Hikes to lakes in Bodø and Salten

There are a lot of lakes around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway. Here you can find complete guides to hiking routes that ends up at lakes. These guides will show you how to get to the start point, the whole route, 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, using any free GPX viewer app with the GPS function activated on your phone. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can't see where the hike endpoint is

There are a lot of lakes around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway. Here you can find complete guides to hiking routes that ends up at lakes. These guides will show you how to get to the start point, the whole route, 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, using a GPX viewer app with GPS activated on your phone. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see where the endpoint is

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

Spring hike to Steigtindvatnet in Bodø

Steigtindvatnet lake in Bodø

This hike starts at a parking lot right next to a small lake on the road towards Kjerringøy outside Bodø city, from here you hike down to Steigtindvatnet

Vatnvatnet lake in Bodø

Hike to upper Vatnvatnet in Bodø

This hike starts at the parking lot at the highest point of the road Vatnveien, from here you take a stroll down to the upper parts of Vatnvatnet lake in Bodø

Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

Hike to Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

This is an easy 3.74 kilometer long hike that starts at Arlia by the road Soløyvannsveien and goes through the forest up to a lake called Tussvatnet

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

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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

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

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

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

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