Frequently asked questions

2019-06-0613:24 Raymond Jakobsen

How do I travel to Lofoten?

You can travel to Lofoten by:
Ferry Bodø - Moskenes
Express boat Bodø - Svolvær
Hurtigruta Bodø - Stamsund / Svolvær
Plane Bodø - Svolvær / Leknes

When is the bus going to Saltstraumen?

You can take bus line no.200 and line no.300. Here you will find route information.

When is Saltstraumen at its strongest?

Saltstraumen is at its strongest four times a day, every six hours. See schedule here.

Can I exchange currency?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to exchange currency in Bodø.

How do I get to Kjerringøy?

You can take bus line no.400. See timetables here
If you drive, you need to drive to Festvåg for a short ferry (10 min). Here you find the schedule.

Can I camp where I want?

  • One must not be on private grounds without the consent of the landowner.
  • The tent must have at least 150 meters distance to buildings.
  • One can camp for two days in the open space without permission from the landowner.

Where are toll roads and how to pay?

  • Toll stations are automated.
  • The registration number of all cars running without the AutoPASS chip is photographed. Invoice sent owner of the car per. post and no extra charge. This also applies to foreign vehicles.

Where can I go for easy hikes?

Check these ten local favourite hikes. 

Keiservarden is a classic and popular hike in Bodø. Here you will get a 360 view over the coty and its surroundings. You can go by yourself or join a guided walk.

Where Can I See Street Art?

Here you can read more about Street Art in Bodø and Salten.
Here you will find map.

When is the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights?

You can experience the midnight sun from June 4th to July 8th, while the Northern Lights can be seen from the beginning of September to the middle of April.

Where can I rent a bike?
Rent bikes at:

Experience north
Sport1 i Bodø sentrum
Kirkens bymisjon (Pedalen)
Sykkelhuset på Rønvikleira
Nordnes kro og camping 
Saltdal turistsenter 

Where to buy alcohol?

Beer can be bought at food stores between 9am and 8pm (6pm).
Other alcohol must be purchased at Vinmonopolet (liquor store)
Find the nearest liquor store here.

How long are food stores open?
Most food stores are open until 23:00.
Some store have open on sundays as well.