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Hiking to Hesten on Senja Island

Hesten and SEGla: A Ridge Too Far

 View towards Hesten

View towards Hesten

 

Hiking up Hesten for a View of Segla

Segla otherwise known as the Sail of Senja Island is a very identifiable mountain on the northern part of Senja Island. To get a good view of the iconic mountain top it is perhaps a better (and easier) option to hike up towards Hesten. Do not confuse another Hesten peak with the one near Segla, to get there start in FjordgÃ¥rd and follow the trail just behind Segla. 

While Segla is a popular destination in the summertime, I was there in April and the hike left me often times waist-deep in snow, so arriving at the top thoroughly soaked and tired I did not spend nearly as much time as I usually do taking in the view. However I did manage to force my frozen fingers to take a few impressions, mostly with the drone. 

 
 
 View from the ridge between Hesten and Segla towards the back of the Mefjorden 

View from the ridge between Hesten and Segla towards the back of the Mefjorden 

 View of Senjahopen across the Mefjorden from the ridge between Hesten and Segla

View of Senjahopen across the Mefjorden from the ridge between Hesten and Segla

 The Sail of Senja Island, Segla

The Sail of Senja Island, Segla

 Spotted some reindeer on the drive up

Spotted some reindeer on the drive up