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Senja

Practical information on Senja

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Fjord
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Port
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 2-hour drive from Tromsø
When to go
Year-round except in autumn
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Senja

Emmanuel Maisonneuve Seasoned Traveller
21 written opinions

Senja island is basically unknown compared to the neighbouring Lofoten islands, however in my opinion, it is a true paradise. Everything there is a sight to see!

My suggestion:
Don't underestimate the travel time. The island itself is not very big, but the roads take many turns, not to mention the single-lane tunnels. Finally, the many viewpoints will slow you down as well.
My review

Senja island was truly love at first sight. Not only was I hosted by a Norwegian family in a small fishing village, but the scenery itself was simply amazing.

The south has more valleys, whilst the more touristy northeast focuses on the sharp peaks that plunge straight into the sea, like in Tunggeneset or even the fjords, with Bergsfjord being the most famous. Hiking enthusiasts won't be disappointed, as the Senja på langs trail crosses most of the island in 5 days. I recommend it, because it's a unique and extraordinary experience. Finally several museums offer you the chance to bring variety to your visit, such as the Senjamuseet, the Midt-Troms Museum and the Kaperdalen Sami Museum.

Truthfully, I strongly recommend Senja island for its variety, and in my opinion it's a must during any trip to Norway.

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