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Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen | Rv17, 33 km from Bodø town center, Bodo 8056, Norway
47 7556 065
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Make sure you get a timetable. We hired a car - v. expensive in the high season. But there are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RosieB50
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Bigbury, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

We didn't see the big swirl, but we really enjoyed the views so we didn't mind. It was nice to hang... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maijumuikku
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Oulu, Finland
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“high tide” (11 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank RosieB50
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great scenery! We didn't visit the museum--why is it in a separate building across the highway?--but the visitor's center's film was very interesting. I liked that they asked us which language to present and started the film just for us (three people), but thought the...More

1  Thank EmilyCarver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even we cannot see the big swirl, it is definitely a good place to visit, the scenery is amazing, on a sunny day, a picnic would be a good option.

Thank pkhappy
Reviewed 12 June 2017

its worth it to make the 30 min drive over from Bodo, if and only if you can catch high tide. definitely walk up the bridge to catch it from above before heading down below.

1  Thank nrg242
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Sounds impressive and by numbers it really is, but what you can see is really only bubbling and fast streaming water. If it is good weather and you are there in right time, then it is somewhat interesting. In bad weather and/or outside the peak...More

1  Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

It took some time to find the tide tables which will give you information on when the maelstrom is at its strongest. I viewed it from the high bridge above which producers fantastic photos, but I think if you could find a place to watch...More

Thank Elissa D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This stretch of water shows the power of the change in tides through a narrow opening. Tons of water pour through the space with whirlpools constantly forming. It is a world wonder.

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I honestly don't know what else to say but BEAUTIFUL! If you go here, be sure to stop by the Café/Restaurant "Kjelen" with a panoramic view over the stream. Tip: check the time table for when the steram is at it's strongest.

Thank Ida-Katrine E
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Alec513
2 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
1 January 2015|
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Response from RuK54 | Reviewed this property |
its ordenary bus route both ways
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