Top Experiences in Senja

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Put on some snowshoes and explore the scenery
4 hours
Small group
One of the best ways to explore the pristine Arctic wilderness and fulfill your dream of mushing a team of powerful Siberian Huskies is with a dog sledding experience. This sledding trip will bring you close to nature and show you Senja's most beautiful scenes.You'll start by meeting your local guide and a playful pack of energetic Huskies, then change into warm boots and winter suits. After an informative briefing on how to mush a dog sled, you'll meet your team and set off on a unique adventure.Discover the snow-covered highlands of the island, enjoy the energy of your huskies, and make wonderful memories that you will take home to your loved ones. Back at the camp, you'll lead your faithful crew back to their kennels, then gather around a warm fire for some hot drinks, cookies, and stories from a professional musher.Discover more unique dogsledding experiences in Norway.
Enjoy the view of Segla
Located in the far north of Norway, above the Arctic Circle, you'll find the island of Senja in Troms County. This is the second-largest island in the country and is known for its untamed natural beauty. It's nestled among the coastal mountains dominating the North Atlantic and the green birch forests of the region's interior. Activities include everything from fishing and kayaking to dogsledding under the Northern Lights. Due to its remoteness and vast mountain peaks, Senja is also a great hiking destination.This hiking excursion takes you along local trails less visited by outsiders. Some hikes are ideal for all ages and difficulty levels, so you needn't worry about a lack of experience. One hiking option is the path up to an alternate view of the iconic peak Segla via a trail to neighboring Hesten along the mountain's southern side. This trail is quite steep, so wear good hiking shoes and stay to the right as you ascend. At the top, there are wonderful views of the Mefjord, Øyfjord, and the surrounding mountains, while standing on the sheer cliff offers a rush of adrenaline to anyone brave enough to peer over the edge. Keep an eye out for Breidtinden, Senja's highest mountain, to the south.Discover more active experiences and hiking excursions in Norway.
Self guided
Hit the road and enjoy a scenic route around Senja, embracing the truly breathtaking sights of the area. You can stop in one of the many notable points along the way to take photos, stretch your legs, or enjoy a hike! This road trip will take you to historic fishing villages, idyllic beaches, and scenic overlooks.Start with a visit to Husøy Island, situated in the middle of the Øyfjord and home to Senja's most prominent fishing community. The little island, which has, in recent years, been connected to the mainland, secures its oldest houses with wire. This precaution ensures that they don't blow away from the fierce winds, so make sure to hold onto your hats while visiting!Next, make a stop at Ersfjordstranda, an idyllic beach covered in white sands and surrounded by the picturesque peaks of the Ersfjord. This is a great place to stop and eat your lunch on a picnic bench or around a fire. You can warm your food and hands at one of the available grills. Where the ocean meets the sky, enjoy a scenic vista overlooking the village of Bergsbotn. The vista is a great place to stop and walk out onto the 145-foot (44-meter) long platform. Take in the views and snap some photos!Tungeneset is another notable viewpoint that is worth a stop. It's situated on the tip of a rocky point that separates the Steinsfjord and the Ersfjord. There's a walkway out over the rocks, offering views of the North Sea in the west and the mountain Oksen in the north.At the end of the route lies...

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