How to get to Vesterålen and Skipnes

Vesterålen has two local airports, Stokmarknes Skagen airport and Andenes Airport. Stokmarknes has a direct route from Oslo with Widereø, and is the airport closest to registration destination. Andenes has a direct route from Oslo with airline Norwegian, 1,5 hours from Sortland. A larger airport - Evenes, 1,5 hours from Sortland has several direct routes from Oslo.

Transport
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How to get here. Below you find the way of travel to Vesterålen. Please contact Pål for private transport to Skipnes.  

You might also take the local boat, for information - see www.177nordland.no - information about local boat start Myre or Skjellfjord.

If you want to paddle a kayak out to Skipnes, that is also a very nice transport!

ROUTE INFORMATION BUS, FERRY AND SPEED BOAT:
www.177nordland.no   –   Tel 0047 75 77 24 10

Your own car:
E6 through Norway, via Riksgrensen E10 from Sweden. Skipnes is an island in the open sea, so you need some sort of boat transport from the main-land.
Ferries: www.177nordland.no

Traffic and road information:
www.vegvesen.no/Trafikkinformasjon/Reiseinformasjon/Trafikkmeldinger

By plane:
Oslo – Harstad/Narvik (Evenes): www.sas.no  /  www.norwegian.com
Bergen – Harstad/Narvik (Evenes): www.sas.no  /  www.norwegian.com
Stavanger – Harstad/Narvik (Evenes): www.sas.no  /  www.norwegian.com
Trondheim – Harstad/Narvik (Evenes): www.sas.no  /  www.norwegian.com
Oslo – Andenes: www.norwegian.com
Oslo – Bodø – Skagen – Tromsø:  www.wideroe.no
Oslo – Bodø – Andenes – Tromsø: www.wideroe.no
Oslo – Skagen: www.wideroe.no

Bus:
Airport bus from Evenes to Sortland  www.flybussen.no/sortland/
Airport bus Sortland – Skagen www.flybussen.no/sortland/
Fauske – Sortland www.177nordland.no
Narvik – Sortland www.177nordland.no
Harstad  – Sortland www.177nordland.no
Tromsø  – Sortland www.177nordland.no

Train:
Oslo – Fauske: www.nsb.no
Train through Sweden to Narvik: www.sj.se

Coastal Express:
Bergen – Kirkenes www.hurtigruten.no
(calls at Stokmarknes, Sortland and Risøyhamn).

Distances in Vesterålen
Sortland – Kaljord  53 km Melbu – Stokmarknes  16 km
Stokmarknes – Sortland  28 km Sortland – Lødingen  58 km
Lødingen – Øksneshamn  63 km Sortland – Andenes  101 km
Sortland – Stø 54 km Sortland – Nyksund 52 km
Sortland – Bø (Straume)  58 km Sortland – Hovden  69 km