Klettkoven is an excellent route from those wishing to go on a day trip. This is a wonderful trip rewarded with an incredible view from the top.

Cycling on mountain roads with wonderful views


Bodø, Støvset


May – September


9,5 km


821 m


Gravel road


2 hours (return)

Route description

Set off by car from downtown Bodø and drive on route no. 17 past Saltstraumen. Turn off at the signs for Kulturveien (The Cultural Route) on route no. 812. Stay on this road until you reach the turn off to Skjerstad.

When you get to the Støvset bridge, we recommend parking at the rest area on the “city side” of the bridge because it’s hard to park at Støvset.

The mountain road up to Klettkoven

Follow the service road from Støvset up to the top. Although this gravel road is not open to motorised traffic, it’s of good quality and is fine for cycling.

The long service road winding its way up the mountainside may feel never ending but it’s worth the effort because the view at Klettkoven is amazing!

You can admire the view of the peaks of the Børvasstind mountains, the Saltenfjord, Bodø and the Vestfjord in the west, while you can see the mountains on the Swedish border, the Blåmannisen glacier, Fauske, Sørfold and the Valnesfjord in the east and north. At the very top, we can look south towards the mountain Ramskjelltinden in Beiarn and to the Saltfjellet mountains.

The summit of Klettkoven is 830 m.a.s.l.

Get to know Bodø

Tips for your bike ride:

  • 55 Forførende friluftsmål (enticing outdoor destinations) – often 55FF – are specially selected, attractive hiking destinations in Salten ranging from easy walks to more demanding hikes. Read more about 55FF here.
  • Change your cycling direction and time of day to suit the weather and other wishes. Remember it’s light 24/7 here during the summer. You can always turn back or replace stages by express boat (if possible).
  • Bring a bike pump, tyre lever, extra bike tube and multi-tool suitable for your bike. There are few bicycle operators in the district.
  • Bring a water bottle. The water from mountain streams is mostly drinkable.
  • Check the opening hours of the grocery stores you plan to use before you set off.
  • Leave as few physical traces as possible and always dispose of your rubbish responsibly.
  • Remember you are not permitted to camp closer than 150 m from an inhabited house or cabin.
  • Special rules may apply for camping in nature reserves.
  • Be considerate to other traffic (even though there is not much).
  • Greet people you meet and stop for a chat.

Bike rental

You can rent bikes in Bodø at the following places:

Opplev Nord AS

Konrad Klausens vei 4A
+47 901 92 636

Sport 1 Sentrum

Sjøgata 17
+47 995 08 001
(250 m from Sentrumsterminalen)

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