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Senja - Bike under The Midnight Sun

Price NOK:
12 200,-
Days: 8
7 x Accommodation with breakfast.
7 x Self-packed lunch/refill of own thermos.
5 x 3-course dinner.
Luggage transfer.
Map and tour description 1 set per booking .

Ferries/express boat is not included approx. NOK 500.- per person
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From the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, the cycling trip goes south through beautiful and varied sceneries. You meet the ocean at the island Sommarøy. The trip continues by ferry to Senja, Norway's second largest island. The road along the west coast of Senja to Gryllefjord, winds through a magnificent and rough landscape, uphill and downhill - in and out of fjords.

At the west coast, in June and July, you can experience biking under the midnight sun. Ride all night long with the glow of the sun as your guide.

Nice hosting is ready to welcome you on your trip. During the trip, there will be time and opportunity to explore the great outdoors, like hiking, kayaking, fishing, or additional excursions by bike.
The tour starts and ends in Tromsø.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Friday: Individual Arrival in Tromsø
Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 2 - Saturday: Tromsø - Sommarøy - 62 km
Pick up rental bikes at Tromsø Outdoor.
We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. You ride over to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. It is flat and nice to cycle here, but a somewhat steep ascent to Kattfjord, approx. 200 meters above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, which is surrounded by Majestic Mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is fine, we recommend a stop for a swim at a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal community, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accommodation at Sommarøy (Sommarøy mean Summer Island).

We recommend an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with magnificent views of the ocean and the island of Senja.

Day 3 - Sunday: Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær - 41 km
There are some climbs today, but also lots of nice downhills. Bike to Brensholmen approx 8,5 km. From there you go by a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you continue out the fjord towards the ocean and Mefjordvær.
Dinner and accommodation in Mefjordvær.

Day 4 - Monday: Mefjordvær - Ersfjorden - Steinsfjorden - Straumbotn - Hamn - 46 km
Bike back to Senjahopen, then continue up to, and through the Geitskards-tunnel. From here you go down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the fjord.
By Tungeneset you can enjoy the stunning view towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan".
Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to the Skalands-tunell before you roll down towards Hamn in Senja.
Dinner and accommodation in Hamn

Day 5 - Tuesday: Discover the area
Just relax, go for a cycling tour, or enjoy the wide range of activities that are offered at Hamn in Senja; Boats for rental, hiking, kayak-adventures, Fjord Sightseeing, body rafting, outdoor Hot-tub and Sauna.
Dinner and accommodation in Hamn

Day 6 - Wednesday: Hamn - Finnsnes - 51 km
The last leg of the tour starts by biking the same route back to Straumsbotn, then gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes.
Dinner and accommodation in Finnsnes

Day 7 - Thursday: Finnsnes - Tromsø
Hurtigruten from Finnsnes 11.30, arrive in Tromsø 14.15.
Express boat from Finnsnes 08.45 or 14.30, arrive in Tromsø 10.00 or 15.45.

Return rental bikes.
Accommodation in Tromsø

Day 8 - Friday: Breakfast and departure.
It's possible to book extra nights in Tromsø

Useful information related to our cycling tours.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2021: Starts every Friday from 18 June to 13 August
Number of days: 8 (Friday - Friday)
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful information

Minimum number of participants: A total of 4 people on the selected departure.

Price per person 2021:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 200.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 500.-

NB! Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per adult.

Price includes:
7 x accommodation with breakfast
7 x self-packed lunch / refill thermos (all except last night in Tromsø)
5 x 3-course dinners (all except Tromsø day 1 and 7)
Map and tour description (1 set per booking. For extra set: NOK 250,-).
Luggage transfer

NB! Ferries are not included (approx. 500.- pr. person).

Bike rental 2021:
Touring/Trekking bike: 6 days NOK 1 460.-
E-Bike: 6 days: NOK 2 870,- + deposit NOK 2 000.- per bike, to be paid upon delivery.
Pannier or handlebar bag: NOK 110.- each 

Extra day for bike rental:
Touring/Trekking bike: NOK 200.-
E-bike: NOK 390.-
Pannier / handlebar bag: NOK 15.- each

Included in the bike rental:
Helmet, bicycle look, tool set with patch kit, necessary keys for adjustments, replacement tube, pump, lights mounted on the helmet and reflective vest. Please choose equipment you wish to take with you on the ride.

Extra for the E-Bikes:
Krank mounted engine, Shimano STEP electrical system. The battery is 400VA and ranks 90 - 120 km by normal use. It follows IMED charger and it is intended to fill it in the room at the hotels. No extra battery.

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer.

Part of the tour follows Norwegian Scenic Routes: Senja.

Other tours in Northern Norway:
Bike the Amazing Lofoten
Arctic Coast Cycling
Bike Helgeland - Island jumping
Vesterålen - The islands north of Lofoten

Bike Rentals

Crossway Urban 100 or Montezuma - Mens

Crossway Urban 100 or Montezuma - Womens

Electric Touring bike - Merida E-Spresso Steps 900 EQ Tour Lady

Electric Touring bike - Merida E-Spresso Steps 900 EQ Tour Man

Ortlieb handlebar bag 

Ortlieb pannier



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18/6Bicycling on Senja 18 - 25 June 2021812 200,-Book
25/6Bicycling on Senja 25 June - 2 July 2021812 200,-Book
2/7Bicycling on Senja 2 - 9 July 2021412 200,-Book
9/7Bicycling on Senja 9 -16 July 2021812 200,-Book
16/7Bicycling on Senja 16 - 23 July 2021612 200,-Book
23/7Bicycling on Senja 23 - 30 July 2021812 200,-Book
30/7Bicycling on Senja 30 July - 6 August 2021812 200,-Book
6/8Bicycling on Senja 6 - 13 August 2021812 200,-Book
13/8Bicycling on Senja 13 - 20 August 2021412 200,-Book