Full of contrasts, diverse and surprising. With a powerful landscape and scattered village communities. Such is Vesterålen. But there is also unity in its diversity. Bridges between communities and people, physical, historical, cultural bridges. A fellowship that gives the area its own distinct vitality and identity.
This 2ndedition of the hand-book, An encounter with Vesterålen, is a tool to help you discover the variations and unity in history, culture and community life. The book starts with a general introduction to Vesterålen´s history and culture, followed by a presentation of 23 representative areas where you can forage for impressions yourself. Finally, there is a presentation of seven routes. Here a number of attractions are described as you meet them along the way.