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Senja - the fairytale island
Following a scenic route from Tromsø, you’ll soon end up on the fairytale island Senja. Here you can follow national tourist roads with world class nature surrounding them. Senja is becoming more and more of the perfect off-beat attraction. Here you’ll find steep mountain tops with extreme views, pure air and a chance to jump in fresh waters from white sand beaches. Being one of the biggest islands in Norway, Senja can offer both coastal and inland activities, such as kayaking, diving, dogsledding and guided tours in cultural landscapes.
Hiking on Senja is an exhilarating experience, with a variety of trails catering to all levels of hikers. Whether you're seeking a coastal stroll to witness the fjords and white sand beaches, or challenging mountain treks that lead to panoramic views, Senja offers a diverse range of landscapes waiting to be explored. With its pristine wilderness and many paths, Senja is a hiker's paradise where you can immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of northern Norway.
Segla has become an iconic mountain and it is a suitable hike for intermediate hiking levels. Starting in Fjordgård parkinglot the tracks are clearly marked. Other mountains to explore include Husfjellet, Lonketind and Dronningruta in Senja. The Ånderdalen National park has trees more than 600 years old, as well as untouched nature for hikes. A part of exploring Senja is going out to Dyrøy which is located between the island and the mainland. Dyrøy hosts all of Norways best features in one small area. Recommended hikes are Børringen and Dyrøygommen.
Please make sure to take necessary precautions before heading out on tour - read more on www.varsom.no.
National tourist road
Steep mountains going straight into the ocean and the road going in and out next to the fjords with crystal clear water, takes you to several picturesque locations along the tourist road. In Bergsbotn you can go out on a 44 meter long platform with spectacular views. Driving to beaches such as Ersfjordstrand you can enjoy white sand beaches and even visit the artsy gold-plated toilet facility, which is an attraction on its own. In the middle of Øyfjorden lies Husøy, which is a small island. It has the most active fishing community hosting a few hundred permanent inhabitants. Visit the rest area of Tungeneset and walk the walkway built in Siberian larch leads, taking you on a journey with views of the Northern Sea in the west and the Oksen mountain with its sharp peaks in the North.
- Senja is the second largest island in Norway and with its diverse landscape it is referred to as Norway in miniature.
- The municipality will consist of about 15 000 people.
- The fishing industry and aquaculture is dominant on Senja.
- The island is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers from around the world to catch species like cod, halibut, and salmon.
- Senja has a rich Viking history, with archaeological sites and ancient ruins dating back to the Viking Age. It's an ideal place to explore Norse history and culture.