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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
A panoramic drive through the center of Harstad brings you to the Trondenes Peninsula. Here, you will stop to visit the Trondenes Church, built in 1250 in late-Roman style. The oldest piece in the church is the baptismal font and it is here that the first Christians of northern Norway were baptized. The three beautiful triptychs were made in northern Germany in medieval times, and the organ is in late Baroque-Rococo style. A wall that dates back to medieval times surrounds the church, and you will see the remains of two watchtowers.
Re-board your coach and travel through the suburbs to see how people live far beyond the Arctic Circle. Several oil companies have set up shop here in recent years.
Back in town, a drive past the harbor, where several shipyards are situated, offers a glimpse of the hustle and bustle generated by the oil industry.
Tour requires approximately one hour of moderate walking/standing and some steps. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket. The transportation is not air-conditioned.