This tour is conducted by Basecamp Senja. Welcome to an exiting three day Northern Lights expedition on Senja, including a whale watching safari with Nordens Paris Charter from Tromsø on day one.
This expedition starts every Monday-Wednesday and every Thursday-Saturday, and includes whale safari from Tromsø, Northern Lights-safari, fjordcruise at Senja, Scenic Route Senja, accommodation, all meals, lectures, coffe/tea/fruit/cake during your stay, transfer Finnsnes-Senja-Finnsnes.
We decide the program from day to day according to the weather forecast, with activity in the morning and in the evening. Two nights we go out hunting for the magic of the Northern Lights. Senja has very good locations to get the ultimate Northern Lights experience from spectacular view points.
All meals are included (with exception of lunch on day 1), and we serve warm homemade lunch and dinner made out of North Norwegian food. In addition you can have as much coffee, tea, fruit and cake as you want throughout your stay.
Accommodation will be at Posthuset Expedition Lodge, a cosy lodge with ten sleeping places. The sleeping places are "cabins" with ceilings and walls, and only curtains to cover the entrance, please see pictures at www.basecampsenja.no. The lodge is located right by the shore line, which is also a very good location to explore the magic northern lights.
Basecamp Senja received very good feedback from the guests. This expedition is exclusive, and is best suitedfor those who prefer to stay in small groups, and explore great winter adventures.
Day 1: Monday or Thursday
8:30am (08.30): This expedition starts in Tromsø Monday/Thursday with a Whale watching safari with Nordens Paris Charter. Departure 8:30am (08:30) from the dock in the center of Tromsø below the hotel Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora. The last seasons the mighty humpback whales and orcas has arrived in to the fjords of Skjervøy for feeding. The boat is a large catamaran that has a warm lounge inside. It is possible to buy food on board. This is a full day trip, and you can expect to be back in Tromsø by 3pm (15.00) at the latest. The whale season is normally from November to the end of January.
4:15pm (16:15): Departure express boat ("hurtigbåt") from Tromsø Havn Prostneset (Tromsø harbour) to Finnsnes. Duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remember to be at the boat in good time. The catamaran usually leaves the harbour on schedule. You buy the ticket on board.
5:30pm (17:30): We meet you at the arrival terminal in Finnsnes, and continue by car to the island Senja, along the National Scenic Route Senja – with maybe the most impressive nature in the northern part of Norway! We arrive at Posthuset Expedition Lodge after one hour. The lodge is located in a small village in outer Senja. There will be an experienced and friendly guide/host with you almost all the time. You will be served dinner at the Lodge, and get information on how to photograph the Northern Lights, before we head out on the first out of two Northern Lights hunts.
Day 2: Tuesday or Friday
Meals: Breakfast, warm lunch and dinner.
Fjord cruise with open Zodiac boat in to the beautiful Bergsfjorden. We might see the great white tailed eagles and seals. During this tour we also share the history of Senja. We will provide a warm floatation suit. Warm lunch will be served after the tour.
In the evening we set out for the second Northern Lights safari.
Day 3: Wednesday or Saturday
Meals: Breakfast and warm lunch
Scenic Route Senja! Road trip to the most scenic spots along the Scenic Route Senja. Perhaps the roughest nature in Northern Norway. Bring your camera.
4:30pm (16:30) Departure from Posthuset Expedition Lodge
6pm (18:00) Departure with express boat (hurtigbåt) from Finnsnes
7:15pm (19:15) Arrival Tromsø
3:15pm (15:15) Departure from Posthuset Expedition Lodge
4:45pm (16:45) Departure with express boat (hurtigbåt) from Finnsnes
6pm (18:00) Arrival Tromsø
We may change the days to the different activities - in terms of weather- and wind conditions.
included in the expedition:
2 x breakfast 2 x lunch 2 x dinner and dessert
2 x accommodation
1 x whale watching or fjord cruise from Tromsø
2 x Northern Lights safari
1 x fjord cruise in Bergsfjorden
1 x Scenic Route Senja
2-3 lectures including how to photograph the Northern Lights.
Coffe/tea, cake and fruit during your stay.
Not included: tickets for the express boat (hurtigbåt) Tromsø - Finnsnes - Tromsø, price approximately NOK 270,- per person each direction. Tickets can be bought on board. Lunch on the whale safari/fjord cruise on day 1 is not included.
Please bring: warm clothing, warm inner layers, warm footwear, hat, scarf and mittens
Number of participants: 2-10
Level of difficulty: easy
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 whale- and Northern Lighs expedition on Senja - Norway's second largest island!
Travel to Senja:
Airports: Bardufoss (Norwegian Airlines only), or Tromsø - direct flights from Oslo Gardermoen (1,5 hours). London-Tromsø (3, 5 hours).