The island of Senja in Norway, Part 2: What to see and to do!

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Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

We’ll keep it short simple. After an introduction in part 1, here’s what you’re actually interested in. What to see, to hike, to photograph. You’re welcome!

Bergsfjord, Senja, Norway

Panoramic terrace over Bergsbotn at Bergsfjord in Senja

Bergsbotn is the village at Bergsfjord. The view from the panoramic terrace and next to it is quite okay. It was the first stop we made after Finnsnes and the first iconic sight we saw in Senja. A really photogenic fjord. We were delighted!

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

Tungeneset

Tungeneset is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Senja. From the viewpoint, you can see the mighty massif Oksen which is also called ‘devils teeth’. Take advantage of the good evening lightning and you’ll be rewarded with excellent pictures.

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

As if it wasn’t enough that this place and the view of the Oksen look like a painting. Of all places, we’d seen the best northern lights here.

Tungeneset, Senja, Norway

And oh, how the sky was exploding. The Northern lights were so strong, for the first time, I could capture them via my mobile phone (though the quality was really bad of course). Again, we were delighted!

Ersfjord, Senja, Norway

Ersfjord

As mentioned in the first Senja post, the resting place at Ersfjord was our base. We already mentioned the very expensive, golden toilette cabin and I don’t think we have to go deeper into that topic.

Ersfjord, Senja, Norway

Otherwise, I might forget telling you how pretty Ersfjord itself is. Due to its location, there’s a lot of shadow. The sun doesn’t appear for too long and you should enjoy it, while she’s here.

Husøy, Senja, Norway

Husøy

The drive here is worth for everyone interested in photography. It was a very rainy day and the little island itself was, unfortunately, a little bit unspectacular.

Husøy, Senja, Norway

Husøy is a populated island and there’s actually not much to see. The only café on the island looked like an abandoned saloon that hasn’t operated for a long time now.

The moment we turned our back on the island, it stopped raining and the little island showed its picture-perfect side. And we have another pretty photo to delight us.

Skaland, Senja, Norway

Region of Skaland

We had the region on our radar but not as this beautiful. But positive surprises are always welcome.

Skaland, Senja, Norway

A dream beach and a dream bay together with a perfect sunset after an actual rainy day. No one believes it until they see it. Of course, our supper (actually just a picnic) took place here.

Skaland, Senja, Norway

Skaland, Senja, Norway

Skaland, Senja, Norway

Don’t even think about to stay here overnight, means camping in any form is not welcome. There are many signs here telling you exactly this. And the locals were telling us exactly this. We drove back to our base at the ‚golden shithouse‘.

Segla, Senja, Norway

The mighty Segla in Senja

Oh, Segla! How many times we adored you on our IG feeds before we could finally see you in real life.

Segla, Senja, Norway

The hike up the Segla takes around one hour starting from Fjordgard towards the Hesten. There’s another route, but the view of the Segla is better from Hesten Mountain.

Segla, Senja, Norway

It’s actually an easy hike. Just the last bit is difficult. But you can leave this one if you want.

Segla, Senja, Norway

Segla, Senja, Norway

Segla, Senja, Norway

The Segla and its surrounding are very photogenic and it’s probably THE Senja motif. The hike up here is probably THE hike on Senja.

Senja Troll, Senja, Norway

Senjatrollet/ Senja Troll

If you have to see this one or not, is an individual decision. Kids would be most happy about a visit here.

Senja Troll, Senja, Norway

In this, let’s call it leisure park, is the world’s largest troll. Together with his wife, they’re looking angrily at all the humans. Everything looks very nice.

It was closed on our arrival but it was on our way anyway. With kids, it’s definitely worth coming. For everyone else only if you like stuff like this.

Sukkertoppen, Senja, Norway

Sukkertoppen

Another hike, another amazing view. At the Sukkertoppen you can choose between a longer hike and a short one. The short one is already worth it: a one km hike and the view looks like this. It’s definitely worth it!

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja

The view we enjoyed from the Sukkertoppen is over Hamn i Senja. A dreamy bay we fell in love with immediately. So much that we spontaneously booked a room here. The afternoon light made it definitely more inviting than any other time.

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

Actually, we just wanted a resting place and a shower. Spontaneously we decided to pay the extra charge for a room and had a comfy night with breakfast and a great shower. It was definitely worth for us.

Hamn i Senja, Senja, Norway

It’s also a perfect place for photo motifs. No matter if it was the Northern Lights or the bay with its lighthouse. We were delighted.

Gryllefjord, Senja, Norway

Gryllefjord

Last but not least there’s the unspectacular, but beautiful Gryllefjord. If you’re not interested too much in photos, this place is definitely not a must for you. It’s nice here nevertheless.

Gryllefjord, Senja, Norway

Gryllefjord, Senja, Norway

Gryllefjord, Senja, Norway

We hope this list gives you a good overview of a touristically not yet grazed island of Norway!

 

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