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Bodo Airport began its life as a military airport in the 1920s, with commercial flights having been introduced in the 1980s. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength and now caters to around 1.7 million passengers each year. Nowadays, there are services to Bodo from many Norwegian airports, including those in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Bodo Airport is located on the southern outskirts of the town, with car hire in Bodo Airport readily available for the journey into the centre.
Bodo Airport has a number of first-class facilities including car rental in Bodo Airport. Those passengers picking cars up during the winter will find that their vehicles may have already been heated up and de-iced. There is a ground-floor ATM near the toilets and the Baggage Claim area, while three welcoming outlets serve food and beverages.
Bodo's long and thin shape means that it is easy to navigate, with plenty of scenic and well-built roads in the vicinity. Of course, visitors staying in Bodo for a short while can make do with the town's buses. However, those staying for longer periods are advised to compare car hire online before arrival to ensure the best deal from any one of the airport's five suppliers.
Most travellers use Bodo as a departure point for the Lofoten Islands, but there are a number of interesting places within a short drive of the town. There is a pretty beach at Mjelle, which is around 30 minutes away by rental car. Mjelle's beach is a popular place to enjoy the midnight sun. Alternatively, guests can take a boat trip to Landegode's lighthouse.
Bodo is one of the windiest towns in Norway and as such, a wind jacket is strongly recommended regardless of the time of year. The wind is much less biting in the summer however, when temperatures of between 13 and 16ºC are common. A number of regional music festivals are held at this time of year.