Bodø, north of the Arctic Circle

17 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union, European Capital of Culture Reading Time:  8 minutes

Landegode Lighthouse © Janter/cc-by-sa-3.0

Landegode Lighthouse © Janter/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bodø is a town and a municipality, the largest urban area and city in Nordland county, and the second-largest in North Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Salten and it is the capital of Nordland county. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Bodø. Other villages in Bodø include Misvær, Skjerstad, Saltstraumen, Løding, Løpsmarka, Kjerringøy, Sørvær, and Fenes. The town lies just north of the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from 2 June to 10 July. Due to atmospheric refraction, there is no true polar night in Bodø, but because of the mountains south of Bodø, the sun is not visible from the city from early December to early January. Average number of sunhours in Bodø is highest in June with 221 hours.   read more…

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