Photo: Halvard Kr. Toften

About Dronningruta

We recommend estimating 4 to 8 hours to complete the whole round-trip. The time spent varies depending on the pace, and the number and duration of breaks. Remember to enjoy your surroundings and the hiking experience! Read also the “Useful and Important” section.

In 1994, Her Majesty Queen Sonja completed the trail for the first time and was thrilled by the magnificent nature in Øksnes; hence the name Dronningruta. For over 20 years, it has attracted numerous enthusiastic hikers who wish to follow in her footsteps.

Her Majesty Queen Sonja: “I have left a small part of my heart here”.

Dronningruta is a hike for those who are in good physical condition and have a head for heights as some parts may seem challenging in terms of altitude. It is recommended to set aside 4-8 hours for the whole hike. Time usage varies depending on the pace, the number and duration of breaks, and how many pictures you take. Remember to enjoy your surroundings and the hiking experience!

Foto: Halvard Kr. Toften