Månelys over juletre i arktisk lys
Fjellrekka "oks-hornan" med snø
Gjester og en truck under nordlyset
Fra oppholdsrom på Posthuset Expedition Lodge
Hundeslede og et telt
Et lite måltid på en tallerken
Koselig dekket frokostbord
Halefinne til en hval
Tungeneset - utsiktspunkt på Nasjonal turistvei Senja
Dronebilde over hav og naturen rundt
Alaska huskier hundeslede i et solfylt og snødekket landskap
Nordlys over hav og fjell

5 days Christmas expedition with whale-safari, dogsledding and northern lights on Senja island

Basecamp Senja

Welcome to the ultimate Christmas expedition with everything included at the fairytale island of Senja.
This tour is conducted by Basecamp Senja. All inclusive; whale-safari (Tromsø first day), dogsledding, northern lights safari, fjord cruise, Scenic Route Senja, accommodation, all meals, lecture, coffee/tea during your stay, transport Tromsø-Senja. Lunch at the whale safari and ticket Hurtigruten Finnsnes-Tromsø are not included.

Day 1: Monday 23d of December: Whale watching tour from Tromsø
Meals: Dinner
08:00 (am): The expedition starts in Tromsø with whale watching to Skjervøy. Departure at 08 am from the dock in Tromsø city centre. The last seasons the whales have arrived north in the fjords of Skjervøy. Both humpback whales and orcas come into the fjord to feed on herring. The traditional season for whale watching is November – mid/end of January.

The boat is a big boat, with a warm room inside and café. You will be back in Tromsø latest 17:00 (5 pm). The expedition continues to Senja, the adventure island, with spectaculare nature, just south of Tromsø. Nothing is sure with nature - the whale activities has been taken place in the fjords around Skjervøy the last five season. We know more in the beginning of November how the season seems to be.

18:00 (6pm): Departure with Taxi from Tromsø havn Prostneset to Skaland Senja (3 hour).

You arrive at Posthuset Expedition Lodge in Senja, and the village Skaland. It will be an experienced and friendly guide / host with you almost all the time. Three meals a day, as well as coffee / tea as much as you want throughout your stay. We serve homemade North Norwegian food. Warm lunch and dinner. Two nights we go out hunting for the magic of the Northern Lights. Senja has a very good locations to get the ultimate Northern Lights experience from spectacular viewpoints.

Through the expedition in Senja you will get two activities every day. Morning and evening. Several lectures along the expedition. Accommodation at Posthuset Expedition Lodge or at Bedehuset Lodge (200 meter between two lodges). Bedehuset has double rooms with private bathrooms. Choose what accommodation you prefer.

Day 2: 24th of December. Christmas evening and dog sledding
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Christmas dinner
We bring you to Senja's own dog farm, where you are greeted by 35 eager huskies who are looking forward to taking you on a sled ride - into nature. The trip is calculated about four hours. You will get a warm suit for the trip. We provide transport round trip to the dog farm (app 50 min one way). This activity starts early morning.

We serve traditional Christmas dinner; salt and dried lamb ribs, pork ribs, rotmos (root vegetables mash), potato and Christmas salad. Vegetarian food can be provided. We enjoy the Christmas evening with dinner and indoor activities.

Day 3: 25th of December. Scenic Route Senja
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We bring you to the fantastic viewpoints along Scenic Route Senja. Perhaps the roughest nature in Northern Norway. Bring your camera!

In the evening we hunt for the northern lights.

Day 4: 26th of December. Fjord Cruise
Fjord cruise in the beautiful Bergsfjorden in open Zodiac boat, during the tour we look for the great white-tailed eagles and the cute seals. We will also share the history of Senja. Dress warm inner and mid layer, and we will provide a suit for you at this fjord cruise. Warm lunch at the lodge after the tour.

Northern lights safari in the evening.

We may change the days of the different adventures - in terms of weather and wind.

Day 5. 27th of December.
08:00 (am) Breakfast
09:30 (am) Departure from the lodge
11:30 (am) Departure Hurtigruten from Finnsnes – the world's most beautiful voyage..
14:15 (2:15 pm) Arrival Tromsø

Incuded in the expedition:
4 x breakfast 4 x lunch 4 x dinner and dessert
4 x accommodation
1 x whale watching (Tromsø)
2 x northern lights safari
1 x fjord cruise i Bergsfjorden
1 x Scenic Route Senja
1 x dog sledding
2-3 lectures
coffee/tea during your stay
Transfer go/return to the dog sledding activity
Transport Tromsø-Senja

Not included:
Meal on the whale watching tour on the first day.
Transport Finnsnes port Hurtigruten– Tromsø. You can buy your ticket at www.hurtigruten.no or www.havila.no. We can also help you with booking the ticket when you arrive.

Please bring: warm clothes

Number of participants: max. 10
Level of difficulty: easy
Departure time and place: After whale watching Tromsø: Taxi Tromsø-Senja departure from The Edge Hotel Tromsø 18:00, arrival at Basecamp Senja Skaland: approx. 21:00 (09.00 pm)
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.

When we receive your booking, we will send you a list of what you should pack, and complementary program day by day. Welcome to a spectacular New year expedition on the beautiful island, Senja www.basecampsenja.no phone +47 91709618
Designed for adventure!
Address: Posthuset Expedition Lodge, 9385 Skaland
Phone: +47917 09 618