8 Reasons to visit Bodø

Photo: Dan Mariner

Direct flights from Helsinki to Bodø this summer offer a gateway to an exciting cultural city surrounded by spectacular nature.

Experience the perfect blend of culture and nature just above the Arctic Circle, with cool events and stunning landscapes waiting to be explored.

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1. Bodø is the European Capital of Culture in 2024

The entire year will be filled with more than 1000 cultural events, both big and small. There is always something to do, and this is definitely the year to visit Bodø!

2. Experience the Midnight Sun

You create the best summer memories in the middle of the night – we know all about that.

The midnight sun captivates us all, regardless of whether we were born and raised here or if you are experiencing it for the first time.

It is hard to explain. It’s light all day and all night, but the sounds and atmosphere tell us when it’s nighttime. The animals and birds know it too. We call it “The infinite Nordland nights”. You simply have to experience it to understand!

3. Sauna and Arctic Swimming

Swimming above the Arctic Circle is a must. You can try out a sauna in the middle of the city centre, or visit one of the chalk white sandy beaches in the region.

4. Saltstraumen – The world´s strongest maelstrom

The spectacular natural phenomenon is located just outside Bodø city center, and is one of the main attractions in the region.

You can spend a day in the area around the maelstrom, or go on a RIB-boat safari from Bodø city center. The last option will give you an adrenaline rush as you get to feel the strong forces beneath you.

5. Great food scene

In recent years, Bodø & Salten has become a destination for high-quality dining experiences with arctic ingredients, well-composed menus and genuine northern Norwegian hospitality.

Here you will find chefs, pastry chefs, waiters, bartenders, sommeliers and local produce producers who have real passion for their fields of expertise, and who are passionate about giving guests world-class experiences.

6. Unique accommodations

In the region of Salten you will find lot´s of idyllic and unique accommodations, such as Tranøy lighthouse in the picture. The combination of nature, architecture and relaxed atmosphere will set the stage for unforgettable summer memories.

7. Memorable outdoor adventures

Explore the natural surroundings of Bodø. Try the world´s northernmost Via Ferrata, join a RIB-safari on the open sea, go kayaking, mountain hiking or find yourself a hidden beach to relax on.

The opportunities are endless.

8. Fly direct

Last but not least, you can fly direct to Bodø from Helsinki or Oslo.

In no time, you’ll find yourself in the enchanting land of the midnight sun, ready to immerse yourself in its rich cultural and natural wonders.

P.S. Don’t forget to reserve a window seat for your flight – the approach to Bodø airport offers breathtaking views!

Accommodations in Bodø & Salten

Hamarøyskaftet seen from the road

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