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“Breath taking!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Bodo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Siemianowice Śląskie
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3 reviews
“Breath taking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

You must come there and see it! Amazing views. Can't even imagine how it looks like in the Summer...

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Much enjoyed trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We found out the tides from the Bodo Information Bureau, who also provided us with bus times. These worked well for us and we used the public service busses - a fascinating trip in its own right. The spectacle of Salstraumen was interesting if not the most exciting, but the views from the bridge across the fjord made it all worthwhile and we were really pleased we made the effort

Visited March 2013
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Mo i Rana, Norway
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“exellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Saltstraumen area is worth a trip out of Bodø town.For fishing ,ogr just to look a the powerful stream wich occures as a result of the difference between high and low water.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Did what it said on the package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The world's 2nd biggest maelstrom swirled appropriately and it was possible to get really close to it to photograph

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great natural phenomenon!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited Saltstraumen for about an hour in the afternoon. The Saltstraumen is a fantastic site where very fast currents flowing together produce multiple whirlpools. We parked below the large bridge in a car park which is a great location to see the events from. The site is also best seen at high tide which occurs every few hours. We obtained a leaflet giving the exact times each day for high tide from the tourist information office in Bodo. Since we were visiting in winter, there are only a few hours of daylight, so it is recommended to plan ahead to catch a high tide during daylight.

Visited January 2013
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