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A woman standing at the peak of Husfjellet in Senja
A woman standing at the peak of Husfjellet in Senja
Husfjellet in Senja.
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Husfjellet in Senja.
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Fishing trip in Senja
Fishing trip in Senja
Fishing in Senja.
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Fishing in Senja.
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Three skiers just done mountain-to-beach-skiing in Senja
Three skiers just done mountain-to-beach-skiing in Senja
Ski touring at Senja.
Photo: Pete Oswald / Visitnorway.com
Ski touring at Senja.
Photo: Pete Oswald / Visitnorway.com
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Restroom at Tungeneset, Norwegian Scenic Route Senja
Restroom at Tungeneset, Norwegian Scenic Route Senja
Tungeneset, Norwegian Scenic Route Senja.
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen Architect: Code arkitektur
Tungeneset, Norwegian Scenic Route Senja.
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen Architect: Code arkitektur
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A man standing with his bike at Bergsbotn viewpoint, Senja
A man standing with his bike at Bergsbotn viewpoint, Senja
Bergsbotn viewpoint, Senja.
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Bergsbotn viewpoint, Senja.
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Want both soothing nature and pumping adrenaline? Yes please! Go hiking under the midnight sun, or skiing under the northern lights. You could even experience your best two-wheeled adventure ever.

Situated far above the Arctic Circle, and less crowded than many other northern places in Northern Norway, Senja and Central Troms is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Hamn is the largest resort, and offers a variety of winter activities from ice fishing, snowshoeing and ski touring, to northern lights expeditions and wildlife safaris. There are challenging hiking and biking trails with rewarding views everywhere, and beautiful views along the National Scenic Route Senja.

Senja and Central Troms is one of the world's richest fishing grounds. Spend the night in a rorbu, a traditional fisherman’s cabin, before heading out to try your luck at fishing. If you are more of an adrenaline-seeker, you can join a RIB tour in historical Bergsfjorden.

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Top things to do
Experience the amazing nature of Northern Norway while leading your own dog team! Read more
Dog sledding in Dyrøy
Explore the archipelago Read more
Sea Safari
Tranøya is a small island on the southern coast of Senja. The island has no vehicle traffic. In fact, the only motorised vehicle on the entire island… Read more
Guided cultural walk on Tranøya Island
There is no better way to experience the magnificent midnight sun than from a boat at sea! Read more
Midnight Sun Safari
Join us on an exciting boat-trip in one of Senjas most spectacular fjords; Bergfjorden. Read more
3 hours fjord expedition outer Senja (half day tour)
Join us for the paddling course of a lifetime, which combines fun, laughter and enjoyment! Our courses include that “little extra” to ensure paddling… Read more
Basic sea kayaking course
Guided fishing trip from Skrolsvik, Senja Read more
Guided Fishing Trip
Welcome to Garsnes Brygge! You will find our paradise in the Sagfjord in Salangen, Norway. Our resort consists of a restaurant, a campsite, a… Read more
Garsnes Brygge
Senja Husky Adventure is a family run dog sled kennel located on Norway’s second largest island, above the arctic circle. From our camp we offer… Read more
Senja Husky Adventure
Experience nice activities in the area during your stay at our comfortable hotel & lodge Read more
Hiking and biking along the scenic route at Skaland
Guided tour incl. snowshoes & poles, hot drinks, tour snack. Read more
Snowshoeing
Freeski, snowboard, spotting northern lights and other activities Read more
Winter activities
Hiking with a guide from Hamn i Senja Read more
Hiking on Senja
Far north of the Arctic Circle, but still easy to get to! Read more
Målselv Fjellandsby
Destinations in Northern Norway
From local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… Read more
Tromsø
The UNESCO-listed Vega Islands have been named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. Read more
The Vega Islands
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track.… Read more
The Lofoten Islands
Far above the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog sledding under the northern lights, and never-ending daylight in the… Read more
The North Cape
In the city of Alta you can experience Sami culture up close, see UNESCO protected rock carvings, sleep in a ice hotel or hunt for the northern light. Read more
Alta
Bodø is home to the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen. The largest city in Nordland is also just a boat ride away from the old… Read more
Bodø
Experience the cultural hub of Bodø as well as untouched nature, the world’s strongest tidal current, and remarkable, windswept… Read more
Salten
Get ready for an Arctic adventure with whale watching, cool museums, hiking and snowshoeing. In Vesterålen, you can combine wow experiences with… Read more
Vesterålen
Go hiking in the mountains, explore the archipelago in a kayak or RIB, and join exciting cultural events. Harstad is the perfect base for a holiday in… Read more
Harstad
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and… Read more
The Svalbard Islands
In Helgeland, you can paddle around the UNESCO-protected Vega islands and climb mountains like Torghatteen and The Seven Sisters. Or try the… Read more
Helgeland
Join a dogsled expedition, learn to throw a lasso, and experience the Sami culture first hand in Karasjok and Kautokeino. Read more
Land of the Sami
Discover Narvik, a town above the Arctic Circle where nature is your playground. Go hiking, skiing or climbing and experience the midnight sun in… Read more
Narvik
Go hiking and kayaking under the midnight sun, or skiing and dog sledding under the northern lights. Or simply kick back and enjoy some of the most… Read more
Senja and Central Troms
An urban gem on a barren, mostly uninhabited coast, Hammerfest is an Arctic city full of life and outdoor adventure. Read more
Hammerfest
In Nordkyn, the northernmost region on the European mainland, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, world class fishing, Arctic adventures and… Read more
Nordkyn
Lyngenfjord and the Lyngsalpene mountain range are an Arctic area full of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities that offer pure,… Read more
The Lyngenfjord region
Kystriksveien is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the road you can climb the mountains Torghatten and De syv søstre,… Read more
Kystriksveien – the coastal route
Discover exotic Arctic adventures and stunning nature in Kirkenes, in the far northeast of Norway. Read more
Kirkenes
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    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 -4° C. July and August are the warmest, with an average temperature of 11° C.

    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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