Visit beautiful Senja and try fun activities like ski touring, winter fishing and tobogganing, accompanied by the spectacle of the northern lights.
Imagine that you are far away from civilisation. It’s completely silent, and you are breathing in pure, fresh air. Above your head the majestic northern lights are dancing across the night sky. When was the last time you experienced complete silence?
There is a famous saying that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet, and it is true that many of us love being active in the great outdoors during winter. The sound of granular snow under our feet, of cross-country skis gliding along a perfectly groomed trail, or of excited adults and children tobogganing down a hill are three good reasons to enjoy the winter. There are several options for getting to Senja.
If your aim is to see the northern lights, the professional guides always know exactly where to go. The wild nature turns the aurora chase into an eventful trip for body and soul. And if you are lucky, you might spot moose, eagles, seals, and reindeer along the way.
After a long day outside, it’s hard to beat sitting in a warm grill cabin or, perhaps even better, in a wood-fired outdoor hot tub. Let the conversation flow freely whilst you enjoy a grilled hot dog or a refreshing drink.
Find more inspiration on Senja’s official website.
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The NorwayLights app will give you the best prediction for when to see the northern lights in your area.
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.
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.
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.
There are good roads all over the island.
National Tourist Route Senja is a magnificent road between the ocean and the mountains.
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.
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