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Bodø 2024 European Capital of Culture

First Cultural Capital North of the Arctic Circle – 67°17′00″N

In the video it seems that Queen Sonia of Norway herself (86 years old) is skiing 🙂

In Bodø there is also a touch of Italy with Via Querinissima, the historic route of the Venetian captain Pietro Querini who, shipwrecked in Røst – Lofoten – in 1432, came into contact with the local culture and returning to Italy brought with him the precious stockfish from where the tradition of cod was born.

Marcialonga Arctic Ski Race 

On 9 March Bodø2024 hosts the first edition of the Marcialonga Arctic Ski Race (42 km, 09.03.24) which becomes part of the Ski Classic races together with the very Italian Marcialonga (70 km, 28.01.24), the Norwegian Birkebeinerrennet (54 km, 16.03.24) and to the Swedish Vasaloppet ( 90 km, 03.03.24).

Here you will find the programma with the 1000 scheduled events.