Norway | Hiking Hovdsundet

A hike to secluded Hovdsundet is a must for anyone visiting Bodø in summer

Exploring Close To Home

I’ve spent a total of 19 years of my life living in Bodø, Norway. But it wasn’t until two years ago that I heard about this magical place called Hovdsundet – a beautiful and secluded ‘double’ beach right outside of Bodø. It’s quite strange to think about the fact that this raw and beautiful nature was there all along, a 40 minute drive from where I grew up, and I didn’t even know about it. Until several of my friends started posting pictures from it on social media, that is – I guess that how things works in this day and age. Everyone has their own opinion on the social media effect and I’m not even sure where I stand myself, but one thing is for sure: I’m pretty damn happy social media showed me this place. It really is an exotic looking gem with it’s white sandy beaches and turquoise ocean.

A hike to secluded Hovdsundet is a must for anyone visiting Bodø in summer

Getting There

Getting to Hovdsundet might be a bit challenging if you’re not the most experienced hiker. This is due to rugged and diverse terrain, and you have to be prepared to use your entire body if you want to complete the hike. However, I’m sure you’ll have so much fun while doing it. And believe me, the view is completely worth it. Just make sure you wear shoes with a good grip and that you dress appropriately. Remember that it might get cold in northern Norway even during the summer months, especially close to Bodø where it’s usually very windy. I recommend you check out this great hiking blog for detailed information on hiking to Hovdsundet. This girl’s got it all covered: Where to park, a map and a detailed description of the trail, along with loads of photos and videos to make sure you get there safe and sound.

A hike to secluded Hovdsundet is a must for anyone visiting Bodø in summer

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Go off the beaten path: Hike to magical Hovdsundet outside of Bodø


  1. May 25, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    This is in Norway!? It looks so tropical in these photos. I haven’t been to Norway, but I really want to go explore it and do some hiking one summer (I’m from Florida and don’t think I’d do well there in winter…). This looks amazing, and I’m definitely saving this post to remember this spot!

    • tinakrey
      May 25, 2019 / 5:02 pm

      It is! Northern Norway, crazy right? North of the arctic circle and everything. You definitely should if you enjoy hiking, the west and the north part of our country has some amazing scenery and hikes to do. Winter isn’t actually that bad either, because of it’s coastal climate, and then you can experience the northern lights 😀

  2. May 25, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    Oh wow these pictures are amazing! I visited Norway years and years ago when I was still a child, but I’d love to go back sometime!

    • tinakrey
      May 25, 2019 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I have that experience with other places too – it sure is different revisiting a special place as an adult, I feel like I appreciate the nature and sights so much more now than as a child. You should definitely go back 😀

  3. May 25, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing and I would’ve never guessed it’s in Norway! I’d never heard of the concept of a “double beach” before but it looks like something from a fantasy movie 🙂

    • tinakrey
      May 26, 2019 / 9:53 am

      Right? I guess people don’t expect these kinds of beaches in Norway ☺️

  4. Anya
    May 26, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Omg, what a gorgeous place!! Bookmarking your post and adding it to my itinerary since I am planning to be in that area at the end of summer!

    • tinakrey
      May 26, 2019 / 11:14 am

      You are?? That’s amazing! You should hike to Hovdsundet for sure, it’s stunning. Would love to hear what you think if you end up doing it 😄😄✨

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