There is a low fare from $625 round trip with United/SAS and Star Alliance carriers from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Bodo, Norway, a town slightly north of the Arctic Circle and jumping off point for excursions into the Lofoten Islands Archipelago.
Departure dates with fares in low $600s are available in April with last low fare date on May 9.
Arctic Norway off coast of Bodo seen from SAS flight to Harstad, Norway I flew last September.
United Airlines San Francisco SFO – Bodo, Norway BOO
$631.26 Wed May 4 – Wed May 11
Note this United itinerary has an overnight in Oslo on outbound. There are other itineraries with no overnight required.
While Scandinavia has generally been the lowest priced landing point in Europe for flights from California over the past year, low fares generally only apply to Copenhagen CPH, Oslo OSL, and Stockholm ARN or a few secondary airports like Billund, Denmark BLL, Bergen BGO or Stavanger SVG, Norway and Gothenburg, Sweden GOT.
The deal here is the ticket price to Bodo BOO is only about $25 more than flying to ARN, CPH, or OSL. The ticket price for travel from one of these major airports to Bodo ranges from $189 round trip on Norwegian for OSL-BOO to $275 round trip for SAS CPH-BOO.
You might think April and May is not a good time of year to visit Bodo and tour the Lofoten Islands, a birder and photographer dreamland.
Bodo has 19 hours of daylight in early May before going 24 hour sun on May 31. May is also the driest month with least rainfall for west coast of Norway.
Bodo weather statistics from weather-and-climate.com
Bodo also has a Radisson Blu Bodo hotel with 2-for-1 rates on some weekends reducing the price of a hotel to under $75 per night.
Radisson Blu Bodo 2-for-1 Gold elite rate May 6-8 = $74.66/night.