Where is Senja located?
Senja (Norwegian) or Sážžá (Northern Sami) is an island in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway, Europe. With an area of 1,586.3 square kilometres (612.5 sq mi), it is the second largest island in Norway (outside of the Svalbard archipelago).
What is there to do in Senja in winter?
Climbing / ice climbing – long winter on Senja and its diversified terrain allow for practicing winter mountaineering. You can choose from ice-climbing, waterfall climbing, deep snow and top-tour skiing adventure. We cooperate with experienced guides and can organize a tour adjusted to your skills and needs.
How do I get to Senja island?
The most convenient way to reach Senja for many visitors is by ferry from Tromsø to either Finnsnes or Lysnes. Head to the north of the island for the signed tourist route, which covers 63 miles mostly along route 862. Driving from east to west, here are some of Senja’s must-see sights.
Is Tromsø good for Northern Lights?
Did you know? Tromsø is one of the places in the world with the highest probability of seeing the northern lights. This is due to our perfect location just in the center of the northern lights oval – the area where it always is some northern lights activity.
What does Senja mean?
Senja means “hospitality” (from Greek “xenos/ξένος” = foreigner/guest).
What is the largest island in Norway?
Spitsbergen island (37,673 square kilometers) is the biggest island in Norway.
How do I get to Lofoten from Senja?
The best way to get from Senja to Lofoten without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 9h 11m and costs kr 600 – kr 900. How long does it take to get from Senja to Lofoten? It takes approximately 9h 11m to get from Senja to Lofoten, including transfers.
How do I get from Oslo to Tromso by train?
There is no direct connection from Oslo to Tromsø. However, you can take the train to Oslo lufthavn stasjon, take the walk to Oslo airport, fly to Tromso, take the walk to Tromsø lufthavn, then take the line 42 bus to Tromsø.
How can I see Aurora in Tromso?
The best way to see the Northern Lights is to go to a place where there is no light pollution. So ideally you travel far outside the city. That being said, sometimes auroras are really strong and it is possible to see the Northern Lights in town as well.
Where in Tromso can you drive the Northern Lights?
Top 4 places to see the Northern lights are:
- Brosmetinden Mountain. Around an hours drive from Tromso and said to be an easy hike – I wouldn’t know.
- Skulsfjord. A 25 minute drive north from Tromso is an area of great beauty.
- Otertinden. For the people who eat oats, fruit and tigers for breakfast.
Where does the name Senja come from?
Origin of Senna Senna is a name of Arabic origin, but as well a short form of the Latin name Crescentia and a Finnish form of Senja. Besides, Senna is a name of a plant with yellow flowers, growing in Asia and Africa. In the Netherlands Senna is a unisex name of Old Norse origin.
Why visit Senja and central Troms?
The scenery in Senja and Central Troms is full of contrasts, with the midnight sun and the northern lights, depending on the season. The distance from the coast to “raw” mountain peaks is short and is an ideal combination for those who participate in winter activities.
How to get from Tromsø to Senja?
Follow Rv 862 from Tromsø to Brensholmen and from Brensholmen you take the ferry over to Senja. The ferry from Brensholmen takes 45 min one-way. Return the same way, or make it into a round trip by following E6 Olsborg to Tromsø.
How to get to Senja island?
Following a scenic route from Tromsø, you’ll soon end up on the fairytale island Senja. Here you can follow national tourist roads with world class nature surrounding them. Senja is becoming more and more of the perfect off-beat attraction.
What to do in Senja in January?
Northern lights in Senja. Visit beautiful Senja and try fun activities like ski touring, winter fishing and tobogganing accompanied by the spectacle of the northern lights.