Mountain hikes in Bodø and Salten

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Nordland are packed with mountains to go hiking on. These guides will take you to mountain tops, high and low, with complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route to the top 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, using any GPX viewer apps with GPS activated on your phone. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can't see where the endpoint is in the distance

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Nordland are packed with mountains to go hiking on. These guides will take you to mountain tops, high and low, with complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route to the top 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, using any GPX viewer apps with GPS activated on your phone. Handy for the longer routes where you can’t see where the endpoint is

Finnesfjellet mountain in Gildeskål
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

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 993m above sea level

Steigtind mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Steigtind

This hike goes up to Steigtind mountain in Bodø. The highest point at Steigtind is 793m above sea level, here you get a nice view in all directions

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This 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

Mountain hike along Blåfjell in Bodø

Hiking along Blåfjell in Bodø

This hike starts at the big parking lot on top of Kvikstadheia in Bodø municipality. From here you cross the road and follow the path up to Blåfjell

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

Finnkonnakken mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Finnkonnakken

This mountain hike goes to Finnkonnakken, part of Sjunkhatten National Park outside Bodø city. The peak is a mere 518 meters above sea level

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

Langsand Beach on Sandhornøya

Langsand beach on Sandhornøya

This trip goes to the beautiful Langsand beach on Sandhornøya in Gildeskål. This is a huge beach that is located just across the parking lot

Kayaking around Vågøya in Bodø

Kayak trip around Vågøya in Bodø

This kayak trip starts at Skjelstadsundet outside Bodø city and goes around the beautiful island of Vågøya. The distance ends up at a bit over 10 km

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 km 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

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

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This 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