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A nice place to stop by

The current wasn’t very strong when I stopped by. Anyway, it’s a nice place with plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oslo, Norway
Interesting natural phenomenon

This is an interesting place to visit. It doesn’t look very interesting in the first place, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holger C
Berlin, Germany
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Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The current wasn’t very strong when I stopped by. Anyway, it’s a nice place with plenty of parking lots, green lawns, restroom facilites.

Thank Voyagian
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tide rushes through the narrows 4 times a day as the tide flows in and out of the Fjord. However if you miss that window of opportunity to see the tidal rush, then its really a bit of a non-event. There is an information...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit. It doesn’t look very interesting in the first place, but once you know how much water is pressed through this narrow strait and once you see the water movement on the surface, you’ll be impressed. Saltstraumen is also...More

Thank Holger C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tide was out, so this may have been more impressive at a different time of day. As it was, the information that we were given was interesting but we didn’t see any impressive whirlpools. If you have the ability, you would want to plan...More

Thank Tjshade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess I was expecting something spectacular. Its ok, but overall disappointing even though we were there at high tide. I would not have spent the money to go there again on an excursion from the ship. If you have a car, it would be...More

Thank Lady_Sadie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to see. To see it the best: be here on the time when it is the most active. When driving from Bodø, go to the right, before the bridge begins, go all the way down to the sea, and see the movements! There are...More

Thank Jannicke M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a Norwegian cruise and booked a rib ride tour to Saltstraumen. A great adventure seeing birds, geological formations as well as the thrill of rib ridingnthrough the whirlpools. Well recommend this experience

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eye catching viewpoint fromthe bridge for watching the strong currents where the fjords meet. Follow the varoious apps for when the current is on it's strongest - usually around lunchtime. If you are Lucky enough - you may see some of the boats struggling to...More

Thank Rune M
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Super cool and impressive! You would think you'd only need 5 minutes for this, but actually it's just too cool to leave right away.

Thank Lonnie V
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We came to see the fantastic tidal waters but came back the day after to fish in the stream, and we were not dissapointed. First and foremost it is super impressive to see how forcefully the tide moves in creating whirlpools and wawes like in...More

Thank miriamhvidt
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Leslie L
23 March 2018|
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Response from Steve S | 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
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.