Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø, and then see the world's largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
Enjoy a guided tour around the Arctic city of Bodø
Get a good look at the Saltstraumen tidal current
Receive a complimentary box of salt flakes produced from the waters of Saltstraumen
Guiding is available in many different languages
Available all year
Level 2: Easy
2 hours 10 min
The strength of the current depends on the tide.
Our excursion starts with a sightseeing tour through the city of Bodø, which lies just north of the Arctic Circle. Then we drive about six miles through fantastic coastal landscape to Saltstraumen – the strongest tidal current in the world, with water speeds reaching up to 22 knots. Saltstraumen has fascinated people for generations. Author Jules Verne even wrote about it in his famous novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Up to 13 billion cubic feet of seawater forces its way through a 1.9-mile-long passage that is only 490 ft wide and 100 ft deep. Vortices (known as 'maelstroms') up to 33 ft in diameter and 16 ft in depth are formed when the current is at its strongest.
After seeing Saltstraumen, you receive a complimentary box of salt flakes produced from the water here. Like snowflakes, salt crystals are unique. Water temperature, season, and humidity at Saltstraumen stamp a unique footprint on each and every salt flake. Take your salt home and add authentic Arctic flavor to your cooking.
Disembarking port: Bodø
Embarking port: Bodø
Available period: All year
Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes and warm and windproof clothing
Note: Multiguide system in bus
Not available on December 24 and 31 and January 01
*The strength of the Saltstraumen current is dependent on the tide