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– Senja, pure magic

Senja guide © Frode Wiggen

English

© Reiner Schaufler


SENJA – a treasure trove of adventures! Get set for some astounding trips and expeditions in untouched natural surroundings – all year round. Top tourist facilities with all mod cons and conference facilities. Water front accommodation. Camp sites. Fishing piers and more. Senja welcomes you with its exciting stories and fantastic adventures. We can offer the best of the National Tourist Route with spectacular scenery and amazing viewpoints, local artisans and culture, unique culinary experiences, interesting architecture, the world’s biggest troll, dramatic fjords, idyllic skerries, majestic mountain peaks, charming and thriving fishing villages, the largest fishing grounds in the world, a rich bird life – screeching gulls and the hypnotic sound of the surf. Senja is Norway’s second largest island, situated on the 69th parallel north. Here the landscapes are filled with contrast with the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights - depending on the time of year. Trips to the island’s mountain peaks are equally recommended both in summer and in winter. All the tracks are well marked. Go straight up or straight down to where mountain and sea meet – the distances are never that big. See small fishing villages and settlements that clutch at narrow strips of land trapped between the sea and mountains.

In summer you can take the ferry from Harstad/Skrolsvik, Brensholmen/Botnhamn and Gryllefjord/Andenes. Year round you can take the Hurtigruten Finnsnes/Tromsø or the Express Ferry Finnsnes/Tromsø-Harstad, Lysnes/Tromsø, Skrolsvik/Harstad. Facts: Senja covers 1,569 km2 and is Norway’s second largest island. Almost 8,000 people live on the island, spread out in its four municipalities: Lenvik, Berg, Torsken and Tranøy. Welcome to a journey into adventure on Senja. Best regards from Senja’s Director of Tourism Lena-Elise Trulssen Office: Laukhellaveien 2, 9303 Silsand Tel.: (+47) 930 22 333 Mail: lena@destinasjonsenja.no Web: www.destinasjonsenja.no


Airports

Ferries

Hurtigruten

Express Ferry

Transport

Camping

Fishing

Accommodation

Eating out

Activities

Beaches

Waste disposal

Culture

Rent-a-Bike

Contents: A trip to adventure on Senja

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Slåttebakken Gård

The Municipalities

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From coast to the wildest wildlife

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Senja Camping

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Senja Event

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The cultural side of Senja

Senja Familiepark

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Map

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Midt-Troms Museum

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Altiettferie

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Den lille Perle

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Embrace Life & Vardnes urtegård

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Finnsnes Hotell

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Hamn i Senja

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Mefjord Brygge

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Skaland Motell

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Basecamp Senja

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Kråkeslottet Senja

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Senjatrollet

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Fjordbotn Camping

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Joker Skaland

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Senja vandrerhjem/ Skoghus Leirsted

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Mission Senja

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Senjagården

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Senjastua

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Experience a day in 40-41 the life of a working fisherman

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Senjafestivalen

Flakstadvåg Camping 44 Kaikanten

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Ginas Kafe & Kiosk

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Skatvik Camping

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Tranøybotn Camping

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Senja Rutebil

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ArtSenja

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Skrolsvik Havfiske/ Gammelbutikken

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Top of the Tops 52-53 Partners/map

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A trip to adventure on Senja – where new experiences await and abound When you come across on the ferry from Brensholmen it’s just a short way to Husøy – a tiny pearl of an island situated out in the mouth of the fjord. Close proximity to the best fishing grounds is the reason why people have settled on this idyllic little island and why people come from all over the world to work and still settle here. In the summer season you must visit Den lille Perle (The Little Pearl) run by Susanne and have a good cup of coffee with something “on the side”. You can also buy souvenirs and reproduction clothing, etc.

stay at Mefjord Brygge that offers accommodation in “rorbuer” (typical fishermen’s shacks), modern apartments and water front properties. They have some marvellous well marked paths covering the entire area and offer good food and various activities. They are open all season. Out of season they open on request.

If you have got time we recommend taking a trip to Laukvik, where you’ll find a small fishing camp called Altiettferie (All-in-One Holidays). Here you can rent a boat if they’ve got any spare. Or you can find a nice beach or somewhere to pitch a tent and camp out.

Joker Skaland is where you can buy petrol and diesel and they have a wonderful grocery store where you can stock up with everything you need for your trip.

If you drive along the National Tourist Route you’ll get to see epic scenery with the sea and mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. The mountains go straight up and dive straight down to meet the sea – and the distances are never all that big. The National Tourist Route has constructed two fantastic vantage points at Tungeneset and in Bergsfjorden where we recommend taking a stop to take pictures in spectacular surroundings. Mefjordvær is a small fishing village and part of a thriving coastal community. Here you can

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At Skaland you can stay at the Skaland Motell, where they have cabins for rent and serve traditional wholesome Norwegian food. Open all year round.

Basecamp Senja has one of its two bases in Skaland, the Posthuset Expedition Lodge. It is a modern and cosy place that accommodates up to ten people. Here there are various activities including storytelling. Or you can take a trip on a «Zodiac» on the Bergsfjorden which is one of their specialities. Open on request. Kråkeslottet (the “ramshackle castle”) on Bøvær is well worth a visit. It is a very old fish factory from 1900 that stands aloft on piles as far out as you can go in the sea. Its open all through July and here you’ll find a café and art exhibition known as ArtiJuli (July Art).

Mefjord Brygge


Jordhuset Senjatrollet

Kråkeslottet If you carry on driving you’ll come to the world’s biggest troll, the Senjatrollet. Grown-ups and children alike all find something of interest at the “Senjatroll” and “Hulderheimen” in Finnsæter on Senja! Here you’ll find two huge trolls that have many surprises packed inside them. The Sesame Train, a gallery, café, large souvenir shop, a working pewter smith with his own shop, animals and much, much more. Open from June to August, Easter and at other times on request. Four kilometres from the Senjatroll is Hamn i Senja, the largest tourist centre on Senja, idyllically situated on the rocky shore line with all its islets and hidden reefs. They have plenty of capacity for courses, conferences and other gatherings. You can have a good meal in their restaurant, stay in their modern apartments or water front properties, rent a kayak, go fishing

or participate in other activities. Open from June to August, and at other times on request. Driving on brings you to Gryllefjord where the ferry goes to Andenes in the summer season. In Gryllefjord you can eat at Ginas Kafe and stay at the water front property Kaikanten. Here you’ll experience a rugged and salty fishing village and can rent a boat or share a day in the life of a working fisherman if you want. If you drive over to Torsken then you’ll see Torsken kirke, a cruciform church from 1784 in Torsken municipality, Troms County. The church is built of timber and seats 100. It is painted red and houses many old relics such as a crucifix which was probably made in Lübeck in the 1550’s.

