Til Hønseby 

Hønseby is a small village on the island Seiland, and an ideal destination for a day trip by bicycle or by car.

Distance from Hammerfest to Hønseby: 30 km

Difficulty: easy, you follow the main road, which has only a few somewhat steeper parts.

Duration: ca. 2 hours (one way)

Start: Hammerfest

Route on Google maps

Map of northern Seiland on norgeskart.no

On the way to the island, you will take the ferry from the Hammerfest side to the island Seiland. This is a short hop, about 10 minutes. The ferry goes several times per day. For the time schedule, see the link here.

In Hønseby, you can visit the local supermarktet, which also serves as the local coffee corner, mini museum, tourist information spot, terrace (with good cold beer). Be sure to check out the small museum, it does not take much time, but it is interesting. Entrance is free.

The supermarket also houses Seiland Explore, the local tourist company and overall great people. They can help you with rooms and cabins to stay for the night, boats to rent for a fishing expedition, northern lights adventures and anything else to make your stay on Seiland unforgettable.

From Hønseby, you can hike to the nearby lake Storvannet, which is about a 2 kilometre hike.

For those who wish to go beyond, you can hike in the national park which covers half of the island. Click on the link here for more information about Seiland National Park.


One outstanding destination is the glacier Seilandsjøkelen. This is a hike that will take at least one and often two days. The people at the local tourist information (in the supermarket) can tell you more about it.