Segla is one of our most visited mountains during the summer season in Senja. A local man said that sometimes there it is so crowded that there is a line at the top to get out on the cliff where Segla drops 640 meters into the sea.
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Hiking up and down Segla should take you about 3-4 hours at a moderately slow pace. It is a relatively easy hike with an ascent of about 650 meters. The trail starts at Fjordgård, a small fishing village in the northern part of the island Senja.
How to get there
As I said, Fjordgård and Segla are located on the north side of Senja. If you come from Finnsnes and over the bridge so you have to turn right towards Gibostad.
When you come to Gibostad so you must turn left towards Fjordgård. So just follow the road until you come to the sign Fjordgård (the sign is on the right side). You will go through some tunnels before you arrive.
From Finnsnes to Fjordgård it takes approximately 1 hour to drive. When you come to Fjordgård you need to turn left and you will see a green building, the school. There is a road on the left side of the building that leads you to a parking lot.
Near the parking place, there is a sign showing the route up to Segla. If you have any questions about this trip, feel free to ask.
Fjordgård and its vicinity
Fjordgård is a small fishing village on the west side of Ørnfjorden, which is an extension of Øyfjord. From the village, you can see the beautiful Husøy.
Fjordgård is surrounded by high and steep mountains and is the only village on Senja that has year-round road access through tunnels.
In the vicinity of Fjordgård, there are good hunting grounds, particularly for grouse. Any angler will like it in this small fishing village where fishing is part of everyday life.
The site has road access through the 171-meter long Fjordgård tunnel, which is part of the county road 275, which runs from Mefjordbotneidet to Fjordgård. Fjordgård is a separate village (9388 Fjordgård), with postal services in the shop.
The village also has its own primary school, kindergarten, and a newly remodeled community center. In the village is also the Fjordgård chapel.
Fjordgård is known as the venue for two novels by Karl Ove Knausgård: Out of the world and My Struggle 4. The village is not mentioned by his real name in the novels but named later in My Struggle 6.
Things to do in and around Fjordgård
- Korkedalen: Hike with fishing opportunity. Going to Korkedalen by climbing the mountain Hesten then camp at Korkedalvannet. Nice option for tents and a lovely view over Øyfjorden and Fuglenesset.
- Slalom: The village has its own slalom slopes with shelter at the end where one can grill sausages and take a coffee break.
- City Gym: After the village about 200 inhabitants, we also find a gym here. With opportunities for exercise guidance, diet and exercise.
- Porkenesvika: Outside of the village we find an idyllic outdoor area that is widely used by locals and visitors from afar. There are benches for adults and kids, and a great barbecue that everyone will benefit. There is also a big barbecue that visitors can use if they wish. Porkenesvika has a clean and beautiful sandy beach which is widely used in fine weather, as well as a breakwater where it is possible to go fishing. It is also possible for campers to stay here. Toilet facilities are also available.
Accommodation in Fjordgård
It is possible to camp in Porkenesvika as there is a camping area there with toilet facilities and showers.
Another accommodation option is Bekkeli, a privately cozy little house owned by Odd Hanssen (tel: +47 915 21451).
The view from Segla
From Segla there is an amazing 360-degree view, with a wow-factor guarantee on top of the mountain.
If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to give you all the information you need to get there. Hope to hear from you if you are planning to go there or after you have visited Segla and Fjordgård.
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