Flights to Norway
In order to fly to Bodø from abroad, you will need to transit through Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or Tromsø.
The two main Norwegian airlines are called Norwegian and SAS. They have flights from many airports abroad. There are also a range of other international airlines which fly to Norway.
The flight from the main Oslo airport, Oslo Gardermoen (OSL), takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Another possibility is a direct flight from Stockholm, Sweden to Bodø with SAS.
Flights into Norway cannot be booked through the Jamboree, so they must be organised by the international groups themselves.
Domestic flights to and from Bodø
Flights to Bodø from Thursday afternoon (29 June) to Saturday (1 July) and departures on Saturday and Sunday (8–9 July) should be booked through the Jamboree. We have partnered with an air broker to ensure that we get enough tickets for everybody who is going to the camp. Therefore, we will both reserve tickets on scheduled flights and add extra flights.
On all other days before and after the ones mentioned above, we refer you to the free market. We also refer you to SAS for the Stockholm–Bodø route.
Tickets on scheduled flights are acquired through our air broker, i.e. as many tickets we could get without adding names to them. This proved to be fewer tickets than we were promised earlier (the airlines changed their rules), but we have around 1000 tickets in each direction.
This means that there are a few tickets on the open market. Those who are ready to book tickets to the Jamboree and want to buy these may of course do so instead of organising your travel through us. If so, bear in mind the chance of overbooking and the fact that it costs approximately 500 NOK per ticket to change the name on tickets that have been purchased this way.
The Jamboree will charter flights to get the rest of the Guides and Scouts to the camp. We have access to around 40 aircraft from Widerøe and will set up flights from airports with a minimum of 78 travellers. We also have access to larger aircraft, but please note that there has to be a reasonable number of passengers at an airport for us to be able to pick you up there.
Some aircraft will have a stop or two to pick up passengers, but most of them will fly directly to Bodø. Either way, everybody will go straight to Bodø from a Norwegian airport without having to exit or change planes on the way. Stops without leaving the aircraft might be necessary, though, because the aircraft have to be full.
Registration for Nord 2017 opens on 5 January, and there will be enough seats for everybody who would like to fly to Bodø! But to enable us to puzzle everything together and for you to be guaranteed a seat on an aircraft, you must be registered by 1 February. We can then guarantee that you will be there on 1 July when the camp opens, but it is not possible for everybody to arrive that day. This means that some will have to travel earlier, i.e. from Thursday afternoon (29 June). We will try to accommodate your wishes here! Everybody flying out of Bodø after the camp will have reached their Norwegian destination by Sunday evening (9 July), and of course nobody will have to leave before the Closing Ceremony on Friday 7 July.
The price per person will be the same for everyone flying from the same region, whether they end up flying with scheduled or chartered flights. The stipulated flight price from the air broker is 1500 NOK one way from Eastern/South-Eastern Norway (Oslo area) and 2000 NOK one way from Southern/Western/North-Western Norway, and the same for the return. The air broker has confirmed that this will be close to the final price.
Upon arrival in Bodø, the baggage of the Guides and Scouts will be loaded on trucks and taken to the campsite while the participants themselves will walk there. The walk is around 45–50 minutes.
Each person will have one piece of baggage of maximum 20 kg. The carry-on allowance is 8 kg per person. Additionally, each group will have 3 kg extra per person for their equipment.