Husfjellet hike is one of the most popular, and famous hikes on the Island of Senja.
With an impressive ridgeline at its summit and incredible views over the rest of the archipelago, it’s easy to see why Husfjellet is famed as one of the best hikes in Northern Norway.
Not a particularly hard, or challenging hike, by Norway’s standards, but it’s still one to add to the list if you’re spending time on Senja.
Quick Facts about the Husfjellet Hike
- Distance: 5 miles
- Time: 2- 4 hours
- Best travel time: Choose a good weather window, as the views are worth the wait!
- Difficulty: Nothing crazy. Solid climb. Good exposure at the summit.
- Parking: Anywhere in Skaland
High Points of the Husfjellet Hike
- One of the best views in Northern Norway
- A must do hike if you’re visiting Senja
- Lacks tourists and people
- Great expsoure at the summit
Low Points of the Husfjellet Hike
Slippery in the wet, be careful.
How to get to the Husfjellet Hike
There’s paid parking in Skaland itself at multiple different points, but there are also some free spots to find if you look well enough.
The hike starts opposite the supermarket and heads through the trees.
You’ll reach a cabin after a short walk, and then a small upwards section through the trees can be slippery and muddy if recent rainfall has fallen.
From here the path is well-trodden and easy to follow.
You can use the AllTrails link by clicking here.
My Experience of the Husfjellet Hike
Having missed the opportunity to do the Husfjellet Hike in 2019 when I first visited Senja, it was the highest on my list when returning in 2022.
Despite being in Autumn, and worried about the bad weather, I managed to get a weather window and attempt a day out to complete the Husfjellet Hike.
Thankful to the weather gods on that day for clearing the skies and allowing me to see some incredible views from the summit.
The path is easy to follow, and well-trodden but muddy in places.
After the first mini-summit, the path is super boggy and there are some boardwalks in place to help prevent you from getting wet feet. However, there had been a lot of rain so it was inevitable that I was going to get wet so I succumbed to the bog and just went through it.
Reaching the summit was amazing, and the exposure at the top was greater than I had anticipated. Big drops, gnarly winds, and a precariously perched tripod made it one hell of a summit top-out.
Husfjellet is one of the best hikes in Northern Norway and a must-do if you’re visiting Senja.