With its manageable ascent, Riven might not be the tallest peak, but the view is still priceless. The elevation gain is tackled right from trailhead, and the trail will soon flatten for an easy and enjoyable hike.
Since Riven resides comfortably surrounded by taller peaks, it is sheltered from harsh winds and makes it accessible in less ideal conditions. The hike is suitable for the whole family, but youngsters should be under supervision on the exposed sections of the hike. Hiking boots or shoes with good grip are highly recommended.
Hamn i Senja and Mefjord Brygge both 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
Tips and hints
- Free parking
The trailhead is located about 6.5 kilometers along Road 277 to Husøy Island on Senja.
Park along the roadside by Langvatnet Lake, midway between the two tunnels, Fjellsendentunnellen and Riventunnellen.
There is limited parking, with room only for about 2 cars at a time.