Roundtrip at Glimma

Round trip at Glimma

Join us for an idyllic hike around the lake Glimma. Feel free to combine it with a literary experience at the Hamsun Center. Along the way, you’ll encounter the powerful ocean current, Lesma, and enjoy a splendid view of the mountains in outer Hamarøy. You’ll also come across a boat drag that’s over 1000 years old at Dragbukta.


At Hamsunsenteret

Highest point

140 masl


Moderate, marked trail


12 km round trip


Along the road, path and pebble beach


5 hours

Hike Description

There are numerous great spots to take a break along the way. If the weather turns unfavorable, you can seek shelter in the grill hut by Kallstadvatnet. There are also lovely swimming spots, particularly on the rocky outcrops near Tuvagården, where you’ll also get a glimpse of an old Sámi settlement. This trail was crowned as the most attractive outdoor area in both Nordland and Hamarøy in 2015.

Start at the Hamsun Center, follow the trail signs towards Oppeid. Soon, you’ll be on the old travel route to Kallstad. Follow the signs towards the shoreline and continue until you reach Dragseidet. Here, leave the coastline, follow the boat drag for a stretch, then cross Kallstadveien and return to the old travel route. After about 1.5 km, you’ll be back on Kallstadveien. Follow this road for about 400 meters, then take a left onto a forest road. Follow the cairns until you reach Tuvagården. From here, you can choose to follow the shoreline to Presteidbrua or take the path through the forest over Bleiåsen (not marked). After Presteidbrua, turn left downhill from the gas station and find the trail again that leads you back to the starting point.


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Getting to Glimma

For the trip around Glimma, you can most easily use your own car, bus, or bicycle in combination with the Express Boat to Skutvik. The Express Boat – Nordlandsekspressen, from Bodø to Skutvik, approximately 2.2 hours of travel time, and daily departures.

Bicycles can be brought on the Express Boat. Bus from Skutvik to Hamsunsenteret, the stop is called Presteid. About 30 minutes of travel by bus. The bus can also be taken all the way from Bodø and all stops along E6 northbound. Stops at Hamsunsenteret. About a 4-hour direct bus journey from Bodø.

The hike is one of Salten Friluftsråds 55 attractive hikes in Salten.

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