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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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

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

Børvatnet lake in Bodø

Kayaking around Børvatnet lake

This kayak trip goes around the lake Børvatnet in Bodø municipality. Børvatnet lies between the mountain range of Børvasstindene and Børnupen

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

Auvika beach in Bodø

Beach trip to Auvika in Bodø

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

Blombakkfjellet mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Blombakkfjellet

This mountain hike starts at the parking lot at the end of the road at Heggmoen outside Bodø city and goes up to the top of Blombakkfjellet mountain

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

This is a short little stroll that goes to Tverlandet nature reserve which is located a bit outside Bodø city, and a few kilometers away from Tverlandet

Hike to Fykantrappa and Rallarbrakka

Fykantrappa up to Rallarbrakka

This hike goes to the Fykan stairway in Meløy, with Rallarbrakka as the endpoint. The stairs consist of 1129 steps going 300 meters up the mountainside