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Address: Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
Phone Number: 47 7556 065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The worlds strongest maelstrom

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Tom P
Bodo, Norway
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Bodo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Tom P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed there for one hour and we see just little vortex non the best and also the streat for arrive from Bodø is like 150 NOK more or less!! Look the timetable before go!

Thank Jollyjacky
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Definitely worth checking out. Can be windy and cold, but great to walk down and experience the maelstroms.

Thank catatonia_10
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Try to check the tide-timetable ! Concentrated power ... and great speed. I will not recommend taking a swim.

Thank Gorm W
Lillestrom, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful view from the bridge and by the sea on both sides of the river. We stayed there for a long time taking many photos. Exciting to see boats passing under the bridge! Worth to explore.

Thank 618heidih
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Although Bodo is a pretty city ( where is not in Norway?), most local people I spoke to recommended Saltstraumen. It indeed did not disappoint. It's a very unique place with beautiful surrounding and backdrop. We did caught the 1pm tidal surge and the power of currents was fully exhibited. Very nice.

Thank Ming G
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were told that the mightiest maelstrom in the world has 4 tide reversals within a 24 hour period. We witnessed the one at about 7pm. According to someone we asked when we were walking to the attraction, there are two locations where the maelstrom can be seen. One is on the bridge, where one can see the entire phenomenon... More 

Thank jonathangohyongsing
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We decided to do a 3 hour Rib boat safari to Saltstraumen when the cruise dock at Bodo. Our guide Henry speaks perfect English, informative and has a great sense of humour.. After a short briefing on safety, Henry headed out from the jetty. Spotted two sea eagles on some rocks, Henry stopped for us to catch a glimpse. Next... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The water churns and the boat can be spun around by it, but there's only so much 'attraction' that the actual water flow through the strait can provide. Instead, it's the whole package of getting out to the site past spectacular scenery, including large Sea Eagles and their nests.

Thank NTIcedCoffee
Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You need to check out the tides before you come. Obviously it's going to be more spectacular an hour or so after the high tide to get the best effect. The bridge is stunning! The Norwegians are very good at throwing up bridges. Though I've no idea why it's so high as there is no requirement for major shipping or... More 

Thank TravellingMan100

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