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Bodø Cruise Port

The complete natural experience north of the arctic circle

The perfect port of call offers the widest range of choice. Bodø cruise port is such a port of call. The urban town of Bodø offers wondrous Arctic experiences, magical nature and culinary delights, all right outside our door here in the exotic north. We have the natural resources around us to help create unforgettable adventures.

Among shore highlights is the world famous Saltstraumen – the world's strongest maelstrom with a visible presence of an exiting stone age heritage; the old Kjerringøy trading post is beautifully located in a stunningly scenic landscape, and is one of Norway's most important cultural heritage monuments from the 19th century; the Norwegian Aviation Museum – Scandinavia's largest and most modern.

Being located in Northern Norway's second largest town, with a major airport with one-stop connections to most gateways in Europe, and the northernmost end of the Oslo-North Norway railroad, Bodø is a great location for both guests in quest of adventures surrounded by fantastic nature, as well for logistics purposes as resupplying by air, rail or sea.
We look forward to presenting our cruise ship destination.

Attractions & Excursions

City Sightseeing in Bodø
Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life

City Sightseeing in Bodø

Bodø is a perfect fusion of the modest and grandiose. In order to get to know Bodø, we recommend a trip around the town centre and surrounding areas. You will see a lively city centre as you walk along our charming seaside promenade where fresh fish and shrimp may be bought during the high season.
Kjerringøy old trading post
Photo : Nadia Nordskott

Kjerringøy old trading post

– one of Nordland’s most beautiful sites The old trading post of Kjerringøy is beautifully located in a stunningly scenic landscape, and is one of Norway’s most important cultural heritage monuments from the 19th century.
Deep sea fishing & dining on board in Saltstraumen
Photo: Ernst Furuhatt

Deep sea fishing & dining on board in Saltstraumen

-The world’s strongest Maelstrom Among anglers who know the pleasure that a rod and reel can bring Saltstraumen is said to be the greatest fishing paradise in Europe. Saltstraumen will excite your wildest dreams about catching the biggest fish.
Tour of the Norwegian Aviation Museum
Photo: Tommy Andreassen

Tour of the Norwegian Aviation Museum

– Come fly with me! Norwegian Aviation Museum – tells the story of Norwegian aviation history. Come right up close and sense the smell of the real flying machines. We cover 10,000 m2, of civilian aircraft, military aircraft, and helicopters. You can experience the exciting history of aviation at close quarters.
Boat trip to Saltstraumen Maelstrom
Photo: Ernst Furuhatt

Boat trip to Saltstraumen Maelstrom

European Sea-Eagle Safari. Get ready to visit the strongest tidal current in the world and discover the European Sea-Eagle close at hand. Four times a day, 13 billion cubic feet of water are forced in and out through a passage 150 meters wide, 3 km long and only 25 meters deep.
Play golf in the midnight sun
Photo: Rune Nilsen visitbodo

Play golf in the midnight sun

Play golf in the midnight sun.. The golf course of Bodø Golfpark is located just a 10 minute drive away from the city center. This exceptional golf course is in beautiful surroundings, it is possible to plat golf 24 h under the midnight sun in the summer. The first nine holes is in the seaside were both Lofoten and Landegode island are visible.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 16/13
Tidal movement MLVS, 0.4 m; MHVS, 2.8 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitation
Maximum number of ships per day in port Max 4 ships
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 3000
Environmental limitations/restrictions No
Other Port ice-free all year

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length City center 200 m; Ronvik 300 m
Draft City center 7 m; Ronvik; 8,5 m.
Air draft No limitation
Beam Unlimited


Available Yes
Pontoons Yes, but for tenders only
Tugboat Yes, on prior request

Port Services

Bunkers Yes. By truck or bunkers terminal
Supplies Yes
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method Tank. Trucks
Other Electronic, mechanical and repair services available
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Bodø

Phone +47 75 55 10 80
Contact person Port Director Ingvar M. Mathisen
Mailing Address POB. 138, NO-8001 Bodø
Visiting Address Bodøterminalen, Terminalveien.
Port control
Charts Norwegian
Web site
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 16/13
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses No
Taxi Yes
Shopping 50 m
Tax refund No
Distances - airport 2 km / Bodø Airport
Distance to city centre 50 m


Mailing Address Tollbugata 13, NO-8006 Bodø
Visiting Address POB. 514, NO-8001 Bodø
Phone +47 75 54 80 10
Contact person
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