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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Store Sandvika in Bodø municipality

Seashore hiking to Store Sandvika

This shore hike starts between Tverlandet and Saltstraumen and follows the sea until you reach a bay called Store Sandvika, 2.26 km from the start

Karsviksanden beach on Kjerringøy

Korsviksanden beach on Kjerringøy

This trip goes to Korsviksanden beach which is located on Kjerringøy 34 km outside Bodø city. To get here you take the ferry from Festvåg to Misten

Ausvika beach in Bodø

Ausvika beach in Bodø

Ausvika beach is located just 15 minutes away from the city center. From Bodø you drive towards Festvåg on the northern side of the city to get there

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 in Bodø, between Blombakkfjellet and Mjønesfjellet

Sandhornet mountain in Gildeskål

Peak hike to Sandhornet mountain

This hike goes up to the top of Sandhornet mountain, which lies in Gildeskål municipality. The highest point here is 993 meters above sea level

Seashore hiking along Elvefjorden

Seashore hike along Elvefjorden

This seashore hike starts at the parking lot by the Åseli bridge in Bodø municipality, from here you cross the road and follow the shore along the fjord

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

Finnkonnakken mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Finnkonnakken

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