The beautiful archipelago of Vesterålen, located just North of Lofoten, is filled with traditional villages, extraordinary mountain views and adventures typical of northern Norway – but look closer and you will find that science blends in beautifully with the dramatic nature. At Andøya Space Center, researchers have studied the northern lights and outer space for the past 55 years and now welcome visitors of all ages to partake in the excitement. “Norway launched its first science rocket in 1962 here in Andøya, only five years after the Soviet Union launched their first ever satellite into space,” says Alexander Biebricher, chief science officer at Spacship Aurora.