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Bodø, presented by a local

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A guided walk in the city of Bodø by a local, and stories about the way of life in the Arctic



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About this tour...

The municipality of Bodø is located just north of the Arctic Circle and the town of Bodø is the largest urban area and town in Nordland county, and the second-largest town in North Norway. The village of Bodø was granted township status in 1816 and soon after, in 1818, it was known for the Bodø affair, smuggling by British merchants and accusations that later were compensated by Norway.

Most of the town of Bodø was destroyed during World War II. Six thousand people were living in Bodø, and 3500 people lost their homes in an attack in May 1940.
Due to the acute lack of housing, the Swedish Government helped build 107 apartments in the winter of 1941. These houses were built tightly together just outside the town. This small area, today in the heart of Bodø, is still called Svenskebyen ("the Swedish Town").

During the last twenty years the city has been upgraded and the office buildings have been modernised as the area is thriving and the city is expanding.

Bodø is named one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2024.

On this tour I will meet you at the pier and take you for a guided walk through the town and tell you about the history of Bodø and the Nordic region and how people have lived here for several thousand years. I will tailor the sights and stories according to your interests and may take you for a drive in my private car if you want to experience the nature and stunning sceneries which surrounds the city.

Bodø, presented by a local
Bodø, presented by a local

Meeting point

At the Pier

Please note

It is planned that we will spend some time outdoors so for you own comfort bring some wind- and waterproof clothing.

What is included

    Cold drink, a snack, transport by private car (if needed)

What is extra

    Entry to any museums in town is not included

Options  €

Nordland museum's boat collection


This Tour is available in:

Child friendly

Wheel chair friendly

Type of transportation

English, Deutsch, Svenska

Kids often find a guided city tour boring, but I am able to alter the theme and provide a more family friendly alternative

No. Due to lack of facilitating access for impaired mobility at several attractions

We will mainly walk, but there is an option for a private Volvo estate

Beate Venaas

Beate Venaas

Meet your guide

I was born and grew up in Bodø. I love to travel and I am proud to welcome visitors to this beautiful corner of the world. Like most Norwegians I enjoy the "al fresco" life, what we call "friluftsliv", and I use the nature in a sustainable way, foraging berries, mushrooms and edible plants.
I hope I will be able to convey the interesting and funny parts of the history of Bodø to you and provide you with an unforgettable experience.



Expected date of tour in more than 30 days

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