Harstad, Norway

Harstad is located on the large island of Hinnoya in an archipelago of islands in the Troms county of western Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. It is centrally situated between the Lofoten Islands to the west, Tromso to the north, Narvik to the east and Bodo to the south. It has been occupied since the Bronze Age, and is one of the most popular places for those seeking the magic of western Norway during the Midnight Sun season. The town’s Trondenes Church is the northernmost medieval church in Europe, with a scenic backdrop of tall rocky peaks. Summer activities include hiking and swimming on the area’s white sand beaches, fishing, visiting the seabird cliffs and whale-watching or touring the islands in speedy RIB inflatable boats. Your Ventures by Seabourn team plan to offer optional kayaking excursions to nearby islands, possibly Amoya, Rogla, Litje Rogla or Husoya, and landing to enjoy a picnic and further island exploration ashore.