Akvakultur i Vesterålen

Visit a modern fish farm

Kjartan tells guests about salmon farming out at sea during the tour "Visit a real fish farm" at Akvakultur i Vesterålen.

Experience the production up close

Adventure and education center for aquaculture

Are you curious about Norwegian food production? Do you want to learn about our coastal history and the industrial revolution of the Norwegian fishing industry and aquaculture?

Join us for a guided tour in our exhibition, a RIB trip to the fish farm and a delicious taste experience with smoked salmon from our own production. The visit takes around 2.5 hours and is an educational adventure for the whole family.

Unique insight into the production of salmon

Explore our offers

The RIB sets off at full speed with smiling guests, who have booked the tour "Visit a real fish farm".

Visit a modern fish farm

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is an adventure center for Norwegian aquaculture, where you can get a unique insight into the production of salmon in one of Norway's most beautiful regions.

A man lies on a SUP board during his visit at the real fish farm.

Experiences for individuals and businesses

With us, you can combine academic content, teambuilding, and establish relationships outside the office. We offer tailor-made experiences for individuals and businesses.

Children are taught about fish and aquaculture during their visit to a real fish farm.

School, kindergarten and recruitment

We convey knowledge about fish farming through experiences by allowing visitors to meet the history, technology, fish, and some of the people who work in the industry.

History of fish farming and modern aquaculture

About us

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is an adventure and education center for aquaculture, where you can get a unique insight into a sustainable and modern industry in one of Norway's most beautiful regions.

We opened in 2011, and offer knowledge-based experiences to tourists, locals, schools, kindergartens, politicians, and others who want to learn more about aquaculture.

History picture on the shelf in exhibition at AIV.
Old pictures of men in frames, which tell the story of AIV.

Exciting and informative to hear about the entire process of salmon farming. It's very fun to go out and see where the salmon and trout are.

Maria Solberg, visitor

Lots of children visit the AIV fish farm
Guests wave from the RIB boat during their visit.

We are open all year round

An educational experience for the whole family

Akvakultur i Vesterålen is located in the small village of Blokken in Sortland municipality. It takes about 30 minutes to drive by car from Sortland. You can reach Blokken by car or private boat, and it's a short distance from both Sortland and Stokmarknes.

We have regular tours Monday-Friday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. In June-August we are also open in weekends at 10:00-15:00. All visits must be booked in advance.