Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Bodø is the next largest town you visit in the Arctic landscape. Be sure to visit here and also the world's strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen.  
Saltstraumen under bridge by Bodø.

About the excursion

Bus tour with audio guide. Wear comfortable shoes and warm, windproof clothing. Rental of crampons and poles.

Direction: Northbaound

Disembarkation port: Bodø

Embarkation port: Bodø

Time: 13:05 - 15:10

Meal: None

Level: 1 (Read more)

Season: All Year

Min/max persons: 12 - 96 

Booking reference: BOON2

Price: From £ 86 - $ 104 per person

Saltstraumen, the world's strongest whirlpool. Photo: Arvid Høidahl, unsplash.com

You are north of the Arctic Circle, and the sun shines around the clock in the middle of summer.  

On the excursion in Bodø, you get a small tour of the city, which has an airport in the centre, a university and, not least, Stormen Bibliotek og Stormen konserthus (Stormen Library and Stormen Concert Hall), a new cultural quarter that has won an architectural award and was named "Library of the Year in Norway". Bodø also has the Nordic Region's largest aviation museum. 

We continue on a 30-minute bus ride through the fantastic northern scenery to Saltstraumen, the world's strongest tidal current. The sea forces itself through the narrow strait and into the fjord, and the height difference between the water on both sides of the strait is up to one metre. The strong currents can create whirlpools that are ten metres wide and four to five metres deep. 

We make a longer stop here so you can see and take photos of the maelstroms, then we return to the quay in Bodø and board the Havila Voyages ship.

City of Bodø seen from the seaside.

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