Kayak routes in Bodø and Salten

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway is perfect for kayaking. Located next to the coastline, with plenty of lakes scattered around the area, finding a nice place to go kayaking here is not a problem. Here you can browse the current kayaking routes, each one complete with everything you need to get started. Pictures, videos, and maps shows you how to get to the start point, the route itself, and the nature along the way. You can also download GPX routes and keep track of your location according to the kayak route. This might come in handy for the long routes, so that you can see how far along the way you are

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway is perfect for kayaking. Located next to the coastline, with plenty of lakes scattered around the area, finding a nice place to go kayaking here is not a problem. Here you can browse the current kayaking routes, each one complete with everything you need to get started. Pictures, videos, and maps shows you how to get to the start point, the route itself, and the nature along the way. You can also download GPX routes and keep track of your location according to the kayak route. This might come in handy for the long routes, so that you can see how far along the way you are

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 ends up at 16.5 km, which takes about 4 hours

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 kilometers and takes about 1.5 hours

Børvatnet lake in Bodø

Kayaking around Børvatnet lake

This kayak trip goes around the lake Børvatnet in Bodø municipality. Børvatnet lies between the mountain range of Børvasstindene and Børnupen

Straumvatnet lake in Sørfold municipality

Kayaking around Straumvatnet lake

This kayak trip goes to Straumvatnet lake, which is located in Sørfold municipality. The full round takes around 3 hours with calm speed and some breaks

Kobbvatnet lake in Sørfold

Kayaking around Kobbvatnet lake

This kayak trip starts at Kobbvatnet Camping in Sørfold and follows the shore around Kobbvatnet lake. The distance if this route is around 10 km

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Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

This hike goes to a pretty small lake on Straumøya called Skivikvatnet. Straumøya is located across the fjord from Bodø city, next to Saltstraumen

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

Hovden outside Bodø

Seashore hike to Hovden in Bodø

This hike starts by the parking lot at Mørkvedbukta outside Bodø city. From here you follow the dirt road down to the sea, then the shore as far as possible

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 mountain

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

Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

This is a short forest hike that starts at the parking lot far up by the road Vatnveien in Bodø, with the endpoint being a deep pool called Heggmokulpen

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