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

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 little beach around 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 shore along the fjord

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

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 seashore. Follow the coastline for 3 km until you reach Hovdsundet beach

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 the start

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Junkerfjellet mountain in Bodø

Hike to Junkerfjellet in Bodø

This is a quite short hike that starts near the horse race track at Soløyvannsveien road outside Bodø and goes up to a small mountain called Junkerfjellet

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

Mjelle beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Mjelle in Bodø

This beach trip goes to Mjelle, which lies a 30 minute drive from the city center of Bodø. There is a 15 minute walk from the parking lot to the beach

Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

This hike starts in the forest just after Tverlandet, in the direction towards Fauske. From here you follow a path that goes to Sjurnakken and Vågnakken

Ospvika beach on Kjerringøy

Ospvika beach on Kjerringøy

This trip goes to Ospvika Beach which lies almost at the end of the road on Kjerringøy. To get here you have to take the ferry from Festvåg to Misten

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

This hike starts at the end of Vatnveien road and goes up to some small lakes below Mjønesskaret in Bodø, between Blombakkfjellet and Mjønesfjellet

Spring hike to Steigtindvatnet in Bodø

Steigtindvatnet lake in Bodø

This hike starts at a parking lot right next to a small lake on the road towards Kjerringøy outside Bodø city, from here you hike down to Steigtindvatnet