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

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 Tussvatnet

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

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

Keiservarden in Bodø

Hike to Keiservarden in Bodø

The hike to Keiservarden starts at the big parking lot below Turisthytta in Bodø. From here you walk the dirt road up the forest and follow the path

Hovden outside Bodø

Seashore hike to Hovden in Bodø

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

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

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 Tussvatnet

Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

This hike starts just outside Skaug and follows a trail in the forest until you reach small waterfall at Forsan, stop here or continue further