Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Azorene

Blue lakes bordered by flowers, dazzling views of the sea from high in the hills, and lush green landscapes of ancient volcanic craters – the nine islands of the Azores, situated in the middle of the Atlantic, just 4 hours from Boston and 2 hours from Lisbon by plane, are a paradise for nature-lovers. Choose a holiday on these beautiful islands and you’ll rediscover the peace of the countryside in a stunning and unspoilt natural environment.

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You can buy pineapples at the airports on all islands, at the supermarket or if visiting the greenhouses, on S. Miguel Island. Here you can visit the greenhouses to see the various stages of the pineapples and also buy a range of products related with pineapples.
Adresse: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Gorreana Tea Factory

Tea is also grown in the Azores. You can buy it at every supermarket or if you want a one of a kind experience, we recommend that you visit the Gorreana Factory on São Miguel Island. Here you can take a tour of the factory and taste different kinds of teas.
Adresse: Rua Gorreana de Cima, Maia, São Miguel Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 442 349

Parque Atlantico

The best shopping place in the Azores, if you want to find almost all of the souvenirs for which the islands are famous, is the modern Parque Atlantico mall in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island. There are 104 stores, and a giant supermarket which sells traditional jams and Azorean honey.
Adresse: R. da Juventude, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 307 550

Adega A Buraca

Though small, wine production on the Azores has grown in reputation. One of the best places to visit and try some wines is Adega A Buraca, where visitors can see how the wine is produced, try different varieties, and choose a bottle or two to take home with them.
Adresse: Estrada Regional 35, Santo António, Pico Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 642 119

Galerias Portas do Mar

Connected to the old marina of Ponta Delgada and boasting a prime location on the seafront, Galerias Portas do Mar gathers various shops and a leisure area with a seaside garden promenade, as well as restaurants, bars, banks, travel agencies, and much more.
Adresse: Galerias Comerciais Portas do Mar, Av. Infante D. Henrique, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 629 424


There are the three international airports located in the Azores: Sao Miguel (the largest island in the Azores) - the international airport is located 2 km from Ponta Delgada. Faial - the international airport is located 10 km from Horta. Terceira - the international airport is located in Lajes and is 22 km from Angra do Heroísmo and 5 km from Praia da Vitória. To travel between islands, you can take a domestic flight with by SATA airlines ( ), or you can travel by ferry (Atlanticoline, around all islands (from June to September). Transmaçor ( also operates by boat between Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Jorge islands. In all airports the most convenient form of transportation is by taxi or rental car.

Public Transport

All islands except Corvo have bus and taxi transportation. Rental car services are available on the eight main islands. Taxi and sightseeing services are available on the island of Corvo. The two rent-a-cars that operate in all Azores islands are: Autatlantis: Ilha Verde:


Taxis are relatively inexpensive, and trips are usually metered, although there are fixed charges for certain trips. Sao Miguel: +351 296 302 530 Faial: +351 292 391 300 Terceira: +351 295 212 004

Post Office

Posto de Correios de Vila do Porto
Adresse: Rua Teófilo Braga, 38, Vila Do Porto, Azores


Prescription and non-prescription medicines are available from pharmacies (Farmâcias). Pharmacies are open from Monday to Friday (9 am until 7 pm, in most cases). There is also a late duty route, posted on pharmacy windows. Parafarmacia da Associacao dos Socorros Mutuos:
Adresse: Rua Machado dos Santos, 22, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores


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Capelinhos Volcano

This otherworldly landscape should be on every visitor's itinerary. In 1957, the Capelinhos volcano erupted, and did not stop for a year and a month. Inhabitants were forced to abandon the island, which now lies deserted. Climb the volcano with the help of the official guide service to experience this unique and startling natural wonder.
Adresse: Faial Island

Rocha Dos Bordões

Shaped by nature over thousands of years, Rocha Dos Bordoes is a geological formation consisting of basalt columns and several rivers which lead to a tranquil waterfall. Near its base are the so-called Aguas Quentes, cauldrons of boiling sulphurous water.
Adresse: Flores Island, Azores

Scuba Diving

Go scuba diving day or night, in sandy, rocky or mixed seabeds, in caves or shipwrecks. Different operators provide varying experiences for all levels, from beginner to professional. Snorkel to leisurely enjoy the abundant marine life of the archipelago’s crystal clear waters, or dive in to a stunning ocean.

