Saltstraumen
Saltstraumen
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Ingrid B
Den Helder, The Netherlands23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We have been hete with Stella Polaris AS. It was a super experience with the guides Erland and Kateina. We can recommend this experience, you have to go wgen visiting Bodo!! Also when you are visiting Bodo with a cruiseship. Stella Polaris is next to the cruiseport, could not be better!
Written 11 March 2024
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Chetna K
Mumbai, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a definite must see place ...we saw the maelstrom from the view point near the bridge as well as from the top of the bridge...both the views are fabulous but I would say that from the top of the bridge is definitely not to be missed...
Written 17 August 2023
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mfe1
Basel, Switzerland44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
this interesting natural spectacle is at kts best at exactly high tide or low tide, when the most water is flowing through. My tip is to take the local bus number 300 from Bodø which leaves you close to the Saltstraumen road bridge. Its a lot cheaper than the tours offered.
Written 5 August 2023
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Andy B
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Not worth it when we went. Tour organised by Fred Olsen Cruise. Guide told us as we got on the bus that we had missed what we paid to see before we left the port. Iisnt a particularly scenic place and no fast water. I suppose it depends on when you go.
Written 24 March 2023
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John W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very powerful current. We had one day in Bodø and we decided to go fishing in the Saltstraumen.
We got a lot of fish and we prepared it in the evening at our cabin.
Fantastic.
Written 17 October 2022
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B4175
California57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Saltstraumen is worth half a day trip from Bodø. The whirlpools are not directly below the bridge but several hundred meters away. Know the tide table before you visit. The movement of water becomes more and more dramatic towards high tide.
Besides observing the whirlpools you can also try taking pictures of the bridge from different perspectives. You can walk down towards Kjelen Cafe to see the fishermen catch fish from the whirlpools. Or you can also walk towards the Saltstraumen Hotel and view the bridge with the majestic Børvasstindan mountains in the background.
To get to Saltstraumen you can get on Bus # 200 or 300 at bus stop Bodø sentrum, and get off at bus stop Saltstraumen. Go to website reisnordland.no for the bus timetable and current bus fare. You can pay the bus driver using credit card.
Bus stop Salstraumen is just several hundred meters away from the bridge. Facing the bridge from the bus stop, if the tide is flowing from west to east, the best views are on the left side of the bridge. If the tide is flowing from east to west, the best views are on the right side of the bridge.
Written 10 October 2022
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oestrup76
Oslo, Norway19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Trip in high speed boats seeing the saltstraumen tidal current and the fjord geology. A trip to remember.
Written 31 August 2022
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JonDoe04134
Umeå, Sweden4,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A fantastic spectacle, both from the bridge if you're not afraid of heights and from the sea level too. There's a table available online that shows high and low tide and when it's best to see it.
Written 10 August 2022
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kate_rugby
Rugby119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Great view from top of bridge, walk up left hand side pedestrian footpath from car park, check tide times so you go when currents are at their peak.
Written 4 August 2022
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Ronald D
Shrewsbury, UK728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Really amazing sight of up to 400cubic metres of seawater powering its way through a 1.8 mile long and just under 150 metre wide every six hours.

At the eye of the vortex one can witness vortices of up to 9 metre in diametre and 5 metre deep when the current is at its strongest.
Written 25 June 2022
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