Lat 69°30'16.1"N, Long 17°37'33.4"E
This is the perfect Norwegian hike! When you reach the summit, the sensation will blow you away. I highly recommend taking a walk under the midnight sun, when the sky perfectly matches the colors of the mountains, the clouds and the water in the fjords, and everything comes together. You take in the scenery as the sun kisses the horizon and all the clouds dance in unison around the surrounding peaks. It is also a fantastic hike during the bright winter hours, when the snow creates fantastic contrasts in the landscape. Segla is a mountain on the Norwegian island of Senja, rising 639 meters above sea level. Senja is located a short distance north of Lofoten, and this is an absolute must on your bucket list. This place is not overrun by tourists like Lofoten is. Many paths and roads are still almost unexplored, and I feel that this adds an extra element to the adventure. There is also another major bonus. Along the Senja road, which is a long road that encircles the entire island and passes by all of its fjords and mountains, you get many incredible photo opportunities.
Drive to the small mountain village of Fjordgård, and park next to the green school, which can be seen on the left as you pass through the village. A sign behind the school shows the hiking trail to Segla. Just follow the trail for about 15 minutes until you reach a fork, and then take the path on the right. You will reach another sign. The hike takes between 3 and 5 hours, depending on how often you stop to snap pictures. The first half of the trip is simple and perhaps a little boring in comparison with the rest of the trail. But trust me, it's all worth it. After about an hour you will pass 'over the edge', revealing a vista of the fjord and the sea on the other side. It is truly breathtaking! At this point, you're halfway to the summit. The last part of the hike is more demanding, and you will need to use your hands to climb the rocks. This might sound intimidating, but there is no need to worry. The climb is never steep enough to make you feel in danger of falling down. Once you've reached the top about an hour later, the experience will make you forget all of your struggles.