Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic - Finnsnes – the gateway to Senja

Highlights of the North – Sommarøy and Senja by Bus

Excursion

Price from $452

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code

HRI-TOS11A

Duration

8 hours

Notes

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  • Have your camera ready as we stop at some of the most striking spots in the north.

  • Explore the three islands of Kvaløya, tiny Sommarøy, and Senja, Norway’s second-largest island.

  • Keep watch for reindeer, moose, eagles, and other wildlife.

  • There will be multiple photo ops, including at one of Norway’s most expensive road toilets.

Keep your camera at the ready to capture photos of the beautiful views that await around every corner. On Kvaløya island, we will make several stops for photos, including at a traditional fishing village and a 1.4-mile-long lake in a glacial valley.

Then we’ll drive over crystal-clear waters as we cross the bridge to the tiny island of Sommarøy. With sandy beaches and a mountainous backdrop, it’s a great spot to admire classic Arctic landscapes. Crossing the bridge is an experience in itself, as it is reminiscent of the iconic Atlantic Road further south.

A short ferry ride takes us to Senja, an island with two halves. Its western, Atlantic-facing side is wild and mountainous while the eastern side is lush and mild. We’ll make several stops, including at Ersfjord beach, where you can find one of Norway’s most expensive public bathrooms with showers, the architecturally striking ‘Golden Toilet’!

After stopping for photos at the viewpoints of Tungeneset and Bergsbotn, we’ll stop at Hamn for locally made cinnamon buns, coffee or tea. We’ll then make the 50-minute journey to Finnsnes on the mainland, taking one final opportunity to soak up the wild, ethereal beauty of Senja’s rugged landscapes.

Practical information

  • Included: A drink and cakes