This tour is conducted by Basecamp Senja. Welcome to an exiting all inclusive three day Northern Lights expedition on Senja, including a dogsledding tour and a fjord cruise.
The expedition starts every Monday-Wednesday and every Thursday-Saturday, and includes Northern Lights-safari, dogsledding, fjordcruise at Senja, Scenic Route Senja, accommodation, all meals, lectures, coffe/tea/fruit/cake during your stay, transfer Finnsnes-Senja-Finnsnes.
We decide the program from day to day according to the weather forecast, with activity in the morning and in the evening. Two nights we go out hunting for the magic of the Northern Lights. Senja has very good locations to get the ultimate Northern Lights experience from spectacular view points.
All meals are included, and we serve warm homemade lunch and dinner made out of North Norwegian food. In addition you can have as much coffee, tea, fruit and cake as you want throughout your stay.
Accommodation will be at Posthuset or Bedehuset: Posthuset Expedition Lodge is a cosy lodge with ten sleeping places. The sleeping places are "cabins" with ceilings and walls, and only curtains to cover the entrance, please see pictures at www.basecampsenja.no. The lodge is located right by the shoreline, which is also a very good location to explore the magic Northern Lights. Our new lodge, Bedehuset, is located 150 metres from Posthuset, and has a private double room with private bathroom.
Basecamp Senja received very good feedback from the guests. This expedition is exclusive, and is best suited for those who prefer to stay in small groups, and explore great winter adventures.
It will be an experienced guide/host with you most of the time.
Day 1 Monday or Thursday
If you are located in Tromsø, you must get on board the express catamaran from Tromsø to Finnsnes. The catamaran departs from Tromsø port terminal, Tromsø Havn Prostneset, in the city centre. It leaves the port on schedule, so meet up approximately 30 minutes before departure.
Monday departure from Tromsø 10:15 AM (10:15) arrival Finnsnes 11:30 AM (11:30)
Thursday departure from Tromsø 1:45 PM (13:45) arrival Finnsnes 3 PM (15:00)
We will meet you in the terminal in Finnsnes. We continue by car (one hour) to outer Senja and to the lodge in Skaland. When we arrive Posthuset Expedition Lodge, we will gather around the table and enjoy a warm lunch together.
You will receive information on how to photograph the Northern Lights, before we in the evening head out on the first out of two Northern Lights hunts.
Meals day 1: warm lunch and dinner
Day 2 Tuesday or Friday:
Fjord cruise with open Zodiac boat in to the beautiful Bergsfjorden. We might see the great white tailed eagles and seals. During this tour we also share the history of Senja. We will provide a floatation suit for this open boat tour. Please note, the fjord cruise is subject to change/cancellation due to weather conditions. After the fjord cruise we head out for road trip to the most scenic spots along the Scenic Route Senja. Perhaps the roughest nature in Northern Norway, so bring your camera.
A warm lunch will be served during the day.
7 PM (19:00): Dinner at Posthuset Epedition Lodge
In the evening, after dinner, we set out for the second Northern Lights Safari.
Meals day 2: breakfast, warm lunch and dinner.
Day 3 Wednesday or Saturday:
8 AM (08:00) Departure from Posthuset Expedition Lodge
8:50 AM (08:50) Dogsledding tour with Senja Husky Adventure www.senjahusky.no
2 PM (14:00) Lunch
Departure express catamaran from Finnsnes to Tromsø:
Wednesday: 6 PM (18:00) arrival Tromsø at 7:15 PM (19:15)
Saturday: 4:45 PM (16:45) arrival Tromsø at 6 PM (18:00)
We may change the days to the different activities - in terms of weather and wind.
incuded in the expedition:
2 x breakfast 2 x lunch 2 x dinner and dessert
2 x accommodation
2 x northern lights safari
1 x dogsledding (3-4 hours) including warm suit and warm shoes.
1 x fjord cruise in Bergsfjorden
1 x Scenic Route Senja
2-3 lectures incl. How to photograph the northern lights.
Coffe/tea cake, fruit during your stay.
Transport to/from Dogsledding
We may change the days to the different activities - in terms of weather and wind
Not included: tickets for the express boat (hurtigbåt) Tromsø - Finnsnes - Tromsø, price approximately NOK 300,- per person each direction. Tickets can be bought on board.
Please bring: warm clothing, warm inner layers, warm footwear, hat, scarf and mittens
Number of participants: 1-12
Level of difficulty: easy
When we receive your booking, we will send you a list of what you should pack, and complementary program day by day.
Welcome to a spectacular Northern Lighs expedition on Senja - Norway's second largest island!