Along the Northern Islands

6 nights / 7 days

Tromsø / Sommarøy / Kvaløya / Senja

Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway and covers more than a third of the country. Northern Norway has been inhabited for thousands of years, due to its relatively warm climate, ice-free harbours, and excellent fishing. This is the land of the Northern lights and the midnight sun. The light will play an essential role in your experience in the north. The nights in Summer are long and bright, and in high summer north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn’t dip below the horizon at all. On the other hand, winter nights are long and cold, but far from being as dark as you might think. The northern lights will dance across the sky. Go kayaking or hiking in the midnight sun or go skiing and dogsledding under the northern lights, if you want to experience magical nature, you must go along the northern islands!

Day 1: Arrival in Tromsø

Arrival in Tromso according to your own itinerary. We recommend to rent a car from Tromso.
Accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora, in Tromsø city center or similar.

Day 2: Tromsø – Sommarøy Island (60 Km)

 Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a scenic drive along the fjords towards Sommarøy, you’ll drive through fjords and mountains, the landscape is just amazing. In winter you’ll see the majesty of snowy mountains reflecting in the crystal waters of the fjords. During summer the beaches are of Riviera standard, offering many warm and shallow coves on Sommarøy. Anyone up for a little swim?!
Accommodation at Arctic Sommarøy Hotel (2 Nights)

Day 3 : Discover Kvaløya Island

Breakfast at the Hotel. You’ll enjoy your day at leisure. We recommend a sightseeing tour of Kvaloya the « Whale Island ». You will experience the extraordinary nature of Norway, where the mountains meet the fjords. On your way you may have the chance to meet wild reindeer crossing the road. There are plenty of things to do all year, from hiking, relaxing on white, sandy beaches, chasing the northern lights to snowshoeing. Kvaløya’s mountainous terrain offers spectacular scenery with wide views of the surrounding islands, coastline, and the Lyngen alps.
Overnight at Arctic Sommarøy Hotel.

Day 4: Sommarøy – Senja (90 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departures to discover more about these amazing islands and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. From Sommarøy you will continue your journey towards the famous island of Senja. Beautiful Senja is Norway’s second largest island, located far above the Arctic Circle. Here you are welcomed by an awe-inspiring mix of sea, mountains, beaches, fishing villages and inland areas. Senja is the perfect place to see the midnight sun or chase the Northern lights so keep your eyes open!
Accommodation in Hamn I Senja (2 Nights)

Day 5: Hamn I Senja (90 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Why not doing an activity today?  Ham in Senja offers a magic winter/summer program in a spectacular landscape. Chase the northern lights and find the best spots to take photos with amazing nature in the background or take part on a snowshoe trip and enjoy beautiful mountain views. Try kayaking on the turquoise water of the Bergsfjorden under the magic light of the midnight sun.
Overnight in Hamn i Senja

Day 6: Back to the Paris of the North – Tromsø (140 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Time to leave the beautiful Senja Island, heading back to Tromsø for your last night before departure.
Accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora, in Tromsø city center or similar.

Day 07: Departure from Tromsø

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø Airport according your own itinerary.