural style. Head to the Norwegian Fishing Industry Museum about 26 miles (42 kilometers) from Sortland. This museum traces the rich history of northern Norway’s fishing industry.

Observe the midnight sun from Sortland Bridge in the summer. This natural phenomenon occurs when the sun is visible at midnight local time. Book a northern lights tour during the winter season and let a local guide show you the best places to view the breathtaking colorful lights and patterns that decorate the sky.

Visit Hinnøya, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Sortland. This large island is regarded for its excellent natural areas. Hike through the Møysalen National Park and admire the impressive jagged mountains. Notice predatory birds, including white-tailed eagles and golden eagles, circling above.

Fly into Stokmarknes Airport in Skagen, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) from the center of Sortland. Stay in available self-catered apartments and hotels in the downtown area. Waterfront cottages and holiday homes are also available in Sortland and the surrounding islands.

Come to Sortland in the fall and attend the Sortland Jazz Festival, featuring prominent Norwegian and international jazz musicians.

Scandic Sortland
Scandic Sortland
HAVNEGATA 3, Sortland
The price is AU$144 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Located in Vesterålen, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sortland Museum.
4.6/5 Exceptional! (173 reviews)
Quasi perfetto
"Hotel nuovissimo, buona pulizia, ottima colazione. Bella la zona ristorante/colazione con terrazza affacciata sul mare. Le note negative: in camera troppo caldo e non c'era possibilità di regolare la temperatura. Il parcheggio è a pagamento ma al check in non c'è stato spiegato nulla, solo che bastava ..."

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2021

Scandic Sortland
Sortland Hotell
Sortland Hotell
3.5 out of 5
Vesterålsgata 59, Sortland
The price is AU$216 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Located in Vesterålen, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Sortland Museum and within 25 miles (40 km) of Hurtigrutemuseet and Gullesfjord. Meløya is 23.9 mi ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (60 reviews)
"Clean and nice stay"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Sortland Hotell
Vesteralen Sjohushotel
Vesteralen Sjohushotel
Vesteralsveien 75, Anstadsjøen, Sortland
Situated in Sortland, this tree house is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Sortland Museum and within 25 miles (40 km) of Hurtigrutemuseet and Gullesfjord. Meløya is 24.1 mi ...
Vesteralen Sjohushotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bø Art Studio
Bø Art Studio
3.5 out of 5
Bøness, Sortland, Nordland
The price is AU$263 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from Hurtigrutemuseet.
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"The property is well appointed and very nicely curated in a beautiful setting. The proprietor is very friendly and extremely helpful. For us it served as a very nice base while we explored the area for a few days. What is not immediately obvious from the photos is that this property is right next ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2019

Bø Art Studio
Holiday home with modern facilities and fantastic location.
Holiday home with modern facilities and fantastic location.
Spjutvika 16, Sortland
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic holiday home is 15 mi (24.1 km) from Gullesfjord and within 32 miles (52 km) of Sortland Museum and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Sehr zu empfehlen
"Wir hatten 9 wunderbaren Tage in Ole's Ferienhaus. Das Haus ist in einem kleinen Dorf direkt am Fjord gelegen. Somit herrscht absolute Ruhe. Das Ferienhaus ist mit allem ausgestattet was man benötigt und alles super sauber. In der Küchen sind Gewürze und Öle vorhanden, sowie alle gängigen Kochutensilien. ..."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

Holiday home with modern facilities and fantastic location.
House with stunning views !!
House with stunning views !!
Eidsfjorden, Sortland, Nordland
Located by the ocean, this family-friendly holiday home is 19.2 mi (30.8 km) from Sortland Museum and 23.6 mi (38 km) from Meløya.
4.9/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Perfect hideaway
"We had a fantastic stay here, the house is very well equipped, the views are breathtaking. I can highly recommend staying here. If it's peace and a feeling of having your own slice of Norway all to yourself for a break then I can think of no better place. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you Remi"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2019

House with stunning views !!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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