Guided Summit Day Hike to Mt. Litltind in Bodø
A guided summit hike to Mt. Litltind (717 m above sea level) is within reach if you are in good physical condition and have previous hiking experience. It’s a moderately strenuous hike with some steep and exposed sections, but you will be rewarded with amazing views from the summit!
A hike with view: The route starts through sparse pine forests following a well-marked trail. This guided summit hike ascends 630 m over 3 km.
National Park & the sea: As the tree line is only 300 m up, you’ll have a great view all the way. To the east: the best view of Sjunkhatten National Park, a glacier-formed landscape with untouched fjords and inaccessible peaks. To the west? The open sea and the coastline.
Exposed summit: Reaching Mt. Litltind is not technically difficult, but the hike is steep in a few places. Reaching the true summit requires passing some scree, boulders and exposed scrambling up quite steep rocks.
No lazy stroll: The guided hike up Mt. Litltind is no lazy stroll. If you like peak bagging, then you know the big reward: the scenic view from the top and a new perspective on everything you hiked up to get there.
Minimum 2 people.
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Hard. Please see details below.
A total of 6 - 8 hours, including transport from/to downtown Bodø.
Group size & Capacity
Min: 2 pers. Available for groups. Please see details below.
Season & Availability
May - September. May be possible in wintertime, weather permitting.
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FAQ - Guided Summit Hike to Mt. Litltind in Bodø
Do I need any outdoor experience?
Is this trip for me? This trip is designed for intermediate or experienced hikers and anyone contemplating this trip needs previous hiking experience in alpine terrain.
You should be prepared for some exposure along the summit ridge, but we will ensure you remain a safe distance from that.
Grading: This trip is graded as Medium/Hard – Blue grading.
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Minimum age: recommended minimum age for children is app. 10 years.
Terrain, distance and elevation
Terrain: You must be able to walk on rugged trails, uneven terrain, scree and steep rocks.
Total length: The hike itself is approx. 6 km up and down. The mileage from Bodø by car (or minibus) is 25 km each way
Elevation: A total of 640 m from the starting point 80 metres above sea level to the summit of Mt. Litltind, 717 m a.s.l.
What do I need to bring?
You should bring
Your own hiking gear suitable for the prevailing wind and weather conditions.
Good footwear (hiking boots or sturdy running shoes).
A small daypack for your snack, camera and some extra clothing.
We will provide
A knowledgeable, English-speaking guide with a sense of humour and passion for this area.
Snow spikes if required to cross snow fields (early season and/or winter).
Return transfers from downtown Bodø to the starting point and back again after the trip are included in the tour price.
Where and when do we meet
- The meeting point is by the Tourist Information in Bodø (Google maps). Please see map above.
- Meeting time: We operate this tour at fixed times. Please see start times in the booking calendar.
Group size - We prefer small groups
- Typical group size for our trips range from 2 to 15. We prefer to keep the group size as small as possible for these trips, which improves the experience for the participants and guide alike.
- What is the minimum number of participants? To run this tour, a minimum of two people must book. If this minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. You will then have the option of being rebooked on an alternative date or receiving a full refund.
- Larger groups can easily join this trip, then we will we divide the group into smaller groups of 8 – 10 people, each of which trip are accompanied by their own guide.
Can I book if I’m on my own?
- Yes, you can! The groups on several of our trips are made up of solo travellers. You are welcome to come on your own and make new friends.
- Private tour as solo traveller? If you are the only one to book but you wish to go ahead with the tour on your original date, another option is to book a private tour. In this case, you will need to pay for the minimum number of participants required.
Weather cancellation policy
It’s possible to hike up Mt Litltind on cloudy days with light rain. However, on days with heavy rain and low cloud cover, we don’t recommend this trip.
Save it for a day when the summit is free of clouds, so you can enjoy the view.
If the weather gets too bad, we will consider choosing alternative experiences.