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Mountain tops rising from the sea in Senja
Photo: Reiner Schaufler / nordnorge.com
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Go kayaking and hiking in the midnight sun, or skiing and dog sledding under the northern lights. Or simply kick back and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer.

Berg, Senja
Berg beach in Senja.
Photo: Hans Arne Paulsen / nordnorge.com
Bardu, Troms
Dog sledding in Bardu.
Photo: Bjørn Klauer / nordnorge.com
Lenvik, Troms
Hiking in Lenvik.
Photo: Reiner Schaufler / nordnorge.com
Bardu, Troms
Polar Park in Bardu.
Photo: Roger Johansen / nordnorge.com

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Northern Norway's official website.

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  • Senja train

    By train

    The Norwegian State Railway (NSB) stops in Fauske, and from there you can take buses to Senja via Narvik.

    International travellers can use the Swedish SJ railway company to Narvik, from where frequent buses go to Senja and Central Troms.

  • Senja boat

    By boat

    Fast, comfortable high-speed ferries link Tromsø and Harstad, calling at Finnsnes and smaller ports along the way.

    In the summer, car ferries traffic the stretches Andenes–Gryllefjord and Brensholmen–Botnhamn.

    The Norwegian Coastal Voyage Hurtigruten calls at Finnsnes twice a day.

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  • Senja bus

    By bus

    There are bus connections from Finnsnes to most of the western villages in Senja. However, getting between the villages on the western side are difficult by public transportation, and good planning is essential.

  • Senja car

    By car

    There are good roads all over the island.

    National Tourist Route Senja is a magnificent road between the ocean and the mountains.

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  • Senja plane

    By plane

    Bardufoss Airport near Finnsnes offers several daily connections to Oslo.

    You can also fly to Tromsø Airport or Harstad airport and go by boat to Senja.

Seasons and climate

Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, Senja and Central troms has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Siberia.

The coastal climate in Senja and Central Troms makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool.

January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of 24°F. July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 53°F.

May and June are the driest months, with an average 50 mm of rainfall. October is the wettest month.

Strong winds can occur, especially in late autumn and winter.

Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Read more about the northern lights in Senja.

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