Getting there & away
Bodø is a stop on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry. Car ferries sail five to six times daily in summer (less frequently during the rest of the year) between Bodø and Moskenes on Lofoten (adult/child/car Nkr149/74/538, 3½ hours). Most days at least one calls in at the southern Lofoten islands of Røst and Værøy. If you’re taking a car in summer, it’s wise to book in advance (an additional Nkr160) to avoid a long queue. There’s also an express passenger ferry between Bodø and Svolvær (adult/child Nkr290/145, 3½ hours) once or twice daily.
From Bodø’s airport, southwest of the city centre, there are up to eight daily flights to Oslo, 14 to Trondheim and 11 to Tromsø. Other destinations in northern Norway include Leknes (up to seven flights daily), Harstad (two) and Mo i Rana (four).