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. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see where the endpoint is

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

This hike starts at the parking lot on Kvikstadheia, from here you hike up to the mountain ridge and follow it until you reach a cairn called Storvarden

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 kilometers

Mountain hike to Børnupen

Mountain cliff hiking to Børnupen

This hike starts at the first parking lot on the forest road up to Børvatnet lake in Bodø, from here you continue on foot up to Børnupen mountain

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 993 meters 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 793 meters above sea level, here you get a nice view in all directions

Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

This mountain 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 mountain

Finnkonnakken mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Finnkonnakken

This mountain 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

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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

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

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 993 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

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

This hike starts at the parking lot on Kvikstadheia, from here you hike up to the mountain ridge and follow it until you reach a cairn called Storvarden

Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

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