Make friends for a lifetime
The people of Bod are very friendly. I was fortunate enough to have made friends that I have been able to see upon return trips and enjoy the pleasure of their company. While there, be sure to enjoy a pint of Nordland Pils, what was a locally brewed pilsner (now brewed in Oslo, I think!). (Though I have friends that will die for Mack!
Public Sculpture - Sea Eagles
Bodø has a very admirable program of sponsoring contemporary sculpture in public locations scattered around the town. These sea eagles embody the resilient spirit of the region; they can be found close to the center of Bodø, just off Sjøgata.
The Bodo International Organ Festival
Bodø has an active and vibrant church musical environment, and this years Organ festival (April 20 - 27) is the second in a row.
There will be masterclasses, concerts and lectures during these days.
In 2002 Rønvik church got a new exciting 23 stops Ryde&Berg organ, and during May 2003 the lovely medieval Bodin church will have its new North-German baroque organ (Arp Schnitger copy) by Führer/ Heiko Lorenz.
Even in April it is not always cold - but it can be.
Take clothes which you can build up in layers and do not be relying on one weight of socks. I went prepared for cold and had to buy some lighter socks! It can surely rain and out here when it rains it does rain! Normal This is so photogenic that I would almost say set yourself a limit - or it will cost. Normal Normal
A little walk out from the center of Bodø will bring you to Bodin Kirke, on the southern entrance into the town. (It was about half an hour at a leisurely pace for me.) This attractive onion-domed structure was originally built in the 13th century, though the tower and most of the handsome interior dates from the Baroque period. I was fortunate - the church was open when I was there, and the organist was practicing. Seeing Bodin Kirke brought me back in time-sense to Norway's Protestant past - it was one of the most memorable experiences of my trip.