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Gammelbutikken If you move on to Botnhamn once again you can drive to Finnsnes and stay at Fjordbotn Camping, Vardnes urtegård (in Gibostad with two small guest houses), Senjagården (in Gibostad, where they have plenty of room and inexpensive prices), Senja vandrerhjem or the Finnsnes Hotell. Along the way we recommend stopping at the Senja Familiepark. Here you and the children can have a wonderful day and see many different types of exotic animals, and you can have your own barbeque and enjoy yourselves. They also offer accommodation in stylish holiday homes. Further south on Senja we recommend a visit to ArtSenja. The ArtSenja gallery exhibits original art and crafts from 25 professional artists from around the region and includes paintings, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and glass. Opening times can vary, but they are open almost all year round. Just before you get to Art Senja is the Jordhuset in Vesterfjell, the second of Basecamp Senja’s bases. Jordhuset was erected by local entrepreneurs and has a fantastic ambiance with its fire pit and seating for 70. At the Jordhuset they arrange “Senja evenings” with local fare, Christmas and other parties, various activities and meetings. It is an excellent starting point for any Senja expedition. Open on request. In Tranøy you’ll find four camp sites. Senja Camping has specialised in providing activities for families with children and has a

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pool with water slides that is open in the summer and a “mini-zoo”. Driving on you’ll come to Tranøybotn Camping and Skatvik Camping where you can stay in their cabins, have a barbeque and go sea fishing in one of the boats they have for rent - depending on the season. Tranøybotn Camping is close by the Ånderdalen National Park. On the extremities of Flakstadvåg is Flakstadvåg Camping. Midt-Troms Museum has their main exhibition at the Finnsnes Tourist Information Office, where you can also get information about the other exhibitions they have. This year sees the opening of Kveitmuseet in Skrolsvikt. Gammelbutikken (the Old Village Store) which is also located there is open for the season during June to August when the ferry Skrolsvik/Stornes is running. We recommend calling in on these attractions. At the «Gammelbutikken» you can buy freshly baked home-made cakes, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the exhibition of things from times gone by. They also have a lot of interesting souvenirs you can buy, both from local and other suppliers. The outermost place you can stay at is at the beautiful Gullvang Gård, 4 km from Stonglandseiet towards Lekangsund. Here you can rent a bike, kayak or boat. Boat rentals can vary from season to season. Open all year round. Reidun Aspmo – Tel.: +47 971 70 080.


Slåttebakken Gård

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Senja Camping

EATING OUT: Slåttebakken Gård: Open only on request. At the farm you’ll find an old cow shed that has been turned into a dainty restaurant and in the kitchens the cook prepare local specialities that are used in the catering business and also available in the restaurant. They have based their menu on local culinary traditions and provide an intimate setting where they are both host and cook for you. Finnsnes Hotell has its own restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinners with an á là carte menu. They also have their own group menu. The restaurant is open every day until 10 pm and on Sundays to 6 pm and serves excellent local food. Senjastua: Is more or less «always» open and serves traditional dishes using local ingredients. Fish dishes are particularly well represented on the menu. They follow the seasons and always serve a taste of Senja. The kitchen is open from 11 am to 10 pm on week days and from 12 noon to 10 pm on Sundays.

Mefjord Brygge: Open all year round. Here they serve local dishes where fish quite naturally is one the main ingredients. They recommend their “Yttersia-menu”. Skaland Kro og Motell: Open all year and serve local home fare using local ingredients. Hamn i Senja: Have a renowned kitchen that prepares delicious dishes using whatever ingredients are in season. They have become very popular for wedding receptions. From early spring to late autumn they cater for weddings every week end. The restaurant is open from June to August and on request at other times. Ginas Kafe & Kiosk: Offer a simple yet varied and tasty menu ranging from traditional Norwegian dishes to exotic Asian dishes. Open all through the summer season. At other times opening hours can vary.

Jordhuset: Open only on request. At the Jordhuset they arrange “Senja evenings” with local fare, Christmas and other parties, various activities and meetings. It is an excellent starting point for any Senja expedition.

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© Hamn i Senja

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The Municipalities

Lenvik kommune

Berg kommune

A municipality in growth

To the open sea...

Lenvik

Berg

11 039 innb. 895 km2 Finnsnes

1 111 innb. 288 km2 Skaland

© Ronny Olsen

Torsken

1 166 innb. 246 km2 Gryllefjord

Torsken kommune

Tranøy kommune

Outermost on Senja, island of adventure

People are our forte

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Tranøy

1 695 innb. 523 km2 Vangsvik

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Senja Camping

Senja Camping is situated by the Lakselvvassdraget on Senja, 15 km from Finnsnes. Senja Camping’s focus is on providing activities for families with children. Our location makes it ideal for car trips around Senja. We have a swimming pool with a slide, are near to fishing spots, and have marked trails that start from here. We also have a “mini zoo” with goats, rabbits, pigs, geese, ducks etc. The site has spaces for 130 caravans and campers, of which 100 are available yearround. There are boats that can be rented if you want to fish the Trollbuvatnet, as well as canoes and kayaks if you want to go on a river safari. There’s a ski slope with a 170m pulley next door, as well as well-maintained ski trails. The ski slope is open from January to April. Cabins can also be rented in the ski season. 11 cabins of various sizes are available. There is a waste disposal area for mobile home users. In the summer season the camping site is open June-September. The reception and kiosk is open from 09.00 to 22.00.

Contact details: Address: Torsmoveien 418, 9303 Silsand, N69º 13.805’ E17º 42.190’, Norway Telephone: +47 481 58 475 E-mail: post@senjacamping.no Homepage: www.senjacamping.no

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Senja Event

Let Senja Event be your chosen travel planner. We can put together a tailor-made stay and package that will be a lifelong memory. We can arrange conferences, team building, guided tours, peak trips, fishing trips, hiking trips, special interest outings – whatever is best for you – wherever is best for you. We have an excellent logistics and transport set up and can offer activities from various providers. We offer various types of guided tours in the mountains, along the fjords and to fish processing plants. We can book live music and entertainment for your event. Senja Event arranges parties, anniversaries and special events – covering everything from start to finish. Get in touch with us for the best travel tips – We put together events with personal attention from start to finish.

