Best Time To Go
June - September
£7990 per person
4 out of 5
Gateway to the Arctic, Norway’s northernmost hub of Tromsø is a lively city surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. Fishermen’s tales have shaped popular culture in this country which sings of the sea, and every island and islet has a story to tell. Spend days enjoying some of the key attractions in the city before travelling west to Norway's second-largest island, Senja.
Day 1 | Arrive in Tromsø
Fly to Tromsø and transfer to a hotel to check in for a three-night stay. This lively, cultural city is surrounded by snowcapped peaks, fjords and islands. Perhaps opt to dine at Mathallen, one of the best restaurants in the city. The kitchen here is run by sought-after chef, Gunnar Jensen, who always works with the best, arctic ingredients of the season.
Day 2 | Tromsø & Mack Beer Tasting
Today, take the short bus ride or perhaps opt to walk, to Fjellheisen, the cable car which runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen. Here, you will have a wonderful birds-eye view of the city. In the afternoon, visit Mack’s brewpub Ølhallen, the oldest pub in Tromsø for a guided tour and a tasting. Ølhallen is one of the most iconic venues in Tromsø, where people come to taste the best beers brewed by Mack – The world’s most northern brewery.
Day 3 | Private Tesla X & Guided Fjord Hiking
Head away from the city for a private guided hike in the mountains surrounding Tromsø. This five-hour trip includes a comfortable drive in a Tesla Model X, a zero-emission, magically silent, powerful vehicle. Experience cruising in the next generation of cars along the Arctic roads. Embark on a hike with lunch included. Return to the city later in the afternoon.
Day 4 | Drive to Senja & Hike to Sukkertoppen
Collect your hire and drive the three-hour journey from Tromsø to Hamn I Senja, on the island of Senja. The outer Senja Island from Gryllefjord to Botnhamn winds uphill and downhill, in and out of fjords and through villages, clinging to strips of land between the mountains and the sea. If you would like to stretch your legs in the afternoon, Sukkertoppen is a hike on Senja offering views of Hamn resort and the surrounding coastline.
Day 5 | Hike to Segla
Meet your guide this morning to embark on a hike to one of the most iconic peaks in Norway, spectacular Segla. Hiking up and down will take around 3-4 hours at a moderately slow pace. Bask in the silence and breathe incredibly fresh air whilst weaving between rocky outcrops to reach the summit. At the top, you'll be greeted by a 360-degree panorama of uninterrupted magnificence.
Day 6 | Ånderdalen National Park / Arctic Boat Safari
A hike to Åndervatnet lake takes you into the heart of Ånderdalen National Park, Senja's only national park. The coastal pine forest is one of the park’s distinctive features. The banks of mountain streams and rivers are covered in lush willow thickets, and near the mountaintops there is alpine vegetation. Admire the unique landscape of Senja from the water by joining an Arctic boat safari and visit some of the beautiful coastal destinations, relishing in the remote wilderness of this Arctic destination.
Day 7 | Hiking on Senja
There are so many hikes to choose from on Senja Segla’s neighbouring mountain, Hesten offers very photogenic scenery. Husfjellet is possibly Senja’s most rewarding hike. The hike is moderate, with a gradual uphill climb, but the views are simply stunning. The trail from Straumsnes to Flatneset takes you on an easy hike along the water’s edge and offers amazing views without demanding an exhausting climb first.
Day 8 | Arrive in Bergen
Fly from Tromsø to Bergen. Collect your hire car from Bergen Airport and take the fast route, via the mountain tunnels to Voss, overlooking Lake Vang. Continue northwards to Vinje before bearing eastwards, to the Sognefjord at Flåm. Enjoy a light snack in the old smokehouse before heading out on a hike through organic fields towards the Turlid waterfall. Relax before dinner in the evening.
Day 9 | Hiking in Aurland’s ‘Grand Canyon’
The day starts out with a breakfast of champions, giving you a taste of the magic that is local, organic ingredients. After breakfast, head out on a full day of hiking in the ‘Grand Canyon of Norway’, Aurlandsdalen Valley, hailed one of the ten top hikes in the country by the Norwegian Trekking Association.
