Mount Keiservarden

Come along and hike Mount Keiservarden, with a 360 degree panoramic view! From the top you can see all the way to Lofoten and into Saltfjellet and Svartisen National Park!

A hike for everyone

Stella Polaris invites you to embark on an unforgettable Arctic adventure with a hike to Keiservarden, one of Bodø’s most stunning viewpoints. Located just a short drive from the city center, Keiservarden offers a perfect blend of accessible hiking and breathtaking scenery, making it an ideal excursion for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

The hike to Keiservarden is moderately easy, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The trail is well-marked and takes about an hour to reach the summit, where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Bodø, the surrounding fjords, and the rugged mountains. On clear days, you can even see the Lofoten Islands in the distance, their dramatic peaks rising from the sea.

The summit is named after Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, who visited the spot in 1889, and its name translates to “The Emperor’s Cairn.”