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– tailor-made experiences for groups and companies Contact details: Address: Laukhellaveien 2 9303 Silsand, Norway Telephone: +47 984 92 566 E-mail: lena@senjaevent.no Homepage: www.senjaevent.no

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Senja Familiepark

Take the family to Senja Familiepark! Here you can have close contact with several different types of exotic animals. They include lamas, donkeys, Shetland Ponies, minipigs, mohair goats and our popular rabbits. You can stay in a holiday home and make full use of our large outdoor areas with various types of play apparatus and nature trails for kids. Bring your own food and barbeque it at our lavvo wigwam out on the plain. Charcoal, fire logs and coffee brewed on the campfire are included in the price. We offer holiday homes that sleep up to 9. We rent boats at a lake and the sea. We sell fishing permits for the Grasmyrvassdraget, known for its sea-trout and salmon. To book a holiday home or if you have any questions, send an e-mail to post@senjafamiliepark.no or phone (+47) 481 38 593. For more information about our offers and opening times at Senja Familiepark, please visit our homepage www.senjafamiliepark.no

Contact details: Address: Grasmyr 9303 Silsand, Norway Telephone: +47 481 38 593 E-mail: post@senjafamiliepark.no Homepage: www.senjafamiliepark.no

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Midt-Troms Museum

Get an insight into the diversity that is Northern Norway. Enjoy captivating exhibitions and vivid stories from Mid Troms. Find out what’s happening where. Download the summer program and opening times from www.mtmu.no, or contact us by phone on (+47) 478 34 500. Open Air and Local Museums: • Lenvik Museum, Bjorelvnes • Kramvig Wharf, Sørreisa • Bardu Bygdetun (old village center), Bardu • Strømsør Fjellgård, Øvre Barduelvs Østerdal • Fossmotunet (old village center), Bardufoss, Målselv • Kongsvoldtundet (old village center), near Rostavatnet • Kastnes Bygdetun (old village center), near Dyrøysundet • Kaperdalen Lapplander Museum, Tranøy • Hofsøy District Museum, Sør-Senja • Kveit Museum and Gammelbutikken (old store), Skrolsvik Contact details: • Aursfjordsaga, Ausfjorden in Balsfjord. Address: Høegbygget at Theme Museums: Andselv Torg 9326 Bardufoss, Norway • Fjord Museum/Marshlands Center, Storsteinnes Telephone: +47 478 34 500 • Military Museum, Setermoen E-mail: post@mtmu.no • Town Museum, Finnsnes Homepage: www.mtmu.no Mid Troms Tourist Information Offices are located in Finnsnes, Skaland and Andselv Welcome!

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Altiettferie

Laukvik in North Senja is shown on the map as having a particularly beautiful view. Our location gives you the perfect place from which to quickly get to good fishing spots on the open sea and in sheltered areas. We rent out two cabins and a house, all fully equipped with room for 6-8-9 people in each. Internet and TV with 50 channels are included. We have 9 boats ranging from 17’ with a 30 hp engine to 22’ with a 115 hp engine. There are also good opportunities for hiking in the mountains with good views of lakes and the ocean.

Contact details: Address: Laukvik 9373 Botnhamn, Norway Telephone: +47 975 66 260 +47 990 12 504 E-mail: post@altiettferie.no Homepage: www.altiettferie.no

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Den lille Perle

Den lille Perle is a nostalgic little shop in the heart of Husøy. In the shop you’ll find redesign products, handicrafts and decorative interior items from local artisans as well as an interior designer who is focussed on recycling. During the summer season the Little Pearl offers an assortment of home-made cakes and other delicacies based on using local ingredients. Visit us on Husøy, a little pearl in the mouth of the fjord on Senja. Contact us for opening times.

Contact details: Address: Husøy in Senja 9389, Norway Telephone: +47 988 98 891 E-mail: denlilleperle@gmail.com Facebook: Den lille Perle

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Embrace Life & Vardnes urtegård

Vardnes urtegård’s speciality is medicinal herbs and berries. The farm’s 25 acres are mapped out and marked with wild and useful plant garden areas. As part of its product development program the farm is continuously trying out new berries, herbs and vegetables. Courses are held in several different languages. The farm offers rented accommodation in the form of a guest house and a cabin, and has its own shoreline and woods with spaces for caravans and campers, as well as being able to offer rooms suitable for courses and seminars for rent. The Embrace Life Competence Centre offers several courses, seminars and educational programs. See our homepage for for more information.

Contact details: Adresse: Postal address: Vardnesveien 132, 9372 Gibostad, Norway Visitors Clinic, Competence Centre and Academy, dept. Senja: Vardnesveien 3, 9372 Gibostad, Norway Visitors urtegården and guest house: Vardnesveien 132, 9372 Gibostad, Norway Telephone: +47 979 69 018 Embrace Life & Vardnes urtegård E-mail: post@embracelife.no Homepage: www.embracelife.no Facebook: Embrace Life kompetansesenter, Embrace Life komplementærmedisinske senter, Vardnes urtegård

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Finnsnes Hotell

Finnsnes Hotell is friendly hotel with a kitchen with a very good reputation, a fully licensed bar and restaurant, facilities well suited for celebrations and other occasions, and a well-equipped course and conference section. The hotel has 56 rooms and 100 beds. The hotel is centrally located in Finnsnes in Lenvik Municipality, 44km from Bardufoss Airport (the Airport Coach stops at the hotel on request), a two minute walk from the Hurtigbüt ferry and Hurtigruten pier, and one hour away from Tromsø and Harstad by Hurtigbüt. If you are driving then we can provide free parking to our guests in designated areas. Finnsnes is the perfect starting point to discover Senja with its fantastic landscapes that just have to be experienced first-hand. We want you to feel welcome as our guest!

