Go to content Go to navigation
Midnight sun over the peaks of the Okshornan in Senja, Norway - Photo: Reiner Schaufler/Nordnorge.com
  |  
Midnight sun over the peaks of the Okshornan in Senja, Norway Photo: Reiner Schaufler/Nordnorge.com

Top 10 sights in Central Troms

Sculptural cliffs, a Polar zoo, the world's biggest troll and stunning scenery. Central Troms has much to offer visitors.

Okshornan - 'The Devil's Teeth'

On the seaward coast of Senja, the ocean meets sheer cliffs running down from steep mountainsides, skerries and breathtaking views, and Okshornan is the most popular place for photos. Senja National Tourist Route offers ramps down to the sea. 

Polar Park

The bears Salt and Pepper (Salt is albino) are the stars of the Polar Park safari park at Salangsdalen in Bardu, where you can meet wolves, lynx, wolverines, muskoxen and other Arctic animals. Do you dare enter the wolves' enclosure for a wet kiss? 

The Senja Troll

The world's largest troll is on the ocean side of Senja. The Senja Troll lives in a folk tale-themed family park, featuring nymphs and trolls, and large doses of humour. 

A landscape marked by war

The battle of Narvik in 1940 saw some of the hardest fighting in southern Troms. This dramatic story is told at the defence museum at Setermoen and in several local memorials. 

Øvre Dividal National Park

Ancient pine forests, plains, monumental mountains - Øvre Dividal National Park is a diverse piece of wilderness, home to bears and a large population of wolverines close to the Swedish border. 

The Boat Museum at Gratangen

Nordland boats, large and small, ancient and somewhat newer - the story of this iconic type of boat and the coastal heritage it is part of is told at the National Centre for Nordland Boats at Gratangen. The museum is located in southern Troms, a short drive from Setermoen on the E6. 

Målselvfossen

Norway's national waterfall is a series of rapids with an impressive volume of water in the Målselva River. You can go up to the largest salmon ladder and watch the salmon negotiate the rapids at the ‘laksesjået’. Målselvfossen is a short drive from Bardufoss. 

Blånisselandet

Blue elves? You'll find them at Blånisselandet, a children's theme park in Målselv Fjellandsby. Children are delighted (and deliciously scared) when the blue elf train takes them into the world of the blue elves.

Bardu Church

When the new inhabitants of Bardu wanted to build their church, they sent their best carpenter back to Tynset in Østerdalen. That is why the octagonal church, which dates from 1829, is a copy of the church in Østerdalen

Ad
Ad
Last updated:  2013-11-18
Lynx in Polar Park in Bardu, Northern Norway - Photo: Roger Johansen/nordnorge.com
Lynx in Polar Park in Bardu, Northern Norway
Blånisselandet in Målselv in Troms, Norway - Photo: Roger Johaomnsen/nordnorge.c
Blånisselandet in Målselv in Troms, Norway

Topic:  Nature attractions, Buildings & Monuments, Museums & Galleries, Family & Fun

Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Midnight sun over the peaks of the Okshornan in Senja, Norway - Photo: Reiner Schaufler/Nordnorge.com

Top 10 sights in Central Troms

Sculptural cliffs, a Polar zoo, the world's biggest troll and stunning scenery. Central Troms has much to offer visitors.

Top 10 sights in Central Troms

Source: Visitnorway

Related videos

Related

Nature attractions

Buildings & Monuments

Top 10 sights in Central Troms Top 10 sights in Central Troms

Museums & Galleries

Top 10 sights in Central Troms Top 10 sights in Central Troms

Family & Fun

TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad