Activities - Attractions - and Things to do


Trip to Steinavær


Steinavær or "Steine" is an archipelago located in Andfjorden, between Senja and Andøy. "Styrmansholmen" is the biggest of the islands and where the main harbor is located.

Steinavær and other groups of islands in the area were populated in order to shorten the distance to the fishing grounds and its rich abundances of cod. Large breakwaters turned weather-exposed natural harbors into quiet lagoons in the middle of the ocean. As boats got bigger and sails and oars were replaced with engines, people took buildings and houses with them and moved closer to the mainland, most of them to Senja. Steinavær had a permanent settlement until 1912, and was completely abandoned in 1914. Foundations, wells, pier foundations, small roads, and quarries can still be seen on the islands making it easy to imagine the hard way of life that took place there more than a century ago.

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Guided Fishing Trip


Skrolsvik is well renowned for its great fishing opportunities. Skrolsvik and Andfjorden is especially known for its rich occurrences of halibut, and has become famous for being a top location for halibut angling. Some other species one can expect to catch are Coalfish, redfish, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, mackerel,and much more. . .

The trip takes place in our 25 ft. Beneteau Barracuda, Equipped with heated cabin, toilet, and plenty of space for up to four anglers at the same time.

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Kveitvad Adventure


Skrolsvik was an active fishing village until the early 1990's. There were two reception centers for fish which shut down in 1992. The halibut fishery has strong traditions at Skrolsvik, and the the rich halibut fishery in Andfjorden created the fishing village. In the 1930's, the harbor was filled with boats fishing halibut. The fishing boats came from the communities in the surrounding area, from all of Troms county and as far south as from Lofoten. The first fish reception center was built in 1872, and at the same time Skrolsvik became a trading place. 

Skrolsvik today is well known for its great fishing opportunities. Skrolsvik is especially known for its rich occurrences of halibut, and has become famous for being a top location for halibut angling. There is also an halibut museum in skrolsvik.

Kveitvad is a type of long line fishing equipment specially designed for catching halibut.

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Midnight Sun Safari

There is no better way to experience the magnificent midnight sun than from a boat at sea.

Between 21. May and 22. July the sun does not set in the fjord of Skrolsvik

Midnight sun safari in combination with wildlife, photography, fishing or simply just shutting down the engine and observing it in peace an quiet

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Bird Watching

Just across the fjord from Skrolsvik is the Sundsvollsundet Nature Reserve. Located on the southern side of Helløya it is approximately 20 min with boat from Skrolsvik.

The nature reserve was established on June 4, 2004 to provide protection for the bird mountain and its wildlife. The western part of the area is home to the largest colony of crutches in Troms. European shag , European herring gull and Black guillemot are other species of birds that have habitats in the nature reserve.

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Lavvu Tent

We have a sami style lavvu tent on-site at Skrolsvik Kystferie. The lavvu is located secluded from any nearby population and light pollution. Walking distance from accommodation units ( aprox 200 - 400 meters )

Can be used in combination with observing the northern lights. ( if the sky is clear there is not really any need for chasing the lights, sitting put and just waiting for it coming to you works just as well )

The Lavvu can also be used for overnight sleeping


SnowShoeing

SnowShoeing is a fun and family friendly way of experiencing winter nature.

Skrolsvik Kystferie has snowshoes available for our guests.

Season:  December - Mars



IceFishing

Ice Fishing is a fun, relaxing and family friendly activity.
Skrolsvik Kystferie provides all equippment needed.
Season for icefishing aprox : Jan - March

Sea Angling

Skrolsvik was an active fishing village until the early 1990ies. There were two reception centres for fish which shut down in 1992. The halibut fishery has strong traditions at Skrolsvik, and the the rich halibut fishery in Andfjorden created the fishing village. In the 1930ies, the harbor was filled with boats fishing halibut. The fishing boats came from the communities in the surrounding area, from all of Troms county and as far south as from Lofoten. The first fish reception centre was built in 1872, and at the same time Skrolsvik became a trading place.

Skrolsvik today is well known for its great fishing opurtunities. Skrolsvik is especially known for its rich occurrences of halibut, and has become famous for beeing a top location for halibut angling. There is also an halibut museum in skrolsvik.


Photography


With it´s mix of high mountains and friendly scenery, Southern Senja is great for photographing landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, northern lights


Nature and Hiking

Senja is an eldorado for hiking. There are  good marked trails in the area, both easy and demanding trails.




Northern Lights

Skrolsvik Kystferie is located in good distance from nearest town and distracting city ligths. You can watch the aurora from right outside the door.

You won't have to walk or drive far to find complete darkness for a great aurora experience.


Recomended season is from Sep-15. - Mars-31.


Exploring and Sightseeing


Boats, ATV, and Snowshoes are some of the equipment we provide for local exploration of the area.

Senja is a large island with a lot beautifull scenery and landmarks to be experienced.