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Address: Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
Phone Number:
47 7556 065
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A maelstrom in a fjord

This stretch of water shows the power of the change in tides through a narrow opening. Tons of water pour through the space with whirlpools constantly forming. It is a world... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This stretch of water shows the power of the change in tides through a narrow opening. Tons of water pour through the space with whirlpools constantly forming. It is a world wonder.

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Bodo, Norway
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I honestly don't know what else to say but BEAUTIFUL! If you go here, be sure to stop by the Café/Restaurant "Kjelen" with a panoramic view over the stream. Tip: check the time table for when the steram is at it's strongest.

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Thank Ida-Katrine E
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not sure how all this whirling water happens, but it is very fascinating. We were also in luck as the seagulls were mating and we could look down on all the activity from the bridge.

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Thank Bonnie A
Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk over bridge and down to headland either side for best views. Check tide times for fastest water speed not high / low tide.

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Thank Ashley C
Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most gorgeous fjords and and royal blue waters meandering about the whole town backed with gorgeous icy mountains. A must visit for fishing or even just to drive around and enjoy the splendorous view. Not crowded a wonderful place

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Thank Avrohom W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this is nice for fishing together with friends and i liked it! fresh air and nice view of the ocean its really amazing to see how the ocean moved so fast and strong! Beautiful moutains everywhere!

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Thank laurenaronsen
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

An exciting experience of the world's strongest tidal current. A good guide and driver who showed us other interesting sights on the tour.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous views. We took a coach from the port and even the drive to Saltstraumen from Bodo was scenic. Bodo itself it currently undergoing a lot of road works and improvements so isn't the prettiest but as soon as you leave the centre of town you see how pretty the area is. Snow capped mountains in the background. Crystal clear... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We diverted from E6 on our way from Bodo to Mosjoen, and it was worth it. The whirlpools were splendid even though it wasn't high tide. Plenty of birds - it was fascinating to see them diving down into parts of the pools and emerging after diving so deep l couldn't see them! Well worth the diversion

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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

A very interesting and unique natural phenomenon. You can see huge whirlpools in the water. Be sure to visit during a tide time in the morning or the evening. You can find a daily tide schedule online. The place is roughly a 45 minute freeway drive from Bodo. Once there, park on a free parking lot and take a short... More 

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