Nordland

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Nordland is a county in Northern Norway.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

By plane

The main airports are in Bodø (IATA: BOO)and Evenes (IATA: EVE)(near Narvik), both providing several daily direct flights to Oslo Airport. There are numerous smaller airports in Nordland, as in Brønnøysund, Mo i Rana, Leknes and Svolvær in Lofoten.

By rail

The Nordlandsbanen (Nordland line) railway goes north to Fauske and Bodø. There are also railway from Sweden to Narvik.

By bus

Express buses, often the cheapest alternative, goes further north to Narvik and Lofoten from Fauske and Bodø.

By car

The E6 road is the main road, going along the entire county.

Get around

The easiest way to get around is by bus or boat if you don't have a car.

See

  • Old fishing cabins in Lofoten.
  • Strong tide current in Saltstraumen by Bødø
  • A spectacular hole in a mountain called Torghatten, at Brønnøysund.

Itineraries

Do

In Lofoten, and along the entire county, you can go fishing, diving and mountain climbing. A whale safari (Orca) with snorkeling is also an option in the Tysfjord area. Whale watching tours to the nearby continental shelf, where sightings of Sperm whales are common, are arranged from Andenes and also Nyksund in Vesterålen.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

If you stay on land you ought to be safe for most of the time. If you go out on the sea for fishing or diving, check the local weather forecasts as rapid weather changes can occur.

Get out

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