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

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

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

Auvika beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Auvika in Bodø

This little hike starts on the road towards Mjelle, from here you take the path down to the ocean and follow the shore until you reach Auvika

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

This hike goes to a small lake on Straumøya called Skivikvatnet. Straumøya is located across the fjord from Bodø city, next to Saltstraumen

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

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