The island is situated around 35km from the city of Tromsø and is, therefore, an excellent place to venture after a stay in the city. The views from Sommarøy are some of the best around.
To the north, many of the small islands of the Troms County can be seen, with the highest point amongst these being Håja which rises 486 metres out of the water. Many locals believe it to resemble the Arctic cathedral in Tromsø, something you can judge for yourself on our Tromsø - Auroras over Sommarøy tour.
To the south of Sommarøy, you can see all the way to the Kjølva headland beyond the shoreline of Senja. If you look inland and towards the east, you will be able to spot the Kvaløya mountains, with Storhavet lying to the west. What is important to remember is that no matter which direction you are facing Sommarøy offers up some views to savour.