We first paddled Senja Island, Norway in June 2015 and we were awestruck by its spectacular beauty. Senja is an island located in Northern Norway above the Arctic Circle. Senja is the second largest island in Norway and is often referred to as “Norway in Miniature,” because it boasts most of the diverse scenery Norway has to offer in one location.
You will experience stunning sheer cliffs rising up out of the open ocean on the Northern and Western shores. On the Southern and Eastern sides of the island, you will experience lower rounder mountains, with forests and rivers. As this expedition is in June and we are above the Arctic Circle you will get to experience 24 hr daylight. It’s incredible the first time you see the 24 hour sun, the light is different than anything you’ve ever experienced. Here’s one trip where you don’t have to pack a headlamp!
For this trip, we wanted to plan something that would give you the full Norwegian experience. Not only will you paddle in the Fjords of Senja Island, but you will also hike some of the Fjells (Mountains) overlooking them. While we will not be doing any technical climbing (a pair of hiking boots/shoes are all you need) the vistas are world class. We will also get to spend a day with the Sami people learning about reindeer herding and their traditional lifestyle.
Our group, along with OSKC senior guides James and Dympna and our local Norwegian guide Roger, will spend seven days hiking, paddling and exploring this phenomenal area.
Fly into Tromsø - Met by guides at airport and transported to cabins at Tranøy. Stay by the sea on Senja first night dinner there. Midnight paddle if we're feeling up for it.
Explore more of Bergsfjorden – End day at other side of fjord. Kråkeslottet Visit old fishing building turned into art centre. Camp in mountain camp near Husøy. Dinner.
Trip Start Location
Nearest International Airport
Tromsø, Norway TOS