Senja - cycling roundtrip
From the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, the trip goes south through beautiful and varied sceneries, to the island Sommarøy (meaning Sunner Island). The trip continues with ferry to Senja, Norway's second largest island. The road along the the west coast of Senja to Gryllefjord, winds through a magnificent and rough landscape, uphill and downhill - in and out of fjords.
Nice hostings are ready to welcome you on your trip. During the trip there will be time and opportunity to explore the great outdoors, like hiking, kayaking or fishing, or additional excursions by bike.
About the midnight sun: see "Useful Information"
NB: Minimum 2 persons bikes together.
Level of difficulty
Number of days
Cycle days: 4 to 6 + possibilities to do other activities. See dayprogram.
56/45/47/51 + possible to do extra legs
Price pr person 2017
NOK 9 700,-
If you book before 1 June the price will be NOK 9 450,- per person.
Singleroom suplement: NOK 2 450,-.
7 nights accommodation with breakfast
6 x self-packed lunch / refill thermos (all except last night in Tromsø)
5 x 3-course dinner (all except Tromsø day 1 and 7)
Map and tour description (1 set per 2 people).
Not included: Ferries/express boat: approx. NOK 500, - per person
Extra - overnight stay in Tromsø before or/and after the trip: NOK 680,- Per. Person in double room incl. breakfast.
Singel room suplement: NOK 350,- incl. breakfast.
Merida Hybrid bikes (for asphalt roads): 6 days NOK 1 325,- ( x-day NOK 170,-)
El bikes: 6 days NOK 2 210,- (x-day 300,-)
Panniers: Ortlieb 20 l (waterproof) NOK 105, - each (x-day: NOK 15,- each)
Handlebar bag: Ortlieb NOK 105,- (x-day: NOK 15,- each)
This follows the bike: Odometer, bottle holder, helmet, wirelock, Repair kit with patches, the necessary
keys for adjustments,
spare hose, pump, lights for mounting on helmet, reflective vest with a half-long arms.
It is possible to bring your own pedals.
Electric bikes: Krank monted engine, Shimano STEPs electrical system. The battery is 400VA and ranks 90 - 120 km
by normal use. It follows IMED charger and it is intended to fill it in the room at the hotels.
Day by day program
Day 1 - Sunday: Individual Arrival in Tromsø
Adjustment and delivery of rental bikes.
Accommodation in Tromsø.
Day 2 - Monday: Tromsø - Sommarøy - 56 km
We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. You ride over to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. It is flat and nice to cycle here, but a somewhat steep ascent to Kattfjord, approx. 200 meters above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is fine, we recommend a stop for a swim at a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal community, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accommodation at Sommarøy. (Sommarøy means Summer Island).
We recommend an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with magnificent views of the ocean and down the island of Senja.
Day 3 - Tuesday: Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær - 45 km
From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also lots of nice downhill's. Bike to Brennholmen, there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you continue out the fjord towards the ocean and Mefjordvær.
Dinner and accommodation in Mefjord.
Day 4 - Wednesday: Mefjordvær - Ersfjorden - Steinsfjorden - Straumbotn - Hamn - 46 km
Bike back to Senjahopen, then continue up to, and through the Geitskards-tunnel. From here you go down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord.
By Tungeneset you can enjoy the stunning view north, towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan".
Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to the Skalands-tunell before you roll down towards the "Senja Troll" and on to the Hamn in Senja Island.
Dinner and accommodation in Hamn
Day 5 - Thursday: Rest day at Hamn.
Just relax, go for a cycle tour, or enjoy the wide range of activities that are offered at Hamn in Senja; Boats for rental. Hiking. Kayak-adventures. Fjord Sightseeing. Body rafting. Outdoor Hot-tub and Sauna.
Day 6 - Friday: Hamn - Finnsnes - 51km
The last leg of the tour starts by biking the same route back to Straumsbotn, then gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes.
Dinner and accommodation in Finnsnes
Day 7 - Saturday: Finnsnes
It's possible to do extra biking in the surroundings of Finnsnes. You'll find some suggestions in the tour description that is sent to you before your departure.
Express boat from Finnsnes 18.00, arrival in Tromsø 19.30.
Returning of rental bikes.
Accommodation in Tromsø
Day 8 - Sunday: Breakfast and departure.
It's possible to book x-night in Tromsø
Finse 1222 Lite, Gentleman frame
Finse 1222 Lite, Lady frame
Ortlieb handlebar bag