Lagoa Do Fogo

Located in the beautiful and green island of Sao Miguel, Lagoa do Fogo is the second largest lagoon on the Azores. Classified as a Natural Reserve, visitors marvel at the luscious beauty of this forest, which includes a caldeira - the walls of which reach up to 300m. Hikers should check out the "Lombadas Lagoa do Fogo" Trail to fully experience the fascinating array of flora and fauna characteristic of this geological phenomenon.
Adresse: São Miguel Island, Azores

Lagoa Das Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades Lagoon is the largest freshwater lake in the Azores, with a length of 4.2 km and a depth that reaches 33 meters. Declared one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, it consists of two lakes - Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul (green lagoon and blue lagoon) - linked together and surrounded by a breathtaking scenery. Classified as Protected Landscape by Natura 2000, this natural wonder is surrounded by an extensive green area and beautiful rocky cliffs covered with trees and flowers.
Adresse: São Miguel Island, Azores

Algar Do Carvão

The island of Terceira features one of the most extraordinary volcanic formations - the Algar do Carvão, located within the Caldeira Guilherme Moniz and is accessible to visitors. Go inside this volcanic cone through an artificial tunnel and a staircase, and follow the route of the lava tube. The highlights are the underground lake and the volcanic-glass stalactites and stalagmites.
Adresse: Terceira Island, Azores

Furna do Enxofre

The Furna is a 100-metre deep tunnel ending in a cave. In the deepest depths you can find a lake with about 130 meters in diameter and a maximum depth of 15 meters.
Adresse: Graciosa Island, Azores

Fajã Da Caldeira Do Santo Cristo

Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo is an area of great natural beauty, famous for its waves and thus loved by surfers and bodyboarders. Located on the northern coast of the fabulous São Jorge Island, this is considered the most beautiful Fajã in the Island. Access is by a strenuous hike, Fajãs Itinerary (“Percurso das Fajãs“), which takes in stunning landscapes of both land and ocean.
Adresse: São Jorge Island, Azores

Volcanic Landscape of Pico Island

At 2351 metres above sea level, the Pico is the highest point of Portuguese territory. At the top is a 700-meter crater, 30 meters deep. The entire landscape around the volcano is rich in geological formations, notably the vineyards at the base of the mountain, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Take a tour with an official guide to make the most of this experience.
Adresse: Pico Island, Azores


This 3400m-long crater is "the cradle" of the island. Formed by a volcanic eruption, there are two lakes in its interior, dotted with small islands. An excellent vantage point, this area offers wonderful views of the island as well as a unique opportunity to explore a volcanic landscape.
Adresse: Corvo Island, Azores

Whale Watching

The Azores are one of the world’s biggest whale sanctuaries. Over 27 different species, both native and migrating, can be spotted here - that's one third of the number of species in existence. The shimmering blue seas of the Azores are the perfect place to observe these majestic creatures up close in the wild.

