Great stuff to know if you want to visit Senja
Visiting Senja should definitely be on your bucket list. The area is like the creation in a fantasy book, with steep, raw mountains rising up from the ocean. However Senja is not as dangerous as it may seem at first glance. Behind the protective mountains lies a quiet, bewildered and beautiful landscape with lots of fantastic scenery to discover and activities to take part in.
Everybody can visit Senja
When you come to visit Senja there is really something for each and everyone. For starters there are numerous hikes around the island. Activities such as skiing, hikes, saunas, ice fishing, photography, sup boarding and more are just waiting for you here at Senja.
If you want an easy way to experience most of what the island has to offer, there is already a tourist path mapped out, taking you through det dramatic outer coast of Senja. Perhaps you would like to see the beautiful nature while cycling? Here at Senja there are great cycling roads available.
How to get to Senja?
To get to Senja you can take different routes. While the closest airport is located in Bardufoss, there are more flights going in and out of Tromsø airport. From there you can take the ferry into the island. Amongst other ferries in Tromsø you will also find ferries going to Senja by Finnsnes and Lysnes. There is also one going to Dyrøy, which is another county close to Senja.
When to visit Senja?
People who have visited Senja during one of the main seasons often come back to experience another. For instance, one popular activity during winter time is dogsledding, skiing and downhill skiing. Last one requires a skilled guide if you have no experience, but the feeling of standing on top of a steep mountain while looking down at the ocean beneath you is quite extraordinary. Likewise, being able to experience the midnight sun and go for a swim in the turquoise waters in the summer is purely magical. No wonder people would like to do both!
Where to stay during your visit to Senja?
Depending on what sort of accommodation you are on the lookout for, there are many opportunities available. For instance, you can go camping, book into hotels, stay in cabins or go tenting on your own out in nature. Again, what accommodation you prefer is entirely up to you. If you can see yourself staying in a cabin we have three great cabins available for rent. Check them out here.
How long should you stay in Senja?
Did you know that Senja is the second largest island in Norway? With that said this also means that if you want to take full advantage of visiting Senja, you should opt for at least two days so you have the chance to explore the island.
Want to book one of our cabins?
Our cabins are both spacious and cozy. Book you accommodation in Senja with us here