An encounter with Senja leaves traces in the people who experience it. We at Senja Arctic Lodge want to create the conditions so that you get a memorable stay from Senja.
The nature north of the Arctic Circle has always had a magical attraction on man. Senja, Norway's second largest island and its 1600 square kilometers, offers areas with almost untouched nature and exciting history.
Senja is Norway in miniature that can offer spectacular nature and experiences for young and old. The island is still full of pristine and undiscovered gems to enjoy. Real and pure joy is created in the encounter with the northern lights, the whale, the food and the darkness of the winter or the midnight sun, the crashing of waves, white beaches and majestic mountain peaks in the summer.
Senja has everything you want to experience in a short or long time. National tourist route with magical vantage points, art and cultural experiences with high quality, elves and trolls, a bustling bird and animal life.
The outside is characterized by dramatic mountains that plunge straight into the sea, but also by idyllic archipelago and beautiful sandy beaches. Inside you will find fertile soil and a friendly landscape with rolling hills and birch forests. Inside the valleys are pleasant settlements and small farms. Sør-Senja is rocky with boulders and pine forests. Ånderdalen National Park is also located here.
On the outside of Senja, where sea and sky meet, the tourist road winds on the ridge over the village of Bergsbotn. On a 44 meter long platform you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Bergsfjord and the high mountains around.
The steep mountains that plunge straight into the sea in several places on Senja are an overwhelming sight, and the most striking feature of the island. The road winds in and out of the fjords where the water is clean, clear and cold. So cold that no matter how inviting the beaches with chalk-white coral sand appear, a bath is reserved for the toughest.
You can drive mile after mile in a dramatic landscape on an occasionally narrow and winding road and in the strangest places there are small fishing villages and houses that have got stuck. Senja reflects the robust and serious from a time when people had to make do with fishing and barren agriculture, but the island also shows you a soft side with sheltered fjord arms. Besides, it is so beautiful that you will wonder why you have not found your way here before.
Senja is like a large playground for outdoor people who like challenges. For anyone who wants to hike, climb, paddle, dive or free ride down steep mountain slopes, Senja is perfect. Here there are plenty of opportunities to move around in nature. There are also simpler activities that can be of great pleasure to both young and old. Find one of the many beautiful beaches, follow the sea as it pulls out, and run ahead when the waves crash in again without being hit by the cold water. Sometimes it's not necessary to have more fun.
On Sør-Senja we also have the old Skrolsvik fort which is located on Senjehesten. Here we find more cannons and other material from the days of the Cold War. Exciting place that gives thought-provoking associations. Here there are also white beaches and beautiful nature.
In the heart of the Ersfjord is Ersfjordstranda with white, fine-grained sand that sends thoughts to other countries and beaches. Surrounded by pointed, high mountains, this is Norway at its most beautiful. The toilet building on the square with a triangular shape and gold-plated exterior is an attraction in itself.
At the far end of the headland between Steinfjorden and Ersfjorden is the picnic area Tungeneset. A footpath in Siberian larch leads out over the rocks with a view to the North Sea in the west and the razor-sharp mountain range Okshornan in the north.