2/4On this exciting journey you will witness the nature forces at work in the world's strongest tidal currentPhoto: STELLA POLARISPhoto
4/4Magical moonlight in BodøPhoto: Dhoxax, ShutterstockPhoto
Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in northern Norway, Bodø, and then out to see the world´s largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
Get close for a good look at the Saltstraumen tidal current.
Receive a complimentary box of salt flakes produced from Saltstraumen.
Enjoy a guided tour around the Arctic city of Bodø.
Choose from guiding in many different languages.
Available all year
Level 2: Easy
2 hours 10 min
The strength of the current depends on the tide
We start the tour with a sightseeing through the town of Bodø, the second largest town in the northern part of Norway. Bodø has 50.000 inhabitants and lies just north of the Arctic Circle. We continue through a fantastic landscape on our way to Saltstraumen – the strongest tidal current in the world, with water speeds reaching 22 knots.
Up to 400,000,000 cubic meters of seawater forces its way through a 3-kilometre wide strait every six hours. Saltstraumen has existed for about three thousand years. After you have admired Saltstraumen, you will get a box of salt flakes produced here. It takes 48 hours to separate the unique minerals from the water. Just like snow crystals, salt crystals are unique. Water temperature, season and humidity at Saltstraumen puts a footprint on each salt flake. Take the salt with you back home, and impress your friends with an arctic addition to your cooking.
Disembarking port: Bodø
Embarking port: Bodø
Available period: All year
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Note: Multiguide system in bus. Not available 01.01, 24.12 and 31.12
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