Just south of the glorious Lofoten Islands, just north of the Arctic Circle, the town of Bodo is perfectly placed to enjoy the best of Norway’s far north. The Clarion is also perfectly located to make the most of Bodo, just a block from the Vestfjorden waterfront. With a stylish collection of rooms and offering two complementary meals every day, the hotel is the best place to stay and explore this quiet Arctic town, enjoying the serenity of the coastal location as much as the Northern Lights dancing overhead.
Included in your room rate at the Clarion is not just breakfast, but dinner too. Select from a good range of buffet choices to start the day, and return for an evening selection of soups, salads, a hearty hot meal and tasty dessert. Slightly further afield, highly-rated Restaurant Smak serves up some lip-smacking Franco-Nordic treats, while simple pub food comes with rave reviews at Smith’s Sportsbar & Grill.
The cosy rooms at the Clarion are all decorated with a more English than Scandinavian ethos, though sexy red splashes in the upholstery give a seductive edge to your Norwegian boudoir. There are three different room types to choose from: Standard, Superior and Deluxe, differing in size and spaciousness, but not style.
There’s plenty to enjoy on the premises, beginning with the gym and fitness centre and ending with a rewarding drink at the hotel bar. Also in the town is the Norwegian Aviation Museum, home to a fleet of civilian and military planes alongside fun flight simulators. Nearby, the strait of Saltstraumen is well worth a visit, not just for the surrounding scenery but also to observe the strongest tidal current in the world – fun to watch, not to swim in.