Contact details: Address: Strandveien 2 9300 Finnsnes, Norway Telephone: +47 778 70 777 E-mail: firmapost@finnsnes-hotell.no Homepage: www.finnsnes-hotell.no

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Fjordbotn Camping

Fjordbotn Camping is beautifully situated at the head of the Stønnesbotn fjord, in the northern part of Senja. We are just 10 minutes from the Botnhamn-Brensholmen ferry and 1 hour 20 minutes from the Gryllefjord-Andenes ferry. 5 minutes away is Lysnes and the Hurtigbåt to Tromsø. Fjordbotn Camping has a total of 35 beds in 7 cabins, 40 points for caravans and mobile homes, and an area reserved for putting up tents. We have showers, WC, a wash room, kitchen and common room for our guests. There is a play area for kids and a café/kiosk as well. Fjordbotn Camping is the perfect starting point for trips around Senja. If you want to visit well known fishing villages such as Husøy, Botnhamn, Fjordgård, Senjahopen/ Mefjordvær, then these are within a 30 minute drive. If you are looking for activities such as hiking or climbing, or game or sea fishing, then you can experience these just a stone’s throw away from Fjordbotn Camping. We want to make your Senja-vacation a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Contact details: Address: Stønnesbotn 9373 Botnhamn, Norway Telephone: +47 778 49 310 +47 482 75 149 E-mail: fjordbca@online.no Homepage: www.fjordbotn.com

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Senja vandrerhjem / Skoghus Leirsted

Senja vandrerhjem was originally a camp owned and run by the Norwegian Lutheran Missionary Society (NLM). The camp has been in operation since 1947, and in 2005 it became of the Norwegian Youth Hostels scheme. We are located in a quiet and peaceful area, well screened from neighbours. Our latest accommodation section called “Villmarksstua� was opened in 1997. The standard of the rooms is good and they all have their own shower and WC. We have a marvellous common room with a large open fireplace in the middle and windows that let in the midnight sun. We wish everyone welcome at Senja vandrerhjem.

Contact details: Address: Skoghus Leirsted Finnjord 9303 Silsand, Norway Telephone: +47 488 66 836 E-mail: skoghus@nlm.no Homepage: www.hihostels.com/no

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Senjagården

At Senjagården we rent out rooms and apartments for short term occupancy. We are located on the shores of the Gisundet at Gibostad. We can accommodate a total of 100 guests in single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms with four beds. We are perfectly situated for you to take advantage of the various open air activities Senja has to offer. A short drive north and you’ll come to the fishing villages from where you can go deep sea fishing. If you go west you’ll come to the outer coast with its many small coastal communities where fishing has been the main-stay for generations. If you want to go fishing in the Gisundet, right by us, then you can use one of our rowing boats. We don’t have any boats with engines, but we can put you in contact with those who do or arrange deep sea fishing excursions on bigger boats with a captain on board. We also offer bicycle rentals. Senja has a fantastic landscape that is well suited for hiking in the mountains. There are several marked routes, and you can get a map with these from us. Prices from: Single room: NOK 450,A bed in a room with several other beds: NOK 250,Double room: NOK 600,Family room (4 beds): NOK 700,Dinner: NOK 140,Rowing boat, per day: NOK 500,Rowing boat, per hour: NOK 200,Bicycle per day: NOK 100,-

We can also accommodate school classes and large groups. Contact us for details. Child-friendly. Short distance to Senja Familiepark. Horse riding at a nearby farm. Contact details: Address: 9372 Gibostad, Norway Telephone: +47 904 70 279 E-mail: post@senjagarden.no Homepage: www.senjagarden.no

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Senjastua

Local, honest and close by The Senjastua restaurant is just by the bridge connecting magical Senja to the mainland. At Senjastua we offer you authentic tastes of Senja served in friendly, cosy surroundings. On our menu you’ll find meat and fish dishes that use local ingredients and traditional recipes from the Island of Senja. Fish dishes are well represented with “boknafisk”, grilled stockfish, cods’ tongues and baked halibut amongst others. We follow the seasons and reap when quality is at its best. Our hosts “honest, good and generous” serve you dinner and dessert. For the kids we have a special menu topped up with tasty fish dishes. We want you as our guest to feel at home in our restaurant, and we want to do our utmost to give you a memorable culinary experience when you visit us. Welcome to a taste of Senja.

Contact details: Address: Laukhellaveien 2, PO Box 144 9303 Silsand, Norway Telephone: +47 778 44 010 / 994 13 835 E-mail: post@senjastua.no Homepage: www.senjastua.no

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Slåttebakken Gård

Where good experiences are made Slåttebakken Gård is located 10 km from Finnsnes, on Senja. The farm overlooks the Gisundet and here you’ll find an old goat house called “FJØSN” which has been turned into a small eatery. In our kitchens we make local delicacies that go to our catering service and for sale in our shop. Amongst other products we make salami, which is one of our best items. We have also set up a mini centre of expertise in small scale food production. In addition we offer other activities such as fishing trips and paintball. We are particularly keen on maintaining old food traditions and using local produce. With our hand-made products we want to promote the concept of good food in good company. Our eatery is open for closed parties.

Contact details: Address: Slåttebakken Gård 9303 Silsand, Norway Telephone: +47 473 68 997 E-mail: post@slattebakken.no Homepage: www.slattebakken.no

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© Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen / Code arkitektur / Senja

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© NNR / Mauken

FROM COAST TO THE WILDEST WILDLIFE A network of paths takes you from weather-­beaten coastal communities to friendly valleys and unspoiled wilderness. You really can experience quiet archipelagos and the wildest of wildlife in the same day. Norway’s second biggest island Senja is at the very edge of the sea. The National Tourist Route hugs its outer edge, giving you jagged peaks, welcoming bays and fishing villages. Meet the world’s biggest troll and his wife in the Senjatrollet theme park, then follow the National Tourist Route for 90 km from fjord to fjord through astonishingly different natural landscapes. See the Okshornan rock formation from Tungeneset and find out why the locals call it the Devil’s Jaw. Further south and inland, you reach Salangsdalen and the Polar Zoo. This unique park gives you a rare chance to get really close to bears, wolves, lynxes and arctic foxes. Many of the wild animals are socialised, and a nuzzle from a wolf is not something you are going to forget!

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The vast areas of wilderness in these border mountains are ideal for walking, hunting and fishing. You can stay in huts and cabins along the Nordkalottruta, a marked hiking trail of over 800 km criss-crossing Norway, Sweden and Finland. Salmon fishermen head for Europe’s longest salmon ladder on the Målselva river with its Målselvfossen waterfall, or the quiet waters in the forests of Øvre Dividal National Park. If you’re an adventurer at heart, go exploring by boot, bike, boat, ski or even dog sled. The choice is yours. DID YOU KNOW THAT... The Polar Zoo is the world’s northernmost zoo, housing animals such as wolf, polar fox, bear and lynx. Get in among them, and howl with the wolves.

