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Panoramic view in April

Magical Senja

From summit to sea

Magical Senja

From summit to sea

From USD 1596

Senja, is a wonderful place in between Lofoten and Lyngen. Norway's second largest island offers endless hiking opportunities, and a ski mountain is never far away. There are many mountains and untouched snow-covered mountain sides are waiting for you. Alpine peaks, bright blue sea, good snow conditions and a pleasant accommodation make this long weekend a dream trip for top hiking enthusiasts.

Høydepunkter

  • One of the country's most beautiful and dramatic mountain areas
  • 3 nights at Mefjord Brygge
  • An experienced guide- choosing the best snow conditions and finest summits
  • 3-course dinners at the Salteriet every evening
  • Proximity to countless peaks and skiing options, there is always an option for current conditions

This adventure island in the wintry north is really worth visiting, specifically for some of Norway's best ski mountains. With 50 peaks at more than 750 meters above sea level, Senja is a paradise for summit tours. Here we can reach one, two and even three peaks in the course of a day. Like several places in the north, the scenery is dramatic with mountains plunging into the sea and the contrast between a snowy wonderland and crystal clear sea will enchant everyone who sets their eyes on it. Senja, which is called "mini-Norway", can offer a multitude of terrain types and is an exciting touring destination for skiers.

We will be based at Mefjord Brygge, which offers an excellent location to the best ski mountains on the island. With 3 days of skiing at your disposal, the tour options are limitless. We will drive to where the conditions are best, strap on our skis and climb as many peaks as we want and the group is capable of before we head back to the hotel. Awaiting us with warmth is a sauna, hot tub and a tasty 3-course dinner. Maybe we'll be lucky and see the northern lights dance across the night sky while we're visiting.

Which peaks are relevant is decided by the guide on the given day to ensure a safe and group friendly skiing experience. Our guide is an experienced ski guide with good knowledge of the area, and will find mountains and areas with good snow conditions.

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • Necessary medications and first aid available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

In order to participate on this trip, you must have good physical fitness ascending and descending on skis. Ascents can vary depending on the group's ability and snow conditions, but being able to ascend 800- 1,500 meters per day is important when participating on this trip.

Avalanche awareness and training are important, as well as the knowledge of how to use avalanche safety equipment, such as a beacon, shovel, and probe. Your guide will have the final risk management decision-making on this trip in order to ensure safe ascents and descents each day. Changes in weather, snow, or road conditions can change the itinerary that is presented in the day-to-day program.

Accoodation and food

We stay at MefjordB Brygge i Mefjordvæd på Senja. From here it is a short distance to most of the areas we will go skiing. We sleep in shared rooms with twin beds or a double bed if desired. If you are traveling alone, we will make sure that you share a room with someone of the same sex.

 It is also possible to stay in a private room for a single room supplement of NOK 2,500.

We eat a hearty breakfast, prepare a packed lunch to take with us, and in the evening we have a long and enjoyable dinner together. 

Other information 

The easiest way to get to Finnesnes is to fly to Tromsø from one of the big cities in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, etc) with either SAS, Norwegian or Flyr. Feel free to contact us if you need help when it comes to this.

There is a speed boats with daily departures from Tromsø to Finnsnes. Find prices and departure times at www.fylkestrafikk.no. It is also possible to fly to Bardufoss and take the airport bus to Finnsnes. Find prices and departure times at www.flybussen.no.

We recommend bringing one medium bag with personal items not used when skiing. You must bring your own backcountry ski gear and equipment. We require that you bring a day backpack with a hip belt to use when skiing for safety equipment, food, water, a camera, and layers.

 

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Day 1:Meeting in Finnsnes

You will be met by your guide at the ferry quay in Finnsnes. Together you will drive to Mefjord Brygge, our accommodation for the weekend. It is also possible to meet directly at the accommodation if you wish. We will check into the rooms, go over the equipment and run a review of safety for the trip and expectations for the weekend. Then we eat a local 3-course dinner together, get to know each other and enjoy ourselves in the cozy atmosphere of the Salteriet restaurant. We can then crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep before the skiing weekend begins.

You will be met by your guide at the ferry quay in Finnsnes. Together you will drive to Mefjord Brygge, our accommodation for the weekend. It is also possible to meet directly at the accommodation if you wish. We will check into the rooms, go over the equipment and run a review of safety for the trip and expectations for the weekend. Then we eat a local 3-course dinner together, get to know each other and enjoy ourselves in the cozy atmosphere of the Salteriet restaurant. We can then crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep before the skiing weekend begins.

ACCOMMODATION

Mefjord Brygge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

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Day 2-3:Which peaks to choose?

We will enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a briefing for the day. Then we strap on our skis and now we're going out to play in the top tour dorado. Our guide will set up the daily trips according to snow conditions, avalanche warnings, weather prospects and the group's preferences. This gives us the opportunity to handpick the tours with information and background on weather and conditions for the weekend. If the weather and conditions permit, and the northern lights forecast is on our side, there may also be opportunities for a summit tour under the dancing northern lights. The sauna and hot tub are ready for us in turn and can help heal tired legs, not to mention a dip in the frigid waters of northern norway! We will eat good food and enjoy ourselves in the evenings with a 3-course dinner made from local ingredients, with Northern Norwegian traditions and a creative twist before we retire.

