Seashore hikes in Bodø and Salten

There are plenty of nice places for hiking along the shore in Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway. Here are the current routes that you can check out if you want to stretch your legs in a flat terrain, while enjoying the beautiful Northern Norwegian coastal nature. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you are a stranger to the region. Each hiking route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the trail, using any GPX viewer app with the GPS function activated. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see where the endpoint is

There are plenty of nice places for hiking along the shore in Bodø and the rest of the Salten region in Northern Norway. Here are the current routes that you can check out if you want to stretch your legs in a flat terrain, while enjoying the beautiful Norwegian coastal nature. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you are a stranger to the region. Each hiking route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the trail, using any GPX viewer app with GPS activated. This might come in handy for the longer routes, where you can’t see the endpoint

Hovden outside Bodø city
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

Seashore hiking along Elvefjorden

Seashore hike along Elvefjorden

This seashore hike starts at the parking lot by the Åseli bridge in Bodø municipality, from here you cross the road and follow the coastline

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

Hovdsundet beach outside Bodø city

Hovdsundet beach in Bodø

This hike starts on the road up towards Mjelle, from here you walk down to the sea. Follow the shore for 3 km until you reach Hovdsundet

Store Sandvika in Bodø municipality

Seashore hiking to Store Sandvika

This shore hike starts between Tverlandet and Saltstraumen and follows the sea until you reach a bay called Store Sandvika, 2.26 km from start

Gjerdalen in Sørfold municipality

Gjerdalen in Sørfold municipality

This trip goes to beautiful Gjerdalen in Sørfold municipality. You can drive along this road and take some stops, or bike for a better experience

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

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

Knaplundsøya in Bodø

Forest hike on Knaplundsøya

This hike starts by the church at Saltstraumen and follows a forest road on Knaplundsøya. The endpoint of the hike is a nice vantage point

Forest hike at Evjen

Forest hike at Evjen in Bodø

Nice little forest hike that goes in a circle at Evjen in Bodø. The total distance of the route is around 3.25 kilometers, with an easy terrain all the way