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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Gjerdalen in Sørfold municipality

Gjerdalen in Sørfold municipality

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Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

Heggmokulpen deep pool in Bodø

This is a short forest hike that starts at the parking lot far up by the road Vatnveien in Bodø, with the endpoint being a deep pool called Heggmokulpen

Bike trip to Valnesfjord in Fauske

Bike trip to Valnesfjord in Fauske

This nice bike trip starts at a parking lot by the road Bringsliveien and goes to Hola in the upper parts of Valnesfjord, which lies in Fauske municipality

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

Finnkonnakken mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Finnkonnakken

This mountain hike goes to Finnkonnakken, which is a part of Sjunkhatten National Park outside Bodø city. The peak is a mere 518 meters above sea level

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

Steigtind mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Steigtind

This hike goes up to Steigtind mountain in Bodø. The highest point at Steigtind is 793 meters above sea level, here you get a nice view in all directions

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 to take a little stroll on with a beach at the end