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Bodø skyline in the midnight sun, seen from the sea Bodø skyline in the midnight sun, seen from the sea
Bodø skyline.
Photo: Ernst Furuhatt/ www.nordnorge.com/Bodø

A starting point for the true north

Bodø is home to the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen and the Børvasstindan mountain range. The largest city in the county of Nordland is also just a boat ride away from both Moskenes in Lofoten and the old trading post at Kjerringøy.

Bodø, the sea eagle capital
Ole Jørgen Liodden / Naturfokus / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Leif Ove Andsnes playing at Keiservarden
Bjørn Erik Olsen / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Landegode, Bodø
Northern lights over Landegode
Kent Even Grundstad / www.nordnorge.com / Bodø
Kayaking in Paradisbukta, Store Hjartøya
Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / nordnorge.com/Bodø
Enjoying a meal in Bodø harbour
Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Børvasstindan, Bodø
Hiking in Børvasstindan mountain range
Ernst Furuhatt / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Golfing under the midnight sun
Rune Nilsen / www.visitbodo.com
The Norwegian Aviation Museum

Find activities and attractions

Join a sea eagle safari, travel back in time at the old trading post at Kjerringøy, go fishing or diving in Saltstraumen,
or enjoy the urban life of Bodø city centre.

Saltstraumen, Bodø
Saltstraumen, Bodø.
Photo: Tommy Andreassen / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Saltstraumen, Bodø.
Photo: Tommy Andreassen / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø

Getting here and around

Get more travel information at Bodø’s official website.

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Northern lights forecast

Read more about northern lights in Bodø

Weather icon white Seasons and climate

  • Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, Bodø has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Greenland.
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -2°C.
  • July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 12°C.
  • April and May are the driest months, with an average 50 mm of rainfall.
  • Bodø is known for strong winds all year round.
  • You can experience midnight sun from May 30th to June 12th. Bodø doesn’t really have polar nights, but the sun hides behind the mountains between December 10th and January 9th.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

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