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, pics, 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 be handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see where the endpoint is

Upper Åselivatnet lake in Bodø
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, 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 the lake

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

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

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

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 km

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 the deep pool Heggmokulpen

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

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

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

Junkerfjellet mountain in Bodø

Hike to Junkerfjellet in Bodø

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

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 the lake

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 coastline

Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality

Car trip to Ramskjell in Beiarn

This trip goes by car to beautiful Ramskjell in Beiarn municipality. Park up at Ramskjellvatnet and explore the area on foot, or have a picnic