Bodø is surprisingly fierce. The scenery is stunning, but be careful of the current of Saltstraumen!


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Fly to Bodø

Bodø is a place surrounded by sea, mountains, waves of hills and peaks. Bodø is the most densely populated city in Northern Norway, and the capital of Nordland county.

Just outside of Bodø is Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal current. Did you know that a hundred million gallons of water pass through the strait every six hours? You can admire this from a safe distance, or you can get in a boat and really feel the forces of the current under the bow.

Lots of fish thrive in Saltstraumen: cod, pollock, halibut, wolf fish and angler fish. This abundant food source attracted hunters to settle here 10,000 years ago.

Activities in Bodø

Bodø is a friendly city with nice cafés. You can wander through Glasshuset above the walking street, visit niche shops or stop by the iconic Stormen library, designed by DRDH Architects. The Norwegian Aviation Museum is also worth a visit.

When you need lunch, you will find it at the harbor, where shrimp trawlers provide the freshest catch. Some of them also offer fishing trips and excursions to nearby islands.

We recommend taking a day trip to Kjerringøy or the double-sided beach at Hovdsundet. In Mjelle, there is a unique red sandy beach you shouldn’t miss. Whether you want to explore by bike, car or kayak, Bodø is a great place to start your adventure. Many start their bicycle tour of the Helgeland coast here!

  • Bodø city centre with ocean front


    Terje Rakke/

    A CURRENT CITY: Bodø has it all: a charming city center, amazing scenery – and one of the world’s strongest tidal currents: Saltstraumen.

  • Golf course in Bodø


    Rune Nilsen/Visit Bodø

    GOLDEN GOLF: How about some golden golf in the midnight sun?

  • Boat in Saltstraumen


    Tommy Andreassen/

    THE TIDE: Thousands of gallons of water flow through Saltstraumen every day. Get into a boat and feel the forces – it's an extraordinary experience!

  • Beautiful beach in Bodø


    Sverre Magnus Bjørseth/

    SUN AND SAND: The islands near Bodø are full of hidden beaches and intriguing nature. Kjerringøy and Hovdsundet are popular islands to visit.

  • People on the harbour in Bodø


    Ernst Furuhatt/

    BUSY HARBOUR: Going for a stroll along the harbour in Bodø is highly recommended when the weather is nice.

  • Bodø skyline in sunset


    Ernst Furuhatt/

    SKYLINE: Bodø lies right by the ocean, and this view is worth the trip alone!

  • Paraglider by the mountain Rønvikfjellet, Bodø.


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    PARAGLIDING: Explore the landscape from above!

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Post address

Widerøe Ground Handling AS
Olav V gt. 58
8004 Bodø

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Bodø Airport
Olav V gt. 58
8004 Bodø


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