Andøya and Andøya Space

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the realm of aurora research and exploration as you visit Andøy Space. Learn about the history of the centre, the science of the northern lights and embark on a simulated aurora research mission!

Embark on a fascinating 2-hour scenic drive along the stunning Andøya Peninsula, covering a distance of approximately 120km. While on the drive, keep an eye out for whales and sea eagles, which are frequently spotted in the area. Take advantage of several photo opportunities along the way, including a lighthouse and stretches of picturesque coastline.

Andøya Space is the only operative space centre in Norway where the likes of NASA, ESA and other space agencies launch research rockets into the upper atmosphere. It is home to the Spaceship Aurora interactive education centre. Delve into the world of Aurora Borealis and gain an in-depth understanding of the science behind this natural phenomenon. As well as 2 Northern Lights films you will engage with exhibits and then embark on a simulated aurora research mission aboard Spaceship Aurora. If your mission is successful and you make it back from Earth orbit you can browse space and aurora-related souvenirs in the small shop. This centre offers an exciting and educational experience for people of all ages.

There are limited restroom options for us to stop at whilst en-route but there are also toilet facilities at the space centre.

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  • Scenic drive with multiple photo stops
  • Andøya Space visitor centre admission
  • Northern Lights documentary movie
  • Spaceship Aurora – science research mission simulation
  • Guided tour of the launch facility (on request)
  • Meet a scientist (on request)

Trips that include Andøya and Andøya Space

Northern Lights in Vesterålen

October 5-night Northern Lights Holiday

8 - 13 October 2024
Northern Lights corona directly above

November 4-night Northern Lights Holiday

3-7 November 2024

November 3-night Northern Lights Holiday

7-10 November 2024
Northern Lights in Vesterålen

December 5-night Northern Lights Holiday

4-9 December 2024

December 4-night Northern Lights Holiday

8-12 December 2024
Northern Lights Holidays - frozen fjord and aurora borealis

New Year Northern Lights Holiday 2025

29 Dec 2024 - 5 Jan 2025

Other Activities

Aurora Chasing

Eagle Safari

Langøya and Nyksund

Sami Culture and Reindeer Experience

The Lofoten Islands

Whale Watching Sea Safari