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Senja - Bike under The Midnight Sun

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
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.

On 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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  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, a shortcut or a detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2022: Starts every Friday from 17 June to 5 August

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 8, Friday - Friday

    DISTANCE: 200 km + possible detours

    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience. Must be prepared for all kinds of weather. Daily stages approx. 20-50 km
    In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.
    For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people ride together.

  • 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 in 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

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2022: Starts every Friday from 17 June to 5 August
Number of days: 8 (Friday - Friday)
Minimum number of participants: A total of 4 people on the selected departure.

Price per person 2022:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 780.-

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)
4 x 3-course dinners (except Tromsø and Finnsnes)
Map and tour description (1 set per booking. For extra set: NOK 250,-).
Luggage transfer

Transport from Finnsnes to Tromsø (day 7) is not included.

Bike rental 2022:
Touring/Trekking bike, 6 days: NOK 1 500.-
E-Bike, 6 days: NOK 2 900.- + deposit NOK 3 000.- per bike, to be paid upon delivery.
Pannier or handlebar bag: NOK 110.- each 

Bike rental, extra day:
Touring/Trekking bike: NOK 200.-
E-bike: NOK 390.-
Pannier / handlebar bag: NOK 15.- each

Included in the bike rental:
Helmet, bicycle look, toolset with patch kit, necessary keys for adjustments, replacement tube, pump, lights mounted on the helmet and reflective vest. At the rental shop, you can choose what equipment you want 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