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Fjord Tour to Senja, from Tromsø, with Arctic Route

Join this self-guided trip, starting from Tromsø city and going along the National Scenic Route to the mesmerizing island of Senja include 1 scenic ferry trip and several photo stops as well as a delicious-tasting lunch platter in the idyllic Hamn resort. Fill both your senses and your stomach with great memories on this compact sightseeing tour in Northern Norwegian landscapes.

This tour is conducted by Best Arctic. Summer 2024: This tour runs from 15th June to 31st August.

Meeting time and location: 08:30 (am) in Tromsø - big parking 50 meters from Scandic Ishvashotel - Google Maps

Welcome! This is a self-guided tour via the app 'Voice of Norway'. Download the app before departure via your App-store.

This tour offers you an easy-to-book possibility to visit the majestic island of Senja in a comfortable and frictionless way.

5 reasons to visit Senja

  1. Until now, it is still a hidden gem to many travellers - you will have nature for yourself.
  2. The viewpoints at Tungeneset, Bergsbotn, Mefjord, Ersfjord and the historical fishing resort of Hamn i Senja are mesmerizing.
  3. The National Scenic Route of Senja must be the best one out of all 18 Routes.
  4. Pure blue waters, green forests and white mountain tops will be pure 'eye-candy'.
  5. The friendliness of the local people will give this island a place in your heart.

Island hopping by bus and ferry along the National Scenic Route

Go for a wonderful day along the Norwegian coast, hopping from Tromsø island to Kvaløya island, to Senja Island. After 1,5 hour drive from Tromsø, you hop on a local ferry crossing over to Senja, where the unique nature will dazzle you.

Along the way, there will be photo stops at Kattfjordeidet lake and Ersfjord beach – once chosen as the most beautiful beach in Norway. Time to stretch your legs here and take in the Arctic summer scenery. Keep your camera close.

The magic of Senja

Senja is often nicknamed “a Norway in miniature”. On this tour, you will pass through many of the different types of wilderness and landscapes Norway has to offer. It is home to deep fjords, steep mountains, white beaches and a strong fishing culture. You will follow one of Norway’s 18 National Scenic Routes on the western outskirts of Senja. Photo stop at the scenic Ersfjord beach surrounded by majestic mountains and “decorated” with the gradually world-famous ‘Golden Toilet’.

Local lunch at the historical Hamn

In the Storbrygga restaurant at former fishing station Hamn in Senja from the 1880's, you can enjoy a traditional local fish soup including 2 small tastings accompanied by a fabulous view of the locals’ favorite mountain Sukkertoppen and the harbor. If the weather allows it, you can enjoy lunch in the maritime atmosphere outdoors on the quay itself. Just relax and take it all in.

Interested in locally brewed beer? Top up your experience with a beer-tasting.

Food: Fish soup with 2 small tastings are included in your trip. Kiosk with snacks and drinks available in Hamn as well. For your way back to Tromsø, a food bag including a tasty vegetarian wrap and Arctic water is included. If you need more, we stop at the local supermarket in Skaland on Senja (13:35 on the way to, and at 16:15 on the way back) - not open on Sundays - closed at 16:00.

Time schedule:

  • Departure Tromsø: 08:45
  • Photo stop at Katfjordeidet: 09:20
  • Sea ferry crossing: 10:45-11:30
  • Photo stop at Ersfjord Beach: 12:30-12:50
  • Arrival Hamn i Senja: 14:15
  • Seafood lunch in His + walk around: 14:15-15:25 (1.10 hour)
  • Departure Hamn i Senja: 15:30
  • Sea ferry crossing: 18:00-18:45
  • Arrival Tromsø: 20:25

The Arctic Route bus will make several drop-off/pick-up stops between Tromsø - Senja. You drive the same route back.

Last updated: 02/27/2024

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Fjord Tour to Senja, from Tromsø, with Arctic Route

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