From perennial tourist favourites to lesser known nooks and crannies, Nordland is crisscrossed with cultural and natural attractions. Journey 19 miles (31 kilometers) west from Evenes to Narvik, where you'll find the Red Cross War Memorial Museum and Fagernesfjellet.
A good way to truly understand an area is by discovering its history. So be sure to visit the old towns while you are here. Places of worship are often great windows into a region's spiritual traditions. The cathedrals around Evenes are certainly no exception.
If you're seeking something a little different from sightseeing, why not check out a local watersport? Canoeing and fishing are both popular here. Make sure you throw in walking shoes so you can join one of the fascinating wildlife spotting tours.
Taking the time to get your tongue around a few common Norwegian words and phrases is one of the greatest compliments you can pay to the Norwegian people. "Kvar kjem du frå?" ("Where are you from?") is a handy phrase to remember. And, for "What's your name?", you can say "Kva heiter du?" Don't be shy, just give it a try!
When your time is up in Evenes, use the last of your Norwegian kroner on last minute keepsakes and say Ha det bra (farewell).