Biking the Island Senja
Biking the Island Senja– Norway –5 days / 4 nights, Tromsø - Sommarøy - Kvaløya - Brennholmen - Mefjordvær - Steinsfjorden - Hamn - Finnsnes - TromsøFrom the lively city Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, starts a nice bike ride through beautiful scenery on Kvaløya, outwards to the south side of the coast and the island Sommarøy. Continue by ferry to Senja, Norway's second largest island! The road along the seaward side of Senja to Gryllefjord winds through a magnificent scenery, uphill and downhill - in and out of fjords. Hiking, kayaking or fishing is possible during the tour.
|Operation||June 14 - August 9, 2015|
|Departure||Sunday - Thursday
June 14 - June 18
June 28 - July 2
July 12 - July 16
July 26 - July 30
August 9 - August 13
Weekend Friday - Saturday
July 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19
|Price||Sunday - Thursday
from $995 per person in double room
$1,265 single room
|Included||4 x accommodations with breakfast
3 x 3-course dinner
4 x self made packed lunch and
Refill of brought thermos
Tourdescription and map
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Meals other than listed above
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||This is a self-guided cycling tour, total distance 199 km. Each guest will receive full details on the route, but there is no guide included.|
|Tour Options||Extra night in Tromsø, post tour|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ Individual Arrival in Tromsø. Adjustment and delivery of rental bikes. Information about the trip. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Day 2 TROMSØ - SOMMARØY (B, L, D) 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 some steep ascent to Kattfjord, ca. 200 metres above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, 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 communitiy, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accomodation 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 SOMMARØY - BRENSHOLMEN - MEFJORDVÆR (B, L, D) From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills! Bike to Brennholmen, there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you cycle a detour to Mefjordvær. Dinner and accomodation in Mefjordvær. (56 km)
Day 4 MEFJORDVÆR - STEINSFJORDEN - STRAUMBOTN - HAMN ((B, L, D) Cycle back to Senjahopen, then continue up to and through Geitskards-tunnel. From here down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord. By Tungeneset the stunning views north towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan". Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to Skalandstunellen before we roll down towards the "Senja Troll" and on to the Hamn at Senja Island. Dinner and accomodation in Hamn. (46 km)
Day 5 HAMN - FINNSNES (B, L) The last leg of the tour starts with cycling the same route back to Straumsbotn, then gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes. Express boat back to Tromsø. Redelivery of rental bikes. (51km)