Bodø is one of the main cities in Northern Norway with its 50 000 inhabitants. Not only do they have a football team in the top league of Norwegian men’s football (at least for another few weeks, nobody knows the results of the season yet!), but Bodø also has a great deal to offer. As a student city, the northernmost end station of the Norwegian railway, or as a place full of culture and outdoor experiences.
Where to stay?
When you come to Bodø, either with train or plane, you will discover that you are directly in the centre of where things happen. Both the train station and the airport are situated within the city centre! Our cosy hostel Bodø Hostel is located AT the train station, so you cannot be in a more central place. The train station and the hostel are in fact the same building…
When to go?
Bodø is an experience all year round. It used to be more of a summer destination, where people would drop by before or after they were going to the Lofoten Islands, but nowadays people come all year round to look for Northern Lights, hike in the area or simply enjoy the city.
What to do?
Once arrived in Bodø, you can for example go visit the «Saltstraumen» (the Salt Stream), the world’s strongest tidal current. The phenomenon occurs every 6 hours when almost 400 million cubic metres of water pass through the 3 km long and 150 metre wide strait between the Saltenfjord and the Skjerstadfjord at speeds of up to 20 knots (more information can be found at www.visitbodo.com ). The view is simply impressive! Other activities are glacier hiking at Svartisen or mountain walking in the beautiful mountains surrounding Bodø and the area. And of course, if you happen to be in Bodø between September and April, make sure you look up to the sky to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights…