HIKING GUIDE FOR BODØ AND SALTEN

There are numerous places to go hiking in Bodø and the rest of the Salten district in Northern Norway. Arctic Hikes gets you started with everything you need, from getting to the parking lot by the start point and all the way to the endpoint. Every hike and trip has maps, pictures, videos, and explanations for every step of the way. Prior knowledge about the area is not required to embark on these routes. 9 different categories packed with beautiful destinations taking you through Arctic nature, going high and low, short and far. Subscribe to the social media sites below and stay updated on new hiking routes

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Valnesvatnet lake in Bodø

Kayaking around Valnesvatnet lake

This kayak trip follows the shore around beautiful Valnesvatnet lake in Bodø. The distance around the lake ended at 16.5 km, taking about 4 hours

Hike to Fykantrappa and Rallarbrakka

Fykantrappa up to Rallarbrakka

The Fykan stairs consist of 1129 steps going 300 meters up the mountainside. Here you can see what the trip looked like before it closed

Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality

Car trip to Ramskjell in Beiarn

This trip goes by car to beautiful Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality. Park up at Ramskjellvatnet and explore the area on foot, or have a picnic

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

This hike starts at the end of Vatnveien road and goes up to some small lakes below Mjønesskaret, between Blombakkfjellet and Mjønesfjellet

Straumøya in Bodø

Seashore hiking on Straumøya

This seashore hike starts by some boathouses at Straumøya, just across the fjord from Bodø city, and goes to a nice beach 3 kilometers away

Mjønesfjellet mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Mjønesfjellet

This hike starts at the end of the road Vatnveien and goes to the top of Mjønesfjellet Mountain in Bodø. The distance each way is around 5.58 km

Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

This is a short forest hike that starts at the parking lot far up by the road Vatnveien in Bodø, with the endpoint the deep pool Heggmokulpen

Spring hike to Steigtindvatnet in Bodø

Steigtindvatnet lake in Bodø

This hike starts at a parking lot right next to a small lake on the road towards Kjerringøy outside Bodø city, from here you hike down to the lake

Vatnvatnet lake in Bodø

Hike to upper Vatnvatnet in Bodø

This hike starts at the parking lot at the highest point of the road Vatnveien, from here you take a stroll down to the upper parts of Vatnvatnet lake

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Bodø: Towards city

Bodø Weather Camera

Bodø: Tverlandsbrua

Vikan Weather Camera

Fauske: Nordvika

Valnesfjorden Weather Camera

Fauske: Tussvika

Fauske Weather Camera

Saltdal: Røkland

Saltdal Weather Camera

Bodø: Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen Weather Camera

Bodø: Åseli bridge

Åseli Weather Camera

Bodø: Hogndalen

Hogndalen Weather Camera

Gildeskål: Sandhornøya

Sandhornøya Weather Camera

Beiarn: Beiarfjellet

Beiarn Mountain Weather Camera

Gildeskål: Torsvika

Ørnes Weather Camera

Saltdal: Graddis

Graddis Weather Camera

Saltdal: Saltfjellet

Saltfjellet Weather Camera

Bodø: Ljøsenhammern

Ljøsenhammeren Weather Camera

Gildeskål: Åsgotsletta

Åsgotsletta Weather Camera

Glomfjord: Mountain

Glomfjord Weather Camera

Steigen: Engeløya

Steigen Weather Camera

Sørfold: Kvarv

Kvarv Weather Camera

Sørfold: Kobbskaret

Kobbskarmoen Weather Camera

Hamarøy: Kråkmo

Kråkmofjellet Weather Camera

Hamarøy: Bognes

Hamarøy Weather Camera
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White noise from waterfalls in the spring forest

White noise from a waterfall

Sharp constant white noise from a waterfall in the brown spring forest on a grey cloudy day, with a subtle bubbling from the stream

Windy spring day by the shore

Windy spring day by the shore

Sound of wind blowing while waves splash against the rocks by the shore, filmed on a windy spring day. Great sounds for relaxation

Sound of water flowing

River sounds from the forest

Relaxing nature sounds from a river flowing in the green forest, with a bit of bubbling water coming from the river as it’s taking a u-turn