I visited the island of Senja in February 2018. Not as renowned as the Lofoten Islands and still preserved from tourist uproar, Senja has a lot to offer. It is the second largest island in Norway and holds some of the greatest mountain sceneries. The northwest side is stunning with fjords carving their way between the steep mountains.
Mefjordvaer was our basecamp, a small fishing village on the seaward side of Senja. We stayed in an hotel built next to a platform on stilts with a great view towards the fjord.
Pics have been shot on a nearby beach at low tide. As soon as the water recedes, these rocks start freezing forming surprising stripes and vertical filaments.
Ersfjord provides several spots for the photographer: the beach and the frozen Storelva river that flows from the mountain, big round boulders just west of the beach with great view to the Devil’s Teeth across the fjord, and finally the rocky area at the tip of the point west of Ersfjord. The view towards the Devil’s Teeth is quite amazing at sunset when these mountains suddenly turn orange.
Small village on the west coast of Senja which occupies a tiny island of the same name. The village is connected to the mainland by a 300m causeway, actually a dike that protects the small fishing port.
There is a fish canning factory on the eastern part of the village which spreads a bad smell. Our spot was on the opposite side facing the fjord of Øyfjorden.