Arctic Boat Safari

Deluxe boat trip to see coastal nature and fjords

Arctic Boat Safari

Description

One of best ways to experience unique landscape of Senja is to join Arctic Boat Safari.

It is a boat trip with our Deluxe Sargo 36 feet Big Boat with heating, comfortable sitting area inside and possibility to walk around the deck for greater views.

Arctic Boat Safari is focusing on spotting sea-eagles, marine wildlife and beautiful nature. During the tour we will visit some of the beautiful coastal destinations, admire remoteness and wilerness of Arctic nature and if the time permits, we will also sneak to take a look at local fishermen's daily lifes.

Our guides will make sure this is an interesting experience that may or may not include spotting any of the wildlife species, notably sea-eagles, seals, humpback whales or killer whales*.

* please keep in mind that whale sightings are very seasonal and not regular, therefore we do not guarantee that whales will be possible to spot on any of our tours

Included

Briefing and instruction

Boat with captain

Experienced English-speaking guide

Flotation suit

On-board warm drink

Not included

basic layer of clothing

hat / gloves / thermal shoes

Checklist

Bring warm clothes

Charge your camera and mobile phone

Arrive 15 minutes before agreed departure time for briefing and flotation suit fitting

Pictures

Prebook your Arctic Boat Safari at least 1 day in advance. It is also possible to make a request at check-in

season
ALL YEAR

duaration
2-3h

start time
10 AM (usually)

difficulty
EASY

min. participants
2-4

price per person

NOK 1295

Northern Lights Safari

Experience Aurora Borealis on Senja

Northern Lights with the guests

Northern Lights Safari

Description

Spotting northern lights

Starting from late summer throughout fall and winter we have excellent possibilities to see Northern Lights.

Thanks to our remote location there is no light pollution and on a good weather day the sky is perfectly clear.

Knuten, Tungeneset or Bergsbotn are some of the excellent nearby places to start your northern lights hunting adventure.

During our Northern Lights Tour you will visit some of the most spectacular locations and viewpoints for observing Aurora Borealis and our experienced guides will share some of the Northern Lights Photography secrets with you.

Included

Briefing and instruction

Minibus transfers

Experienced English-speaking guide

Warm drink during the tour

Not included

basic layer and winter clothing

hat / gloves / thermal shoes

Checklist

Bring warm clothes

Charge your camera and mobile phone

Pictures

Prebook your Northern Lights Safari at least 1 day in advance

season
SEPT - APR

duaration
3h

start time
9 PM (usually)

difficulty
EASY

min. participants
2

price per person

NOK 995

Snow Shoeing

Discover wilderness, daytime or nighttime!

Snow shoeing with the guests

Snow Shoeing

Description

Snow shoeing in the nature

Starting from the first deep snow (usually December/January) through April we have excellent possibilities for snowshoeing.

Thanks to our remote location you are in favorable position to discover wild, untouched nature by walking just outside Mefjord Brygge.

The daytime version of activity focuses on nature, some story telling and enjoying being out with great views.

We also offer nighttime version of this activity. You will wear headlamps, walk into the night on the snow and make a bonfire. The highlight of this trip will be northern lights spotting.

During our Snow Shoeing activities you will visit some of the most spectacular locations and viewpoints that are accessible just behind the village of Mefjordvær. Ouur experienced guides will share some of the interesting stories and knowledge of nature with you.

Included

Briefing and instruction

Snow shoes with poles

Headlamp

Experienced English-speaking guide

Warm drink during the tour

Not included

basic layer and winter clothing

hat / gloves / thermal shoes

Checklist

Bring warm clothes

Charge your camera and mobile phone

Pictures

Prebook your Snow Shoeing activity at least 1 day in advance

season
DEC* - APR

duaration
3h

start time
10 AM or 9 PM (usually)

difficulty
EASY

min. participants
2

price per person

NOK 995

* season start depends on snow condition, in case of not enough snow, we replace snowshoeing with similar hiking activity

Husky Safari

Join the friendly Siberian Huskies on an unforgettable adventure trip!

Husky tour (c) Livingpixel Photography
Husky tour (c) Livingpixel Photography

Husky Safari

Description

Husky Safari Adventure

We are an ideal base for your adventures and explorations of the region. Husky Safari is one of the highlights and great memory to bring home from Northern Norway.

Thanks to great partnership over the last few years and we would like to recommend our two regional Husky Safari operators.

The reservations can be made via us (we provide a full-service version of the activity, including transportation), or directly at one of our Husky Safari partners.

