Husfjellet Hiking Trail

Discover possibly Senja’s most rewarding hike

Essential info

  • Destination: Senja
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 7.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 630 meters
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

About Husfjellet

Husfjellet is possibly Senja’s most rewarding hike. The hike is moderate, with a gradual uphill climb, but the views are simply stunning.

A trip to Husfjellet is a great alternative to Segla if you want to avoid a steep and crowded trail but still want some of the classic Senja views. The only exposure is towards the top and it’s possible to keep a good distance from the edges.

Getting there

Husfjellet is located near Skaland and Bøvær, on Senja’s northwestern coast. Park at the Berg church in Skaland, right by the trailhead.

Trail description

The hike to Husfjellet is a fairly gradual uphill climb. The trail is clear but not well-marked. There is a marshy area at the northern end of Sommerdalen before the climb up to Husfjellet. A wooden boardwalk is in place but waterproof footer is recommended.

The trailhead lies behind the picnic area next to Berg church in Skaland. After just a few minutes walk there will be a sign leading into the woods. That trail runs through a bog and is not recommended. Just continue along the road which winds around past a large shelter and eventually you’ll reach a small sign pointing right to Sommerdalen.

Follow this trail uphill, through the birch woods and along the western side of Sommerdalen. The trail flattens out and Husfjellet rises ahead of you. Turn around for views back towards Finnsæter and Hamn.

Follow the trail across the boardwalk and then begin ascending Husfjellet. The trail becomes more rocky and a little exposed, but it is still very easy going and you can walk a good distance from the cliff’s edge.

At the top of the mountain, there are more exposed trails leading to small outcrops, but you don’t need to hike out there if you don't want to. There are panoramic views of Ersfjorden, Steinfjorden and the Okshornan mountain range.

Descend along the same trail.

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Facts

  • Water is available from a stream in Sommerdalen before the last climb to Husfjellet

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free toilet at the Joker supermarket in Skaland during opening hours

Where to stay

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

Map

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