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Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Okay if its on your way

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but was a nice stop on our way to Bodo. The water was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bend, Oregon
Saltstraumen Bodo, Norway 11/2017

visited the tide stream during a Hurtigruten Journey. It is extremely interesting and the biggest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Giessen, Germany
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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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Daytrip from Bodø, only half hour away. Parked and walked around for an hour or so, nice pathways to the most scenic spots. Worth going to, with the drive being quite scenic as well.

Thank Snorris27
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see the currents, best experienced on a boat. A boat trip also gives the opportunity to explore the landscape around. Must see when visiting Bodø!

Thank WolfRavn
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting when your here at the time the Strom is moving. Wished there would be a nice restaurant with Terrasse

Thank Utta M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were excited by the description and chose a coach trip to view this water phenomenon where one Fjord drains into another 4 times a day. There were RIB boats racing around it which maybe a better option. We were disappointed as it was not...More

Thank Margaret T
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Robyn L | Reviewed this property |
We caught the normal public bus service to and from Bodo. Very easy and inexpensive way to go.
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.
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