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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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It is just remarkable, the entire experience is pretty spectacular. Please make sure to check the timetables before you go for the ultimate experience

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Simen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Simen P
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Petter S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Reisevant58
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4 attraction reviews
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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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Thank 289laiy
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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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!

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Thank Jollyjacky
London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank catatonia_10
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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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.

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Thank Gorm W

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