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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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

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 minute walk from the parking lot to the 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

Ospvika beach on Kjerringøy

Ospvika beach on Kjerringøy

This trip goes to Ospvika Beach which lies almost at the end of the road on Kjerringøy. To get here you have to take the ferry from Festvåg to Misten

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

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This mountain 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

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

This hike starts at the parking lot on Kvikstadheia, from here you hike up to the mountain ridge and follow it until you reach a cairn called Storvarden