Nordland is a county in Northern Norway.
- Bodø pop 42,000
- Brønnøysund pop 6,000 With the mountain with a large hole thru, Torghatten.
- Fauske pop 7,000
- Leknes pop 3,000
- Mo i Rana pop 20,000
- Mosjøen pop 10,000
- Narvik pop 15,000
- Sandnessjøen pop 7,000 Has the remarkable mountains The Seven Sisters.
- Svolvær pop 5,000
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.
By bus or boat
The easiest way to get around is by bus or boat if you don't have a car. Search on Rutebok.
The E6 is the backbone road of the county. Still the distances are long, 650 km including one ferry crossing, between the northern and southern county borders (takes around 10 hours excl. stops).
The road 17 is a partly spectacular tourist road, connecting the coastal settlements. It is much more time consuming than E6 and has several ferry crossings.
- Old fishing cabins in Lofoten.
- Strong tide current in Saltstraumen by Bodø
- A spectacular hole in a mountain called Torghatten, at Brønnøysund.
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.