Tips Norge Rundt Bodø Kjerringøy

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The most beautiful biking route ever

Eat, sleep and enjoy life in the city in Bodø and explore the numerous routes right outside town.

The trip to the magical island of Kjerringøy is said to be one of Norway’s – and the world´s – most beautiful biking routes. On your way you’ll have a great view to the sea, and in the distance you get a glimps of the great Lofoten wall and the island Landegode.

This is a trip everyone can manage, as it only has two short uphill climbs. The trip should take about 2-2,5 hours to complete, including a 10 minute trip with the ferry.

Be prepared for some fascinating storytelling when visiting the old trading post at Kjerringøy . Photo: Roger Johansen /

Just outside of the northern town Bodø, you’ll also find an island realm not many people are familar with. The islands are located one to two miles from the shore, and can be reached by boat from Bodø centre. On the northwestern side, you’ll find your way to Langsanden, a sandy beach that’s almost two kilometers long.

If you go just a bit north, you should stop by the hills leading to Alsvik, and walk by foot up to the hilltops of Kleivan. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll reach a top with an amazing view over the island realm

When in Bodø, don’t miss out on these popular sights:

  • Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal maelstrom
  • The old trading post at Kjerringøy
  • The National Norwegian Aviation Museum in Bodø

The strongest maelstrom on the planet

You can also plan for longer trips, and spend five or six days on the bike to go and see the Svartisen glacier– or try the recommended three day trip to the archipelogo in Gildeskål. On this trip you’ll get to visit an interesting Medieval church, see rare orchids and have close contact with salmon. Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom is also located along this route.

A maelstrom is a fascinating phenomena and right outside Bodø, you find the strongest whirlpool on the planet, Saltstraumen. In the back, the peaks of the Børvasstindan mountain range. Photo: Roger Johansen /

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Photo on top of the article: Sissel Fornes

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