With Bodø as your starting point, you can spend an exciting week with varied activities, cultural events, good food and nature experiences in the Salten region. In the city of Bodø, which is the capital and the municipality of the same name in the Nordland province in the north of Norway north of the Arctic Circle, the polar night lasts from 15 to 29 December and the midnight sun stays clearly visible from 2 June to 10 July every year.
Like so many cities and towns in Norway, Bodø was largely destroyed by fires and wars. Therefore, many sights and historical documents are no longer contemporary witnesses from bygone days. Nevertheless, there is a lot to see in the city.
Southeast of Bodø is the strongest tidal current in the world with up to 22 knots, the Saltstraumen. Kjerringøy is a well-preserved, old, coastal trading village north of Bodø. Thanks to its picturesque scenery and authentic buildings, this small port has already been the filming location for several films.
The light in Bodø, surrounded by the sea and fjord, is constantly changing with the wind and the weather. And it is amazing that both the midnight sun and the Northern Lights can be observed from here. Bodø is the capital of the Nordland province and is located north of the Arctic Circle. Here the midnight sun is visible in the period from June 2 to July 10. Due to the terrestrial refraction, there is no real polar night in Bodø. However, due to the mountains to the south of the city, the sun is not visible from the city from the beginning of December to the beginning of January. The average number of hours of sunshine per month in Bodø reaches its peak in June with 221 hours.
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