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

December 29, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

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.
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1. Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum)

Olav V gt., Bodo 8004, Norway +47 75 50 78 50
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4.5 based on 264 reviews

Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum)

Reviewed By Julian W - Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

This museum is brilliant. Half is designated to military aviation the other half to civilian. The aircraft themselves are superbly displayed and cabinets and interactive sections provide the context. I am in no way an airplane buff but I was held captivated and could have spent much longer there than we had time for. Fully wheelchair accessible throughout. Set in a modern building which is light and airy and represents the two blades of a propeller, the hub being the entrance. Understanding the importance of Bodo as a military location helps to understand the reason for the museum.

2. Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway 47 7556 065
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4.5 based on 499 reviews

Saltstraumen

Reviewed By NicRoseP - Egham, United Kingdom

First of all, you don’t need a tour. You can go by public bus. Sometimes 2 busses but lots of tourists do it so the bus drivers are very helpful. You can get the tide chart online. This tells you the best tides to go and see.
Go early so you can have a look round. The tourist information gave me a bus time that would have got me there just on time to leave again just over an hour later. Luckily, I looked up times for myself and got there a lot earlier. I had a walk down by the waterside before going up on the bridge. From the bridge, you get a better view. It’s mesmerising! I stood and watched for over an hour even though it was snowing.

3. Mjelle

Bodo Kommune, Bodo 8005, Norway +47 75 54 80 00
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4.5 based on 70 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 Mikay05 - Oslo, Norway

You need a car to get there (or hike a while from the busstop) but you get something in return. Great sandy Beaches in a special environment.
I was here on a day when it was 26C and swimming was mandatory. The water was ice cold, but cristal clear and it was amazing. Despite the great weather only a few others were on this beach.

4. Bodomarka

Bodo Kommune, Bodo 8005, Norway +47 75 54 80 00
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

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 maria g - Piraeus, Greece

On the hills around Bodo there are plenty of marked trails, suitable for everyone with reasonably good physical condition. Walking is enjoyable and the view from the top of the hill is fantastic. Take buss number 3 from Bodo center (Direction Vollen) and get off at the final station. Walk up to the parking site and find the start of the path there. Go up to kaiser admen and from there you can either go back the same way or walk the paths of Bodomarka. Trekking shoes are necessary, trekking poles are helpful.

5. Bodo Domkirke

Torv Gate 12 | Postboks 198, Bodo 8001, Norway +47 75 51 95 30
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4 based on 85 reviews

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 Narviking1 - Bodo, Norway

Amazing good performing by Bodø Cathedral choir with solo artist Frode Alnæs, who was guest singer/ gitar player and composed all the melodies and songs for this special concert

6. Stormen library

Storgata 1A, 8006 Bodo, Bodo, Norway +47 75 55 61 00
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Stormen library

Reviewed By mamta66no - Bodø, Norway

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 young children to do, like playing games, Reading hubs etc. Stormen bibliotek has a welcoming atmosphere and a great view on Bodø's harbour from every floor. The bibliotek also hosts various events, like Performances, art Exhibitions and Concerts. If you're just dropping by, I recommend strolling among the book shelves to find a good read and have a seat in a chair by the window and enjoy the stunning view of the harbour before you leave.

7. Mount Ronvik

Sjoegata 3, Bodo, Norway +47 75 54 80 00
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5 based on 17 reviews

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 Tommy G

Girlfriend and I hiked up from the nearest bus stop to sit and soak up the midnight sun. Maybe 45 minutes?
It was in June, so temperature was pleasant. Beautiful view. Photo attached.
Unfortunately buses stop running around 9 so we had quite a long walk back to our accommodation. But we knew what we were getting into. Worth it.

8. Nordlandsbadet Swimming Pool, Indoor Water Park and SPA

Plassmyrveien 11, Bodo 8008, Norway +47 75 59 15 00
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4 based on 46 reviews

Nordlandsbadet Swimming Pool, Indoor Water Park and SPA

The water park includes a number of pools of all shapes and sizes, including an exercise pool, a diving pool with 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards, a training and therapy pool, children’s pool, wave pool, outdoor pool, 3 water chutes of which one is 85 metres long and includes light and sound effects, several Fountains, caves with a current channel, water mushrooms, jacuzzis, saunas and a café offering service in wet and dry zones. The resort also includes a 600m2 outdoor sunning and play area with free sunbeds, badminton, volley ball and an outdoor pool. You can bathe as long as you like here.

Reviewed By KisaAMA - Tromso, Norway

Nordlandsbadet is a modern water park with several different swimming pools, waterslides and other "wet" alternatives. Recommended for families with kids of all ages. For adults I really recommend the SPA apartment where you can relax with a glass of beer or wine. Pure enjoyment and the best swimming complex in Nordland county!

9. Nordland Museum

Prinsengate 116, Bodo 8005, Norway +47 75 50 35 00
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4 based on 31 reviews

Nordland Museum

NORDLAND MUSEUM CLOSED from December 1th 2017 - medio april 2018. Rebuilding in progress at the museum. The museum is a popular spot for outings among the people of Bodo. The grounds were purchased by the Nordland Museum in 1938 and all the buildings there have been relocated from various other places in Nordland. In the boathouses we find the Nordland Museum’s boat collection. The big grey boathouse houses the country’s only Nordland Jekt, the ”Anna Karoline”. She was built in 1876 and brought ashore here in Bodosjoen in 1959. The ”jekt” were cargo vessels used to carry stockfish and other goods to Bergen for over 400 years. Mid-summer event with a range of activities. Guided tours available on request.

Reviewed By Chump57 - Ossett, United Kingdom

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. However there is an English written pamphlet that is available with the entry price ( as well as other languages). Worth a look for the small entrance fee.

10. Bodo Tourist Information

Tollbugata 13, Bodo 8006, Norway +47 75 54 80 00
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4 based on 66 reviews

Bodo Tourist Information

Reviewed By freddielola - scotland

This was our first stop as we had limited time in Bodo. Since the maelstrom at Salstraumen is Bodo's major attraction you would think they would have information on it and how to get there at the ready. We did get information from them but had to drag it out and they appeared unaware of the best time to be there.

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