In the north of the Vesterålen archipelago lies the island of Andøya. The small island is one of sharp contrasts with steep mountains climbing high above flat marshland. Cold arctic breezes jar the senses in the company of white sandy beaches. The 58-kilometer long Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya runs along the exposed western coastline, from the small village of Bjørnskinn in the south the Andenes in the north.
The raw nature in this part of the county, with the vast Norwegian Sea spreading out in front you, always manages to find its way under your skin. Whether it’s the churn in your stomach from a steep mountain drop or the chill of the air as the midnight sun refuses to set, each experience takes on its own identity.
The Andøya scenic route forms a natural part of a Northern Norway summer itinerary, connecting the Lofoten and Senja scenic routes.
The ferry between Andenes and Gryllefjord on Senja Island takes 1 hour and 40 minutes and connects Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya with the Senja scenic route. The route operates two to three times per day from May to September. Arrive at the terminal in Andenes 1-2 hours before departure to secure a place on the ferry. If possible, arrive even earlier and leave your vehicle in the line while exploring Andenes. Check departure times on Entur (Andenes fergekai, Andøy to Gryllefjord ferjekai, Torsken).
Important: Purchase tickets within the Troms Mobillett app to get a 25% discount compared to buying on board.
• Most amenities are located in Andenes, the administrative centre of the island.
• There are campgrounds in Stave, Bleik, and Andenes.
• There are petrol stations in Risøyhamn and Andenes.