Bodo is the capital of Nordland and the second largest city in the North Norway, the last stop of the Nordland railway. The most "unusual" phenomenon to be experienced here is the midnight sun, visible on relatively few clear-sky nights between June 1 and July 13; the opposite Arctic extreme is the dark period when no sunshine is to be seen (December 19 - January 9). Take some time to travel 30 km east to see and hear the world strongest tidal current - Saltstraumen - created at the entrance of the tide into the Skjerstad fjord. Surroundings are dominated by natural reserves, designated to protect coastal forests and wildlife. If you like to continue exploring the Lofoten islands, various coastal and airplane connections are available.