Bodin Kirke


The charming little onion-domed stone church, around 3km from downtown, dates from around 1240. The Lutheran Reformation brought about substantial changes to the exterior, including the addition of a tower. A host of lively baroque elements – especially the elaborately carved altar – grace the interior.

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Nearby Bodø attractions

1. Bodøsjøen Friluftsmuseum

0.54 MILES

This open-air museum is 3km from town, near Bodøsjøen Camping. Here you'll find 4 hectares of historic homes, farm buildings, boat sheds, WWII German…

2. Norsk Luftfartsmuseum

0.58 MILES

Norway's 10,000-sq-metre aviation museum is huge fun to ramble around if you have a passing interest in flight and aviation history – allow at least half…

3. Nordlandmuseet

1.51 MILES

Recounting the short history of Bodø, this little gem of a museum has a cheerily entertaining and informative 25-minute film with English subtitles on the…

4. Bodø Domkirke

1.54 MILES

This striking, austere structure, completed in 1956, has a soaring, freestanding tower and spire. Shaped like an inverted ship's hull, the walls of its…

5. Saltstraumen Maelstrom


The Saltstraumen Maelstrom is one of Norway's more unusual natural occurrences, which is guaranteed to occur four times every 24 hours. At the 3km-long,…

6. Magic Saltstraumen


This place feels like a missed opportunity. A fairly run-of-the-mill cafe and the odd information panel are all you'll find at first glance. Ask, however,…

7. Kjerringøy Trading Post

19.08 MILES

At Kjerringøy, some 40km north of Bodø, the entrepreneurial Zahl family established an important trading station in the 19th century. The trading post…

8. Salten Museum

25.47 MILES

Check out the park-like collection of historic buildings of the Fauske branch of Salten Museum, whose grounds are a lovely spot for a picnic.