Bodø

The northern town of the scenic route

Bodø is the northernmost town along the Coastal Road and for many the gateway to Lofoten. This is where the Norwegian Aviation Museum as well as Saltstraumen, one of the world's strongest tidal currents, are located.

In Bodø you will find a rich cultural life, along with a large selection of eateries and shops. Bodø is the county capital of Nordland, and the home of around 50,000 people. Like Steinkjer at the southern end of Kystriksveien, the centre of Bodø was rebuilt following the Second World War. In recent years, Bodø has experienced a major expansion of the city center, including a new cultural center and a large hotel.

Bodø town is surrounded by fantastic nature. To the west lies Lofotveggen, the Lofoten mountains, and to the east lies Norway's national mountain Stetind. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; in and around Bodø town there are many hiking routes, including Rønvikfjellet and Keiservarden.

 

Bodø som utgangspunkt for sykkelturer

Mange bruker Bodø som utgangspunkt for sykkelturer til Lofoten, men stadig flere kombinerer også turen med en sykkeltur sørover langs Kystriksveien. Her er valgmulighetene uendelige - du kan sykle ned mot Meløy og Svartisen eller ta Nordlandsekspressen og lande i Sandnessjøen - og sykle ut herfra. Vi gir deg tipsene.

Foto: Olav Breen

Bodø – Gildeskål – Bodø by bike, 3 days

Bodø – Gildeskål – Bodø by bike, 3 days For visitors who want a 3-day bike tour, we recommend this trip which begins with a nice boat trip from Bodø to the archipelago in Gildeskål. Underway, you will experience magnificent nature with lofty mountains and long sandy beaches. An interesting Medieval church, rare orchids and …

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Båten til Svartisen. Foto: Olav Breen

Bodø – Svartisen by bike (5 or 6 days)

Bodø – Svartisen by bike (5 or 6 days) The bike tour goes to Saltstraumen and continues to Gildeskål with lofty mountains and long sandy beaches while ending up at Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen. This is a bike tour with daily legs of up to 60 km and the variations in elevation make this …

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Øyhoppingmed sykkel på Hegelandskysten. Foto: Erlend Haarberg

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast With Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen as your starting point, you have access to a network of archipelagos consisting of more than 12,000 islands. 5-day toursuggestion starting in Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen.  Booking and details Tourdescription Detailed day-by-day description -> The tour that is described in the suggestion starts in …

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Attraksjoner i Bodø

Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum

Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum

The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum in Bodø takes you on board a voyage into the exciting history of maritime navigation and trade along the Norwegian coast. Our unique preserved Jekt Anna Karoline is the hub of our exhibition.

Bodø City Museum

Bodø City Museum

The best way to get to know Bodø is to visit the Bodø Town Museum (Bymuseet). The old and beautiful building from 1903 is situated right in the center. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has changing exhibitions throughout the year.

Experience North - Bike rental & tours

Experience North - Bike rental & tours

Bicycle rental of quality bicycles in Bodø city center. With these electric bikes you can cycle both regular roads but also take detours on forest roads and trails. Opplev Nord (Experience North) also offers guided bicycle tours in and around Bodø.

Overnatting i Bodø

Saltstraumen camping

Saltstraumen camping

You will find PlusCamp Saltstraumen on the road 17, 33 km from Bodø, close by the Saltstraumen Saltstraumen is where you will find the world-famous Maelstrom where 4 times a day 370 million cubic metres of water chum through the narrow strait.

Kjerringøy Bryggehotell

Kjerringøy Bryggehotell

With a short distance to Kjerringøy Old Trade Place, Kjerringøy Bryggehotell is a good choice. Here you can stay in hotel rooms or large apartments. The restaurant serves good Norwegian traditional dishes based on local ingredients.

Camp Saltstraumen Elvegård

Camp Saltstraumen Elvegård

Camp Saltstraumen Elvegård ligger ved selve Saltstraumen, verdens sterkeste malstraum. Her kan du overnatte i hytter eller i din bobil/campingvogn. Ønsker du å benytte telt er det også mulig. Campingplassen ligger stille og rolig omgivelser.