Nordland is a county in Northern Norway.
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.
The Nordlandsbanen (Nordland line) railway goes north to Fauske and Bodø. There are also railway from Sweden to Narvik.
Express buses, often the cheapest alternative, goes further north to Narvik and Lofoten from Fauske and Bodø.
The E6 road is the main road, going along the entire county.
The easiest way to get around is by bus or boat if you don't have a car.
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.
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.