Husfjell Hiking

Spectacular views of the outer parts of Senja

  • Photo: Therese N. Andersen

  • Photo: Therese N. Andersen

  • Photo: Therese N. Andersen

  • Photo: Therese N. Andersen

  • Photo: Therese N. Andersen

Essential info

  • Destination: Senja
  • Season: May–October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 7.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 640 meters
  • Duration: 3–4 hours

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About Husfjell

Stunning views, a variety of landscape, an exciting yet manageable hike - Husfjell has it all! If you want a nice hike that is not among the riskiest on Senja, but where you still get amazing views, this could be the trip for you! You will experience a variety of terrain and an enjoyable hike throughout the entire trip.

Husfjell is part of our guide to Senja’s hiking trails.

Getting there

Husfjell is located on the western end of the Senja island, right by Skaland. You can park at the parking lot by the church in Skaland and start the hike form there. 

Driving from Finnsnes to Skaland takes about one hour. 

Trail description

The hike to Husfjell starts at the trailhead found at the back of the picnic area, or “rasteplassen”, at the Berg Church at Skaland. You hike further up and pass a “gapahuk” on your right. Here is it possible to grill and enjoy a nice break before or after your hike to the top. Just after the “gapahuk, keep to your left when the trail flattens out. You will immediately see a clear sign to the the valley, “Sommerdalen”, on the right. Follow this trail uphill, through a forest, until you reach Sommerdalen. At this point you will see a nice view of Husfjell and down over Bergsfjorden and Bergsøyan.

Follow the trail further down and across the marsh area where boards have been placed over the wet areas of the trail. The trail is clear but not well-marked. Halfway up, you will start climbing through more rocky and exposed terrain, but it is still very easy going, but be aware of steep cliffs nearby as you are climbing. When you arrive at the top of the peak, you can also climb to several other peaks in close proximity, to see other impressive panoramic views. At the top of Husfjell, you will see there are a few sheer cliffs close by. From the top, you will have amazing views of Ersfjorden, Steinfjorden and Okshornan. 

Amenities

  • There is free parking located at Berg Church near the trailhead. 
  • It is possible to fill water in a stream at Sommerdalen before starting the last climb to Husfjellet. 

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