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Arctic island hopping

Hamn in Senja - arctic island hopping from Tromsø, Norway
Ersfjord - Arctic island hopping from Tromsø to Senja, Norway
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An Island hopping tour from Tromsø to Senja!

  • This tour offers you an easy way to experience and explore the majestic island of Senja in a comfortable and effortless way
  • The tour also includes a scenic ferry trip, several photo stops as well as a delicious lunch platter in the idyllic Hamn resort
  • Experience an unforgettable day in the breathtaking Northern Norwegian landscapes, filling your senses with cherished memories
Starting point
11 hr 30 min
15 June - 31 August

Tour description

Your tour from Tromsø starts by taking a bus out of the city center along the Norwegian coast, from Tromsø Island to Kvaløya island. After a 1,5 hour's drive from Tromsø, the bus boards the local ferry, which crosses over to Senja. This is a magical sea journey with unique dazzling nature all around you.
Senja is often nicknamed "Norway in miniature". On this tour, you will pass through many of the different types of wilderness and landscapes Norway has to offer. Senja is home to deep fjords, steep mountains, white beaches, and a distinctive fishing culture. You will travel along one of Norway’s 18 National Scenic Routes on the western outskirts of Senja.
There will be a photo stop at the scenic Ersfjord beach surrounded by majestic mountains and "decorated" with the world-famous "Golden Toilet". If you are wondering what a "golden toilet" is, just wait till you get there! There will be time to stretch your legs here and take in the Arctic summer scenery.
In the Storbrygga restaurant in Senja, you can enjoy a traditional local food-tasting platter accompanied by a fabulous view of the locals’ favorite mountain Sukkertoppen, and the charming harbor area. If the weather allows it, you can enjoy lunch in the maritime atmosphere outdoors on the quay itself. If you are interested in locally brewed beer, you can add a beer tasting here before returning to Tromsø.
This compact tour will offer a wealth of sights and sensations that you'll remember for a lifetime!

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