Bodø, located just north of the Arctic Circle, is the largest city in Nordland, and the second largest in North Norway.
Bodo is a very modern town with a buzzing commercial centre. The Norwegian Aviation Museum is one of the most popular museums and off the coast is Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom or 'whirling stream'.
Other activities in Bodo include guided walks, sightseeing trips, fishing or hiking, cycle through idyllic countryside or watch sea eagles.
Things to do & see
* Norwegian Aviation Museum
* Salten Museum
* Watch the midnight sun at the beautiful beach of Mjelle
* Kjerringøy trading post
Cruise Season - Feb - Dec
Currency - Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 1,308 km²
Population - 46,050 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 47
Port Location - The guest harbour in Bodø is centrally located in the inner harbour of Bodo.
Transport Links - Bodø is the end of the line of the national railroad system, and you will have to go through Trondheim to get there. It takes about 10 hours to take the train from Trondheim to Bodø, and about 18 if you go from Oslo. Trains leave and arrive several times a day, but only two a day come all the way from Trondheim (a day train and a night train). They are great if you want to have a look at Norwegian scenery and nature, taking you from the rolling hills of Trondheim, through Saltfjellet mountain, to the weathered and rough terrain of Northern-Norway.
Bodø airport serves many domestic flights, from the larger cities as Oslo and Trondheim, to smaller regional towns as Leknes, Brønnøysund and Mosjøen. The airport is within walking distance of the city centre, around 10-20 minutes, or you can take the airport express bus or a taxi.