Welcome to Bodø

Bodø is not only the center of attention in the world of Early Music for this special week, it is also a treasure chest for visitors who appreciate a friendly, intimate town surrounded by spectacular nature.

Aria Borealis Bodø takes place in the summer when the sun never sets, and when you see the midnight sun, you will never forget it.

Outdoor activities to engage in might include:

  • hiking to some of the high mountain tops with breathtaking views, or longer hikes in one of the five national parks surrounding Bodø, nicknamed “the tenderloins of Norwegian nature”.
  • kayak or RIB boat trips in the archipelago
  • midnight glacier hike at Svartisen, to view the play of light between the ice and the midnight sun
  • snorkeling or RIB safari at the rare maelstrom at Saltstraumen
  • cave tours
  • electric bike trips
  • deep sea fishing

…and much more.

Bodø is a charming town with a laid-back atmosphere and a welcoming population. Distances in the city center are very short; all the important venues are within walking distance. Still, you will have no problem finding lots of cozy little places to eat or have coffee, or a laugh and a dance in the evening.

For more information about Bodø, go to Visit Bodø.


This performance is right up there amongst the best I have heard!

Early Music Review – review of the CD “Er heißet Wunderbar” , 03.08.19 by Brian Clark

Aria Borealis Bodø

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 09:00–15:30 CET