This remote Arctic archipelago had over a million visitors last year. It is so picturesque, so inviting, it certainly inspires you to kayak around them. The five islands are joined by water, rounds and tunnels. Small fishing villages, tiny hotels, red wooden houses. This feels like a picturesque film site, a land of trolls and mysteries. The light is inviting, the colours and landscape with dramatic mountains and peaks will give you memories to keep and share forever. You will be sending back pictures to one of our Doris Visits chat sites for cruise ships. Although within the Arctic Circle, it has one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude. So, no excuse not to Kayak – maybe. These islands are great cod fisheries especially in the winter. Approximately 70% of all fish caught in the Norwegian and Barents seas use these islands’ waters as a breeding ground.
The museums are worth a look because there is evidence of human settlement extending back at least 11,000 years. It offers archeological sites, Stone age, Iron age and Vikings. More recently in 1941, British Commandos raided the islands in Operation Claymore. If you like drone films to show you the area from above, this is one of the best drone films we feature.