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ArtiJuli

© Regine Løhre

Kråkeslottet © Jan Harald Thomassen

The culture island of Senja The island of Senja is an exciting destination for people interested in culture and history. Plot the culture destinations on your GPS and let it guide you round Senja. The artists in Central Troms have gathered together in one building in Øverbotn under the banner ArtSenja. You will find a gallery here featuring paintings, photographs and handicrafts by resident and guest artists. It’s well worth visiting and spending some time here. Senja can boast the world’s largest troll, the Senjatrollet, which is 17.96 m high. Experiences for young and old alike based on legends from the outer coast of Senja are offered inside the troll’s stomach. The Senjatrollet and Hulderheimen at Finnsæter in Senja offer something to interest the whole family. Senja has two beautiful old churches, in the village of Torsken and on the

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island of Tranøya. We also have a museum in Finnsnes (in the same building as the tourist information office), the halibut museum in Skrolsvik and a museum in Mefjordvær. An old settlement featuring gamme (Sami turf huts) in the valley of Kaperdalen has an exciting history and is also well worth a visit. In addition to the traditional village days, which are certainly worth experiencing, three exciting festivals have emerged, offering top class experiences: The Senja Festival in Gryllefjord, the Kråkeslott Festival and ArtiJuli at the Kråkeslottet in Bøvær. Senja Festival August 1st – 4th 2013 in Gryllefjord Here the focus is on music, art and cultural events, as well the fish dishes and the culinary traditions of Northern Norway. This year’s artists include Violet Road, Ketil Stokkan and band, Ola & Lars Bremnes, Kid Exodus (Peter Estdahl and band),


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Top Coat, Blindfold, Beat Express, Tirill Lill Jackson, folk singer Ivar Thomassen and composer/musician Svein-Hugo Sørensen. Some of this year’s highlights include: • Folk song evening at the “Løven”. • A large art exhibition featuring many local artists • Basecamp Senja • Theatre performances by the Rimfrost Theater Group • A big deep sea fishing contest • Local foods and produce • Church services with artistic elements Webpage: www.senjafestivalen.no ArtiJuli – every day during July at the «Kråkeslottet» in Bøvær A month long festival of arts set in spectacular surroundings. Every day during July. The goal is to put a new light on contemporary art. Exhibitions, stunts, «cake café» and concerts. This year with Frank Ludvigsen – photography, Espen Justdahl – paintings and installation, Augustin Rebetez

and Noé Cauderai (Switzerland) – animation, Nik Taylor (London) – installation Webpage: www.artijuli.no and www.facebook.com/krakeslott «Kråkeslott» Festival 2014, May 30th – June 1st, at the «Kråkeslottet» in Bøvær ”We’ve played at many festivals. This one is the best.” (Mari Boine on Folkebladet TV, May 26th 2013). An intimate music festival indoors at the “Kråkeslottet». Top class artists. Surroundings that are superb. The world’s most beautiful festival camp. You can see for yourself at: www.kulturslottet.no and www.facebook.com/krakeslott Please note that not all places have fixed opening hours. For further information, please contact Destinasjon Senja: Lena-Elise Trulssen, phone +47 930 22 333

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Kaikanten

Hamn i Senja

Bøvær

Hamn

Senjatrollet

Finnsæter

Bergsøyene Skaland

Basecamp Senja: Posthuset Expd. Lodge

Kråkeslottet

Husøy

Nasjonal turistvei

Fjordbotn Camping

Stønnesbotn

Botnhamn

Baltsfjord

Laukvik

Alt i Ett Ferie

Medfjordbotn

Fjordgård

Joker Dagligvare

Skaland Motell

Steinfjord

Ersfjord

Senjahopen

Mefjordvær

Mefjord Brygge

Den lille perle

Gibostad

Grunnvåg

Årnes

Lysnes

Vangshamn

Tromsø

Brensholmen/ Kvaløy

Vardnes Urtegård/ Embrace Life

Ekte kystopplevelser på Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

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Midt Troms Museum

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Senja Vandrerhjem

Slåttebakken Gård

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Tromsø - Finnsnes - Harstad Tromsø - Vikran - Tennskjer - Lysnes Harstad - Bjarkøystedene - Skrolsvik - Flakstadvåg www.tromskortet.no

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Flotte villmarksopplevelser i Indre Troms/Bardu

Hurtigruten

Målselvfossen

Kort avstand til:

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Ferger

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Polar Zoo i Bardu

AMFI handlesenter, Finnsnes

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Vangsvik

Solli

Senja Rutebil

Art Senja

Senjastua

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Torsmoen

Vika

Grasmyr

Kvannåsen

Senjagården

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Hofsøy Bygdemuseum

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Meby

Ånderdalen nasjonalpark

Senjafestivalen

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Gammel Butikken

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Hamn i Senja

The historical fishing village of Hamn i Senja is a holiday and activity resort that is spectacularly placed between the fjord and the mountains on the west coast of Senja. At Hamn you’ll find rooms for rent and comfortable apartments with all mod cons. The facilities have a total of 66 beds. The Spiseriet restaurant is open every day during the summer season. Being served your meal outside on the jetty in a maritime environment is to be recommended! Here there’s lots to do, both at sea and ashore: body rafting in the maelstrom, fjord safaris on a RIB or a fishing boat, fishing trips, renting a kayak or a bike, enjoying an outdoor hot-tub, sauna, a lavvo expedition, etc. Relax in our Cognac Lounge or visit Fyrløkta with its 360 degree panorama of the fjords, mountains, midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Hamn i Senja is perfect for business and pleasure. We have five state of the art meeting rooms and can arrange conferences, board meetings, weddings, events etc. for up to 120 people all year round. We are just 3 hours away from Oslo! Welcome!

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Contact details: Address: Hamn i Senja 9385 Skaland, Norway Telephone: +47 778 59 880 E-mail: booking@hamnisenja.no Facebook: hamnisenja1 Homepage: www.hamnisenja.no


Mefjord Brygge

Mefjord Brygge is located in the historical fishing village of Mefjordvær on the outer coast of Senja facing the open sea. You are guaranteed to have a feeling that you are visiting the end of the world upon reaching Mefjordvær. We have a total of 80 beds located in our modern style apartments, traditional fishermen’s rorbu and hotel rooms to make sure they will suit your individual needs. For guests with caravans we have showers and all necessary camping facilities. We can also arrange pick up for our non-motorized guests. Mefjord Brygge is a paradise for both deep sea-fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers. Spend your amazing days here - explore beautiful Mefjord, go for mountain hikes, experience dramatic midnight sun (in summer) and breath-taking northern lights (in winter). Moreover, we can arrange eagle and fjord safaris, watersports for adrenaline-seekers, guided hikes and sea fishing trips with rental of fully equipped 19’ boats to make your fishing dreams come true! Stay active as you like and don’t forget to relax. Indulge in our outdoor hot tub, sauna or barbeque hut. Try some specialties from our menu in the restaurant. Mefjord Brygge’s culinary offerings are built on local traditions, fish caught in Mefjorden and home cooking. We are open all year round. Remember that where the road ends, the adventure begins!

