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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Ann G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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1 Thank Mandles2014
Thornhill, Canada
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106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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Thank AndyT2012
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We could have watched this for hours. Take lots of photos but wear warm.clothes as it is absolutely freezing!

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Morges, Switzerland
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting natural wonder worth seeing if you have time and can there on time to observe the stream at its peak (4 times per day). Check time on internet or at your hotel. Note: if you drive, there are several automated tolls!

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Thank marczuber
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It is just remarkable, the entire experience is pretty spectacular. Please make sure to check the timetables before you go for the ultimate experience

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Don't miss one of the very best attractions Bodø offers its visitors. Take your time there, and be sure to make plenty of splendid pictures, but what to do first - carefully check the bus times there and back, as well as the times the powerful current peaks. You won't regret it. Good luck my dear friends!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a cabin nearby so were able to walk down to the shore near the base of the bridge to see this fantastic natural phenomenon - several times in just 3 days! The force of the water rushing by creates a number of maelstrom, some small, some large, which appear, disappear & reappear constantly - an ever-changing kaleidoscope. Well... More 

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1 Thank Hedleygirl
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is a strong sound that has a strong current every 6 houers , at its strongest it can sink large vessels . When at its strongest ther comes meany washingmachine virvler that sucks downwerds to 90 feet and tons of fish follows the strem sow its good fishing there .

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