Hadsel municipality is the southernmost municipality in Vesterålen in Nordland county. It has a population of about 8000 inhabitants , of which 70% live in the urban areas of Stokmarknes and Melbu. The municipality has an area of 558 square kilometers and comprises four large islands and many smaller ones.
Hadsel municipality has many attractions and activities for both residents and visitors. Some of them are:
Hadsel church, which is one of the oldest stone churches in Northern Norway.
Hurtigruten museum, which tells the story of the famous coastal express.
Møysalen national park, which has the highest mountain in Vesterålen.
Hadseløya golf club, which is one of the northernmost golf courses in the world.
Hadsel cultural school, which offers education in music, dance, theater and art.
Hadsel marathon, which is an annual race with different distances and classes.
Hadsel municipality also has a varied business sector, with both public and private actors. Some of the main industries are:
Fishing and aquaculture, which exploit the rich marine resources in the area.
Industry and crafts, which produce among other things fish feed, concrete, furniture and boats.
Trade and service, which offer a wide range of goods and services to residents and tourists.
Health and care, which provide quality-assured care and treatment to those who need it.
Education and research, which contribute to competence development and innovation in the municipality.
Hadsel municipality is a great place to live and work in. It has a good environment for children and youth with 11 schools and 9 kindergartens. It also has a rich cultural life with several festivals and events throughout the year, such as:
Winter Light Festival, which is a cultural festival with concerts, theater, art and literature.
Melbu Summer Festival, which is a music festival with local and national artists.
Hadsel Pride, which is a celebration of diversity and inclusion in the municipality.
Hadsel municipality is a great place to move to if you want to experience the best of Vesterålen. Here you can enjoy the beautiful nature, the exciting culture and the diverse business sector. You can also join in many activities and events that suit all ages and interests. Hadsel municipality has a good environment for children and youth, a good health care system and a good education offer. Hadsel municipality is a municipality with a sea of opportunities for you who want to live and work in Northern Norway.
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