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“"Kvalnes brygge" - live a snow storm, see a whale and the northern light”
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Andoya
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Owner description: The island of Andoya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the spectacular Northern Lights. Researchers and scientists travel here from all around the world. The phenomenon occurs in an oval around the earth’s magnetic North Pole and rotates around it. The clash of solar winds with the earth’s magnetic field pushes the oval towards the dark side of the planet, which rotates around the geographical North Pole. During winter we offer you trips leading out into nature. While wandering in fantastic picturesque surroundings you may be lucky to experience the fascinating Northern Lights dancing over the polar sky. According to your time schedule we are also able to offer you an overnight stay in the middle of nature including a winter barbecue and hot drinks. We are able to provide outdoor equipment, such as sleeping bags. Please contact us for information in detail. INFO Day: on request Duration: 4 – 5 hours Price: NOK 600.00 to NOK 1000.00/person. depends on group size: min. 2 pers./max. 8 persons Including: a light snack and warm drink in the wilderness PLEASE NOTE! Booking: We advise you to prebook latest 17:00 the same day, as we only take out small groups (Min. 2/Max. 6 persons) Clothing: Warm and wind-/waterproof clothing. Waterproof hiking boots and a small back pack. We advise you to bring a water bottle. Weather: Due to bad weather the trip will be cancelled at short notice. Payment: The payment is done before the trip begins. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Norwegian crowns(NOK) “CATCH A MEMORY” PHOTOGRAPHY On request we take photos of you and print them on a CD. So your picturesque holiday is kept present for the future. Please contact us for further information. The islands offer great opportunities for landscape and nature photography. Bring your own equipment and save memories for a lifetime.
Kolbotn, Norway
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“"Kvalnes brygge" - live a snow storm, see a whale and the northern light”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Andoya is for the traveller that wants to get close up to nature.

In the guest-house at Kvalnes, 20 km south of Andenes you can actually sit in the kitchen and have you breakfast and look for whales our in the Andoy fjord. In the evening, if skies are clear, you can see the norther lights. We visited this time during the winter, and experienced a real snow storm. Nature is powerful, and here you can experience it.

The guest house is run by the local community, mainly on a volunteer basis. They also let you camp if you prefer (I guess not in the winter). It has a friendly common area with kitchen, and is clean and very typical for Norwegian cottage culture. The owners are friendly and look out for you. Great place for the many bikers passing in the summer, or for families with kids. Recommended!

Visited December 2013
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