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By plane

Bodo airport serves many domestic flights, from the larger cities as Oslo and Trondheim, to smaller regional towns as Leknes, Bronnoysund and Mosjoen. The airport is within walking distance of the city centre, around 10-20 minutes, or you can take the airport express bus or a taxi. A taxi will cost around 60 NOK. Tickets from 250-350 NOK and up to 2500 NOK for coach. Student/youth discounts.

By train

Bodo is situated at the north end of the national railway system in Norway, and you will have to go through Trondheim to get there. It takes about 10 hours to take the train from Trondheim to Bodo, and about 18 if you go from Oslo. Trains leave and arrive several times a day, but only two a day come all the way from Trondheim .They are great if you want to have a look at the Norwegian scenery and nature, taking you from the rolling hills of Trondheim, through Saltfjellet mountain, to the weathered and rough terrain of Northern Norway. Tickets from 199 NOK if you book early enough.There are also regional trains to Fauske, Mosjoen and Mo i Rana and local trains to Fauske and Rognan.

Key places to visit
Norwegian Aviation Museum, Gallery Bodogaard, Kjerringoy old trading post, Bodo Told Chamber, Bodo Cathedral, Saltstraumen


Places to Visit

Norwegian Aviation Museum

The Norwegian Aviation Museum was opened by King Harald V on 15 May 1994 and is Norway's national museum of aviation. The museum is located in Bodo in a building shaped like a giant propeller, and includes military and civilian aviation history by about 10 000 m. The exhibition is the largest in aviation.Norwegian Aviation Museum exhibits tell the story of aviation, focusing on Norwegian history - from the beginning to the present day.The exhibition will contain important aircraft Supermarine Spitfire , F-5 Freedom Fighter , CF-104 Starfighter , Junkers Ju 88, spy plane U-2 , Junkers Ju 52 , Twin Otter and Fokker F.28

Gallery Bodogaard

Gallery Bodogaard situated on historic ground about 2.5 km from Bodo city, midway between the old venerable Farm Bodo , Nordland Museum's outdoor division in Bodosjoen , Bodin Church and England Culture . The gallery stands today as Northern Norway's largest private collection of art and artifacts and is from the summer of 2003 expanded to almost 600 square meters of exhibition space in addition to an exciting outdoor space with sculptures, among other things, Lars Vilks and Steinar Christensen.

Kjerringoy old trading post

The best-preserved trading is about. 50 minutes by car from Bodo. Trading is known from movies such as radio operator and I am Dina , as well as TV series Benoni and Rosa.

Bodo Told Chamber

Bodo Told Chamber is Toldbugata 2 in Bodo and Bodo home office . The building was constructed in 1912 and designed by Soren Wiese-Opsahl and was one of the few buildings in Bodo city that survived the bombing 27 May 1940

Bodo Cathedral

Bodo Cathedral is the main church in South Halogaland and the largest church in Bodo . The functionalist church was designed by Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas and was completed in 1956. It was listed in 2002.The church is built of concrete and has a basilica . It has a free-standing bell tower is 36 meters high and contains three bells. These inscriptions from Mark. 10:14, Matt. 11:28 and Matt: 25:34. The church has an outer sculpture depicting Petter Dass made by Christopher Leirdal .It is added to the two lower building volumes to the church building, which houses meeting rooms and a combined office and residential wing. The three parts are set at right angles to each other and become lower with increasing distance from the church's sacred parts.


Saltstraumen is the world's strongest tidal current , and is located between Knaplundoya and Straumoya in Bodo municipality in Nordland . It connects Outer Saltenfjord with Skjerstadfjord . Stream is created when the tide fills this. Stream is 3 km long and at its narrowest point is only 150 m wide, the speed of flow is about 22 knots . Vessels can pass Saltstraumen approx. 2 hours after each high tide and low tide . During nippflo pass larger amounts of water through Saltstraumen than the largest rivers in flood time: in about 6 hours 372 million cubic meters of seawater through a 150 meters wide and 31 feet deep passage.The difference in height of sea level between the inside and the outside of the narrow strait can be as much as 3 feet. In an attempt to smooth out the two sides, the water increase its speed and looks like a river, that flows both ways.

Right Time to Visit

October - December
February - April