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The Arctic Island of Senja

The Arctic Island of Senja

The Arctic Island of Senja Overview

An exploration, on foot and by car, of one of the most dramatic – and little-visited – corners of Europe, offering spectacular scenery and unique coastal accommodation.

  • self-guided, three-centre walking holiday
  • ‘Norway in miniature’
  • mountains, moorland and pristine sandy beaches
  • incomparable viewpoints
  • tranquil quayside hotels in historic fishing villages

Although well known for its mountains, fjords, islands and convoluted coastline, Arctic Norway still has a few surprises – and little-visited gems – up its sleeve. Senja, second largest of the country’s islands and a little farther north, even, than the justly popular Lofotens, is certainly one of these – relatively little-known, yet full of extraordinary natural beauty.

Senja’s wild north-western coast, accentuated by peaks which soar skywards from secluded sandy bays, is balanced by the gentle terrain of the sheltered eastern side of the island; and by the lakes, forests and high moorland in between. On this holiday, you are treated to superb walking with breathtaking views, while being based at some charming waterside locations.

Inntravel website: walking holiday, Senja, Norway