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Bodø by light

With its dramatic surroundings and ever-changing light, Bodø is a sought-after holiday destination for photographers and nature lovers alike.

Landegode, Bodø
Northern lights over Landegode, Bodø
Kent Even Grundstad / www.nordnorge.com / Bodø
Winter light in Bodø
Rune Nilsen / www.nordnorge.com
Saltstraumen, Bodø
Saltstraumen and Børvasstindan
Rune Nilsen / www.nordnorge.com / Bodø
Kjerringøy, Bodø
Kjerringøy in Bodø
Roger Johansen / www.nordnorge.com

Hunting the northern lights with Polar Tours

Join a one day northern lights adventure. Departure by bus from Bodø city center in the morning. On board the bus you will get a northern lights introduction as well as a movie about the phenomenon. Upon arrival, you will be served a hot beverage and snacks to keep warm while witing for the aurora borealis to dance across the sky. The return to Bodø city centre will be around midnight.

Clothing: important to wear warm clothes, hat, gloves and scarves as well as winter boots to protect against cold temperatures and wind.

Price from NOK 690 per person

Included: bus transport back and forth, hot drinks, snacks, guiding from driver, movie on bus and head lamps.

Northern lights forecast

The NorwayLights app will give you the best prediction for when to see the northern lights in your area.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Bodø’s official website.

  • Bodø train

    By train

    There are daily train connections between Trondheim and Bodø. The trip takes about 10 hours, and Lonely Planet has named the 729 kilometre long railway one of the world’s most beautiful night train journeys.

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  • Bodø road

    By road

    Rv80 links Bodø to the E6, the main road through Norway.

    Another alternative is the Coastal Route Rv17, which hugs the coast a few kilometres to the west and takes you all the way to Trondheim. Note that there are several ferry crossings on this route.

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  • Bodø boat

    By ferry

    The Norwegian Coastal Voyage Hurtigruten calls at Bodø twice a day.

    Fast passenger boats and car ferries take you from Bodø to several ports in the Lofoten Islands and along the Helgeland coast.

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  • Bodø local

    Local travel

    A bus network takes you around the city and municipality of Bodø.

  • Bodø plane

    By plane

    Bodø Airport is located 2 kilometres from the city centre. The airport bus has many daily departures and covers the distance in about 5 minutes. A flight from Oslo to Bodø takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Transfer in Bodø for your flight to the Lofoten Islands.

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