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Woman standing in front of Svartisen glacier Woman standing in front of Svartisen glacier
Photo: Helgeland Reiseliv / www.visithelgeland.com / Rana

The many sides of Arctic nature

Experience the cultural hub of Bodø as well as untouched nature, the world’s strongest tidal current, and remarkable, windswept mountains. The scene is set for memorable adventures.

Caving in Svarthamahola
Johnny Haglund / www.nordnorge.com / Fauske
Hamsunsenteret, Salten
Hamsunsenteret at Hamarøy
Ernst Furuhatt / Hamsunsenteret
Engabreen glacier in Meløy
Bård Løken / www.nordnorge.com / Meloy
Midnight sun in Steigen
Ernst Furuhatt / www.nordnorge.com
Leif Ove Andsnes playing at Keiservarden
Bjørn Erik Olsen / www.nordnorge.com/Bodø
Hiking in Gildeskål
Arne Sklett Larsen

Getting here and around

Seasons and climate

Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, Salten 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 millimetres of rainfall.

You can experience midnight sun from May 30th to July 12th.

The weather can change quickly in the mountain areas, so read up on safety in the mountains.

Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Read more about northern lights.

Salten also offers …

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