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Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Must see!

First of all, you don’t need a tour. You can go by public bus. Sometimes 2 busses but lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Egham, United Kingdom
via mobile
The view is like a balm for the soul!

Saltsraumen maelstrom is worth a stop for the stunning and dramatic scenery but you might also see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you don’t need a tour. You can go by public bus. Sometimes 2 busses but lots of tourists do it so the bus drivers are very helpful. You can get the tide chart online. This tells you the best tides to go...More

1  Thank NicRoseP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saltsraumen maelstrom is worth a stop for the stunning and dramatic scenery but you might also see sea hawks and the maelstrom in itself is scary and spectacular. Drink in the scenery and feel at peace!

Thank Eddwina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supposed to be a real experience to see but the tide was not too good. On the Hurtigruten ship you can book an excusion to this place. We did not but took a taxi, with a very nice driver. He told us a lot about...More

Thank MTBChica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This malstrom is the worlds strongest. With a rich history of vikings and farmers to inhabit this place because of the easy access to fish going through the malstrom. Really worth a visit. Check out the tide, to be sure it is in the strongest...More

Thank Olaf J
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but was a nice stop on our way to Bodo. The water was definitely swirling around, but nothing incredible. Maybe we weren't there at the peak. Anyway, it made a nice stop with a nice...More

Thank AKTraveler50
Reviewed 11 November 2017

visited the tide stream during a Hurtigruten Journey. It is extremely interesting and the biggest tide current in the world. every 6 hours appr. 460 Million cubicmeter stream with 20 knots speed from one fjord to another and vice versa. the turbulences are 100 meters...More

Thank blueskies15-10
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited this as a trip from our Norwegian Cruise when the ship docked in Bodo. On arrival the weather wasn't great, raining but luckily getting on a bus. We arrived at Saltstraumen and walked to the rivers edge. You could see the 2 tidal...More

Thank FloandStan
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The activity of the current depends on many facto: the faze of the moon, the season of the year, the weather and etc. I visited Saltstraumen in late October at 13:00. The current was very calm and was nothing to see. Check the calendar with...More

Thank maximalistka
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went twice the first time the tide wasn't running so there is not much to do or see. We found out what time the tide turned and went back at 19.30. It was pitch black and you still couldn't see anything. Lighting on the bridge...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful nature phenomenon! Before I got there I didn’t think it was that exciting, but it was so cool just to se such powerful stream and beautiful nature.

Thank Viktoria W
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Ashley C | Reviewed this property |
We had a hire car and parked one side of the bridge and walked over it to the other side. Didn't pay anything - not sure the boat ride would be worth it anyway. The height of the bridge gives you great views. It was April so... More
3 January 2017|
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Response from 486anettm | Reviewed this property |
I think, the best view is from the bridge above! It is fully accessible.
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8 April 2016|
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Response from hans476 | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling by car Saltstraumen is just 30 minutes south of the city of Bodø. And this the start of the National Tourist Route Helgelandskysten. A memory for life, spectacular mountains, fjords, lakes... More