Welcome to Bodø & Salten – European Capital of Culture 2024

A cultural city on the edge of nature

Bodø & Salten is the ultimate combination of culture and nature. Here you will find one of Norway’s fastest growing cities, which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2024, located in the middle of magnificent natural gems in the surrounding region.

Experience the world’s strongest maelstrom – Saltstraumen, Europe´s most accessible glacier, Svartisen, northern lights, midnight sun, and famous national parks. Here you get to experience spectacular nature without standing in line.

our arctic identity

From Cold to Cool

Find your cultural adventure here

Bodø will be the European Capital of Culture in 2024, and we are preparing to host 1000 cultural events throughout the year! Join us for a yearlong celebration of arctic culture.

Highlights from the Capital of Culture Programme

Summer in Bodø & Salten

Summer Tips

Hidden Gems in Salten

Main attractions

Main attractions

When in Bodø & Salten, you have to check out these attractions!

Help us take care of our fragile nature and be more responsible when visiting

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