Saltstraumen represents a narrow strait with the strongest tidal current in the world, which makes it popular among divers and anglers. The current produces maelstroms and whirlpools up to 10 m (33 ft) in diameter and 5 m (16 ft) deep. Walk up to the bridge to see the foaming stream from above, or descend to the waterfront to view it up close. The water swarms with various species of fish like cod, halibut, and coalfish, the regional specialty. You can fish from the bridge, the shore, or a boat. Plan to visit Saltstraumen and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bodo attractions using our Bodo trip planner.
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Some say that here is one of the strongest tidal currents in the world, others say that it’s the strongest current. Well it is strong. This is a fisherman’s dream place. But it’s not so easy to take..... more »
Saltstraumen is worth visiting as it is the worlds strongest maelstrom. Also very nice for fishing, and rib riding in the maelstrom is excellent! more »
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