Arctic Circle Bouldering

Bouldering in Helgeland and Salten - Northern Norway

About the guidebook

This guidebook covers the biggest and best bouldering areas in the regions of Helgeland and Salten in Northern Norway just south of Lofoten. Some of these areas have been covered earlier in the guidebook “Arctic Circle Climbing” by Sveinung B. Råheim and Sten Stenkjær from 2006. During the 13 years since the old guidebook was published the areas have seen much development and several new areas have been opened. So here comes a thorough, updated guidebook.

The project of documenting og producing the book is done by Rasmus Bølling – a Danish climber who moved to Bodø, Norway in 2016. He has been an active boulderer for more than 13 years and has in the process of making the book added many first ascents in the region.

The goal has been to make an easily read book with pictures of all the boulders and clear and precise maps for easy navigation. The book is written in English to reach out to a wide audience of both norwegian and foreign climbers travelling in Northern Norway.

Book contents

– 1568 boulder problems
– 12 bouldering areas with detailed maps in
– 4 color coded regions
– GPS coordinates with QR codes for easy navigation
– Map-page references on all pages for easy in-book navigation
– 3 levels of problem quality
– Photo-topos of all the boulders
– Grade distribution charts in all the areas
– 206 bouldering color photos

Language: English
Author: Rasmus Bølling
Number of pages: 368
Format: A5
 399 NOK

Chapter preview

Boulder areas

The guidebook covers these 12 areas grouped into 4 regions


– Sila
– Sundsvoll

Gildeskål and Meløy

– Forstranda
– Mevik
– Gullkysten
– Kunna

Around Bodø

– Crag X
– Kvalvika
– Mjelle

Inner Salten

– Straumvassbotn
– Gjerdalen (Magic Valley)
– Steigenkrysset

Report new problems

We recommend that you report in new boulder problems you put up to keep the community updated. You can do this either by sendeing e-mail with alle information you can gather about the boulderproblem or by visiting and search for the crag where a new problem has been added.

Where to
buy the book

Several physical stores and a few webshops in Norway sell the book.

If you are living outside Norway then visit the website of one of the international resellers.


For retailers

Are you a retalier wishing to sell this guidebook click the button above for more info


Direct private sales is also possible, just send me an email with a request

Thanks to my sponsers

These sponsors helped greatly to make this guidebook project possible. Go check out their services/products!
– click the links below –

Atello/La Sportiva Norge

Visit Vega – Vega verdensarvsenter –
Verdensarv Vegaøyan – Vega verneområdestyre


Fat Pinch Publishing / Rasmus Bølling


Presthaugveien 4
8074 Bodø



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