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From coast to crags in the Northern wild

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
Hans Arne Paulsen / nordnorge.com
Bardu, Troms
Dog sledding in Bardu
Bjørn Klauer / nordnorge.com
Lenvik, Troms
Hiking in Lenvik
Reiner Schaufler / nordnorge.com
Bardu, Troms
Polar Park in Bardu
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Getting here and around

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

  • By train to Senja

    By train

    Passengers travelling by land can take the Norwegian State Railway (NSB) to Fauske, then take the bus to Narvik. From where you can catch buses to most of Central Troms. Check out NSB's website for prices and timetables.

    International travelers use the Swedish network to Narvik, from where frequent buses go to Central Troms.

  • By boat to Senja

    By boat

    Fast, comfortable high-speed ferries link Tromsø and Harstad, calling at Finnsnes and smaller ports along the way. Local boats depart from Tromsø and Harstad to communities in Central Troms.

    The famous Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at at Finnsnes on its north and south trips.

  • By bus to Senja

    By bus

    Senja National Tourist Route is a magnificent road between the ocean and the mountains. Central Troms boasts a network of bus routes, with highly variable frequency.

  • By car to Senja

    By car

    Central Troms is located midway between the most famous destinations in Northern Norway, and a well-developed road network takes you to even the smallest settlements in the region.

    E6 leads south to Narvik, Fauske, and Oslo, and northwards to the North Cape and Kirkenes. E8 leads to Tromsø, while E10 leads to the Lofoten Islands.

  • By plane to Senja

    By plane

    Bardufoss Airport offers several daily connections to Oslo.

    Northern parts of the area are more easily reached from Tromsø Airport, and southern parts from Harstad/Narvik Airport.

Northern lights forecast

Read more about the northern lights.

Weather icon white 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.

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