Senja - roundtrip /guide
BIKING THE ISLAND OF SENJA - WITH GUIDE
TROMSØ - SOMMARØY – MEFJORDEN – HAMN – FINNSNES - TROMSØ - 8 days.
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.
This tour is with english speaking guide.
20 - 27 June
15 - 22 August
(Tuesday - Tuesday)
Book early discount before 1. June NOK 250,- per person.
The tour starts and ends in Tromsø.
About the midnight sun: see under "Useful Information".
Parts of the tour is a part of the Natinal Tourist Routs.
|Level of difficulty|
|Number of days||8|
|Distance||56/45/47/51 + possible detours / short hiking tours in evenings|
|Price pr person 2017||NOK 12 000,-. If you book before 1. June the price will be NOK 11 750,- per person.
Extra for single - room NOK 2 450,-
|Price includes||7 x accommodatio with breakfast
6 x self-packed lunch / refill thermos (all days except the depart day)
6 x 3-course dinner (all days except the arrival day)
English speaking guide
Copy of maps
Luggage transport / follow up car
Ferries/express boat during the tour
Hurtigruten from Finnsnes to Tromsø day 7
|Bike rental||Ordinary Hybrid bike with 21 gear: 6 days NOK 1325,-.
El-bike: NOK 2210,-
Cycle bags Ortlieb 20l (waterproof) NOK 105, - per bag.
Handlebar bag Ortlieb NOK 105, -.
This follows the bike: 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 own bike.
Day by day program
Day 1 Tuesday : Individual Arrival in Tromsø (by Hurtigruten, flight or with your own car).
You meet the guide at the hotel at 19:00, and walk together to a Restaurant nearby for dinner.
Day 2 Wednesday : Tromsø - Sommarøy, 56 km.
We pick up the bikes, and go for a ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy.
We continue to the island, Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. Nice and flat biking, but some steep ascent towards Kattfjordeidet, ca. 200 meters above sea level. From here we have some nice and easy biking before we "roll down" to Kattfjord, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks that stretch more than 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is nice, we recommend a swim on a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal community, built on fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accomodation in Sommarøy. (Sommarøy means Summer Island). If the group wants, we can go for an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with stunning views of the ocean and the island of Senja.
We stay overnight in fishermans cabins.
Day 3 Thursday : Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær - 45 km
From Sommarøy there is some climbing, but also many nice downhills on the way to Brensholmen. From here we go by ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn we bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. Then we continue to Mefjordvær.
Tonight is the midsummer night, which we celebrate in Mefjordvær with bomfires, good food and drink.
Dinner and accomodation in Mefjordvær. You stay overnight in small rooms with shared bathrooms in the corridor.
Day 4 Friday: Mefjordvær - Ersfjorden - Steinsfjorden - Straumbotn - Hamn - 46 km (you stay 2 nights in Hamn)
We start by biking back to Senjahopen. We then continue up to, and through Geitskards-tunnel. From here we go down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord. By Tungeneset you have a stunning view north towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan". Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to Skaland-tunell, before we roll down towards the "Senja Troll," and on to Hamn.
Dinner and accomodation in Hamn. We stay overnight in apartments with seaview.
Day 5 Saturday : Day off in Hamn
Different activities are possible: Biking de-tour to Gryllefjord / return. Boats for rental. Hiking. Kayak-adventures. Fjord sightseeing. Body rafting. Outdoor Hot-tub and Sauna.
Accomodation in Hamn.
Day 6 Sunday : Hamn - Finnsnes, 51 km
The last leg of the tour starts with biking back to Straumsbotn, then a gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes.
Accomodation at Finnsnes Hotel.
Day 7 Monday :
Departure Finnsnes with the Hurtigruten at 11. 45 to Tromsø. Arriving Tromsø 14.30.
Deliver the bikes.
You have some free time to explore Tromsø before the farewell dinner in the evening.
.Day 8 Tuesday: Breakfast and depart. It is possible to book extra night(s) in Tromsø.
Finse 1222 Lite, Gentleman frame
Finse 1222 Lite, Lady frame
Ortlieb handlebar bag