Sleeping in Airports

Bodø Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bodø Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The SAS check-in employee told me that it wouldn’t be a problem to sleep in the airport, although it closes at night, I should just talk to the security staff. -Torstein

BOO Airport Overview

bodo airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bodø Airport.

What to Expect

Bodø Airport (code: BOO) has a small, modern terminal that serves mostly regional destinations. Facilities include a few eateries, a duty-free store, and a couple convenience shops. Free WiFi helps to pass the time. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Sleeping in Bodø Airport

It is not possible to spend the night here, as the airport closes nightly. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bodø Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bodø Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Thon Hotel Nordlys – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Skagen Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. 130,- NOK. » Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bodø Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bodø Airport for two hours. Connect to the “Airport” network and select “FREE WI-FI”. You can log in for more free time again after your 2 hours expires or upgrade to a paid, faster service if you like.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

 ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Nordea Bank, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Ground floor, Arrivals, by the Narvesen kiosk • Airside, 1st Floor Departures Hall, near Brygghuset Bar.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle refill stations are available free of charge. Fill up your water bottles, after you clear security. Location: Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available 24 hours a day to passengers departing and arriving on international flights. Travel Value duty-free shop is available to passengers departing and arriving on domestic flights, along with a Narvesen convenience market.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Brygghuset • Food Factory • Narvesen convenience market (2 locations) • Peppes Pizza.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Ground Floor, close to the luggage carousels. Ring the bell by the outer baggage carousel to contact Securitas. All bags must be scanned before they can be stored. Rate: NOK 50 per 24-hour period. Payment by credit card only.

Medical Facilities – If you are not feeling well the airport is equipped with a sick room, it is not known if medical services are also available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – If you need to freshen up after your flight, a shower room is available at the airport. Payment can be made outside the room. Location: Ground floor of airport. Rate: NOK 50.

Tax Refund -If you live outside Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, you can claim a refund for the taxes you paid on purchases in Norway. The refund is 6.5 – 8.5% of the purchase price for food purchases and 12 – 19% on other purchases. Approximately 4000 Global Blue or Tax Free Worldwide affiliated stores offer tax refund on departure. Refunds through Global Blue are handled at Travel Value.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 3:30AM – 12:00AM (Mon – Fri) • 4:30AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • 8:00AM – 12:00AM (Sun).


Bodø airport is served by the following airlines: KLM • LTR • SAS • Norwegian Air • Widerøe’s.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses 1 and 4 connect Bodø Airport to the city centre. The bus stop is located next to the main entrance. Both buses run daily from 5:40AM – 12:10AM, with departures every 15 minutes until 6:10PM and less frequent departures all other times. By bus, a one-way journey between the airport and city center takes about 5 minutes. Regional buses are also available from the airport to Fauske, Halsa, Beiarn, Tårnvik, Sortland and Narvik.

For route maps, schedules and fares for buses serving the airport, visit the Nordland Fylkeskommune website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located on the ground floor of the terminal, to the left of the main entrance: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.


Taxis are available at a taxi stand in front of the main entrance to the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. A one-way journey between the airport and Bodø city center takes 5 minutes, and costs approx. NOK 100. A surcharge of NOK 20 applies to trips to and from BOO airport.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.