Day 10 | Stegastein Viewpoint & Summer Pasture Farm Hike
Drive to Stegastein viewpoint for a magnificent view of the Aurlandsfjord, followed by a visit to the hand crafters in Aurland village. Now it’s time to stretch your legs for a hike up to a summer pasture farm, the traditional summer grazing ground for livestock and where Norwegian farmers traditionally made cheese. This tradition continues and here you will enjoy a delicious, organic lunch in rustic surroundings with an amazing view.
Day 11 | Free Day
Enjoy a free day to explore independently. You may decide to drive to the popular fjord side village of Flåm and take a trip on the world-famous Flåm Mountain Railway, either taking a return trip or ascending the mountain by train and returning to Flåm on foot. Alternatively, drive the mountain road to Lærdal for spectacular views of the mighty Sognefjord and return to Aurland via the Lærdal Tunnel, the world’s longest road tunnel at 24½ km and a true feat of engineering! Relax and enjoy dinner in the restaurant in the evening.
Day 12 | Journey to Bergen
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before driving to Bergen. Today you are going to take ‘the long way round’ to Bergen and drive via the Hardangerfjord. The fjord is one of Norway’s great Western Fjords and the road passes close to two beautiful waterfalls - Skjervet Falls and Steinsdal Falls - the first of which will provide your car with a good wash and the second which has a walkway behind the falls for an alternative viewpoint. The fjordside village of Norheimsund is a good place to stop for lunch en-route. Return the hire car in Bergen.
Day 13 | Hiking & Overnight Camping from Bergen
Meet with your guide and travel by boat and car to the location for your private guided hike and overnight camp. Your guide will carry navigation, safety and first-aid equipment. Overnight equipment such as tents, sleeping mats and bags, a storm kitchen and other equipment are provided. The exact route for your hike will be decided at the time based on weather, terrain and ability. A simple dinner is included at the campsite.
Day 14 | Bergen
Breakfast is included at the campsite and there is an opportunity for further hiking in the terrain before returning to Bergen. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. Bergen Børs Hotel does have a Michelin star restaurant, Bare, and a table reservation could be made subject to availability.
Day 15 | Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer to Bergen airport for your return travel plans.
Where will I rest my head?
- Return private transfers from Tromsø Airport
- Car hire for five days in Arctic Norway
- Car hire for six days in Fjord Norway
- Three nights at the Scandic Ishavshotel or Clarion Hotel The Edge including breakfast
- Four nights at Hamn I Senja including breakfast
- Four nights at 29/2 Aurland including breakfast
- Two nights at the Bergen Bors hotel including breakfast
- An overnight camping excursion on a private guided hiking trip including breakfast
- A guided tour and tasting at Mack's Brewpub, Ølhallen in Tromsø
- A private Tesla X and guided hike experience
- A guided hike to Segla (Senja's most picturesque peak) including a packed lunch
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Midnight Hike On Husfjell Senja | Photo by Steffen Fossbakk | Visit Norway
Hiking In Aurlandsdalen | Photo by Sverre Hjørnevik | Visitnorway
Segla Mountain In Senja | Photo by Vidar Moløkken | Visit Norway
The Fjellheisen cable car in Tromso | Photo by Bård Løken | www.nordnorge.com/
Tromso Tesla Fjord Hike | Photo by Pukka Travels
View of Hamn I Senja in Northern Norway | Photo Kjetil Hanssen | Tromsø Fotostudio
Senja | Photo by | Photo by Reiner Schaufler | www.nordnorge.com
Sea Eagle in Senja | Photo by Marten Bril | www.visitvesteralen.com
Sognefjord | Photo by Kaupanger CH | Visit Norway
Aurlandsfjord view | Photo by Tobias Tullius | Xq1cwy7v2pi Unsplash
The Flåm Railway Flåmsdalen | Photo by Øyvind Heen | Fjords.Com
Hardangerfjord| Photo by Øyvind Heen | Fjords.Com
Camping Pa Ulriken Bg252 | Photo by Foto Espen Haagensen | Visit Bergen
Bryggen in Bergen | Photo by Scott Sporleder | Matador Network | www.fjordnorway.com