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Usually responds ≤ 4 dias
Start date: between 7. - 10. May
Duration: 3 - 10 weeks
We can not offer stays outside the listed slots and prefer travellers, who can stay in Senja (almost) exactly those dates.
However, we know that many travellers fly into TOS and might not be able to align their flights with same-day public transport onwards to Senja, in which case we might be able to offer to host you near Tromsø for the night while waiting for the next bus to Senja.
I am Line and after many own Workaway adventures, I now also want to welcome travellers, who want to come help us while exploring the North. Aakash and I bought an old house by the fjord some time ago and our current mission along our jobs is to renovate and decorate the house and garden, trying to turn it into a nice vacation place that we, guests, our friends and family can enjoy. If you are interested in living 350km above the Arctic Circle, want to explore stunning nature and observe the Northern Lights or midnight sun, you are very welcome!
The island we are on, Senja, is the second largest in Norway and right in between Tromsø and the Lofoten. We are connected to the mainland with a bridge and the area is so scenic that it is often used in advertisements and wedding shoots. Most travellers visit to hike up Segla or Hesten, both tracks start only a few meters from the house. Here in Fjordgård, there is a small supermarket with an integrated café and a pub. Our village is located amidst untouched nature, nestled inbetween the mountains on one side and the fjord on the other. From our house, you get lovely views of both. When you get lucky, you might be able to observe the small whales, otters, sea eagles, and even the midnight sun or aurora directly from the bedroom windows.
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeAyuda en proyectos ecológicosJardineríaConstrucción y bricolajeAyuda en una granjaCocinar para toda la familiaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento general
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
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. Even in hectic 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 send us an inquiry, please include the dates you would like to be here. Please also let us know if you are travelling by car or public transport. Coming by public transport is possible, but it is harder to explore the area, so a car is an advantage. We are also interested in what you are good at/ what you would enjoy helping with :)
The tasks would mostly be:
- Shovelling a LOT of snow/ cutting grass
- Running errands: Like picking up mail or going shopping
- Small maintenance tasks: Like sanding, painting, or assembling furniture
Please read if you want to stay anytime in 2024:
As part of our jobs, we will temporarily move to Tromsø, and will therefore only be in Senja occasionally until further notice. We can still welcome travellers in our house on Senja in our absence, but the arrangement would be different than our usual Workaway experience. What we can offer in 2024 is for Workawayers to work half the normal hours in exchange for accommodation. This is not housesitting, but instead of 5 hours of help with renovation projects, we are only looking for half the hours of tasks (like cleaning and shovelling snow). We can't offer food this way, but maybe it is still interesting for travellers, who are in home office, want to explore a lot, or are pursuing their own projects. You will get an amazing home to explore Northern Norway, hike, ski, observe the Northern lights, and simply enjoy nature.
Senja is a very beautiful place for nature enthusiasts, but also quite remote, so you need to know how to entertain yourself. Therefore, even though we will visit as often as possible and other guests might be there, we are looking for a couple or 2 friends travelling together, also to split the workload of up to 5h/day between 2 people.
Public transport from Tromsø to our house in Senja currently only runs most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are staying in Senja for longer, it will usually also be possible to visit us 30 minutes outside of Tromsø for some time during your stay, in case you are interested in spending some time in & around Tromsø to explore another region. If you have a car available, we might be able to arrange additional trips for you to see different places.
You will get 1 of 3 rooms in the guesthouse. It will be a double room, the other 2 are twins. Of course, you are welcome to use the entire house, including the kitchen, living room, TV room, balcony, patio and BBQ hut.
Things to do:
On Senja, you could go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, SUP and kayaking, swimming, camping, mountain, e-, and fat biking, or simply chill in a sauna or outside with fjord views. Grab your camera and explore some of the popular tracks, visit nearby lakes or the white sand beach in Ersfjord. Maybe pick blueberries or cloudberries on the way. The region is also famous for fishing, so you can borrow our basic fishing rods and try your luck at catching dinner. There are a lot of guided tours/ activities on Senja, for example boat rides, (ice) fishing and climbing, husky and aurora tours.
You can also simply wait for the Northern lights, or light a bonfire for a BBQ in our Grillhytta, where we can enjoy cozy evenings even if it pours outside. For inside, we have plenty of games and enjoy movie evenings.
There are busses, but having a car will enable you to explore and borrow equipment more flexibly.
The most popular hikes are Hesten, Segla, Barden, Inste Kongen (Kongebrua), Breitinden, Keipen, Husfjellet, Sukkertoppen and Grytetippen. Other sights include the Ånderdalen national park, Tungeneset, Ersfjordstranda, Husøy, Hamn i Senja and the Bergsbotn viewing platform. You might want to take the ferry from Senja to Andenes to explore the Lofoten, or the ferry to Brensholmen to explore Sommarøy, Kvaløya and Tromsø
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
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¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Average 2.5 hours a day