Tromsø – Kvaløya – Senja – cycling roundtrip 5 days

TROMSØ – SOMMARØY – SENJA – FINNSNES – TROMSØ – 5 days from NOK 6.250,-

Leave from the island of Tromsø, passing through surroundings of mountains, fjords, and islands on your way to Kvaløya.  Continue on the south side of the island to Sommarøy; followed by a ferry ride to Senja (the second largest island in Norway!).After Senja, you will follow the windy, hilly, and scenic road to Gryllefjord.

Leave from the island of Tromsø, passing through surroundings of mountains, fjords, and islands on your way to Kvaløya, via Kattfjord.  Continue on the south side of the island to a great fishing destination – Sommarøy; followed by a ferry ride to Senja (the second largest island in Norway!). When in Senja, you will pass by the Senja Troll, and then follow the windy, hilly, and scenic road to Gryllefjord.

A small detour to the hamlet of Husøy (the House Island) is recommended. It is a small island approx 1000m by 500m with nice hosts ready to welcome you, where you can enjoy hiking, kayaking and fishing as part of the tour. It is also possible to have longer daytrips, the choice is yours!
Start time (in 2015): Every Sunday 14. June – 16. August (Sunday – Thursday)

Start / End point:  Tromsø city center

For more information about the Midnight Sun see ‘Useful Information’

It is possible to tour at other times: By sending us your desired start date, we can check if accommodations are available.  The price is dependant on the number of people.

The best value can be had by staying 2 evenings in each place. Then there is time for exploring the outdoors, with different summits to hike, or additional excursions by bike – or just to relax. The choice is yours! NB: Minimum 2 ppl.

Day by day program

Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø
Adjustment and delivery of bike rentals, and general information about the trip(Accommodation in Tromsø).

Day 2: Cycle Tromsø – Sommarøy (56 km)
We recommend biking in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. You will bike to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta nice, flat terrain, with a steep ascent to Kattfjord, ca. 200m above sea level. From here it is nice and easy cycling before ‘rolling down’ to Kattfjord (surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, topping 1,000m). Weather-permitting, we may stop for a swim at the sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal community for fishing and tourism.  Dinner and accomodation at Sommarøy – (Sommarøy means ‘Summer Island’). We recommend an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, giving you magnificent views of the ocean and the island of Senja.

Day 3: Cycle Sommarøy – Brensholmen – Mefjordvær (45 km)
From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also plenty of downhill! Bike to Brennholmen, then take the ferry to Botnhamn (on Senja). From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you cycle a detour to Mefjordvær. Dinner and accomodation in Mefjordvær.

Day 4: Cycle Mefjordvær – Ersfjorden – Steinsfjorden – Straumbotn – Hamn (46 km)
Cycle back to Senjahopen, then continue up to and through the Geitskards tunnel.  From here, bike back down to Ersjordsstranda, and further along Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord; then Tungeneset with stunning views of the North towards the famous peak ‘Okshornan’. Today’s trip will end with a steep climb up to Skalandstunellen before rolling down towards the ‘Senja Troll’ and on to Hamn on Senja Island. Dinner and accomodation in Hamn.

Day 5: Hamn – Finnsnes (51km)
The last leg of the tour begins with cycling the same route back to Straumsbotn; then a gentle climb towards Svanelvdal, followed by and easy ride to Slettemoen and Finnsnes
Take the Express boat back to Tromsø and redeliver the rental bikes.

Level of difficulty
Number of days 5 (good for individuals and groups)
Distance  56/45/47/51 + possible detours
Price pr person 2015 NOK 6250Book before June 1 and receive the reduced price NOK 6000ppAdditional fee for a single room NOK 1700
Price includes 4 nights w/breakfast and a self-made lunch pack and refillable thermos3 Three-course dinners (all evenings except Tromsø on Day 1)
Map and tour description (1 set per 2 pp)Luggage transport.
Not included – Ferries / express boat ticket: approx. NOK 400pp
Bike rental 5 days NOK 1050
Cycle bags Ortlieb 20l (waterproof) NOK 90 per bagHandlebar bag Ortlieb NOK 90
Included with the bike rental: Helmet, Wirelock, Repair kit with patchesKeys for adjustments, Spare tube, Pump, Lights for mounting on helmet, a Reflective vest

It is possible to bring your own pedals

 
 

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