Segla Hike – Senja Island, Norway

One of the most famous rocks in all of Norway, the Segla hike on Senja is a must-do if you’re wanting to see the famous Segla!

This is a guide to see the best view of the Segla, which is not actually the hike to Segla itself. The most famous view of Segla is actually from a different mountain, which shows the incredible rock from a better angle.

However, that being said you can hike to the top of the Segla, you just won’t be able to see the impressive rock formation sticking out, above the fjord as you’ve seen online.

The hike you’ll want to do instead is Heston.

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Quick Facts about Segla view hike

  • Distance: Less than 3km
  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Best travel time: Anytime, but maybe avoid weekends if you want it to be quiet
  • Difficulty:¬†Not difficult at all, easy trail to follow
  • Parking: There are a few spots in Fjordgard, but the old tunnel has some good free parking spots.

High Points of the Segla view hike

  • Unreal views of Segla
  • Quiet part of Senja if you go off season
  • Superb views of surrounding peaks and fjords
  • Personally segla is the most impressive rock formation in Norway

Low Points of the Segla view hike

Slippery in the wet, be careful.

In all it’s secret glory

How to get to the Segla View hike

Located in Fjordgard, which sounds like it should be in a Marvel movie.

Both Segla and Hesten are easily accessible but parking can sometimes be an issue if you’re visiting in peak season.

There are lots of places to stay nearby, and that might be an option if you’re in Senja without a campervan.

I used the old road and not the tunnel when you get towards Fjordgard, and there are a few small lay-bys along here that you can park at for free. There will be a short road walk involved but nothing too much. With the hike being short, this could be a good option.

That said, if you’re looking for paid parking then there are a couple of spots in Fjordgard itself. There’s a new harbour parking right at the bottom of Fjordgard which is probably more accessible than the parking near the school that I nearly got stuck in during my 2019 visit, ha!

My Experience of Segla View Hike

Hiking Hesten is really easy and it doesn’t pose too much of a challenge for the legs or for the lungs.

The route itself is really easy to follow and there’s a boardwalk for sections that are a bit boggy.

You’ll essentially start at the bottom of a ski hill, and the trail leads up and through here before getting out of the skiing area. Some good boardwalks to prevent muddy books but all in all an easy path to navigate and follow.

From here you can head left and towards the base of Senja for some close views of the mighty Norwegian rock formation, or you can continue up the trail and get some amazing views of Segla from the summit of Hesten.

I’d recommend summiting first, and then following the summit down towards the fjord and getting closer to Segla on the way down.

Here is the AllTrails link for the hike.

Click here.

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If you’ve any questions about the Segla view hike then drop them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help.

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