Harstad is located approximately 1 1/2 h from Oslo by plane. Harstad is a small beautiful town that has a harmonious combination of radiant seas, rows of colourful houses, mountains, forests, and rivers. Harstad was an important base during the Viking era, and in the late 19th century it served as a sardine fishery. The Sami people, the natives of Lapland, have handed down their culture and tradition to their descendants. Tourists from around the world visit this area as it is the gateway to the Lofoten Islands, which is a popular anchorage site of the coastal steamer.
Access: Harstad can be easily accessed by plane from Oslo, Tromsø and Bødo. You can also travel to Harstad by sea, which takes approximately 3h from Tromsø.