Contact details: Address: Mefjordvær 9386 Senjahopen, Norway Telephone: +47 778 58 980 E-mail: firmapost@mefjordbrygge.no Homepage: www.mefjordbrygge.no

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Skaland Motell

Skaland Motell is a small and friendly, family run motel situated in Skaland in the centre of Berg Municipality on Senja. The motel was built in 1987 and is open all year round. It has a total of 18 beds and six rooms, all with WC, shower and TV. They are well laid out and suitable for wheel chair users. Skaland Motell has a fully licensed restaurant, cafĂŠ (seats 60) and bar (seats 30). We serve dinners and snacks, and can also provide catering services. The motel has three cabins for rent; each is 50 m2 with room for 6 to 8 guests. Skaland Motell has its own boat that you can rent if you are interested in sea fishing.

Contact details: Address: Skaland Motell 9385 Skaland, Norway Telephone: +47 778 58 420 E-mail: post@skalandmotell.no Homepage: www.skalandmotell.no

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Basecamp Senja

Be part of an adventure. Basecamp Senja has two bases on Senja. On the mainland side of the island, at Tranøy, we have our base site “Jordhuset” – here there is a great atmosphere and room enough for 70 people. The bar is fully licensed, and a projector screen and Internet are available. This is where you’ll get a taste of Senja! Posthuset Expedition Lodge is our base site on the outer coast of Senja that faces the open sea. When you arrive here you’ll feel it in your stomach and get goose bumps. Posthuset can accommodate ten, and the view is unforgettable. Using our Zodiac adventure craft we’ll take you on a magical boat trip you can only dream of.

Contact details: Postal address: Hamnaveien 24, 9300 Finnsnes, Norway Visitors: Jordhuset: Vesterfjell, 20 km from Finnsnes. Posthuset: Skaland, 60 km from Finnsnes. Telephone: +47 917 09 618 E-mail: post@basecampsenja.no Homepage: www.basecampsenja.no

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Kråkeslottet Senja

The next horizon: up to its knees in the Arctic Ocean the Crows Castle is the ultimate location for northern frontier experiences. A treasure in itself, the house holds surprises in every room. For the month of July it plays host to an annual arts festival. ’ArtiJuly’ features exhibitions, installations, small concerts and a café with sandwiches and renowned cakes. The Crows Castle can be rented for team building, courses, ’important days’ – or just for a vacation. Please note that we do not rent out single rooms.

Contact details: Address: Bøvær 9385 Skaland, Norway Telephone: +47 918 29 902 E-mail: post@artijuli.no leie@krakeslott.no Homepage: www.krakeslott.no

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Senjatrollet

This is a theme park for young and old alike, built on an old legend from the island of adventure Senja. It is the home of Senjatrollet, the world’s largest troll according to the Guiness Record Book in 1997. The theme park is one of the most visited places in Troms County. The theme park is very popular for family outings, kindergartens, school classes and bus outings from Norway and other countries. Our musicians “The Trolling Stones” provide top entertainment in June, between 1 pm and 4 pm. We recommend you take a look at our homepage www.senjatrollet.no for complete details of what we have to offer and our summer program.

Contact details: Address: Finnsæter 9385 Skaland, Norway Telephone: +47 778 58 864 E-mail: lrubach@online.no Homepage: www.senjatrollet.no

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Joker Skaland

Welcome to the Joker Supemarket in Skaland! You’ll find us in the middle of Skaland, on the outer coast of Senja. In addition to groceries we also are licensed to sell medicines. We also have our own petrol and diesel pumps and carry a small selection car spares. We sell freshly baked pizza as a take-away service. We have plenty of space for parking cars and caravans. Open: Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm / Saturday 10 am – 3 pm. Groceries / Fuel / Propane / Postal Services / National Lottery Commissionaires

Contact details: Address: Skaland 9385 Skaland, Norway Telephone: +47 778 58 400 E-mail: joker.skaland@ngbutikk.net Homepage: www.joker.no

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SALT & PEPPER

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MISSION SENJA! One normally says that the landscape and fauna on Senja is a cross section of Norway. On the “inner coast” and in the south you’ll find sedate landscapes and marshes, pine trees and wooded slopes. When we traverse Senja to the north, the landscape rises up through the mountain birches, crosses rocky summits and bare peaks before it dives down to the open sea on the “outer coast”. The tree line is at about 300 meters above sea level. The mountains in north Senja are steep and majestic with fantastic views and provide the

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basis for many hikes and rambles for both the well trained and the less well trained. Breitind is the highest mountain on Senja at 1010 meters. But we don’t just have Breitind we have lots of mountains that you can ascend, both in summer and in winter. Some are more demanding than others. Lyngen/Senja The combination of Lyngen/Senja offers one a fantastic journey through the most beautiful


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Bent Vidar Eilertsen www.senjalodge.com was the expert local guide for the «Mission North Norway» TV production that was shown on Norwegian National Television during the winter of 2013.

parts of Northern Norway. The mountains with their wild peaks compete to show themselves in all their glory – the next more spectacular than the one before. The distance between Lyngen and Senja is not that great. You can easily combine these two destinations in a long weekend and have an unforgettable experience. At both places you can stay in comfortable accommodation at hotels and the like, or stay in more humble lodging such as at one of the many wonderful ski lodges that have been set up in recent years.

With us you can make your dreams come true, not only on the peaks and in powder snow, but also hiking in the summer and autumn, or scuba diving or whatever it is that takes your fancy. Get in touch and we will help you plan your trip – either as individuals or as a group www.destinasjonsenja.no

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EXPERIENCE EVERYDAY LIFE OF WORKING FISHERMEN! Spend a day at sea onboard with fishermen from Gryllefjord, Torsken or Grunnfarnes out on the fishing grounds and experience first-hand what their life is really like. Here you can muster as crew and follow the fishermen first hand without, just like them, the possibility to return to shore until the day’s quota has been caught. An ordinary day can vary tremendously depending on the weather, but we can guarantee a rugged and salty experience. Included in the concept is doing some deep fishing using different tackle depending on the time of year.

