This first image of Finnsnes was taken from MS Finnmarken on 22nd December 2014. Within a short time we would float under the bridge in the distance, heading north to Kirkenes.  At the time my knowledge of the local geography was sketchy at best and I certainly didn’t appreciate that the bridge connects a sizable island with Finnsnes and the mainland. Nor would I have expected to be driving over said bridge just seven months later, my geographical knowledge much enhanced, to appreciate the wonder that is the island of Senja.

The bridge ...

Once across the bridge we turned left and did the clockwise tour taking various detours to the north of the island where the passes get higher, the roads narrower and the tunnels deeper. There is much more than can be seen in one day:

Snow gates ... More from ... The north road ... The high peaks ... Bovaer ... Bovaer ...In the high mountains ...Riding ...


  1. Dina · July 28, 2015

    Glad you came back once more! 🙂 Lovely captures from Senja 👍

    • northumbrianlight · July 28, 2015

      Many thanks Dina – and you can be sure we will be back again 🙂

      • Dina · July 28, 2015

        I’m pleased to read this. How lovely! 🙂

  2. Dina · July 28, 2015

    Can we hope for more? Please? 🙏 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · July 28, 2015

      That’s it unfortunately as we are now in Sweden (Abisko), flying back to the UK tomorrow. There are some earlier posts from Nordkapp, Storekorsnes and Oksfjord.

      • Dina · July 28, 2015

        Then we*ll scroll back and have a look. 🙂
        Safe travels home, take care!
        Dina x

  3. LaVagabonde · July 28, 2015

    A place to drive and drive. It looks frosty, even in the summer. I can just imagine how it is in winter.

  4. Sue · July 28, 2015


    • northumbrianlight · July 28, 2015

      It is quite some place Sue – can’t quite understand why the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in NZ when there is this nearer to hand.

      • Sue · July 28, 2015

        They obviously didn’t like the cold!

      • northumbrianlight · July 28, 2015

        Or the exchange rate 😦

      • Sue · July 28, 2015

        More likely!

  5. restlessjo · July 28, 2015

    Is it stretching your wallet then, Robin? Never mind- the missus can pay 🙂 Glad you enclosed that last shot for scale!

    • northumbrianlight · July 29, 2015

      All well now Jo – just crossed the border into Sweden where everything is free (or so I believed as a teenager 😀 )

      • restlessjo · July 29, 2015

        Ah, the good life! I dimly remember free love 🙂

  6. Maureen · July 28, 2015

    amazing clouds and rocks

  7. Cate Franklyn · July 28, 2015

    The cloud shots are spectacular!!!!

    • northumbrianlight · July 29, 2015

      Thanks Cate – I saw those and the (virtual) red filter came out immediately.

  8. socialbridge · July 29, 2015

    Robin, gorgeous selection but, needless to say, the bridge was the one that captured my imagination.

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