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Saltstraumen, the world's strongest tidal current. Every 6 hours it culminates, when 400 mill m3 of salt water force its way through the 150 m wide strait, with a speed up to to 20 knots.
When the strom is strongest (time-tables are available) it's boiling down there! Many a small boat have been trapped in those whirls and disappeared during the years.<BR>Saltstraumen is a popular attraction and an eldorado for fishing. Every year the World Championship for seithe (coley) fishing takes place there.The record so far caught with rod is 22,7 kilos.

Directions: 30 km outside central Bodo. You can get there by bus or car.
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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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