Short hike routes in Bodø and Salten

There are many nice places around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region to take a short hike at, while enjoying the gorgeous nature Northern Norway has to offer. These routes are usually only a couple of kilometers long from the start point to the endpoint, perfect if you don't have the time or the energy for any long hikes. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you have never been to the region before. Each hiking route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the hike trail, using any GPX viewer app with GPS activated on your phone

There are many nice places around Bodø and the rest of the Salten region to take a short hike at, while enjoying the gorgeous nature Northern Norway has to offer. These routes are usually only a couple of kilometers long from the start point to the endpoint, perfect if you don’t have the time or the energy for any long hikes. With the help of maps, pictures, and videos, you can find your way even if you have never been to the region before. Each hiking route has a GPX track that you can download to keep track of where you are according to the hike trail, using any free GPX viewer app with the GPS function activated on your phone

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

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

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

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

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

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Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

This hike starts just outside Skaug and follows a hiking trail in the forest until you reach a nice small waterfall at Forsan, stop here or continue further

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

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

Storvika beach in Gildeskål

Storvika beach in Gildeskål

This trip goes to Storvika beach in Gildeskål municipality. This is a long wide beach with a nice and sandy bottom that goes far out into the ocean

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

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

Straumvatnet lake in Sørfold municipality

Kayaking around Straumvatnet lake

This kayak trip goes to Straumvatnet lake, which is located in Sørfold municipality. The full round takes around 3 hours with calm speed and some breaks