Other adventures in Bodø and Salten

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region got lots of gorgeous places to visit, here are some destinations worth checking out. Complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route to the destination 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 that involves hiking has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the trail, using any free GPX viewer from the app store, with the GPS activated on your phone. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can't see where the endpoint is located

Bodø and the rest of the Salten region got lots of gorgeous places to visit, here are some destinations worth checking out. Complete guides on how to get to the start point, the route to the destination 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 that involves hiking 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 the GPS activated on your phone. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see where the endpoint is

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø
Hike to Fykantrappa and Rallarbrakka

Fykantrappa up to Rallarbrakka

The Fykan stairs consist of 1129 steps going 300 meters up the mountainside. Here you can see what the trip looked like before it closed

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

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

This trip goes to the beautiful Skjelstad nature reserve just outside the Bodø city center, nice area for a little stroll on with a beach at the end

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 km away from Tverlandet

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

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

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

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

Straumøya in Bodø

Seashore hiking on Straumøya

This seashore hike starts by some boathouses at Straumøya, just across the fjord from Bodø city, and goes to a nice beach 3 kilometers away

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 Soløyvatnet lake and back to the start point through the forest

Valnesvatnet lake in Bodø

Kayaking around Valnesvatnet lake

This kayak trip follows the shore around beautiful Valnesvatnet lake in Bodø. The distance around the lake ended at 16.5 km, taking about 4 hours