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Harstad, Norway


Located on Hinnøya, Norway's second largest island, prosperous Harstad is considered the country's northern culture capital. It's also distinguished by its superlative attractions. The Anna Rogde, the world's oldest schooner still in operation, sails from the harbor. The world's most northerly stone church, dating to 1250, is just outside town. Nearby lies the world's largest battery of Adolf guns, the heavy artillery used by the Germans during World War II. Harstad is also blessed with natural beauty, as seen by walking the gentle slopes to Keipen for a breathtaking view. To see a historic trading center from 1750, visit Røkenes Farm.