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My name is Line and after many own Workaway adventures, I am now searching for Workawayers, who want to come to Senja and help me fix the house I recently moved to with my partner. I am currently working from home and struggling to keep up with projects on the side. My goal is to set up the house and garden nicely so that our friends and Workawayers will love their vacations here with us.
If you are interested in living 350km above the Arctic Circle, want to explore stunning nature and try Norwegian cinnamon buns, you are very welcome!
Our village, Fjordgård, is a small fishing village on Senja, the second largest island in Norway.
It is located amidst untouched nature and nestled inbetween the sea and beautiful mountains. You might know the area from pictures as the iconic hiking tracks up Segla, Hesten and Barden start here.
From our house you get stunning views of the surrounding mountains, fjord, and the small island Husøy. At the right time, you can enjoy the midnight sun or northern lights directly from our balcony.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
If you are interested, we would love to arrange some activities together and to show you around in the free time if our schedules allow. This way you won't just get the Norwegian living experience but also learn that Kvikk Lunsj (a certain chocolate) is a necessity for any serious hiking trip.
Even in times when we can't go on adventures together, we can teach you some words in Norwegian (Bokmål) and how to make our favorite kanelsnurr (cinnamon buns) or proper Norwegian waffles. If you are new to photography, I can give you some advice and maybe even lend you some equipment.
We will have to go away for a bit and can not offer our normal Workaway experience.
What we can offer though is for an experienced Workawayer couple or group of friends, to take care of the house in exchange for accommodation, utilities and internet. That would mean instead of our normal 4-5 hours of help with renovation, we are now only looking for about 2 hours of tasks like cleaning. We can't offer food or a cultural experience this way, but you will get an amazing base to explore Northern Norway, or simply a beautiful home to live in while perusing your own work/ projects.**
Examples of things that we might need help with
- going shopping
- shoveling snow
- cutting grass
- assembling furniture
- did I mention the painting? :D
I am looking for someone reliable with attention to detail.
You are free to use the entire house as well as the small BBQ hut and will get a private double or twin room.
From Tromsø, Fjordgård can be reached by car and bus, both with or without ferry and speed boat. The fastest public transport connection takes about 1:20h.
Things to do:
The name of the village translates to „fjord farm“. You have plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature here. You could go swimming, running, hiking, camping or take our hammock and a good book to chill outside with fjord views. Explore some of the popular tracks, visit nearby lakes or the white sand beach in Ersfjord. Maybe pick blueberries or cloudberries on the way. If it's the right season, we will make some traditional snacks with our "hunted" berries.
Also with the right season, skills and equipment, you can go skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing!
The region is also famous for fishing and we can lend you a rod.
You can wait for the northern lights on our balcony, wrapped in a warm blanket with a hot chocolate. Or light a bonfire for a BBQ in our Grillhytta, where we can enjoy cozy evenings even if it pours outside.
Apart from Segla, Hesten, Barden and Inste Kongen (Kongebrua), Senja has many other things to see. The Ånderdalen national park, Tungeneset, Ersfjordstranda (it might sound weird, but theres a famous toilet!), Husøy, Hamn i Senja, the Bergsbotn viewing platform over Bergsfjorden, and the cute Gammelbutikken i Skrolsvik are some of them.
If you want to explore further, apart from Tromsø, the next bigger city is Finnsnes. Some guests also want to visit Narvik or Harstad. To the east there is Lyngen and the Three-Country Cairn, where Norway, Finnland and Sweden meet. To the west you find the Vesterålen and Lofoten islands. There are a few ferry connections here that make exploring trips easier: you might want to take the ferry from Senja to Andenes to explore the Lofoten, or the ferry to Brensholmen to explore Sommarøy and Kvaløya.
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