Segla - The Sail of the Senja Island in Norway

 Side profile of Segla

Side profile of Segla

Iconic "Søndagstur" in Senja Island. The Hike is quite easy and takes about less than 2 hours to climb up. The view from the top is iconic Norwegian view with fjords and mountains. At the top you can see the straight 600 meter drop to the sea. 

Specs

  • Length: 4 km (round-trip)
  • Duration: 3 hours (round-trip)
  • Start: Fjordgård, parking lot next to a school 
  • Level: Easy
  • Ascent: 650m
  • Descent: 650m

Map

http://bit.ly/pimio_segla 

Route

Altitude profile

Route starts from parking lot after you drive past a primary school. The start of the trails well marked, remember to park your car without taking much space, the lot can be crowded on busy days. This route is really popular. 

The trail is well marked and it starts with tractor path that leads to a path. On the path you will find wooden box where you can leave feedback of the hike when you are descending from the hike. Again, the first part of the hike is birch forest with some slippery parts. 

After 30minutes you will reach the ridge and you can see the last but steep part of the rest of the hike. Before starting the last part its good idea to enjoy the view and some refreshments. When you start the climbing to the top you can see the fisher village Husøy on the right side in the middle of Øyfjorden. Just before the summit you will reach couple narrow spots where you can enjoy the steep drop of 600 meters to the ocean. If you are afraid of the heights it might be good idea to go around big boulders from the right side and not between the drop and the boulder.

 Be careful when posing for pictures

Be careful when posing for pictures

On top of the summit you will find great view and a notebook and a Norwegian flag. 

 Copyright: Liisa K

Copyright: Liisa K

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When descending be careful of loose stones and be careful not to put stones rolling down the route. After you reach the flat part of the ridge, it is good time to walk little bit further and take a look of the Segla from another angle. 

 Some airy parts of the hike when descending

Some airy parts of the hike when descending

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After the hike you can enjoy delicious and big pizzas with refreshingly cold beer at the Segla grill