Mefjord Brygge for kids
Family time in Mefjord Brygge
Kids are our very important, special guests. We carefully selected some interesting activities which are suitable for our youngest guests. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from:
Ersfjord beach – go to Ersfjord, the neighbouring fjord and see it’s beautiful sandy beach. You will get an illusion that it is some sort of tropical island with snow-capped mountains. The illusion, however, might be broken as soon as you try to dip your feet in the water. It is too cold for you, but kids like it!
Rowing take our little rowing boat and enjoy the tranquility around the harbor of Mefjordvær. See if you can spot sandy spots on the bottom. This is something the kids have been up to for generations!
Senjatrollet – the Senja Troll. This unusual tourist attraction is almost 18 meters high and weights 125 tones. Not for no reason, the troll is officially registered in the Guiness Record Book (1997) as biggest troll in the world. You can access the troll in about 45 minutes drive from Mefjord Brygge towards Gryllefjord.
Guided tours – Mefjord Brygge offers guided tours around nature. You can choose from short, 1-2 hour long trips to longer, more demanding hikes to the tops of neighboring mountains. These excursions will surely match your level of fitness. For you and your kids we can suggest an easy trip to a nearby vantage point, where in the summer you can watch midnight sun and see an old lighthouse. Drink warm or refreshing drink at the top and hop in for our specialty fish soup afterwards. Ask our staff about the details.
Surfing / kitesurfing – there are various beaches around the outer edge of Senja, which are fantastic for this type of activity. Some of them are Bova, Ersfjord and Laukvik. Choose beach depending on the wind direction – talk to the locals.
Watersports – in Mefjord Brygge we have a big inflatable banana, water skiing and a variety of boards for hire. RIB-tour (inflatable boat) can also be arranged.
Sea Eagle / Fjord safari
Sea Eagle / Fjord Safari. Come to visit Europe’s largest predator, a white-tailed eagle, with a wingspan of up to 2 meters. On these tours you will see eagles and other sea birds in their habitat among majestic mountains and spectacular natural surroundings. At the start of the tour at Mefjord Brygge we will get life jackets and some initial information about your trip. Then we continue the trip by taking a boat along the fjord, where we experience abundant bird life. On our tours we are almost guaranteed to see the eagles and if we are lucky, we can experience the magic moment when the eagles follow the boat and dive to get fish! The tour ends with a delicious fish soup. Complete satisfaction guaranteed.
Kids in Mefjord
Freshwater Fishing there are good opportunities for freshwater fishing around Mefjordvær. Just about 300 meters from Mefjord Brygge you will find a river that flows into the sea. Here it is possible to start fishing nearby the sea for sea trout, then you can fish along the river up the lakes a short walk upriver. We call them Lillevannet, Storvannet og Smådalsvannet. At Storvannet there is a shelter made by Mefjordvær Bygdelag that is free to use by everyone. It is important to clean it after use. Mostly you will get small fish, but with a bit of good luck you may catch a fish of around 1/2 kg.
Fishing from the pier and exploring the shore – just off the shore you can easily catch some crabs, marulk (a small-size monkfish) and some other small fish. You can also walk on the rocks with your little adventurers to search for crabs, some seafood and tangsprell (a small, not dangerous worm-fish). This is a nice way to train balance while hoping from one rock onto another, as well as develop kid’s outdoor skills and experience the nature. Kids love it!
Bring your child for an experience of sea and nature. Your child is surely going to remember it as an enjoyable and interesting experience!