Bodø is a vibrant city and the largest urban area and city in Nordland county, offering a blend of cultural amenities such as museums and a thriving music scene, along with the splendour of Northern Norway's nature. Known for its dramatic landscapes including rugged mountains, beautiful fjords, and remarkable phenomena like the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, Bodø also serves as a gateway to the magical Lofoten Islands. A noteworthy attraction here is the Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom. With a fast-growing population, Bodø presents a remarkable mix of natural beauty and urban energy.

Where is Bodø?

Bodø is a city located in Nordland county, Norway. It serves as the administrative centre for both Bodø Municipality and Nordland county. Geographically, Bodø is situated on the Bodø peninsula, nestled between the Vestfjorden and the Saltfjorden. The city lies just north of the Arctic Circle.

The North's Mini Metropolis

The Perfect Base for Exploration

Bodø, the largest city in Nordland county, Norway, is a vibrant urban area that sits just north of the Arctic Circle. It offers a fascinating blend of stunning landscapes – from drifting archipelagos, wild mountains, and beautiful fjords, to cultural highlights like museums, historic sites, and contemporary architecture. Renowned for its natural phenomena including the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, and as a gateway to experience the world's strongest tidal current at Saltstraumen, Bodø embodies the enthralling beauty and adventurous spirit of Northern Norway.

What is there to see and do in Bodø?

Experience the World’s Strongest Maelstrom
Track Down the Northern Lights
Marvel at the Natural Beauty

Experience the World’s Strongest Maelstrom

A Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) trip to Saltstraumen provides an adrenaline-packed adventure that combines natural beauty with raw power. Saltstraumen is the world's strongest maelstrom or tidal current, and you will navigate the tidal waters on a fast-paced RIB, experiencing first-hand the incredible force of nature as billions of gallons of seawater rush through a strait every six hours. With whirlpools reaching up to 10 metres in diameter and five metres in depth, the sight is truly spectacular.

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