Capelinhos Volcanic Museum

This underground museum was voted the best in Europe in 2012, and is an essential visit for anyone interested in how the island's volcanic formations came to be. Centro de Interpretação do Vulcão dos Capelinhos uses multimedia to teach visitors about the formations as well as the island's history, notably the 1957-58 eruption.
Adresse: Farol dos Capelinhos Capelo, 9900-000 Horta, Portugal
Telefon: (+351) 292 200 470

Museo Carlos Machado

Situated in the former Santo André Convent, this eccentric museum features a variety of artefacts from Azorean Natural History (zoology, botanic, geology, mineralogy). As well as this, it is home to a jaw-dropping sacristy, sacred art and sculpture collection.
Adresse: Convento de Santo André 9500-054 Ponta Delgada
Telefon: *+351) 296 202 930

Santana Astronomical Observatory

The clear skies of the Azores are the perfect place to see glorious constellations. This Science Centre shares its passion for astronomy with visitors of all ages. Visit in the evening to try out the observatory's telescopes and do some stargazing of your own.
Adresse: Rua de Santana Pico do Bode, Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel 9600-166 Portugal
Telefon: (+351) 296 492 764

Tony’s Restaurant

Tony’s Restaurant is known locally for its generous portions and friendly service, but most importantly, for the tasty and tender "Cozido das Furnas", a meat and vegetable stew, cooked underground using the hot springs for over 6 hours. So, if you want to try this famous local delicacy--and we think you should--make sure to book in advance.
Adresse: Largo do Teatro 5, Furnas, São Miguel Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 584 290
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–11pm

Cais 20 Restaurant

One of the best seafood restaurants on the island of São Miguel, Cais 20 is full of flavours, friendly service, and one of the best places to taste what the Azores have to offer. This is also the ideal place for those who like to snack late into the night, as they stay open until 5am.
Adresse: 2ª Rua do Terreiro 41, São Roque, Ponta Delgada, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 384 811
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm–5am

O Pescador Restaurant

Located in the town centre of Praia da Vitória, O Pescador is a cosy and sophisticated restaurant that specialises in seafood and fish. The food here is fresh, delicious, and varied, which is greatly complemented by their vast wine selection.
Adresse: R. Conselheiro José Cardoso 11, Praia da Vitória, Terceira Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 295 513 495
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12–2pm, 6–10pm

Quinta Do Martelo Restaurant

At Quinta do Martelo, you can taste the best of the island’s traditional cuisine. This restaurant received the first prize in the ”Gastronomy – National Heritage” contest, among other awards. Here, you can observe and taste the evolution of the Azorean gastronomy and culture throughout the centuries.
Adresse: Canada do Martelo, 24, São Mateus, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 295 642 842

Café Restaurante Velense

Located next to the port of Velas, Restaurante Velense is a friendly place offering a truly authentic Azorean experience. Despite the reduced menu offer, everything here is fresh, well cooked, and made with care. The menu favors fish and shellfish.
Adresse: Rua Conselheiro Doutor José Pereira, Velas, S. Jorge Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 295 432 226
Åpningstider: Daily 6:30am–2am

O Ancoradouro

O Ancoradouro Restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views over the island of Faial, and in the summer it also offers an attractive terrace. Skewers of beef and prawns, octopus and rice with seafood are just a few of the specialties recommended.
Adresse: Rua João de Lima Whitton, Areia Larga, Madalena, Pico Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 623 490
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 12–3pm, 7–10pm

Pôr Do Sol Restaurant

At a superb remote location, on a cliff in the paradisiacal Flores island, Pôr Do Sol Restaurant is Europe's most Western restaurant. Come here for typical dishes of the island such as sausage, black pudding, yams, sweet potato, among others--all in a welcoming environment with a beautiful sea view. Be sure to book a table in advance as it gets quite busy.
Adresse: Fajãzinha, Flores Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 552 075
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 12–2pm, 7–9pm, Sun 12–2pm

Canto Da Doca Restaurant

With an interior that evokes the interior of a ship, the special feature of this restaurant is that all dishes are cooked in a stone. That is, the customer is an integral and active part in the manufacturing of the dish, either meat or fish, which is accompanied by special sauces and crisp salad.
Adresse: Rua Nova, Horta, Faial Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 292 444
Åpningstider: Daily 12–2:30pm, 6:30–11pm

