This tour is conducted by Basecamp Senja. Welcome to the ultimate New Years expedition at the fairytale island of Senja. Five days and four nights from 29th December to 2nd January 2023.
This five days and four nights package include whale-safari (Tromsø first day), dogsledding, northern lights safari, fjord cruise, Scenic Route Senja, accommodation, all meals, lecture, coffee/tea during your stay, transport Tromsø-Senja.
Not included: Lunch at the whale safari and ticket Hurtigruten Finnsnes-Tromsø.
Day 1: Thuesday 29th December: Whale safari
The expedition starts in Tromsø with whale safari to Skjervøy; 08:00 Departure from the dock in Tromsø centrum. The last Four seasons the whales have arrived north in the fjords of Skjervøy. Both humpback whales and orcas come into the fjord to feed on herring. The traditional season for whale watching is November – mid/end of January. The boat is a big boat, with a warm room inside and café. You will be back in Tromsø latest 17:00. The expedition continues to Senja, the adventure island, with spectaculare nature, just south of Tromsø. Nothing is sure with nature - the whale activities has been taken place in the fjords around Skjervøy the last five season. We know more in the beginning of November how the season seems to be.
17:00 Departure Taxi from Tromsø havn Prostneset to Skaland Senja (3 hour).
You arrive at Posthuset Expedition Lodge in Senja, and the village Skaland. It will be an experienced and friendly guide / host with you almost all the time. Three meals a day, as well as coffee / tea as much as you want throughout your stay. We serve homemade North Norwegian food. Warm lunch and dinner. The first evening you will get information on how to photograph the Northern Lights. Two nights we go out hunting for the magic of the Northern Lights. Senja has a very good locations to get the ultimate Northern Lights experience from spectacular viewpoints. Through the expedition in Senja you will get two activities every day. Morning and evening. Several lectures along the expedition. Accommodation at Posthuset Expedition Lodge or at Bedehuset Lodge (100 meter between two lodges). Bedehuset has double romms with private bathrooms. Choose what accommodation you prefer.
Day 2: Friday 30. December: Dogsledding!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We bring you to Senja's own dog farm, where you are greeted by 35 eager huskies who are looking forward to taking you on a sled ride - into nature. The trip is calculated about four hours. You will get a warm suit for the trip. We provide transport round trip to the dog farm (app 50 min one way). This activity starts early morning
In the evening we hunt the magic Northern Lights.
Day 3: Saturday 31. December. Scenic Route Senja and New year evening.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We bring you to the fantastic viewpoints along Scenic Route Senja. Perhaps the roughest nature in Northern Norway. Bring your camera!
New year evening: We serve traditional new year dinner; salt and dried lamb ribs, pork ribs, rotmos, poteto and christmas salad. Vegetarian food can be provided. We welcome the new year with fireworks and bonfires outside.
Day 4: Saturday 1.January: Fjord Cruise
Fjord cruise in the beautiful Bergsfjorden in open Zodiac boat, during the tour we look for the great white-tailed eagles and the cute seals. We will also share the history of Senja. Dress warm inner and mid layer, and we will provide a suit for you at this fjord cruise. Warm lunch at the lodge after the tour.
Northern lights safari in the evening.
We may change the days of the different adventures - in terms of weather and wind.
Day 5: Sunday 2. January:
08:00 Breakfast and lunch-bag.
09:30 Departure from the lodge
11:30 Departure Hurtigruten from Finnsnes – the world's most beautiful voyage..
14:15 Arrival Tromsø
Incuded in the expedition:
4 x breakfast 4 x lunch 4 x dinner and dessert
4 x accommodation
1 x whale watching (Tromsø)
2 x northern lights safari
1 x fjord cruise i Bergsfjorden
1 x Scenic Route Senja
1 x dog sledding
coffee/tea during your stay
Transport round transport to dog sledding
Transport Senja - Finnsnes port Hurtigruten– Tromsø buy your ticet at www.hurtigruten.no
Please bring: warm clothes
Number of participants: 2 - 10
Level of difficulty: easy
Latest meeting time: 30 minutes before departure
Departure time and place: 8am (08.00) Taxi from Tromsø to Skaland. Place: At The Edge Hotel.
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.
When we receive your booking, we will send you a list of what you should pack, and complementary program day by day. Welcome to a spectacular New year expedition on the beautiful island, Senja www.basecampsenja.no phone +47 91709618
Designed for adventure!
Last updated: 08/14/2023
Source: Visit Tromsø-Region
5 days New Year expedition with whale-safari, dogsledding and northern lights on Senja island