Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
After a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
- 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 the sea eagles that soar around the area.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
2 hours, 10 minutes
The strength of the Saltstraumen current depends on the tide and cannot be guaranteed.
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 along the way.
Saltstraumen has existed for around 3,000 years and never fails to amaze its visitors. Here, water speeds reach up to 20 knots. More than 14 billion cubic feet of seawater forces its way through the 500-foot-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 snowflakes, every salt crystal is unique, shaped by the combination of water temperature, the season, and humidity at Saltstraumen. Take the salt back home with you and enjoy this Arctic addition to your cooking.