1 TOUR OF THE NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM
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The Norwegian Aviation Museum is Scandinavia’s largest and one of the most modern museums of its type in Europe. The building itself is designed like a giant propeller. This museum’s exciting atmosphere gives an experience of aviation and aeronautics history. At close hand, you can examine famous and historical aircraft such as Lockheed U-2 - a famous spy plane of the Cold War era, the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, the fast and potent CF-104 Starfighter that dominated European skies in the 1960s and 1970s, rare and restored World War Two aircraft such as the Mosquito, Ju 88, Ju 52, and Catalina. As well and an extensive civilian aviation exhibition featuring the Canadian Twin Otter, the Dutch Fokker 28, and many others. After an introduction to the museum there will be a guided tour through civil and military aviation exhibitions, with many collections that are not exhibited anywhere else.
The Norwegian Aviation Museum is planning an exciting new addition, which will contain a special permanent exhibit of The Cold War era between the East and the West. This will represent a significant part of Norwegian aviation history throughout the last sixty years. If you would like to “fly” one of our planes, for example an F-16, a helicopter, a Hurricane, or take an acrobatic flight - you can do this by riding in our aviation simulator!
The control tower is definitely worth a visit, which was formerly the operative site for directing air traffic at Bodø Airport; it has a fantastic view of the surrounding area and lets you view much of the activity of the nearby airport and airbase at close hand.
The trip is conducted by bus and includes city sightseeing and a trip to the mountain Rønvikfjellet, where the view from the top gives you a 360 degree panoramic view of the town, the surrounding mountains and, and on clear days, a view of the Lofoten Islands in the distance.
SPECIFIC DETAILS: The exhibitions are easily accessible to everyone. There are ramps, stairways and two elevators. (Wheelchair users cannot access the control tower).
Availability: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Maximum number of Pax: Large capacity