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Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Tidal current with short walk

The view of the tidal current and village is nice. Also the short walk is worth your while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KvBerloo
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Really impressive to see the power of water. Try to catch some fish too, but it was not our day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fam H
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of the tidal current and village is nice. Also the short walk is worth your while, especially since your likely to be driving quite a bit afterwards its nice to stretch the legs here

Thank KvBerloo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressive to see the power of water. Try to catch some fish too, but it was not our day... A lot of people try to so just bring your gear. Good to look at the tide tables to see when the best moment will...More

Thank Fam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing; be quite and take video/pictures and just soak in the power of nature. You can hear it roar. We parked in a small parking area after having passed the Rv17 bridge arriving from the north. Steep path with steps to arrive at a great...More

1  Thank Kie_0012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask in th hotel or tourist information to get the times when its best to see the water flowing in or out.

Thank Wasp2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here three times and all times it was good in a different way. It's nice to spend some time, waking on and underneath the bridge to see it closer. In June there were a lot of tourists, while in February there was no...More

Thank Susanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tons of fish. This a must if you are close. Great scenary, and the fishing is jusr great if you are at the right time. Which is 1-2 hours before flood, look at homepage for Saltstraumen. The cod and others is flooding in, sometimes it...More

1  Thank Kjell K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a bus tour from the Hurtigruten in Bodo with the main objective of seeing the Salstraumen tidal current in action. Unfortunately and disappointingly, when we arrived at the bridge over the Salstraumen Strait, it was low tide and only then was the tide...More

1  Thank Indy215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you get a timetable. We hired a car - v. expensive in the high season. But there are tours..

Thank RosieB50
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We didn't see the big swirl, but we really enjoyed the views so we didn't mind. It was nice to hang out under the bridge and we also had a lunch in there.

Thank maijumuikku
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We got to the whirl pools about an hour after they were at their wildest/biggest. I would think it would be disappointing if you arrived when they were at their least. We went from a cruise on a rib boat but still got there AFTER...More

Thank Gingermegs55
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Alec513
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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chris n
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
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booberboo
2 January 2015|
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Response from RuK54 | Reviewed this property |
its ordenary bus route both ways
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