Finnsnes – the gateway to Senja

Senja Wildlife Safari


Price from €315

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



4 hours


Read the practical information below

  • Tour one of the most scenic fjords in Norway in one of Europe’s last wildernesses

  • Bergsfjord has white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in summer, earning it the nickname ‘Caribbean of the North’

  • Visit Senja, the second largest island in Norway, often called “the fairytale island”

  • Listen to stories about the local people in Hamn

Disembarking on the mainland in Finnsnes, enjoy a scenic 50-minute bus tour across the island of Senja to the historical fishing village and former trading station of Hamn. Before heading out on safari, you’ll be able to enjoy a storytelling session, where you’ll be introduced to the history of the coastal people who call Hamn home. 

The boat then takes you out onto turquoise waters, among lush islands and white coral beaches. On the coast of Norway's second largest island, you might see sea eagles, seals, and even colonies of elegant cormorants. 

This colourful and unspoiled idyll is often called the ‘Caribbean of the North’. An evening trip can treat you to the most beautiful sunsets. At the height of summer, you can expect to see the Midnight Sun hanging low in the sky, just above a horizon of islets and reefs. Either way, you’ll want to keep your camera ready.