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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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

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 road from the parking lot

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

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

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

This is a short little stroll that goes to Tverlandet nature reserve which is located a bit outside Bodø city, and a few kilometers away from Tverlandet

Forest hike along Futelva

Forest hike along Futelva in Bodø

This hike follows Futelva river outside Bodø city as far as it goes, before heading up to Soløyvatnet lake and back to the start point through the forest

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

Hovden outside Bodø

Seashore hike to Hovden in Bodø

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