Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen


Price from £105

Difficulty level

Level 2: Suitable for most.

Booking code



2 hours 10 minutes


Read the practical information below

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  • Enjoy a guided tour around the town of Bodø

  • View the Saltstraumen tidal current from shore

  • Take home a pack of salt flakes produced at Saltstraumen

  • Look out for sea eagles which inhabit the surrounding area

Today’s tour begins in the town of Bodø, just north of the Arctic Circle. With around 50,000 inhabitants, this is the second-largest town in Northern Norway. From there, we’ll continue on to Saltstraumen, passing fantastic scenery on the way.  

Saltstraumen has existed for about three thousand years and has never failed to amaze its visitors. Here, the water speeds reach up to 20 knots, and up to 400 million cubic meters of seawater forces its way through the 150 metre-wide-strait every six hours.  

After you’ve admired the strongest tidal current in the world, you’ll be given 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, shaped by the combination of water temperature, season, and humidity at Saltstraumen. Take the salt back home with you and impress your friends with an Arctic addition to your cooking.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Bodø

  • Available: 2 Jan-30 Dec, except 24 Dec

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • There is an automated audio guide available in multiple languages

  • The strength of the Saltstraumen current depends on the tide and cannot be guaranteed.

Excursion can also be combined with: