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Bodø

The modern city of Bodø, once an important fishing village, is situated just above the Arctic Circle at the tip of a stunning coastal route, where sea eagles soar and the Northern Lights shimmer in full splendor. In summer, the midnight sun is visible from June 2 to July 10 and the polar night descends from December 15 to December 29. As the terminus of the Nordlandsbanen railroad and the Hurtigruten coastal boat, Bodø serves as the gateway to the beautiful Lofoten Islands and the northernmost regions of Norway. The town's position on the sea makes this city the best starting point for nature walks and boat excursions to the coastal bird colonies on the Værøy Islands.

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