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 nature 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 hiking trail, using any free GPX viewer application with the GPS function activated on your phone

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø
Bestefarvarden in Bodø

Hike to Bestefarvarden in Bodø

This is a nice little hike located just outside the city center of Bodø. The distance from the start point to the endpoint at Bestefarvarden is 1 km

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 the deep pool Heggmokulpen

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 follow 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 outside Bodø and goes up to a 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 km each way

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 Soløyvatnet lake and back to the start point through the forest

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

Skivikvatnet lake on Straumøya

This hike goes to a small lake on Straumøya called Skivikvatnet. Straumøya is located across the fjord from Bodø city, next to Saltstraumen

Hike to Fykantrappa and Rallarbrakka

Fykantrappa up to Rallarbrakka

The Fykan stairs consist of 1129 steps going 300 meters up the mountainside. Here you can see what the trip looked like before it closed

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 sea

Finnkonnakken mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Finnkonnakken

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