Senja Husky

Aurora Husky

Included

Briefing and instruction

Minibus transfers (if needed)

Experienced English-speaking guide

Warm drink during the tour

Not included

basic layer and winter clothing

hat / gloves / thermal shoes

Checklist

Bring warm clothes

Charge your camera and mobile phone

Pictures

Prebook your Husky Safari at least several days in advance

season
NOV - APR

duaration
6h
(incl. transfers)

start time
9 AM
(usually)

difficulty
EASY

min. participants
2

price per person

NOK 1900

Ski Touring

Summit to Sea skiing in deep powder on Senja island!

At the top - picture by Sans Senja
At the top - picture by Sans Senja

Ski Touring

Description

The ultimate snow experience of Senja!

There are plenty local peaks offering excellent ski touring possibilities. There is no lifts around, so as will be skinning up to some of the earth's most remote skiing locations, a beautiful landscape of greater Senja with ocean around will emerge.  Once at top you can admire breathtaking view,  then take a deep breath and feel the adrenaline of going down in fresh powder, most likely making the first descend of the day on that trail.

Ski touring is addictive, exhausting and adrenalin-pumping. Mefjord Brygge is a perfect starting point for Senja's peaks, such as Keipen, Store Hesten, Roalden, Burstind, Stormoa, Kvænan, just to name a few.

We are an ideal base for your adventures and explorations of the region.

We cooperate with local professional guides Sans Senja who will be very enthusiastic to take you on the adventures and show you around some of the most spectacular skiing routes. Some experience in skiing is essential, but even if you are very experienced or professional skier it is always a good idea to have a local guide with you, to be safe and make most of your time on Senja. It is also a great company and fun to spend some days on the slopes with other like-minded skiers.

The reservations can be made via us (we provide a full-service version of the activity) or directly at Sans Senja.

Sans Senja

Included

Briefing and instruction

Minibus transfers (if needed)

Experienced English-speaking guide

Safety equipment

Not included

skiing equipment

basic layer and winter clothing

hat / gloves / thermal shoes

Checklist

Bring warm clothes

Charge your camera and mobile phone

Pictures

Prebook your Ski Touring guide at least several days in advance

season
FEB - MAY

duaration
6-8h
(incl. transfers)

start time
9 AM
(usually)

difficulty
MODERATE

min. participants
1

price per up to 6 persons

NOK 4500

There are more activities!

We also offer:

  • Island sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing trips

For questions and bookings contact us directly using the form below

 

Individual Activities or Best-Value Package?

Each of the activities can be booked as separate experience or as part of our best value Winter Activity Package, where you are guaranteed to bring home the best possible experience of any given time during the season at a discounted price.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it possible to see whales?

Here are recent statistics regarding whale watching:

  • Winter 2015/2016: We had almost daily whale sightings from early January till first week of March
  • Winter 2016/2017: We had almost daily whale sightings from early January till mid-February
  • Winter 2017/2018: During the New Year's period we had some good days with humpback & killer whales, but around middle of January the whales disappeared and we could see them again from mid-February till early April on an irregular basis (approximately 25% of expeditions)
  • Winter 2018/2019: There were few weeks when our fishing tourists reported seeing whales in the period of late March till mid-April

We are keeping our fingers crossed: the possibility to see whales is subject to change anytime.

One of suspected reasons for whales skipping Senja and Tromsø is that they stayed a bit longer in the north-east of our region in the early part of season (Nov & Dec 2017) and coming to waters around Senja just briefly afterwards.

Due to these patterns in whales' behavior we would like to inform all our guests that spotting these beautiful animals is not (and has never been) guaranteed - we hope for more sightings in future and reversed pattern, which is also very likely but unpredictable 🙂

This is nature and probably one of the best parts of it is experiencing its own ways it follows and make most of it!

Can I join activities with kids?

Sure, most of the activities are suitable for kids of 4 years or older.

How big are the groups?

We are a boutique and exclusive destination, far from crowds of tourists, therefore our goal is to provide high quality services to smaller amount of guests.

While our boat has a capacity of 12, yet still most of the activities will be for groups smaller than 8 persons.

In case we have more guests at that time, we would arrange activities in smaller groups to offer best experience possible

What kind of clothing do I need?

Most of the time it is good to have extra clothing in case the weather changes, otherwise we recommend two or three base layers (depending on the season and current weather) as well as overall rainproof jacket.

We provide special clothing for boat activities, otherwise just be dressed up like you would normally dress when going outside on your own.

Is there a shop to buy extra equipment?

We have an onsite activity shop that sells all the essential outdoor equipment and more, such as:

  • hats
  • gloves
  • headlamps
  • foot/toe warmers
  • souvenirs
  • fishing gear
  • ....and more

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