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Bodo is the most important gateway to the Lofoten islands with the facilities of daily ferry, coastal vessel (Hurtigruten) and airplane connection to this group of islands. This city was established in 1816, with only 200 inhabitants for its first 20-30 years. After the arrival of herring off the coast in 1860, made the town to grow rapidly and extensive industry developed. Bodo was founded by Trondheim merchants. A commercial-fishing centre specializing in cod drying, it also has ship repair yards and a brewery. In World War II much of the town was destroyed by German air and ground action, but it has been completely rebuilt and enlarged. Reconstruction included a large airport and the extension of the North Norway Railway to Bodo from Lonsdal to the south. The town was rebuilt and its magnificent and distinctive cathedral was completed in 1956. During a visit to the city Bodo city guide provides with all the required information and assistance for a pleasure stay.

Bodo city is a center for coastal shipping, tourism, and fishing and serves as the port of the Sulitjelma copper and pyrite mines. The city was heavily damaged in World War II.
Visitors to the city would enjoy touring the city and visiting various Bodo attraction Norway which are worth a visit. The Norwegian Aviation Museum provides visitors with a comprehensive and interesting insight into the history of Norwegian civil and military aviation. Another Bodo attraction Norway Saltstraumen Adventure Centre is set in magnificent scenery on the shore of the world’s strongest tidal current. Here, the tourists can discover the fascinating 10,000-year history of the area in an active and exciting way, from when the first human beings emerged after the Ice Age through the Iron Age, the Viking Age and up to present day. Bodo city plays host to the cultural festival "Nordland Musikkfestuke" every summer, as well as "Bodo Hardcore Festival" in early winter; the latter one is free in every aspect, and based completely on volunteers.

At tourists can hold of all the information right from the hotel accommodation to the country’s facts and history. A Bodo city guide on the city would be a guiding torch and get the tourists well informed about the place.


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