“Vesterålen is the ideal location for observing the northern lights, since the so-called aurora borealis oval runs along the coast of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark counties. In the centre of this oval are the Vesterålen islands. Breathtakingly beautiful colours shimmer across the sky and create a bewitching spectacle. Steep snow-covered mountains are reflected on the ocean surface, along with the sparkling colours from the heavens.” Visit Norway - This is not the only good reason to go to Vesterålen. Other activities also include skiing, deep sea fishing go on a whale safari or go kayaking in the Arctic winter landscape.