The Active Explorer – Northern Norway in 9 Days

An active 9 days Self-Drive-Tour
Tromsø - Senja - Vesterålen - Lyngen

The Active Explorer – Northern Norway in 9 Days

An active vacation to experience the wonders of Northern Norway.

The journey is a 9-days self-drive tour starting and ending in Tromsø, travelling southward by the coast of Senja and Vesterålen, and northward via the inland roads and by the Lyngen Alps. The trip has been designed and customized for you to offer you the chance to see most beautiful and stunning landscapes of Northern Norway.

Day 1: Tromsø 


Arrival in Tromsø and pick up your rental car from the airport. Start your journey by exploring Tromsø and its surroundings by joining a guided tour with Wandering Owl!

Driving distance: Pick up rental car
Activity: Midnight sun hike

Day 2: Tromsø - Senja

©Hamn i Senja 

Leave the town behind and drive southward along one of the Norwegian Scenic Routes to Senja. The most spectacular feature of this stretch is represented by the steep mountains falling into the ocean.  The beaches are very inviting too, with their white coral sand. However, the swim is for the bravest ones.
Driving distance: 140 km
Activity: -
(Optional Activity:) Relax Package

Day 3: Senja 

©Basecamp Senja

Spend your day on Senja - the second largest island in Norway. Here you are welcomed by an inspiring composition of sea, mountains, beaches, fishing villages and inland areas. Choose a guided tour from the activities proposed and make the most out of your visit. Your journey then continues to Andøya - the northern part of Vesterålen.
Driving distance: 25 km + ferry + 20km
Activity: Choose between Kayaking or Bicycling
(Optional Activity:) Relax Package

Day 4: Andøya

© Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen / www.nordnorge.com / Bø

Choose one of the exciting guided activities on Andøya. On the island you can find some of Norway’s most beautiful places to enjoy the midnight sun. If you are lucky you might see seals, whales and eagles.
Driving distance: short (accommodation - activity)
Activity: Choose between Mountaineering for all levels (Climbing) or Whale Safari
(Optional Activity:) Relax Package

Day 5: Andøya - Langøya

© Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen / www.nordnorge.com / Bø

Choose whether you want to spend the day on the beautiful Andøya and explore the surroundings more or if you prefer to continue to the next destination, Langøya, already in the morning.
Driving distance: 140 km
Activity: Explore the surrounding mountains on your own

Day 6: Langøya - Dividalen

© Bård Løken / www.nordnorge.com / Målselv

The way from Langøya to Dividalen offers a majestic scenery along the fjords. When moving inland you might have the chance to see some wildlife. After reaching your daily destination, be ready for an exciting afternoon activity.
Driving distance: 215 km
Activity: Mountaineering for all levels (Caving)

Day 7: Dividalen - Lyngen

© Frank Andreassen / www.nordnorge.com / Lyngen

Drive through the Dividalen valley and reach the mesmerizing Lyngen Alps. You will find unique surroundings and spectacular coastal scenery in every direction. Get your camera ready!
Driving distance: 190 km
Activity: Explore the surroundings on your own
(Optional Activity:) Relax Package or Bicycling

Day 8: Lyngen 

© Siri Spjelkavik

Spend your day on a guided activity of your choice and experience the Lyngen Alps at its best. In the evening you have time to relax and say farewell to the midnight sun.
Driving distance: short (accommodation - activity)
Activity: Choose between Mountaineering for all levels (Glacier Hike) or RIB-Boat Excursion, Watersports or Bicycling
(Optional Activity:) Relax Package or traditional 3-course dinner with a Norwegian family

Day 9: Lyngen - Tromsø
Tromsø Panorama
© Knut Hansvold / www.nordnorge.com / Tromsø

Head back to Tromsø with lots of new experiences and good memories. It´s time to return the rental car and say goodbye. If you have not had enough of Northern Norway yet, we are happy to suggest you some other activities and things to do for the day.
Driving distance: 25 km + ferry + 50 km
Activity: -
(Optional Activity:) Go on a guided hike or join a Summernight Campfire

  • 8 x accomodation
  • 5 x breakfast
  • 5 x guided activities
  • Personalized travel plan
  • Info material about the area

Not Included:
  • Flights
  • Rental car
  • Optional activities
  • Ferries (approx. 800 NOK for one vehicle and all passengers)

Photo credits header & gallery: 
Hamn i Senja, Basecamp Senja, www.nordnorge.com (Frank Andreassen, Reiner Schaufler, Marten Bril, Bjarne Riesto)  


Go On Tour With The Owls

Sightseeing & guided hikes in Tromsø

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Paddle along the fjords

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RIB Boat Fjord Excursion

Explore the fjords from the boat

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Whale Safari

See the whales

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Bird Watching

Spot the birds

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Chill out and relax

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Mountaineering For All Levels

Northern Norway from above

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Husky Dog Cart

Enjoy an unforgettable Dog Cart Ride

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Bike along the Norwegian coast

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Want to try fishing in the Tromso summer?

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9 days
Minimum Age
June - August
from 16 750 NOK (excl. flights & rental car)

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