Casa de Chá

Despite the name Casa de Chá (tea house in Portuguese), this is also a slow food, café, and bar all in one. On their menu, an overwhelming variety of tea leafs from which to choose--more than 100--as well as the usual coffee specialties, hot chocolate, cocktails, and other alcoholic drinks. Plus, salads, toasts, and pizzas along with pastries, pancakes, and mouthwatering cakes. Boasting a great view over the city and the bay as well as a beautiful garden, Casa de Chá a nice place to relax, have a chat, and grab a bite after a tour of the island.
Adresse: Rua De São João 38 A, Faial Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 700 053

A minha casa

Tucked away in the upstairs of a house, A minha casa, which means My house in Portuguese, is a cosy and quaint little cafe right by the Angra do Heroísmo Bay. Both the fare--which includes local dishes, pancakes, and burgers--and the funky decor invite patrons to linger for hours.
Adresse: R. dos Canos Verdes 105, Angra do Heroísmo
Telefon: +351 968 927 059
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 3–9:30pm

Confeitaria A Colmeia

The Illy coffee served at Confeitaria A Colmeia is largely praised as some of the best on the islands, but the food is probably this cafe's biggest draw. Local style burgers with Azorean beef or lentil and mushroom based veggie burgers are particular highlights, along with the salads and the signature pastries, including island cheesecake and pineapple cake.
Adresse: Avenida Infante D. Henrique 71, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 296 098 694
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-10pm

Chalet da Tia Mercês

Specializing in different types of tea and herbal infusions, Chalet da Tia Mercês is a picturesque and charming tea house, right next to the hot springs in Furnas. Besides offering a vast selection of teas, their menu also features coffee, wine, local cheese, cakes, and sandwiches. Pretty much everything here is homemade and cooked with thermal water. But the icing on the cake is definitely the wonderful view it offers over of stream and Caldeiras.
Adresse: Rua das Caldeiras, Furnas
Telefon: +351 914 295 470
Åpningstider: Thu 1–7pm, Fri 1–10pm, Sat & Sun 10am–10pm

Intz48 Coffee Roasters

Intz48 has specialised in coffee, pastry, and gelato and is one of the most famous cafes on the island of Sao Miguel. Be sure to try one of their freshly roasted coffees and enjoy the atmosphere of Ponta Delgada's oldtown.
Adresse: Rua Hintze Ribeiro 46-48, Ponta Delgada
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 9am–5pm

Peter Café Sport

Founded in 1918, Peter Café Sport is one of the most emblematic places in the Azores. They even have a saying: "If you sail to Horta and you don't visit Peter's, you have not actually been to Horta". Peter’s gin and tonic has international fame and, at your table, you can always hear stories about whaling.
Adresse: Rua José Azevedo Peter 9, Horta, Faial Island, Azores
Telefon: +351 292 292 327
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 9am–12am, Fri–Sat 9am–1am

Lava Jazz

Enjoy an atmospheric Jazz Jam Session or one of the other live shows at Lava Jazz. They also have a resident band that performs from 10:30pm. If you cannot choose what to dine, try their "Taste & Chill" offer.
Adresse: Avenida Roberto Ivens, Ponta Delgada
Telefon: +351 917 350 418
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 7pm–12am, Fri–Sun 7pm–1am

Baía dos Anjos

Baía dos Anjos is one of Ponta Delgada's most popular bars and offers a great view on the marina and the bustling promenade. Meals and drinks are served until early morning.
Adresse: Portas do Mar, Ioja 22, Ponta Delgada
Telefon: +351 296 284 231
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-4am

Blues Bar

Blues Bar at Praia da Vitória on Terceira offers reasonably priced meals and drinks - the beach view is for free. Occasionally there is live music.
Adresse: Avenida Álvaro Martins Homem, Praia da Vitória
Åpningstider: Tue-Thu, Sun 12pm-2am, Fri 12pm-5am, Sat 12pm-4am