Where: Senja, Norway
What: I was cycling North to South of Norway
Photo taken: 1. June With a Canon 600D
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Senja (Northern Sami: Sážžá) is the second largest island in Norway (not counting Svalbard). It is located along the Troms county coastline with Finnsnes as the closest town. Senja is connected to the mainland by the Gisund Bridge. The municipalities located on Senja are Lenvik (part of which is on the mainland), Berg, Torsken, and Tranøy. Senja had 7782 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.
Senja is mentioned in David Armine Howarth’s World War II novel We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance. It has a namesake island in the MMORPG Tibia.
Norwegian musician Moddi comes from the island and his music has been said to have been influenced by the beauty of the island.
The Norse form of the name must also have been *Senja. The meaning of the name is unknown, but it might be related to the verb sundra ‘tear, split apart’: The west coast of the island is torn and split by numerous small fjords.
The north and western coasts of Senja are facing the open sea. Here, steep and rugged mountains rise straight from the sea, with some fishing villages (like Gryllefjord, Husøy) wherever there is some lowland. The eastern and southern parts of the island are milder, with rounder mountains, forests, rivers and agriculture land.
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