Andenes is a village in the Vesteralen district of the Nordland County in Norway, based on the northern tip of Andoya island which is separate from the mainland. Once an important fishing village, Andenes is now best known for its whale watching safaris and is also a great place for gull-watching. Hiring a car in Andenes lets you travel to the sea where, during late winter, the vast Arctic cod population migrates to the south, attracting millions of sea birds and creating a great opportunity to indulge in some bird watching as they set to work procuring their sea-based feasts.