"Bodo - A pearl in Northern Norway" Top 5 Page for this destination Bodø by maritagnes

Bodø Travel Guide: 115 reviews and 307 photos

Welcome to my favorite hometown :-)

Let it be said at once, Bodø is not a haven for architecture lovers, nor a sunbathing paradise. But it offers so much more. This little town, looking a bit modest at first sight hides many treasures under its surface. The town is surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty and when you look a little closer you discover that it offers lots of activities, attractions and interesting thing to see and do, outdoors as well as indoors. Besides of being the port to Lofoten, Bodø has a soul of its own. This is also where you find high-level education offered: check Hbo , the town has a lively student environment and it serves, not least,as home for more than 40.000 interesting, talented and friendly people.

The photos in the travelogues are meant to cover different areas and places in the county of Nordland.

Parks and green areas

The town centre, with it's wooden houses in all kind of colours, has plenty of green spots, which contributes to the feeling of not being in a very urban place, while still keeping most adventages of a medium size town. Bodø is a town where you can still see the colour of the sky, and the open view to the harbour gives a feeling of freedom.

A sample of traditional boat building

Strolling along the harbour of Bodø you can occasionally meet beautiful samples of various traditional vessels that use to traffic the coast of Nordland.There are local enthusiasts that still keep this rich coastal tradition alive. A tradition here represented by a member of the Nordland boat family, which came in various sizes and were a common sight in earlier times.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The natural beauty, a rich cultural life and nice people
  • Cons:No weather guarantee granted, but watch up for wonderful summer days, they do occur ;-)
  • In a nutshell:A pleasant place to live - and be a student
  • Last visit to Bodø: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nyperose's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:37 AM

    Hi Marit, Thank you for your nice comment. I've never been to the north of Norway, and would like to discover it one day:-) Jeg skammer meg! Tenk, å ikke kjenne sitt eget land! Nydelig Bodø side!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    I remember this bridge and the beautiful environment. I came to your town on my way to Lofoten three years ago Greetings

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 8:52 AM

    Superb..i can't find any other word... and if one day I'll visit Norway Bode should be my first station! thanks for your sweet coment, how is your lovely family? hope they are doing all so great, send them my warmest regards please XXX

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    We spent a night in Bodo on our way from the Lofoten but didn't have time for sightseeing there. Would love to see Saltstraumen, the medieval church and the little museum. So we will have to go back. Beautiful pictures and interesting tips.

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 5:19 PM

    Hi Marit. Thanks for giving me the chance to find your site. No doubt, Norway is beautiful, that is why it is in my list of countries to be visited. Your tips on Bodo are useful. Will be back to see your other pages. Regards from Freddie of Toronto.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 1:48 PM

    looks great

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2005 at 11:39 AM

    Happy birthday!! Bodo looks like a wonderful town. Thanks for sharing. Please update your organ festival tip when you have a chance.

  • ophiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2005 at 12:25 AM

    amazing place ! norway is on my wish list.

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 8:30 AM

    Thanks to VT and VTers we get to see places we did not know existed,very interesting Bodø pages,thanks for sharing..

  • portgrl's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 7:47 AM

    Hey Marit, thanks for sharing with us the great place that Bodo is..! Nice page!!

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