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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Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten National Park

Hike to Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten

This forest hike goes to Sørfjorden in Sjunkhatten National Park in Bodø municipality. The distance of this hiking route is 4.65 kilometers each way

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

This is a nice little hike that follows the river through the forest up to Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø municipality. Distance is 1.63 kilometers each way

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

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

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

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 continue along the path