The trek to Barden is a moderate hike very popular with locals. It’s one of the most accessible peaks on the northern end of Senja. The peak sits at 659 meters above sea level.
From the top there are views of two nearby fjords, Mefjord and Øyfjord, as well as Segla, Breidtinden and many other surrounding mountains. The mountain rises up vertically from the ocean and the large, flat peak is a great place to relax and enjoy the views. It is also suited for camping.
The first part of the hike can be quite wet so waterproof footwear is recommended. If you are looking for a longer day hike, you can continue from the top on to Segla.
Hamn i Senja, Skagi Senja and Mefjord Brygge all offer hotel rooms as well as apartments with self-catering possibilities. Each has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a bar.
- Bring water as natural sources are hard to find
The trailhead starts by Mefjordbotn in northern Senja.
Traveling along Road 862, part of Norwegian Scenic Route Senja, take the turn towards Fjordgård.
Park in the small parking lot before the tunnel.