Forest hikes in Bodø and Salten

There are plenty of forests with great hiking routes scattered around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway. Here you will find hiking routes to both long and short forest hikes in beautiful Northern Norwegian nature, with complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route itself, and what the endpoint looks like. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you are a stranger to the region. Each route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the trail, all you need is any free GPX viewer app from the app stores, and the GPS mode activated on your phone

There are plenty of forests with great hiking routes scattered around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region. Here you will find hiking routes to both long and short forest hikes in beautiful Northern Norwegian nature, with complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route itself, and what the endpoint looks like. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you are a stranger to the region. Each route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the trail, all you need is any free GPX viewer application and the GPS function activated on your phone

Hike to Litlverivatnet in Rago National Park
Evjenrunden hiking route

Nattmålstuva by Evjenrunden

The circle forest hike Evjenrunden starts by the water tower near Evjen, from here you hike up to Nattmålstuva, before continuing back to start

Forest hike at Evjen

Forest hike at Evjen in Bodø

Nice little forest hike that goes in a circle at Evjen in Bodø. The total distance of the route is around 3.25 kilometers, with an easy terrain all the way

Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten National Park

Hike to Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten

This hike goes to Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten National Park in Bodø municipality. The distance of this hiking route is 4.65 kilometers each way

Knaplundsøya in Bodø

Forest hike on Knaplundsøya

This hike starts by the church at Saltstraumen and follows a forest road on Knaplundsøya. The endpoint of the hike is a nice vantage point

Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

This hike starts just outside Skaug and follows a trail in the forest until you reach small waterfall at Forsan, stop here or continue further

Høgnakken on Straumøya in Bodø

Hiking to Høgnakken on Straumøya

This 3.16 km long forest hike goes up to a small ridge called Høgnakken, which lies on Straumøya on the other side of the fjord from Bodø city

Svartskogen forest in Bodø

Svartskogen forest in Bodø

This is a quite long hike that starts at the parking lot by Maskinisten just outside Bodø city center and goes in a circle through a Svartskogen forest

Forest hike along Futelva

Forest hike along Futelva in Bodø

This hike follows Futelva river outside Bodø city as far as it goes, before heading Soløyvatnet lake and back to the start point through the forest

Høgnakken on Straumøya in Bodø

Hiking to Høgnakken on Straumøya

This 3.16 km long forest hike goes up to a small ridge called Høgnakken, which lies on Straumøya on the other side of the fjord from Bodø city

Langsand Beach on Sandhornøya

Langsand beach on Sandhornøya

This trip goes to the beautiful Langsand beach on Sandhornøya in Gildeskål. This is a huge beach that is located just across the parking lot

Svartskogen forest in Bodø

Svartskogen forest in Bodø

This is a quite long hike that starts at the parking lot by Maskinisten just outside Bodø city center and goes in a circle through a Svartskogen forest

Kayaking around Vatnvatnet in Bodø

Kayak trip to Vatnvatnet in Bodø

This kayak trip goes in a circle around the upper parts of Vatnvatnet lake in Bodø. The distance if this route is 6.5 km and takes about 1.5 hours

Auvika beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Auvika in Bodø

This little hike starts on the road towards Mjelle, from here you take the path down to the ocean and follow the shore until you reach Auvika

Blombakkfjellet mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Blombakkfjellet

This mountain hike starts at the parking lot at the end of the road at Heggmoen outside Bodø city and goes up to the top of Blombakkfjellet