Keiservarden – A guided tour to "The roof of Bodø"

Join us on a tour that gives you sensational views of the city of Bodø and the surrounding landscape

If you want to see an overview of Bodø then Keiservarden Mountain top (366m above sea level) is the right place to visit. From its summit you have a vantage point over the city itself and the surrounding areas. From the top you will be able to see landmarks such as the island of Landegode, Børvasstindene, Lofoten and Suliskongen in a 360° panorama.

Along the way we will provide you with a history of the area as well as an assortment of fun facts in order to make this something more than a regular walk.

The walk is easily accessible for people of most ages and fitness levels. You will make your way to the summit on a combination of trails, paths and stone stairways made by Sherpas from Nepal.

NB! Due to construction work on the way up to the starting point, the trip has to start somewhere else. Regardless of which location is selected as a new starting point, this will result in a steeper and somewhat longer start (and end) of the trip than usual. This will give a total of between 20-30 minutes longer walking time than stated.

About Keiservarden

Keiservarden`s summit is 366 meter above ses level and has always been a favorite hiking-destination for the people of Bodø. After the building of stairs in parts of the trail in 2016, it is now one of the most popular places of expedition in the municipality, and is one of Norway's most visited mountain peaks.

Keiservarden (The Emperors Cairn) has its name after Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, who visited the mountain top in 1891.

Start and finish

The tour begins and ends in the car park at Rønvikfjellet.

Transport to the starting point can be arranged.


Approx. 4.5-5 km round trip,

and with a height difference of approx. 225 meters from the starting point to the top.

Duration of the tour

Round trip is approx. 1 hour, depending on the fitness and walking speed. The total length of the tour is approx. 1½ - 21/2 hours.


The length of the trip is largely determined by the fitness level of the participants who book the trip.

During the estimated time, both the walking time and the time to enjoy the view and the landscape is included. If you want to spend more time on the trip, please do not hesitate to ask. See more information under Prices.


Shoes and clothes should be appropriate for weather conditions at the time.

Food and drink

Hot/cold drinks and snacks will be provided during the tour.

Price per group

1-2 persons: 600, - NOK

   3 persons: 700, - NOK

   4 persons: 900, - NOK

Prices are based on estimated time of up to 2½ hours.

If you want to spend more time there will be an addition of kr. 250, - NOK per. extra accrued hour regardless of the number of participants.


When booking and participating in our tours, you agree to the terms that are set.

Bodø Utendørs/ Bodø Outdoor AS 919 133 619


Adresse: Gildeskålveien 21,   N-8003 Bodø


Telefon:    +47 480 99 272