Things to do in Senja

Our most recommended things to do in Senja

From Tromsø: Senja and Kvaløya Arctic Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Tromsø: Senja and Kvaløya Arctic Day Trip with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the stunning scenes around you and experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer. This tour will take the visitor through the incredible landscapes offered by the northern fjords in SENJA and KVALØYA, before heading back to the city of Tromsø. The tour starts with a pickup from Tromsø and heads out into the natural landscape of the surrounding fjords to the west side of the city. The first stop is Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Here, take advantage of the viewpoint to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside of Tromsø. Around 10:30 it's time to board the ferry to reach the island of Senja (45min). Be carried away by the peace and tranquility of the scenarios that gradually present themselves before your eyes, but keep an eye out for the wildlife you may encounter: sea eagles, reindeer, moose, otters, and more. Lunch and a coffee break, consumed by the sea, will be an unforgettable experience. Listen to your guide talk about the native flora and fauna of the region and watch out for the variety of wildlife that lives here including otters, reindeer, and sea birds. At 16:00 it's time to get the ferry back to Tromsø but before that, Kvaløya will gret us with all his beauty. Around 18:00 it will be time for a goodbye.

From Senja: Small Group Northern Lights Chase Tour

2. From Senja: Small Group Northern Lights Chase Tour

Join this night trip to the wilderness in northern Norway on a quest for the best spot to see the northern lights. Chase for gaps in the cloud coverage and enjoy a cozy campfire to relax by. After you have met your guide, make a stop to dress up in thermal clothing. During this stop, there will be a short introduction and time for you to set up your cameras and listen to some photography tips. Then, you’ll start the hunt for the northern lights. Drive away from the light pollution in the villages to different remote destinations, depending on the weather conditions. Your guide will decide the route based on the most up-to-date weather forecasts, sometimes driving close to the Finnish border. Once your guide has found the best spot to enjoy the aurora borealis, you’ll stop and wait for the lights to appear. Keep your fingers crossed! If the conditions allow it, make a campfire to keep warm. Relax, enjoy a warm homemade meal, get to know your group, and photograph the amazing natural phenomenon of the northern lights. During the trip, your guide will help you with your camera and will take additional photos, to share with you after the trip. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in south Senja.

From Senja: Small Group Snowshoeing Tour

3. From Senja: Small Group Snowshoeing Tour

Travel to the countryside in the middle of the beautiful mountains and fjords, where you will be able to snowshoe up a small mountain and explore the arctic wilderness of Northern Norway. Start from south Senja, where you will head to the most suitable mountain or valley. With a small group size, 8 people maximum, you will have an intimate and cozy experience. After the drive, stretch your legs on a nice walk up a small mountain or through a valley. The Arctic nature offers you an unforgettable experience. See reindeers, eagles, ptarmigans, hares, or other wildlife, if you are lucky. Depending on the conditions, the walk will be done either with or without snowshoes. In the autumn months of October and November, you'll get to experience the colorful countryside before it is covered with a thick layer of snow. In the winter, the landscape will be white with snow to play in. Enjoy lunch when you reach the summit. Your guide will take photos on the tour and share them with you after the trip, free of charge. Just enjoy the hike.

Senja: Northern Lights Private Tour

4. Senja: Northern Lights Private Tour

Join this private night trip into the wilderness in northern Norway. Get away from the light pollution in the villages to different remote destinations. Your guide will decide the route based on the most up-to-date weather forecasts, sometimes driving close to the Finnish border. Make a brief stop to dress up in thermal clothing. Set up your cameras and listen to some photography tips. After that, start the hunt for the best spot to see the northern lights. In the region, there are many different microclimates, so it is possible to find clear skies even when it is cloudy. Enjoy the silence, breathe pure fresh air and wait for the lights to appear. If the conditions allow it, you can make a campfire to keep warm. Enjoy homemade meal and get to know your group. Be ready to photograph this spectacular natural phenomenon. During the trip your expert local guide will help you with your camera and will take additional photos, to share with you after the trip. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Senja.

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