Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

This trip goes to the beautiful Skjelstad nature reserve outside Bodø city. Driving from Bodø towards Festvåg you come to a long stretch on the road, here you can park on the left side of the road and continue on foot from here. This is a great place to spend a nice summer day by the sea, as there is a nice beach here as well. This place is best to visit when the tide is low, as most of the area gets covered by water when the tide is high. While walking around here you get a nice view of Vågøya island, Landegode island in the far distance, and the Mjelle mountains

This trip goes to the beautiful Skjelstad nature reserve outside Bodø city. Driving from Bodø towards Festvåg you come to a long stretch on the road, here you can park on the left side of the road and continue on foot from here. This is a great place to spend a nice summer day by the sea, as there is a nice beach here as well. This place is best to visit when the tide is low, as most of the area gets covered by water when the tide is high. While walking around here you get a nice view of Vågøya island, Landegode island, and the Mjelle mountains. Be sure to leave everything just the way you found it, as this place is a nature reserve

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Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

This is where the excursion to Skjelstad nature reserve outside Bodø starts. Park along the side of the road and walk down towards the shore

Skjelstad nature reserve in Bodø

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Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

Sjurnakken and Vågnakken in Bodø

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Skautuva mountain in Bodø

Mountain hike to Skautuva

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Forest hike at Skaug in Bodø

Forsan at Skaug and beyond

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Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

Tverlandet nature reserve in Bodø

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Ausvika beach in Bodø

Ausvika beach in Bodø

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Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

Valnesfossen waterfall in Bodø

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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

Kayaking around Vatnvatnet in Bodø

Kayak trip to Vatnvatnet in Bodø

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Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

Hiking to Storvarden on Sandfjellet

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