Departure towards Skjervøy: Monday and Wednesday arrival on signal-contact to the express boat before departure from Tromsø, Tuesday and Thursday 20:25
Departure towards Tromsø: Tuesday and Thursday 08:10, Sunday 17:30
Arnøya is Norway's 15th largest island and is located in Skjervøy municipality. The express boat docks at Arnøyhamn on the southern coast of Arnøya.
🛏️ Accommodation on Arnøya
🏃♀️ It is a 1-hour bike ride from Arnøyhamn to Lauksletta and Tareneset. At the end of the road in Tareneset, you will find the start of the Arnøya cultural trail depicting the fascinating culture and nature of Arnøya.
From Arnøya, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Lyngen Alps, the sea and the surrounding islands. You can also go on great hikes. We especially recommend the hike to Haugnesvarden (Norwegian site) and the cultural heritage trail.
🍽️ Bygdebutikken at the express boat quay, Lauksletta overnatting - local food (for overnight guests only)
⛴️ You can take the ferry from Lauksletta to Nikkeby or Skjervøy. Check the ferry timetable.
Departure towards Skjervøy: Tuesday and Friday arrival on signal-contact to the express boat before departure from Tromsø
Departure towards Tromsø: Tuesday and Sunday arrival on signal-contact to the express boat before departure from Skjervøy
Nikkeby is a small village on Laukøya. There is currently no accommodation or shop here, so you need to bring a tent and shop on Arnøya before you cross the strait.
🏃♀️ On Laukøya, we reccommend hiking to Hellnesodden. The hike takes you to the far north of Laukøya and all the way to the open sea.
🍽️ There are no restaurants or grocery stores on the island. Shop in Arnøyhamn at Bygdebutikken på Arnøya.
⛴️ You can take the ferry from Nikkeby to Storstein, which is situated on the island Kågen. It's a 30-40 minute bike ride from the ferry landing to Skjervøy.
Arrival: Monday and Wednesday 21:10, Tuesday 18:15, Thursday 18:15, Friday 20:55, Sunday 16:40
Departure towards Tromsø: Tuesday 07:35 and 18:20, Thursday 07:45 and 18:20, Friday 21:05, Sunday 17:00
Skjervøy is an old fishing village with a cosy shopping street with shops and cafes.
🛏️ Accommodation in Skjervøy
⛺ The mountain Stussnes is situated only a short distance from the centre of Skjervøy. If you hike to the top, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the fishing village and the surrounding fjords. This is an easy hike and you can spend the night at the new hammock park (Bring your own hammock). Description of the hike up Stussnes mountain.
🏃♀️ Visit Seppalatunet and learn about Skjervøy and the interesting story about the dog handler Leonhard Seppala. You can buy local crafts of high quality. Mabye you will find a nice gift for a friend or for yourself. Read more about Seppalatunet.
Learn more about the aquaculture industry and experience Norwegian salmon production at Aurora Salmon Centre.
🍽️ På Hjørnet kafe - lunch, dinner and homemade cakes, Kasjotten restaurant - hamburgers, pizza, steak, etc, Kaien 70 grader nord - pizza, hamburgers etc.
* NB: The express boat timetable can change at short notice.