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: A spine of mountains, forests, gorgeous bays with tiny fishing villages, and steep cliffs. The beautiful National scenic route, which winds along the fjords of the island, guides you to all the landmarks. 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. The colors in the mixed forests of the Ånderdalen National park contain all shades of green, yellow and red. It has primeval pine forests that have somehow avoided logging for hundreds of years.