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
Ingeborgfossen in Saltdal

Ingeborgfossen waterfall in Saltdal

This hike starts by a parking lot at the inner part of Botvatnet in Saltdal. From here you follow the path to a vantage point next to Ingeborgfossen

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

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

Small lakes below Mjønesskaret

This hike starts at the end of Vatnveien road and goes up to some small lakes below Mjønesskaret, between Blombakkfjellet and Mjønesfjellet

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 start

Mountain hike along Blåfjell in Bodø

Hiking along Blåfjell in Bodø

This hike starts at the big parking lot on top of Kvikstadheia in Bodø municipality. From here you cross the road and follow the path up to Blåfjell

Steigtind mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Steigtind

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

Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

Hike to Tussvatnet lake in Bodø

This is an easy 3.74 kilometer long hike that starts at Arlia by the road Soløyvannsveien and goes through the forest up to Tussvatnet

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 in Fauske municipality