Cycle along the banks of the Falkelva river and up to beautiful lake Rekvatnet. You can stroll around and admire the beautiful Hamarøy nature.

Ride on a mountain road to lake Rekvatnet in Hamarøy


Hamarøy, Hofmannselv


May – September


11,7 km


522 m


Gravel road/crushed stone


2 hours (return)

Route description

Drive along the E6 highway to Kråkmo in Hamarøy and park at the rustic shelter beside the Hofmannselv river. Cross the road and turn right up towards the grandiose Rekvatnet.

The mountain road to lake Rekvatnet

The road winds up along the banks of the Falkelva river. When you get up the hill, you will see lake Rekvatnet. If you enjoy fishing, you can bring your rod with you as this large lake is excellent for fishing.

You will be surrounded by a wonderful Norwegian mountain landscape on this trip. The ride up may seem a bit tough as the surface is mostly gravel and crushed stone. This route is about 12 km long and is best suited from late summer onwards.

If you want to explore the areas further in, you can ride to Slunka. Please note that the final section is a bit rough.

Get to know Hamarøy

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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