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Senja - An Arctic Island

A fusion of mountain, moorland & sea
The ascent of Barden is well worth the effort!The shoreline near Ballesvika Beach is characterised by large, rounded pebbles and stonesMellow scenery on the drive from Mefjord to Hamn i SenjaEnjoy breakfast on the terrace in Hamn i SenjaThe scenic drive to Mefjord is highly enjoyableMake the most of  the evening sun from the terrace in Hamn i SenjaHamn i Senja is located on the water's edgeMoorland near HofsøyaBoats in Husøy harbour Husøy, a community of 300 souls, is connected to the mainland by causewayImpressive Segla, Senja's most iconic peakAstonishing views of Segla from BardenKaperdalen walk from HamnThe easy walk up Knuten, by Mefjord, makes a pleasant evening strollThe Lakstind walk from Sommarøy rewards with superb viewsLate in the season you may see the Northern LightsHamn i Senja's lighthouseMefjord Brygge's restaurantThe walk from Mefjord to SkoytenesetSkoyteneset's rocky shorelinePeaceful SkrolsvikSkrolsvik is worth visiting for its halibut museum Skrolsvik and StonglandetJagged peaks provide a spectacular backdrop to SkrolsvikLooking down over SommarøySommarøy Arctic Hotel's restaurantThe Sukkertoppen circuit from Hamn involves a mostly steady ascentSukkertoppen means 'sugarloaf mountain'Senja's gentler south coastSouthern Senja may be less dramatic, but is equally beguilingView from Sukkertoppen above Hamn i SenjaGryllefjorden, bathed in evening sunlightLooking down over Hamn i Senja from SukkertoppenVisit the Sami Houses in KaperdalenOpen grassland characterises the interior of the islandSenja is peppered with tarns