Tømmerneset – Hopen

Experience wonderful cycling on mountain roads in Hamarøy. Jump on your bike and ride along the shores of beautiful lakes, gaze up at majestic mountains and experience Norwegian nature at its best.

Jump on your bike from Tømmerneset to Hopen


Hamarøy, Tømmerneset


June – September


20 km


274 m


Gravel road


2 hours (return)

Route description

This route starts in wonderful surroundings at Tømmerneset in Hamarøy municipality. Ride from Tømmerneset and follow the signs to Rota. The mountain roads have a gravel surface. You can ride this route from early summer.

The mountain road winds along the foot of a majestic mountain range that towers over you on one side of the road. On the other side, you can see idyllic lakes, marshlands and small sections of forest.

Cycle though the fairytale landscape

It comes as no surprise if you feel like you are riding in a north Norwegian fairytale landscape. If you want a few stops along the way, you can hike up Raudhella or sit down and enjoy the view of lake Hopvatnet, which flows into the Mørsvikfjord.

About 20 km after setting off, you will arrive at the small, vacated village of Hopen.

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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