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Aweinspiring, natural phenomenon. Great torrents of water rushing by in a maelstrom lifting the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Western Norway, Norway
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400 million cubic metres of seawater forces its way through the 150 m wide strait every six hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathania R
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Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Aweinspiring, natural phenomenon. Great torrents of water rushing by in a maelstrom lifting the fish out of the water, allowing a free meal to hundreds of seagulls

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank metwillo
Reviewed 1 week ago

400 million cubic metres of seawater forces its way through the 150 m wide strait every six hours. The current reaches speeds of up to 20 knots, creating whirlpools up to 10 m in diameter. If you go in warm weather then join the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nathania R
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The saltstraumen was a great visual experience. We were in here in early december and not the best time of year but it was still an experience to view these extreme tidal currents in action. The feature was when a boat went with the currents...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank johntE3482SO
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

What a scenic and easy walk down to the waters edge. Some fisherman fishing right by the old lighthouse and no one else was around apart from them. With the beautiful Børvasstindene Mountains serving as a backdrop, we literally forgot about the malstroms! It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rowenabaker
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Don’t pass this site over. Amazing views, great little hiking trails around this natural wonder. Wrap up warm if it’s cold!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sasofibird
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Very impressive to see. I only have video of the movement of water which creates huge whirls in water. Easy access for general public.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dmnc L
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Visited 5he site midtide and found the tide rushing in through the middle with the huge eddies on both/sides impressive. The walk down to the water’s edge is easy with plenty of seating from which to watch birds diving for fish. Local boats were out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

A natural phenomenon about 30min drive from bodo airport. Have seen a similar near Osaka Japan. This is bigger and yet closer to land . nothing spectacular but worth a visit with a car and time to spend before the moskennes ferry

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alfred P
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Not all it's cracked up to be. Unusual but not really spectacular. Certainly dont pay for a guided visit. It's really easy to get public transport at x fraction of the cost. You've come this far so you may as well visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robdM423FE
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Was a great experience in this place. But was raining with to much wind. So I couldn’t enjoy as I planned.

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 January 2019|
Response from metwillo | Reviewed this property |
We drove in our own car, parked by the side of the road in the established car park and climbed down. It was well worth the effort. Bodø is a compact town with a Tourist Information office down at the seaside and quite a few... More
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Response from stotty007 | Reviewed this property |
50 NOK we think
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23 March 2018|
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Response from stevesD8132LV | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can the bus service in Bodo is a bit weird there is a tourist office on the bus station although the buses don't run from there. As I said in my review check the times of the tide before you go