Senja and surroundings
Senja is Norway’s second largest island and has fantastic landscape for trekking. The island offers a number of different trekking routes, with different challenges. Senja covers an area of 1590 km, which is about the same size as London; however the population is slightly less, around 15,000. You may also want to visit one or more of the smaller island like Sommarøy, Bjarkøy, Håja, which all have their special uniqueness.
Ånderdalen National Park
Walk the Ånderdalen National Park and explore the diversity of Senja’s natural heritage, the rich flora as well as fauna. You may see moose as well as reindeer, more than 200 different plants, 500 years old pine trees, 90 bird spices and more..
Senja offers many opportunities with respect to routes and how demanding these are.
Below you find one example on how your sail & trekking week could look like.
|Day||Trek Route||Sail Route|
|Saturday||Embark your sailing yacht in Tromsø||Sail from Tromsø to Senja Botnhamn
3 hours sailing
|Sunday||Astridtind. A great walk on Norhern Senja with a spectacular view of Kvaløya and further northwards. Wonderful to do at night, in the light of the midnight sun.||You wake up in Botnhamn and prepare for your first trek.
In the afternoon the yacht continue to Finnsnes
|Monday||The route is through the national park Ånderdalen, and you start at Tranøybotn walk thru the park via Åndervatnet and Karpervatnet. In Kaperskaret you go east and follow a route to Gjeska, where your yacht will pick you up. The route gives many good opportunities to climb summits.
7-8 hours in moderate terrain
|Start at Tranøybotn Camping
Pick up at Gjeska with Skrolsvik as final destination
2 hours sailing
|Tuesday||Sjursviktinden. 4-5 hours starting and ending in Skrolsvik.
Moderately steep, good path, very steep going up to the summit.
|After the trekking, the yacht takes you to Grundfarnes or Veidmannsbotn.
2 hours sailing
|Wednesday||Kongsneshaugen. From the bottom of Grunnfarnes bay a path ascends to Storvatnet (the Great Lake).
If you choose to continue up the tree-clad slope you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over Torskenfjord.5 hours
|The ship will pick you up at Kongsneset and from there take you to Hamn
3 hour sailing
|Thursday||The starting point is Indregård the route will bring you over to Senjahopen. This crossing is beautiful, and have optional routes
4-6 hours walking
|While you are enjoying breakfast, the yacht will take you to Indregård, about 1 hour sailing from Hamn.
In the afternoon the ship will continue toSommarøy
1,5 hours sailing.
|Friday||This day you make a last summit on the island Hillesøya where you enjoy view of the ocean, island and the feeling of the Barents Sea. You will also see the profile of the island Håja (the Tromsø cathedral is designed based on this profile)||Return to Tromsø in the afternoon
5 hours sailing
And a pub round perhaps?
This is an optional tour for those of you that aren’t filled up with impressions after the week of trek & sail