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As our guest you will play an active role onboard and put your fish gutting and cleaning skills to the test. You can take your best fillets with you and you’ll be given good instruction in the use of fishing gear. Different seasons offer different species: Cod, saithe, halibut, cusk, red fish, wolffish… you never know what the day will bring.


Harald Pettersen and his boat can offer a more luxurious setting for fishing trips for groups of 4 to 6 people.

Marius would love to have you onboard his fishing boat that sails from Gryllefjord.

You can choose to stay in the authentic fishing village at “Kaikanten” (the water’s edge) in Gryllefjord or the Tourist Center nearby. In Gryllefjord you can not only experience what a day in a fisherman’s life is like, but you can also experience what it is like to live in a real life fishing community. The package you choose will be tailored to suit the individual guest or group.

If you stay in a fishing village you get to look after nets and equipment.

You need to book in advance by contacting SENJA EVENT – tel. +47 984 92 566. Many of Senja’s tourist enterprises rent out boats as well as organize guided fishing trips. So there is nothing to stop you setting off on your own adventure or expedition with or without a local guide.

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www.sommaroy.no / Booking: 77 66 40 00

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Senjafestivalen 2013

Welcome to the Senja Festival, August 1st to 4th in Gryllefjord. Here the focus is on music, art and cultural events, as well the fish dishes and the culinary traditions of Northern Norway. The Senja Festival is the hub for the arts in Senja and is run by clubs, societies, businesses, and voluntary organizations. The objective is to bring together resourceful people from all over Senja and from the rest of Norway and abroad. The Senja Festival has its roots in the local surroundings and is a continuance of the very popular, traditional Deep Sea Fishing Festival that has been held in Gryllefjord for more than 30 years. Senja is Norway’s second largest island, and Gryllefjord has won the title of being one of the five most picturesque fishing villages in the whole of Norway. The place is wild and rugged and reflects the conditions that coastal dwellers have to cope with. Contact details: Address: Senjafestivalen 9380 Gryllefjord, Norway Telephone: +47 915 40 018 E-mail: post@senjafestivalen.no Homepage: www.senjafestivalen.no

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Flakstadvåg Camping AS

If you want to go deep sea fishing or walking in the mountains, then Flakstadvåg Camping on Senja, is your natural choice. The place is very well suited as the starting point for anyone who wants to experience the countryside and the ocean. Our facilities are specially equipped for deep sea fishing and include boats for rent, a room where you can fillet your catch, and deep freezing capabilities. The sea around the outer coast of Senja is known for all the many different types of fish that can be found there. You’ll find big halibut, cod, saithe, redfish, wolf fish and more. As well as cabins for rent, we also offer spaces and facilities for mobile homes, caravans and tents. Open May 15th to August 30th.

Contact details: Address: 9393 Flakstadvåg, Norway Telephone: +47 482 02 708 E-mail: post@flakstadvag.no Homepage: www.flakstadvag.no

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Kaikanten

Welcome to Norway’s most beautiful fishing village. Surrounded by high mountains that protect the fjord from the open sea, Gryllefjord is just 70 km from Finnsnes. Kaikanten is made up of five houses with a total of 25 beds and 3 boats ready to take you on a real fishing trip. There are also many trails close by and you can choose from easy or more difficult terrain. Come and experience the outer coast of Senja at its wildest and most beautiful.

Contact details: Address: Kaikanten AS 9380 Gryllefjord, Norway Telephone: +47 415 46 046 E-mail: post@kaikanten.org Homepage: www.kaikanten.org

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Ginas Kafe & Kiosk AS

Ginas Kafe & Kiosk offer a simple yet varied and tasty menu ranging from traditional Norwegian dishes to exotic Asian dishes and Fast Food. In addition to the cafe we also have a newsagent shop with a wide variety of goods. We are open: Monday to Thursday 10 am – 11 pm Friday and Saturday10 am – 2.30 am Sunday 10 am – 9 pm Welcome!

© Rune Ottarsen

© Rune Ottarsen

Contact details: Address: 9380 Gryllefjord, Norway Telephone: +47 979 66 060 E-mail: ginamotol@gmail.com © Rune Ottarsen

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Skatvik Camping

Skatvik Camping is located in an idyllic spot with a view across Solbergfjorden and Dyrøya. We have 13 cabins of different categories and price ranges for rent. We also have 60 spaces for caravans and mobile homes. WiFi Internet is available free of charge. At the reception you’ll find a few kiosk items as well as our barbeque shack for the use of our guests. We are close by fishing spots, both sea fishing and lake fishing, and rent out boats. The surrounding landscape is ideal for hiking and walking with marked trails. Ånderdalen National Park is just 10 km away. Open May 15th to September 1st.

Contact details: Address: Skatvikveien 771 9376 Skatvik, Norway Telephone: +47 481 08 178 E-mail: hanygaa@online.no Facebook: Skatvik Camping Homepage: www.skatvikcamping.no

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Tranøybotn Camping

This is an idyllic place for the family at the gateway to the Ånderdalen National Park. We have 50 beds in 13 cabins and our own pub. There are lots of possibilities to go hunting or fishing, or just to relax in idyllic surroundings with a walk in the fantastic National Park. There are also spaces for year round campers and currently the number of all-year spaces is 65. The Inn, or «Kroa» as it is known, is open during the summer season from the beginning of June to the end of August, but you can arrange to hold birthday parties or celebrate other events here all year round. During the summer season the «Kroa» is open from 12 noon to 6 pm from June 7th to the end of August. Food and refreshments are available week days and dinner is served at the weekends. Outside opening hours please call (+47) 916 35 760 or send an e-mail to book cabins or trailers.

Contact details: Address: Tranøybotn 9304 Vangsvik, Norway Telephone: +47 916 35 760 E-mail: jdaniels@online.no Homepage: www.tranoybotn-camping.no

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Senja Rutebil

Senja Rutebil have a fleet of modern busses with experienced drivers that can be used for conference groups, school outings, business outings and other trips. The coaches are very comfortable and equipped with TV, video players, coffee makers and toilets. Senja Rutebil is technically a coach operator and as such has no catalogue of tours that individuals can buy tickets for. We decided to focus on operating tours, and we are god at it! Our fleet comprises busses varying in size from 16 to 59 seats. Get in touch and we will put together a trip for you.

