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

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

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

Mjelle beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Mjelle in Bodø

This beach trip goes to Mjelle, which lies a 30 minute drive from the city center of Bodø. There is a 15 min walk from the parking to the beach

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

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

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

This is a nice little hike that follows the river through the forest up to Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø municipality. Distance is 1.63 km each way

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

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This hike goes to Finnkonnakken, which is a part of Sjunkhatten National Park outside Bodø city. The peak is a mere 518 meters above sea level