Exclusive 4 days whale (Tromsø) - and northern lights expedition on spectacular Senja. All inclusive.

View over mountains and sea
A truck parked on a snowy road with people and Northern Lights in the background
an eagle
Breakfast and candles
Tale fin of a humpback whale
Little islands, sea
From the hall of Posthuset Expedition Lodge
Mountains at Senja
The port at Finnsnes with the Coastal Steamer
Sea food meal
Northern lights above sea and mountains
Northern lights above sea and mountains
Prices from

18900 NOK

per person

This tour is conducted by Basecamp Senja. Welcome to an exiting four day Northern Lights expedition on Senja, including a whale watching from Tromsø on day one.

General information

Welcome to 4 days exiting whale- and northern lights expedition on Senja. All inclusive; Whale safari (Tromsø), northern lights-safari, fjordcruise, Scenic Route Senja, accommodation, all meals, lectures, coffe tea, fruit, cake during your stay, transport Finnsnes-Senja-Finnsnes.

Not inclusive: Transport Express boat Tromsø-Finnsnes and Finnsnes -Tromsø with the Hurtigruten mini cruise, buy the ticket online. Meals in Tromsø the first day is not included.

December and January: Thursday-Sunday

Day 1: Thursday
08.00 This expedition starts in Tromsø Thursday departure 08:00 from the dock in the center of Tromsø (close to The Edge Hotel in Tromsø). The last seasons the mighty humpback whales and orcas has arrived into the fjords of Skjervøy for feeding. The boat is a large catamaran that has a warm lounge inside. It is possible to buy food on board. This is a full day trip, and you can expect to be back in Tromsø by 17:00 at the latest. The whale season is normally: November – end/midle of January.
20:30 Departure Express boat Tromsø (Prostneset Tromsø havn) to Finnsnes 1 hour 15 min. Buy the ticket on board. Or use the App Troms Billett. Be there in time (30 min before departure).

Basecamp Senja meet you at the terminal in Finnsnes, we continue by car one hour along the Scenic Route Senja – Perhaps the most dramatic nature in Northern Norway! We arrive at Posthuset Expedition Lodge in a small village outer Senja. The lodge is located right at the shoreline, also a very good location to explore the magic northern lights. It will be an experienced guide / host with you most of the time. All meals as well as coffee / tea cake / fruit as much as you want throughout your stay. We serve homemade North Norwegian food. Lunch and dinner. The first evening at the lodge we will provide you with informations of how to photograph the Northern Lights. Two nights we set out hunting for the magic Northern Lights. The island Senja is a very good location for the ultimate Northern Lights experience, from spectacular view point’s outer Senja. Dinner at the lodge. We decide today's program according to the weather forecast, with activity every morning and every evening. It's an experienced host/guide all days during the expedition. Basecamp Senja received very good feedback from the guests. This expedition is exclusive and is best suited for those who prefer to stay in small groups, and explore great winter adventures.
Posthuset Expedition Lodge is a cosy lodge with ten sleeping places. They are just "cabins" with ceilings and walls, and only curtains to cover the entrance. new lodge (150 m from Posthuset) double room with private bathroom. You can choose where you want to sleep.
Day 1: Full day in Tromsø – hvale safai included. But no meals included. Express boat from Tromsø to Finnsnes (1 hour 15 minute) pick up point! Arriving time Finnsnes: 21:45

Day 2:
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Fjord cruise with open Zodiac boat in to the beautiful Bergsfjorden. We might see the great white-tailed eagles and seals. During this tour we also share the history of Senja. We will provide a suit for this open boat tour. Warm lunch after the tour.
In the evening we set out hunting the northern lights.

Day 3:
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Scenic Route Senja!
Road trip to the most scenic spots along the Scenic Route Senja. Perhaps the roughest nature in Northern Norway. Bring your camera!
Hunting the northern lights in the evening.
We may change the days to the different activities - in terms of weather and wind.

Day 4:
Meals: breakfast and packed lunch

Incuded in the expedition:
3 x breakfast 3 x lunch 2 x dinner and dessert
3 x accommodation
1 x whale watching (Tromsø)
2 x northern lights safari
1 x fjord cruise in Bergsfjorden
1 x Scenic Route Senja
2-3 lectures incl.
Coffe/tea cake, fruit during your stay.
Transport Finnsnes-Senja-Finnsnes

When we receive your booking, we will send you a list of what you should pack, and complementary program day by day.
Transport Tromsø – Senja/Finnsnes port:
20:30 Departure express ferry from Tromsø Havn Prostneset. Thursday (Close to Hotel The Edge in Tromsø) Price pp one way with the express boat about NOK 270 use the App Troms Billett

Travel to Senja:
Airports: Bardufoss (only sas) or Tromsø - direct flights from Oslo Gardermoen (1,5 hours). London-Tromsø (3, 5 hours).

Please bring warm clothes
Number of participants: 2 - 10
Level of difficulty: easy
Departure time and place: 08AM (08:00) from the dock in the center of Tromsø (close to The Edge Hotel in Tromsø)
Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.

Welcome to a spectacular whale- and Northern Lighs expedition on Senja - Norway's second largest island. www.basecampsenja.no phone +47 91709618 [email protected]

Prices from

18900 NOK per person

- Adult NOK 18 900

- Child and youth 12-14 years old NOK 13 500


  • Guide
  • Winter
  • January
  • November
  • December
  • Meal included
  • Easy
  • Tea/coffee/biscuit included
  • Adventure accommodation
  • Northern lights chase
  • Overnight stay

About Basecamp Senja

Basecamp Senja is located at the outer part of the senic island Senja. We work with small groups and great nature based adventures. 

Our main base is Posthuset Expedition Lodge, in the Village of Skaland. A cosy lodge with nine sleeping places, located right at the shore line of the beautiful Bergsfjorden.

In the winter time we have designed 3-days adventure packed. All inclusive! Outer Senja and Scenic Route is probably the best place you can explore the magic Northern lights, due to the view points of Senic Route Senja.

We also operate two open Zodiac boats, and explore the fjords, also looking for the great white tailed eagles, and the cute seals. Local food is served at all our expeditions. Our designed expeitions are suitable for most adults who want to experience exiting winter adventure in small groups and great nature. There will be a pleasant hosts and skilled guides at all expeditions. Basecamp Senja gets very good feedback from the guests. 

All our expeditions is organized so you can travel from Tromsø (Tromsø Havn Prostneset city centre of Tromsø) to Finnsnes by express ferry (1 hour and 15 min). We meet you at the terminal in Finnsnes for pick up, and continue by car to the lodge outer Senja (1 hour). It is also possible to do a direct flight (www.norgwegian.no) from Oslo to Bardufoss. Bus transfer to Finnsnes. We meet you (pick up point) in Finnsnes, and bring you to the lodge by car (1 hour). Tailor made expeditions for private groups is possible.

See special Christmas- and New Year expeditions (5 days including whale watching in Tromsø and dogsledding in Senja) All inclusive.

Basecamp Senja
Phone: +47917 09 618
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.basecampsenja.no
Posthuset Expedition Lodge, 9385 Skaland