Hiking and cycling

Explore the spectacular nature of Senja by hiking or cycling along the idyllic roads and trails. Join the Queen's Route, named after Queen Sonja, or choose one of the countless marked hiking trails.
Hiking and cycling

Senja, an island in Northern Norway, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and offers fantastic opportunities for both cycling and hiking. At Senja Arctic Lodge, we offer tailored stays for guests who want to explore the island and all it has to offer.


Dronningruta, named after Queen Sonja who is a frequent visitor to the island, is one of the most popular hiking trails on Senja. With a spectacular view from the top, it's no wonder this hike is a favorite among both locals and visitors. The trail is approximately 8 km long and suitable for all levels of hikers. You can walk around Stongodden on the Stongland Peninsula and enjoy the view of the sea and nature reserve. Alternatively, you can hike across the peninsula through forest and some mountains. There are also numerous marked hiking trails and mountain hiking routes on Senja, including the Ånderdalen National Park, which is a 20-minute drive from Valvåg.


Senja is an increasingly popular destination for cycling, with a network of roads and trails suitable for all levels of cyclists. Every summer, the world's northernmost bicycle race, the Arctic Race of Norway, passes over Senja, and this race is one of Thor Hushovd's top 5 recommended cycling tours in Norway. We are happy to help you rent a bicycle so you can explore the island on your own. We also offer accommodation for cyclists, with tent options and facilities such as shower, toilet, sauna, and barbecue and cooking facilities. Clothes and tents can be dried indoors.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a hiker seeking a challenge, Senja will meet your needs. With our location on Senja, you have access to some of the best experiences in Northern Norway.