Hurtigruten - "Die schönste Seereise der Welt"
Spectacular winter adventures involving whales, orcas and the Northern Lights.
Cosy lodge and spectacular winter adventures:
You will be picked up in Finnsnes at the express boat terminal, and the trip continues to the most spectacular part of Senja. You will be provided with comfortable accommodations in Posthuset expedition lodge, in the small village of Skaland. The menu is local food, and we promise you typical local meals with taste from Senja. We give you lectures on whales, Northern Lights, the Arctic cod and the history of Senja.
Whales, Orcas and Northern Lights:
We go out by boat every day to spot the large whales, orca and humpback whales. In recent years, the whales have come to Senja in the beginning of December, and stayed in the waters around Senja until early February. Whale watching is replaced by Wildlife safari (seals, white tailed eagles, moose and reindeer) during the period when the whales are not in the fjords (October-November and February-March). We visit spectacular sites in hunting the magical Northern Lights. Posthuset Expedition logde is located on the National Tourist Route Senja, with spectacular scenery and beautiful Arctic lights all around.
The expedition boat is a steady 23 foot Zodiac, and very suitable for whale watching and beach landing on one of the island in the beautiful Bergsfjorden. We reserve the right not to go out with the boat if weather conditions are bad. Last season we had 98% hit with the whales and 83% hit with the Northern Lights. The lodge has sleeping cabins in the attic with curtains. Shared showers and toilets in the hallway.
The day’s program depends on the weather and the road conditions. There is an activity every morning and every evening. An experienced host/guide follows you through all your stay. Basecamp Senja received very good feedback from the guests. The score from the visitors' evaluation last year was 5.6 out of 6 possible points. This expedition is exclusive, and is best suited for those who prefer to stay in small groups, and explore great winter adventures.
Bring warm clothes.
Tuesday - Thursday or Saturday - Monday
Included: Guide, transfer Finnsnes – Senja, all meals, hot drinks, accommodation, activities, pictures from the tour
Not included: Return transfer Tromsø - Finnsnes by Express boat (75 min, about NOK 300 per pers per way)
Duration: 2.5 days/ 2 nights
Number of participants: 2-10
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place:
- Tuesday: 4:15pm (16:15) from Tromsø Express Boat quay, down from Strandtorget.
- Saturday: 3pm (15:00) from Tromsø Express Boat quay, down from Strandtorget.