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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
, and Tranøy
. Senja had 7782 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.
The northern coasts of Senja faces the open sea, the western coast faces Andøya
, the southern coast faces Andørja
. Here, on the western coast, steep and rugged mountains rise straight from the sea, with some fishing villages (like Gryllefjord
) wherever there is some lowland. The eastern and southern parts of the island are milder, with rounder mountains, forests, rivers and agriculture land.
Senja is often referred to as "Norway in miniature", as the island's diverse scenery reflects almost the entire span of Norwegian nature. Senja is well known domestically for its beautiful scenery, and is marketed as a tourist attraction.
The model is created at a scale of 1:500,000 with 2.5x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources:
Norwegian Mapping Authority and USGS