Andoy isn't the only place in this popular region worth seeing; visitors with plenty of time should also rent a vehicle and set off to explore the unique qualities of the surrounding scenery, cities and towns. Meloyvaer, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west, while Sortland can be found 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north.
For a window into local culture, head straight to Nordland 's nature museums, history museums and art galleries. Nordland has been blessed with an interesting religious history; learn more at the area's most important cathedrals.
For those who love to get out into the cold weather, this area may just be the perfect holiday destination. The region is well-known for its skiing and cross-country skiing. If you think a perfect holiday is maxing-out your heart rate in wild places, then check out one of the many mountain climbing or hiking excursions the Andoy area has to offer.
Use your best Norwegian to communicate with the locals in Andoy. "Kvar kjem du frå?" is Norwegian for "Where are you from?" You'll find that knowing "Kva heiter du?", which means "What's your name?", can be a good conservation starter.
When the time comes to pack up your gear and say "Ha det bra" to Andoy, you'll have many special memories to last a lifetime.