Nordland

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Nordland is a county in Northern Norway.

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Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The main airports are in Bodø (IATA: BOO)and Evenes (IATA: EVE)(near Narvik), both providing several daily direct flights to Oslo Airport. They are operated by SAS and Norwegian.

There are numerous smaller airports in Nordland. In Southern Nordland they are located in Brønnøysund, Mosjøen, Mo i Rana and Sandnessjøen, and have flights from Trondheim and Bodø. In Northern Nordland there are airports at Leknes, Narvik City, Røst, Stokmarknes and Svolvær, with flights from Bodø. All these are operated by Widerøe. Furthermore there is a helicopter from Bodø to Værøy, operated by Lufttransport.

By rail[edit]

The Nordland railway has NSB from Trondheim to Fauske and Bodø. There is also a railway from Sweden to Narvik, with SJ trains from Stockholm.

By bus[edit]

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

By car[edit]

The E6 road is the main road, going along the entire county. From Oslo to the southern border of Nordland it is around 800 kilometers (10 hours plus stops), and from Copenhagen around 1400 kilometers (16 hours plus stops).

Get around[edit]

By plane[edit]

Time can be saved by air travel inside Nordland. See the Get in section for more.

By bus or boat[edit]

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

By car[edit]

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.

See[edit]

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

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit]

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.

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Stay safe[edit]

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.

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