Northern Lights and Whale Watching on Senja

We offer excellent possibilities to see Northern Lights throughout fall and winter.

Humpback and killer whale watching season starts in December. The whales stay by the coast of Senja until late February.

Some of the winter activities can be done on your own, but in order to make most of your stay we recommend our 3 days Winter Activity Package.

The activity package will let you experience Northern Lights, observe humpback and killer whales and be close to untouched Norwegian nature and marine landscape.

  • Day 1

    You will take a boat from Tromsø to Finnsnes (Tuesday at 16:15 or Saturday at 15:00). The journey by boat takes about 75 minutes and lets you experience coastal nature. The driver will pick you up in boat terminal in Finnsnes and you will drive through beautiful scenery of Senja island for about 1 hour. You will be accommodated in comfortable apartments at Mefjord Brygge. The dinner will be served in our maritime-style restaurant. Time to relax or go for a small walk in the evening.

  • Day 2

    The breakfast will be served at 9.00. You will meet with the guide and make a plan for the next couple of days with regard for current season and weather conditions. In daylight we will go for a boat/bus fjord safari to see wildlife and marine landscape (about 3 hours). Lunch in the meantime or upon return to Mefjordvær. Some time to relax in the afternoon. Traditional Norwegian dinner will be served in early evening and after that will get ready for night time session (2-3 hours). The guide will take you to some remote spots to see Northern Lights – we will visit scenic vantage points where it is possible to admire Aurora Borealis without light pollution. Pure magic!

  • Day 3

    After breakfast we will do something different then the day before – depending on a season, bus/boat/snow-shoeing trip to see different types of Senja’s nature and in case of bad weather we will make a special minibus trip to show you the harsh Arctic coast and power of Norwegian Sea waters (about 3 hours). Lunch in the meantime or upon return to Mefjordvær. You will be surprised how different Senja looks depending on time of the day and weather conditions. Dinner will be served in our restaurant. After that, we will set out for some more night time explorations in the area (walking or by minibus) (2-3 hours). The guide will tell you interesting facts about nature in Senja, you will also have plenty time to take pictures. You can finish off the day by relaxing in sauna.

  • Day 4

    In the morning you will have breakfast and around 10.00 we will drive to Finnsnes (1 hour). The Hurtigruten boat leaves at 11:45 and arrives to Tromsø at 14:30. It is an everyday connection so you are welcome to stay more days here at Mefjord Brygge if you like!

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  • 3 nights in comfortable apartments by the sea
  • guided-activities in the mornings and evenings (3-4 sessions)
  • full-board dining in our marine style restaurant (traditional Norwegian food)
  • transportation to/from Tromsø* and between activities
  • life-lasting memories!

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