Contact details: Address: Senja Rutebil AS 9304 Vangsvik, Norway Telephone: +47 778 53 800 E-mail: post@senja-rutebil.no Homepage: www.senja-rutebil.no

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ArtSenja

In the middle of the woods, in the middle of the island, you’ll find the arts centre ArtSenja, an oasis for art and culture. This is where 28 professional artists from the region get together and it is an arena where they can show their products and talents. In the gallery you can admire paintings, prints, photographs, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, etc. At the centre the Rimfrost Theatre Group also put on plays, as well as there being concerts and performance art. In the gallery it won’t take long before you find things that will bring you good memories from Senja. We recommend that everyone should take a trip to ArtSenja. Opening times for ArtSenja Art Gallery: Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm In the summer season from June 18th to August 18th: Tuesday to Sunday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Contact details: Address: Øverbotn 9304 Vangsvik, Norway GPS: N 69° 12.668’, E 17° 37.094’ Telephone: +47 953 67 300 E-mail: ann-rita@artsenja.no (Manager of the Gallery) / lindajuanette@artsenja.no (In charge of marketing) Homepage: www.artsenja.no

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Skrolsvik Havfiske / Gammelbutikken

Come and visit us in beautiful Skrolsvik! An idyllic little fishing village in the south side of Senja. «Gammelbutikken» (The Old Village Store), which is part of the Midt-Troms Museum, is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm from June 23rd to August 18th. Apart from what you can see in the museum, the Old Store which dates from 1870 serves coffee and tea, and sells gift items, handicrafts and locally made goods, old fashioned sweets and ice cream. You can enjoy your refreshments inside or outdoors. If you want to try your hand at deep sea fishing or take a trip out to the skerries then you can hire a sturdy boat from us (19 or 21 ft.). We also have a well-equipped family cabin with five beds if you need somewhere to stay The mountains around Skrolsvik are perfect for walking in the summer and off-piste activities in the winter.

Contact details: Address: Skrolsvikveien 1829, 9392 Stonglandseidet, Norway Telephone: +47 952 31 540 E-mail: ing-ol2@frisurf.no

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© Sissel Landset

TOP OF THE TOPS Hiking in Senja’s spectacular mountains – summer or winter – will get you in better shape and show you some of the best of what nature has to offer! 2013’s Top of the Tops comprises 20 trips in all four of Senja’s municipalities, 5 winter and 15 summer trips. We have three categories of summer trips: Light, moderate and demanding. The light trips are comprised of short trips and are well suited for children and beginners. The moderate ones are suitable for well-trained hikers, but many of them are also suitable for beginners and children. The demanding trips are for experienced hikers with good stamina

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that can manage steep climbs and long trips high up. At the end point of each trip you’ll find a box with a trip code and guest book. You can register that you reached the end point by sending a text message, preferably while you are still at the end point. Alternatively you can register at www.TipåTopp.no/Lenvik or send in the registration card at the end of the season. Top of the Tops (Ti på Topp) participant packs cost NOK 150 and contain everything you need to know to get started. Here you’ll find maps with the paths marked on them as well as route descriptions and registration cards and details of how you register trips. Additional registration cards can be purchased for NOK 75.


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Partipant Packs and additional registration cards can be purchased at: Kundetorget Rådhuset, Eurosko AMFI Finnsnes, Shell Finnsnes and Shell Gibostad. Have a look at our great little hiking brochure: ”Vandrer på Senja”. In it you’ll find additional trips and peaks to visit on our island of adventures, where all the paths are well marked. You can download the brochure from the Lenvik municipality’s homepage www.lenvik.kommmune.no or pick up a copy from the Tourist Information Offices. © Sissel Landset

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Hamn i Senja

Senja Camping

Mefjord Brygge

Senja Event

Skaland Motell

Senja Familiepark

Basecamp Senja

Midt-Troms Museum

Kråkeslottet Senja

Altiettferie

Senjatrollet

Den lille Perle

Joker Skaland

Embrace Life & Vardnes urtegård

Torsken kommune

Finnsnes Hotell

Senjafestivalen

Fjordbotn Camping

Flakstadvåg Camping

Senja vandrerhjem/ Skoghus Leirsted

Kaikanten

Senjagården Senjastua

Ginas Kafe & Kiosk

Tranøy kommune

Slåttebakken Gård

Skatvik Camping Tranøybotn Camping

Bardufoss

Senja Rutebil

Oslo

ArtSenja Skrolsvik Havfiske/ Gammelbutikken

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Ferries

Andenes - Gryllefjord Brensholmen - Botnhamn Stornes (Harstad) - Skrolsvik www.senjafergene.no

Hurtigruten

The Hurtigruten departs from Finnsnes quay at: 11.00 am Northbound 04.15 am Southbound www.hurtigruten.no

Express Ferry

Tromsø - Finnsnes - Harstad Tromsø - Vikran - Tennskjer - Lysnes Harstad - Bjarkøystedene - Skrolsvik - Flakstadvåg www.tromskortet.no


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Basecamp Senja: Posthuset Expd. Lodge

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Årnes

Fjordbotn Camping

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Senja Event

Sifjord

Destinasjon Senja Ånderdalen nasjonalpark

Harstad

Senja Camping

Torsmoen

Art Senja Skatvik Tranøya

Rødsand

Stornes/ Harstad

Kveitmuseet

Torskelandsbyen Vika

i

Finnsnes

Senjastua

Silsand

Finnsnes Hotell Midt Troms Museum

Solli

Slåttebakken Gård

Tromsø Harstad

Basecamp Senja: Jordhuset Senja Rutebil

Skatvik Camping

Hofsøy Bygdemuseum

Skrolsvik Havfiske Skrolsvik

Senja Vandrerhjem

Grasmyr

Vangsvik

Flakstadvåg Camping og Sjøfiske

Harstad

Kvannåsen

Vesterfjell

Tranøybotn

Tranøybotn Camping

Flakstadvåg

Gammel Butikken

Vardnes Urtegård/ Embrace Life

Gibostad

Grunnfarnes Kaldfarnes

Rent-a-Bike

Alt i Ett Ferie

Den lille perle

Hamn i Senja

Culture

Stonglandseidet

Gullvang Gård

Senjehesten

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By air: To Tromsø Airport, Langnes, Bardufoss Airport or Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes. By train: Via Narvik train station from Stockholm. Bus to Harstad, Tromsø or Finnsnes. NB: No correspondence on Saturdays. Hurtigruten: www.hurtigruten.com departs daily Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes and Tromsø.

Hurtigbåt: Tromsø-Finnsnes-Harstad Tromsø-Lysnes Harstad-Skrolsvik Ferries: Brensholmen-Botnhamn Andenes-Gryllefjord Harstad (Stornes)-Skrolsvik Timetables: www.senjafergene.no / www.tromskortet.no / www.177.no

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