Experience a unique expedition to the island of Senja where wildlife and breath taking nature awaits. Senja is Norway's second largest island located 69 degrees North, which makes it an ideal place to experience the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun. Basecamp Senja hosts, Trude and Dag, invites you to play an active role in this exclusive and personal experience. Wake up to stunning coastal landscape and wildlife right outside the door. Learn about Nordic culture, history and heritage and get really close to nature.
Season: Winter, November - March, Duration: 2,5 days. Tuesday to Thursday or Saturday to Monday.
Includes: Express boat Tromsø - Senja (Finnsnes), all transportation on Senja, accommodation at Posthuset Expedition Lodge, guide, all meals and activities including Hunting the Lights, 2 x whale & wildlife safaris, visits to photo spots and lectures.
Price per person: €844/$895 (Lodge takes maximum ten guests at the time).
Alternative: Can also be combined with a food experience at Senja Food Studio, a voyage on Hurtigruten and/or a visit to the Paris of the North, Tromsø.
Photos: Scenic Route Senja by Roger Ellingsen, Jarle Wæhler, Bjarne Riesto, Steinar Skaar, Werner Harstad, Helge Stikbakke and Hugo Fagermo. Statens vegvesen
DAY 1: Tromsø - senja (Finnsnes)
An Introduction to Coastal Life and Culture
After the 1 hr 15 min afternoon transfer with the express ferry from Tromsø, you will be met upon arrival by hosts Trude or Dag. The drive to Posthuset Expedition Lodge is a spectacular experience and includes a stop at the Scenic viewpoint Bergsbotn.
Settle in by the fireplace at the lodge and enjoy the panoramic view of mountains and sea. A traditional meal based on fresh local ingridients will be prepared at the lodge.
DAY 2: Senja nature and wildlife
Whale or Wildlife Safari & Magical Light
A plan for the day is made depending on weather, but be prepared for an active adventure. You will be taken out by boat to spot large whales, orcas and humpback whales. When whales are not in the fjords, whale watching is replaced by a wildlife safari to see seals, white tailed eagles, moose and reindeer.
Trude and Dag will take you to the perfect spots for Arctic and Northern Lights, and give lectures on whales, the Lights, Arctic cod and the history of Senja.
DAY 3: senja - tromsø
Last day of Island Adventures
Prepare for yet another day of coastal roaming before the express ferry takes you back to Tromsø in the early evening.
Should you wish to spend more time in Senja, we will gladly help you arrange kayak fjord trips, fishing excursions or even a cooking class at the magical Senja Food Studio.