10 Things to Do in Bodo That You Shouldn't Miss

Situated above the Arctic Circle and beneath the Auroral Oval, the beautiful fishing village of Bodo enjoys spectacular views of the Northern Lights and, in the summer, the Midnight Sun. Nearby Saltstraumen is the site of the world’s strongest tidal current, which creates epic whirlpools and draws an abundance of fish. Explore local churches and herb gardens, and don’t miss the excellent Aviation Museum.

1. Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 587 reviews

Saltstraumen

Reviewed By Rutman - Rapid City, South DakotaRapid City, South Dakota

Amazing

The best way to see this phenomenon is to hire a boat and experience it. The height difference the day we were there was 1 meter. We were told that was a lackluster day! Well worth seeing.

2. Norwegian Aviation Museum

Olav V gt., Bodo 8004, Norway Museums, Military Museums
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4.5 based on 309 reviews

Norwegian Aviation Museum

Reviewed By 463catherineh

Sooooo Many Planes, We needed more time!

This aviation museum is such a hidden gem! One of the most comprehensive, hands-on aviation museum we have ever explored! We should have gotten there earlier, we spent 3 hours there and could have easily spent 5, but they closed early that day with shorte

3. Mjelle

Bodo Kommune, Bodo 8005, Norway Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Mjelle

“You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the summer, many excursions end at Mjelle, both weekends and weekdays. You don’t have to be a child to collect shells or build sand castles, or to enjoy a good ball game. Bring firewood and cooking equipment if you want to barbecue.

Reviewed By mannbisk - Bodo, NorwayBodo, Norway

Where is your Mjelle?

"Where is your Mjelle?" is a phrase in a Norwegian song, meaning "where is your paradise?". And that is exactly what this place is. Red`ish sand, sheep walking around, sand bottom beach, small cliffs to dive from if you`re tough enough to dip into arctic

4. Kjerringoy Trading Post

Bodo 8093, Norway Museums, History Museums
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Kjerringoy Trading Post

A visit to northern Norway`s best preserved trading post is a journey back in time. Here you can feel the past, with "jektefart" and fish trading, Herring and the daily life in northern Norway coastal communities in the 19 century. Kjerringoy Trading Post is a unique example of coastal heritage set in magnificent scenery. It consists of 15 old buildings retaining many of their original contents. It is one of the country's most important collections of buildings from the nineteenth century. The beautiful slide-show "Anna Elisabeth of Kjerringoy" provides an excellent introduction to a visit. It lasts about 20 minutes. Guided tours are then available around the various yards and buildings. You can shop in the store ("Kramboden") or enjoy refreshments in Nyfjosen Cafe or in the garden. In the museumshop in Nyfjosen you can buy gifts and souvernirs, local design and crafts.

Reviewed By Miea_H - Bodo, NorwayBodo, Norway

Breathtaking

The Trading Post is set in an idyllic unique coastal landscape. Breathtaking scenery, with clear water where you can if in luck spot many small fish and crabs. The outdoor area that consists of 15 historical buildings is always available to the public, wh

5. Mount Ronvik

Sjoegata 3, Bodo, Norway Nature & Parks, Mountains
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Mount Ronvik

Mount Ronvik. From the top of Mount Ronvik, there is a fine view of the mountainous Lofoten islands and the island of Landegode to the north, the Borvasstindene mountains to the south, as well as the town of Bodo. 164 m above sea level. Midnight sun: 2 June – 10 July. 3 km from Bodo. Driveable road. Bus no. 14 and 17 take you halfway to Mount Ronvik. Top 13. The bar of Radisson Blu Hotel Bodo offers a fine view of the Bodo peninsula, Landegode and the Borvasstindene mountains. The Tower at the Norwegian Aviation Museum. From the top of the old control tower at the Norwegian Aviation Museum you have a panorama view of much of the Bodo peninsula.

Reviewed By dgjohansson - Ronneby, SwedenRonneby, Sweden

Keiservarden - Stunning!

Totally stunning views from the top of the mountain. The point of 366 meters above sea level is called Keiservarden and is a rather easy and nice hike close to Bodo. Travel to Turisthytten and walk from there. THe path is 2,3 km of which the fist km is a

6. Bodomarka

Bodo Kommune, Bodo 8005, Norway Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Bodomarka

In Bodomarka you can enjoy the simplicity of open-air life in untouched, tranquil natural scenery. You can walk or run the close to 35 km of flood-lit trails summer and winter, or explore countless paths that wind across the countryside. Bodomarka offers a lot of other activities, like horse-riding and carting, -trotting, shooting, orienteering, airsports and water sports. Please contact Bodo Tourist Information for further details.

Reviewed By BruceTheSheep - Glossop, United KingdomGlossop, United Kingdom

Lovely walk along the Queen’s Sherpa Trail at Kaiservarden, Bodø

Bodø, like many of Norway’s coastal towns, is surrounded by mountains, and one trail was recently revitalised by Sherpa builders from Nepal, who built a sympathetic stairway up the trail at Kaiservarden (it was officially opened by Queen Sonja). The start

7. Bodo Domkirke

Torv Gate 12 | Postboks 198, Bodo 8001, Norway Museums, Specialty Museums
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Bodo Domkirke

Bodo cathedral was completed in 1956. A 12 metre stained glass window, 10 tapestries from Nordland, and a rose window decorate the beautiful interior. The cathedral is built as a basilica in the Gothic style. It was designed by the architects Blakstad & Munthe Kaas and was one of the first churches in Norway to have a detached steeple. Free admission.

Reviewed By Regular_Trips - Harrogate, United KingdomHarrogate, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit.

This cathedral was rebuilt following the destruction of the original cathedral in WWII. Built in the modern style of the time the interior and stained glass is truly worth seeing. Entry is free. Situated close to the Nordland Museum both can be visited at

8. Bodo City museum - Nordland Museum

Prinsengate 116, Bodo 8005, Norway Museums, History Museums
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Bodo City museum - Nordland Museum

Bodø city museum, dating from 1903, is among the oldest surviving buildings in the centre of Bodø. On the first floor you will find the Bodø exhibition "Our City" and The Silver Treasure from Brattenskaret. Many such treasures have been found in Northern Norway, most of them from the Viking Age. The silver treasure from Brattenskaret is the largest one. The ground floor in the museum is newly rebuilt and contains changing exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, there is an interesting dry aquarium in the cellar.

Reviewed By Chump57 - Ossett, United KingdomOssett, United Kingdom

Small but interesting

A small museum which shows the history of Bodo particularly the devastation of WWII and the reconstruction thereafter. Displays are not encased. Signage on the walls is mainly Norwegian but there were some signs in English so maybe they are updating. Howe

9. Stormen library

Storgata 1A, 8006 Bodo, Bodo, Norway Other
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Stormen library

Reviewed By mamta66no - Bodø, NorwayBodø, Norway

Weekly visits to our city's common livingroom.

Stormen bibliotek has a great modern architecture. The building is huge, stunning and yet warmly welcoming its visitors. It's become like a livingroom for everyone and anyone.Schools are regularly visiting, and on 1st and 2nd floor theres a lot for the yo

10. Finnkonakken

Bodo, Norway Nature & Parks, Mountains
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Finnkonakken

Reviewed By Randy K - Des Moines, IowaDes Moines, Iowa

One of THE best nature scenes I've been

From the perspective of 85 countries, this was one of the most beautiful outdoor scenes I've been. Plus, there are nice hiking trails. When you encounter people, everyone is friendly.How could they not be with such beauty?! We were walking starting at 9PM

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