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Norway - Fjords and Fjells of Senja Island

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Senja is an Island located in Northern Norway above the Arctic Circle. Senja is the second largest Island in Norway and is often refered to as "Norway in Minature" because is boasts most of the diverse scenery that 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. 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.   

For this trip we wanted to plan something that would give people the full Norweigian experience. Not only will you paddle in the Fjords of Senja Island but you will also hike some of the Fjells (Mountains) over looking 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 Norweigian guide Roger will spend seven days hiking, paddling and exploring this phenominal area.

Day 1 - 20th June
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 want.
Day 2 - 21st
Bergsfjorden - (45 mins drive) Paddle in Fjord to explore archipelago, Camp out on Færøy Island.
Day 3 - 22nd
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
Day 4 - 23rd
Sami culture day spending time learning from Sami and reindeer. Have Lunch with Sami. Back to Husøy fjord. Hike to the top of Riven Fjell (Mountain) over Husøy Fjord.
Day 5 - 24th
Head to Laukvika. Paddle day trip in Hekkingen area. Dinner back at camp in Laukvika.
Day 6 - 25th
Hike up the highest mountain on Senja, Mount Segla lunch at the top. Back to cabins at Tranøe.
Day 7 - 26th
Day of paddling in Tranøe. Drive back to Tromsø to fly home or start your own personal vacation in Norway. 

What is included:

  • Airport pick up and drop off from Tromsø Airport in Norway
  • Accommodation during the trip dates
  • Kayaks, Kayaking gear.
  • Group Camping gear
  • Food during the trip. (Including the chance to sample traditional Norweigen food)
  • Local Norweigen guides
  • Canadian tour facilitators on trip 

What you should bring:

  • Personal camping gear (We can supply if needed)
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
  • Personal clothes for on land
  • Personal on-water garments
  • Camera

What is not included:

  • Flights to and from Tromsø airport in Norway.

 

 Trip Name Arctic Norway - Fjords and Fjells of Senja Island.
 Dates   20th - 26th June 2018
 Duration  7 Days
 Price   $2900 ($655.40 Deposit taken when booking)
 Start Location  Tromso arrivals - Norway arrivals - Norway
   

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We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Norway expedition or about any of our trips or courses. Email or call us 705-771-9555  

 

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