Rødøyløva Hiking Trail

Climb the “lion” of Rødøy

Essential info

  • Destination: Helgeland
  • Season: May-September
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 7.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 450 meters
  • Duration: 3-5 hours

About Rødøyløva

Shaped like a lion watching over the archipelago, Rødøyløva (“løve” means lion) is a true classic along the Helgeland Coast. From this 443-meter high peak, enjoy the view of the archipelago spreading out ahead and the white beaches of Rødøy against pristine turquoise waters.

Rødøyløva or the beaches below are perfect spots to enjoy the midnight sun. 

Getting there

Getting to Rødøy

Express boat

There’s an express boat service operating from Sandnessjøen to Bodø, which stops at Rødøy. It takes about 2 hours from Sandnessjøen to Rødøy, and about 3 hours from Bodø. Check departure times by using 177 Nordland’s travel planner.

You can also take an express boat from Tonnes (Lurøy) to Rødøy. The crossing takes approximately 40 minutes. Check departure times on Entur (Tonnes hurtigbåtkai, Lurøy to Rødøy hurtigbåtkai, Rødøy).


You can also take the ferry from Jektvik to Rødøy. The crossing takes approximately 40 minutes. Check departure times on Entur (Jektvik ferjekai, Rødøy to Rødøy ferjekai).

Getting to the trailhead

From Rødøy ferry terminal in Losvika (both express boats and ferries arrive here), follow Road 432 northwards. Turn left off this road to Klokkergården, where you can park your car.  

Trail description

There are several marked trails to Rødøyløva. This trail description begins from Klokkegården.

The trail starts up from the road, just north of Klokkegården. The trail is steep as it takes you up a hollow east of Selvågstinden, located some 216 meters above sea level. After going inward slightly, follow the trail up to the left in the direction of Rødøyløva. It’s a steady climb up to the top. There’s a steep section just before you reach the peak.

The view from the top is breathtaking. But be careful - you’re now standing on a peak with a sheer drop of 400 meters.

Sherpa steps to Rødøyløva are under construction and will be ready for use in summer 2019, making Rødøyløva more accessible. 


Just below Rødøyløva is Storsand Beach. Here you’ll find a toilet, shower, sunbeds and a cabin where you can grill.

Where to stay

Klokkegården offers hotel accommodation and bike rental. Their restaurant serves locally-sourced food. 


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