Wild caving in Northern Norway near Bodø

Wild caving in Northern Norway near Bodø

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Norwegian
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate 1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Shell Garage, Storgaten 51, 8200 Fauske, Norway
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Sink deep into the darkened grottos and the labyrinthian caves of Northern Norway on this wild caving excursion near Bodø.

A surprising subterranean landscape of echoing amphitheaters that glisten with chandeliers of ice and tight squeezes that reveal beautiful limestone formations, wild caving in Nordland demands a passion for true adventure and an unrelenting obsession with what lies beyond your reach. 

The cave system near Bodø is easily accessed by hiking from the town of Fauske - on the outskirts of Valnesfjord. To the west, the road 80 leads to Bodø and Saltstraumen. To the east, Rv 830 will take you to Sulitjelma. The North-Bound traveller changes here from train to the coaches of the "Northern Norway Express". Public transport runs from Bodø to Fauske daily.

Meet your guide in the town of Fauske for a half-day wild caving excursion in Northern Norway. A 4-6 hour trip, it involves some steady uphill walking for up to 1 hour to reach the caves and then climbing, walking and rappelling within the cave system itself. Suitable for children and big kids alike, the route follows a natural trail that showcases the area's stunning limestone features and challenging squeezes that open up into outstanding caverns. Whilst this tour operates throughout the year, during winter the water forms into beautiful crystal structures that decorate the ceilings.

Most of the caves in Norway are "wild" caves and have not been developed in any way. They are the same temperature (above freezing) all year round, and feel cool in the summer and warm in the Winter.

Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Please note: this tour operates with a two-person minimum

  • Caving guide
  • Caving equipment (headtorch, helmet etc.)
  • Return Transport
Do not forget to bring
  • Cold Weather Outerwear
  • Day Pack
  • Camera/GoPro
Meeting point
Shell Garage, Storgaten 51, 8200 Fauske, Norway Get directions


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