Ersfjord Beach Viewpoint

Enjoy a relaxing stay at the idyllic Ersfjord beach

Essential info

  • Destination: Senja
  • Season: May-October

About Ersfjord Beach

Surrounded by beautiful, splendid mountains and waves crashing on the white sandy beach, you can most definitely enjoy a relaxing stay at the idyllic Ersfjord beach. Whether you want to camp overnight next to the beach, eat a nice lunch at one of the many picnic tables, enjoy an evening by the fire under the midnight sun, or sit in awe surrounded by the northern lights, this is the place to go.

There are designated areas for camping and campfires and there are public restrooms available. Near the restrooms, there is a shower and hose to wash off the sand or salt water. There are public benches, picnic tables, and grills for the use of all visitors.

Although the beach and surrounding area are quite large, it can be very popular in summer and therefore crowded. On the other hand, the beach is still absolutely beautiful in the fall and you could have the whole beach for yourself! Ersfjords beach is the perfect location to start all other adventures on Senja. You can see the peaks of both Okshornan and Tungeneset from the beach and the trailheads to Selga, Barden among many others, are in the near vicinity. 

Getting there

Ersfjord beach is located on the western end of Senja island, right between Skaland and Senjahopen.


  • It can become quite busy during a nice day in the summertime, so arrive early to find a great place to sit and relax


  • Designated campgrounds are located along the beach and above the roadside
  • Picnic tables, benches, and grills are available for use
  • Public toilets and an outdoor shower are located in the parking lot

Where to stay

Camp by the beach.

Alternatively, Hamn i Senja, Skagi Senja and Mefjord Brygge all offer hotel rooms as well as apartments with self-catering possibilities. Each has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a bar. 


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