The Norwegian archipelago of Vesterålen, in the northwest of the Scandinavian country is where you’ll find the town of Sortland. Having been little more than a transfer point for those travelling across the mountainous regions in the past, now Sortland’s quirky personality comes through with just a glace; The Blue City was made that way by a notable inhabitant with gallons of paint ready to add some personality. Hire a car in Sortland and you can see for yourself just what lends the town its own unique qualities – from the unusual architecture to the stunning sights visible in the night sky; aurora borealis.