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National Tourist Route Senja runs from Gryllefjord to Botnhamn on Norway's second largest island. The drive along the outer edge of Senja island is a journey through a constantly changing landscape.

Deep fjords, glistening beaches, precipitous mountainsides and vital fishing hamlets define the local scenery. The road snakes uphill and downhill, in and out of fjords and through villages clinging to strips of land between the mountains and the sea. Senja island provides an extraordinary experience of pristine nature.

As dramatic row of peaks of the Okshornan rising out of the sea, so harmonic are the idyllic islets and skerries of the Bergsfjord.

National Tourist Route Senja runs from Gryllefjord to Botnhamn with detours to Husøya and Mefjordvær over a total distance of 90 kilometres.

With Andøya, National Tourist Route Senja forms an alternative route to Euroroute 6 and the Hurtigruten coastal steamer. You arrive at Senja from Euroroute 6 by way of Finnsnes or by ferry from the south or the north. With the aid of the Hurtigruten coastal steamer or the ferries, the Senja, Andøya and Lofoten routes can be combined to form enthralling round trips.



Information about National Tourist Route Senja, download pdf.

Travel info Senja

You can choose to travel by ferry on this stretch . Clicking on the ferry routes indicated will bring you to an information site for the chosen route.

The Gryllefjord - Andenes ferry route operates during the summer season, connecting the Senja and Andøya National Tourist Routes. The Botnhamn - Brensholmen summer ferry is an alternative route between Senja island and Tromsø. More information on the ferries can be found in the menu on the left.

Questions concerning places to stay, places to eat, itineraries etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that may be helpful.

Have a good trip!

Gryllefjord. Ferry arrivals fom Andenes, Andøya. Connection between National Tourist Route Andøya and National Tourist Route Senja.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Gryllefjord. Ferry arrivals fom Andenes, Andøya. Connection between National Tourist Route Andøya and National Tourist Route Senja.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Near Hamn, Finnsæter.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Near Hamn, Finnsæter.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Bergsfjord and Bergsbotn.

Photo: Hugo Fagermo
Bergsfjord and Bergsbotn.

Photo: Hugo Fagermo
Tungeneset promontory in Ersfjord.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Tungeneset promontory in Ersfjord.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Mefjordvær hamlet at Senja island, seen from Knuten.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Mefjordvær hamlet at Senja island, seen from Knuten.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Mefjord at Senja island, near Kvalvika bay.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Mefjord at Senja island, near Kvalvika bay.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Husøy village at Senja island, on a recommended 
diversion from National Tourist Route Senja.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Husøy village at Senja island, on a recommended
diversion from National Tourist Route Senja.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Ersfjordbotn. View towards the Okshornan peaks, Ersfjord on Senja island.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Ersfjordbotn. View towards the Okshornan peaks, Ersfjord on Senja island.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Overview map of the stretch, with locations described under the "Architecture" menu.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
National Tourist Route Senja runs from Gryllefjord to Botnhamn on Norway's second largest island. The drive along the outer edge of Senja island is a journey through a constantly changing landscape. Deep fjords, glistening beaches, precipitous mountainsides and vital fishing hamlets define the local scenery.
Here you can find a simple map providing a geographical overview of the route. If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
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