Welcome to Bodø – the city at 68 degrees north that offers cultural diversity, big city living, and a short distance to magnificent nature!

Bodø is a vibrant city that has a lot to offer students. In addition to diverse cultural experiences, Bodø is the perfect base for outdoor activities and exploration of Northern Norway.

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Experience Bodø

  • In the centre of Bodø, you will find many restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, and pubs. Espressos, sushi, black coffee, or the traditional Northern Norwegian 'møsbrømlefse' – whether you prefer the urban or the traditional, there is a place for you in Bodø.

    There is also a lot to choose from if you like to shop, from the city centre to City Nord and Hunstad shopping malls outside the city centre.

    Read more about what Bodø has to offer.

  • Cultural experiences

    The cultural life in Bodø is flourishing and it might be hard to choose among everything the city has to offer. Stormen Concert Hall and Library have received a lot of international attention and have become very popular among the city's inhabitants.

    Other highlights include the Nordland Music Festival and the Parken Festival, which draw thousands of happy audience members every year.

    Outdoor experiences

    Bodø is located on a peninsula in the middle of Nordland's beautiful coastline and is therefore perfect for those who want an active lifestyle. A wonderful signposted trail network that can be found nearby – suitable for hiking, cycling, and skiing. In addition, there are large sports halls and several gyms.

    If you prefer the outdoors and magnificent nature, you can pick and choose from the area's great coast and mountains. There are unlimited opportunities for those who like hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing, summit tours, mountain biking, and paragliding. And much more!

  • The airport, train station and quay are all located within walking distance of the city center. The university is located approximately 9 kilometers from the city center. Nord University has student accommodation located in the city center as well as within walking distance of the university.

    The easiest way to get around Bodø is by bus. Buses run every 10-15 minutes between the city and the university on week days.

    You can find timetables and more information about taking the bus in Bodø at