The island Senja lies just north of the Lofoten but is not nearly as known. Still, it’s the second biggest island of Norway, and the island has plenty of attractions: mountains, forests, and the National scenic route on Senja, which winds along the fjords of the island. It will take you to some amazing viewpoints, like the view from Tungeneset at Djevelenstanngard (devil’s teeth).
Autumn arrives relatively early in the polar circle. In September, Senja’s birch forests will turn golden, while the influence of the warm ocean currents often results in Indian summer weather. Days are getting shorter fast, which means dark nights with a good chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis - the northern lights.