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The dock is within walking distance of town. (1km)

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The city lies just north of the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from June 2 to July 10. Due to atmospheric refraction, there is no true polar night in Bodø, but because of the mountains south of Bodø, the sun is not visible from the city from early December to early January.

Most travelers only pass Bodø on their way to the Lofoten islands.

Bodø is the largest city and capital in the county of Nordland in Norway. Its population is above 50 000 people, which makes it the second largest city in Northern-Norway, beaten only by Tromsø.

Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, The Norwegian Aviation Museum. Located in the shopping center area, a 20-minute walk from the city center, you can visit a quite large museum and experience the history of aviation and highlights from the Cold War.

Visit the Saltstraumen maelstrom, one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. Boat trips are available to see this natural phenomenon up close.


Tours Excursions Transportation:

Taxis are also available, but with typical Norwegian prices, you should be cautious about using them on longer trips. A 10 km trip costs about 200-250 kr in a normal size car, and you pay for the trip, whatever the number of passengers. A full car, four people, will often be cheaper than bus fare, to a certain point.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

Nearby Places:

10 kilometers north of Bodø lies the popular recreation area Geitvågen. The area is inhabited by a large number of White-tailed Eagles.

Kjerringøy trading post is a 19th century trade center typical for Northern-Norway. It's a museum, and you can get guided tours. Kjerringøy is a peninsula with beautiful scenery and many tourist activities. buses from Bodø

Shopping and Food


The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian crown (Norske krone), abbreviated kr. A 1/100th krone is called øre. 1.00 EUR = about 9 NOK. Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world!

ATMs in Norway are called Minibank.

Nearly all stores accept major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa (Bring your passport/driver's license, as you are required to identify yourself when using a credit card).

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Norwegian is the official language of Norway. The language is very close and mutually intelligible with the two other Scandinavian languages, English is widely spoken.

Most Norwegian households are connected to the internet in some way (often broadband), making Cybercafés hard to find outside major cities, due to a relatively small market. Most public libraries have free public access to the internet. WiFi is in many spots.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Opening hours in Norway are better than they used to be, but many smaller stores still close early on Saturday (1 PM or 3 PM is typical) and nearly everything is closed on Sundays. You'll often see opening hours written as "9-21 (9-18)" on doors, meaning 9 AM to 9 PM weekdays, 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday.

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