This exciting hike takes you to the iconic landmark known as Kongeporten, which has been the subject of some of the most iconic pictures on Senja. Along the way, you’ll conquer three mountain peaks: Instre Kongen, Midte Kongen, and Ytste Kongen. If you ascend all three peaks, the total length of the hike will be about 15 km. Should you choose to hike only to Kongeporten, the trek will be around 10 km long. It’s important to note that it’s not necessary to ascend all three peaks to reach Kongeporten.
This adventure offers diverse and challenging terrain. The trails to the peaks are steep, and you’ll traverse areas with loose rocks, which can be demanding. It’s essential to be cautious and attentive throughout the journey to ensure a safe experience.
The reward for your efforts is one of the most impressive views on Senja, and Kongeporten provides the perfect frame for capturing spectacular photographs. The sharp mountains, dramatic landscapes, and the Norwegian Sea in the background will leave you breathless.
So, for those seeking an adventure in Senja’s wild and beautiful nature, this hike can be an unforgettable experience, even though it requires caution and a certain level of physical strength.
While the maps are based on real GPS tracks, please note that their primary purpose is to provide a starting point and approximate route for the trip, rather than precise positioning. The accuracy of maps and GPS may also vary slightly.
You are always responsible for making your own judgments when venturing into the mountains, taking the current conditions into account. It’s crucial to ensure you have appropriate footwear for the conditions and that you bring an adequate supply of food and water for your journey.
It is also important to check the local weather forecast in advance.