On route into Ånderdalen. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Coastguard vessel, K.V. Heimdal, on patrol in Selfjorden Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Ånderbu hut. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Henrikhovet og Kvænan. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Photo 1. On route into Ånderdalen. Photo: Ingve Birkeland Photo 2. Coastguard vessel, K.V. Heimdal, on patrol in Selfjorden. Photo: Ingve Birkeland Photo 3. Ånderbu hut. Photo: Ingve Birkeland Photo 4. Henrikhovet og Kvænan. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
About Ånderdalen National Park
Ånderdalen National Park is a protected area of considerably intact natural habitat of old-growth pine forest, birch woodland and a mountain and fjord landscape that is typical of coastal Troms County.
From Gjeska, in the western region of the National Park Photo: Ingve Birkeland
On the trail towards Åndervatnet lake. Photo: Andre Bonotto
Ånderdalen National Park is a popular outdoor recreation area and offers a wide range of natural outdoor experiences. There are several entry-ports and starting points for Park access.
Flora and fauna
The ocean’s proximity and the Park’s diversity in landscape forms and geology creates conditions for a varied flora and fauna.
Red fox inhabitant in Ånderdalen. Photo: Jan Inge Karlsen
The outlet of Åndervatnet lake, with Henrikhovet (left) and Kolkjerka (right) in the background.
Landscape forms and geological diversity
Ånderdalen has large areas of wild terrain and a wide variation in its landscape forms and associated habitats.
The History of Ånderdalen
The history of Ånderdalen is the story of those who lived inside the Park and for those the Park’s resources provided for.
Photo from the house at Skoglia. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Reindeer on their autumn pastures. Photo: Ingi Örn Rôsuson
There are two reindeer districts on Senja. The entire Park lies within the boundaries of the South Senja Reindeer District. There are year-round reindeer grazing pastures in the Park; in May, eastern regions of the Park are also a reindeer calving site.
Protection of the Park
The Park advisory committee is appointed by the state yet consists of members proposed by the local Senja Council, the County Municipality, and the Sami Parliament.
‘Silver Pines’ in Ånderdalen. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Ånderdalen National Park Photo: Ingve Birkeland.
Experiences in Ånderdalen
The changing landscape forms of the Park give many possibilities for enjoyment – from demanding hiking trips in hard terrain to easy strolls along gentle paths.