We will enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a briefing for the day. Then we strap on our skis and now we're going out to play in the top tour dorado. Our guide will set up the daily trips according to snow conditions, avalanche warnings, weather prospects and the group's preferences. This gives us the opportunity to handpick the tours with information and background on weather and conditions for the weekend. If the weather and conditions permit, and the northern lights forecast is on our side, there may also be opportunities for a summit tour under the dancing northern lights. The sauna and hot tub are ready for us in turn and can help heal tired legs, not to mention a dip in the frigid waters of northern norway! We will eat good food and enjoy ourselves in the evenings with a 3-course dinner made from local ingredients, with Northern Norwegian traditions and a creative twist before we retire.

ACCOMMODATION

Mefjord Bryge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-10 hours

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Day 4:Last trip and return home

On the last day in our winter paradise, we will soon be heading home. Before that, we have one last trip to the top. We can enjoy breakfast and pack our belongings before heading out. The beauty of the mountains in the North is that you can get a lot of good descents and views without too much effort. After our last turns from summit to sea, we can load up in the car and drive to Tromsø Airport (approx. 3.5 hours). We plan the day so that we can catch the flight to Oslo from 19:00 onwards, with possible connections to Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. We hope you leave Senja having gained some good trip memories from this spectacular place. We say our goodbyes and thank you for this amazing weekend!

On the last day in our winter paradise, we will soon be heading home. Before that, we have one last trip to the top. We can enjoy breakfast and pack our belongings before heading out. The beauty of the mountains in the North is that you can get a lot of good descents and views without too much effort. After our last turns from summit to sea, we can load up in the car and drive to Tromsø Airport (approx. 3.5 hours). We plan the day so that we can catch the flight to Oslo from 19:00 onwards, with possible connections to Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. We hope you leave Senja having gained some good trip memories from this spectacular place. We say our goodbyes and thank you for this amazing weekend!

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

You will be met by your guide at the ferry quay in Finnsnes. Together you will drive to Mefjord Brygge, our accommodation for the weekend. It is also possible to meet directly at the accommodation if you wish. We will check into the rooms, go over the equipment and run a review of safety for the trip and expectations for the weekend. Then we eat a local 3-course dinner together, get to know each other and enjoy ourselves in the cozy atmosphere of the Salteriet restaurant. We can then crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep before the skiing weekend begins.

ACCOMMODATION

Mefjord Brygge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

We will enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a briefing for the day. Then we strap on our skis and now we're going out to play in the top tour dorado. Our guide will set up the daily trips according to snow conditions, avalanche warnings, weather prospects and the group's preferences. This gives us the opportunity to handpick the tours with information and background on weather and conditions for the weekend. If the weather and conditions permit, and the northern lights forecast is on our side, there may also be opportunities for a summit tour under the dancing northern lights. The sauna and hot tub are ready for us in turn and can help heal tired legs, not to mention a dip in the frigid waters of northern norway! We will eat good food and enjoy ourselves in the evenings with a 3-course dinner made from local ingredients, with Northern Norwegian traditions and a creative twist before we retire.

ACCOMMODATION

Mefjord Bryge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-10 hours

On the last day in our winter paradise, we will soon be heading home. Before that, we have one last trip to the top. We can enjoy breakfast and pack our belongings before heading out. The beauty of the mountains in the North is that you can get a lot of good descents and views without too much effort. After our last turns from summit to sea, we can load up in the car and drive to Tromsø Airport (approx. 3.5 hours). We plan the day so that we can catch the flight to Oslo from 19:00 onwards, with possible connections to Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. We hope you leave Senja having gained some good trip memories from this spectacular place. We say our goodbyes and thank you for this amazing weekend!

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

High enough to reach above the boot shaft is reccommended.

Fleece or wool. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Footwear
Equipment

30 liters or more with attachments for skies and ice axe.

Remember new/extra batteries.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

For protection against cold wind and snow.

Split board, ski touring or telemark skis. Poles with large/powder baskets. Check that your boots fits the bindings.

Make sure these fit your skis.

Make sure they fit your ski boots. 

Make sure these fit your skis and bindings.

With new batteries.

Small, light and in aluminum (not plastic).

Recommended

Clothing

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

To attach skis to backpack if necessary.

Useful

Clothing
Equipment

As light at possible. 

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

TIP: We recommend that you have the most important ski touring equipment in your hand luggage, for example ski boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Avalanche equipment (transmitter/receiver, search pole and shovel) is mandatory on this trip.

Testimonial

"Tore was very clever, safe and pleasant!!! He read the group well, I think, and even though the group broke up and there was an avalanche, I think everyone got a good deal of driving at their level."

– Britta F., 2022

Testimonial

"Greate trip! Fantastic trip! Guide (Tore Bergbjørn) ; Despite high risk of avalance (level 3) guide found safe routes that suited well the skills of the group! Good knowledge of the area, safety first, found good snow for descent."

– Gjertrud H., 2022