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.
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.