The cabin Legendary Lodge, during winter.

About us

At Legendary Lodge we offer experiences worth remembering. Enjoy world-class nature using the lodge as your base. The comfortable atmosphere will put you at ease the moment your foot is in the door – the perfect place to return to after a long day out in the wild.

When you stay at our lodge, we really want you to feel far away from the stress and hassle of everyday life. That’s why we’ve drawn the nature itself into the cabin and created harmony, all to make you feel removed from your everyday life and at the same time closer to yourself.

View from the terrace.
View from the lodge, looking at the nearby mountains.

About the lodge

The lodge is a spacious cabin, and provides full access to almost everything Senja has to offer! It is situated near the most popular mountains for ski touring and hiking, and close to some great hunting terrains (small game – grouse and hare). The ocean is a stone’s throw away, and there are plenty of lakes and rivers in the area, allowing for freshwater fishing.

Fully equipped with a kithen, bathroom, toilet, and a fireplace. Also, guests have access to a large basement with a freezer, washer and dryer, a drying room, and an equipment storage room.

The large terrace overlooks the ocean. Outside furniture is provided, as well as a grill and a fire kettle. And after a long day in the mountains, what better place to relax than in the jacuzzi?

  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7
    • 1 Queen-size bed (150cm)
    • 1 Single bed (75cm)
    • 2 bunk beds (75/120cm)
  • Dog pen with doghouse
  • Large terrace overlooking the ocean
  • Outside furniture
  • Jacuzzi
  • Grill
  • Fire kettle
  • Washer and dryer
  • Freezer
  • Store space for equipment

Our story

Legendary Lodge went from dream to idea in March 2014. The following May, this dream was turned into a plan by Espen Minde, Kjersti Karlsen and Arvid Karlsen.

Arvid, Kjersti’s father, is born and raised in Stønnesbotn on Senja and has spent more than 60 years in the mountains on Northern Senja. He has been dreaming about starting this project for quite some time. Kjersti had been hiking by her father’s side ever since she was a little girl, and after she met Espen in 2010 they spent a lot of time hiking together.

After a while, we felt the urge to share this with others. Together we created Legendary Lodge Senja.

Who are we?

Arvid Karlsen – «The Legend» – Managing Director, Hunter, and Local Guide

Local guide and conveyor of culture. I am very well familiar with the terrain and mountains in the area, and I’ve got many a tale from Northern Senja in store.

The safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to me.

I built the lodge together with my uncle, and I am the landowner of the lodge and the surrounding area. I’m an active hunter and outdoors enthusiast, and you’ll often find me hiking with my three elkhound dogs. I’ve wandered the mountains of Norhern Senja since I was 6–7 years old.

Odny Emilie Karlsen – Housewife

I prepare meals for our guests, keep the lodge in order and make sure everyone feels welcome.

In addition to being an educated nurse, I am also a real housewife with a passion for traditional cooking from Norhern Norway. I look forward to serving you dishes prepared with products from the local nature, and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Kjersti Synnøve Karlsen – Co-owner

I assist in the day-to-day operation and prepare the lodge before guests arrive.

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been hiking and hunting in the mountains, along with my mom and dad. I am a social person and like to take care of those around me. Education: Child Welfare Officer.