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 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 and the GPS function activated on your phone

Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten National Park

Hike to Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten

This forest 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 road into the forest 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 hiking trail in the forest until you reach a nice 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 up to Soløyvatnet lake and back to the start point through the forest

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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 kilometers

Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality

Car trip to Ramskjell in Beiarn

This trip goes by car to beautiful Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality. Here you park up at Ramskjellvatnet lake and explore the beautiful area on your own

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

This trip goes to the beautiful Skjelstad nature reserve just outside the Bodø city center, nice area to take a little stroll on with a beach at the end

Keiservarden in Bodø

Hike to Keiservarden in Bodø

The hike to Keiservarden starts at the big parking lot below Turisthytta in Bodø. From here you walk the dirt road up the forest and continue along the path

Hovdsundet beach outside Bodø city

Hovdsundet beach in Bodø

This hike starts on the road up towards Mjelle, from here you walk down to the seashore. Follow the coastline for 3 km until you reach Hovdsundet beach

Junkerfjellet mountain in Bodø

Hike to Junkerfjellet in Bodø

This is a quite short hike that starts near the horse race track at Soløyvannsveien road outside Bodø and goes up to a small mountain called Junkerfjellet

Storvika beach in Gildeskål

Storvika beach in Gildeskål

This trip goes to Storvika beach in Gildeskål municipality. This is a long wide beach with a nice and sandy bottom that goes far out into the ocean