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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 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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Hedleygirl
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank John J
Trondheim, Norge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Takes about 2 hours to drive and visit (including going back to Bodø). Could spend the whole day, could also recommend stopping here while driving south along the coast of Helgeland. Bring your fishing gear - almost guaranteed success!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice but nothing much to experience. It was a 45 min trip there from town and have to look out on the schedule for buses to pick up as it is at a rather secluded area.

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Bodo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Saltstraumen is an amazing sight. But if you really want to watch it at its most spectacular you have to check the tide timetable on the web. You can watch it at its strongest every sixth hour. But in between you do have the opportunity to fish at probably one of the best places in the world. The strong current... More 

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