Bodøsjøen This is a popular area for rambling and trekking. Bodin church from the middle Ages and the Nordland Cultural Centre are just two of the many cultural treasures. From Bodøsjøen, you can follow the nature trail along the Bodø River up to the Maskinisten area and the wilderness of Bodømarka. Good footwear and a bit of preparation are advised.
Town centre The inner harbour is lively in the summer, when it is full of fishing and leisure boats, and both visitors and locals enjoy fresh prawns by the quayside. Wander along the harbour promenade to feel the bustle of Bodø life. Our most distinctive shopping street is Glasshuset, a glass-roofed area of Storgata which houses a wide variety of shops with late opening hours. Nyholms Fort If you have the time, a walk to the Nyholms Fort is well worth your while. (For a description, see Monuments, p. 19.) The walk takes 45-60 min. through relatively flat terrain. In addition to the interesting ramparts, the old yet well-preserved Nyholmen lighthouse is worth a closer look. The area is ideal for a picnic. Enjoy your food while watch the ship traffic to and from Bodø. Saltstraumen In the vicinity of the Saltstraumen Centre, picnic and barbecue areas, paths and extensive plantings merge harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. The paths are suitable for handicapped people. There are also cultural walks where you can see remnants of Stone Age dwellings and graves. Gjælentunet lodge near Valnes is popular recreation area year round. It’s great for children and families, overnight stays, and unhurried day walks to the mountains called Gjelfjellet, Middagsfjellet and Skånlandsfjellet. Another possibility is to wander along the shore in the direction of Skånland. The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association, DNT, owns the three cabins here. Rowboats are available.