• The Saltstraumen is located naer Bodø, 100 km above the Arctic Circle.

    Saltstraumen near Bodø, 100 km above the Arctic Circle
  • On the right hand side you can sees the bridge across the Saltstraumen.

    On the right hand side the bridge across the Saltstraumen.
  • In front of and behind the bridge is the fishing area.

    In front of and behind the bridge is the fishing area.
  • Captive cod caught at the Saltstraumen.

    Captive cod caught at the Saltstraumen.
  • The fishing camp "Saltstraumen Brygge" is the top address in the region.

    The fishing camp "Saltstraumen Brygge" is the top address in the region.
  • Boats, swimming bridges and filleting house are centrally located.

    Boats, swimming bridges and filleting house
  • Saltstraumen: 24 kg cod

    Saltstraumen: 24 kg cod
  • Short ways: the rental boats are in the immediate vicinity of the accommodations.

    At the strait to the fjord large maelstromes can formed
  • The fileting house: Landing the catches and disposing of the waste is particularly easy.

    rental boats are clos of the accommodations
  • The fileting house: Landing the catches and disposing of the waste is particularly easy.

    The fileting house: Landing the catches and disposing of the waste is particularly easy.
  • Here the fish can be cleaned very comfortably and the filets cutted.

    Here the fish can be cleaned very comfortably and the filets cutted.
  • The Saltstraumen is known as a very good Wolffish district.

    The Saltstraumen is known as a very good Wolffish district.
  • Big cods can be caught in the fjord near the Fishing camp.

    Big cods can be caught in the fjord near the Fishing camp.
  • The area around the salt stream also has scenic attractions.

    The area around the salt stream also has scenic attractions.
  • The strong tidal currents ensure a high fish population.

    The strong tidal currents ensure a high fish population
  • The older accommodations of the complex still exude the "typical Norwegian" charm.

    The older accommodations of the complex still exude the "typical Norwegian" charm.
  • Top halibut district: 64 kg / 141 Lbs

    Top halibut district: 64 kg / 141 Lbs
  • Dorsche um die 10 kg werden häufig gefangen

    Cods around abaout 10 kg / 22 Lbs are often caught.

    Cods around abaout 10 kg / 22 Lbs are often caught.

Saltstraumen / Bodø – Visit the fastest tidal current in the world!

Fishing at the Saltstraumen

Nordmeer Angelreisen - aerea of Saltstraumen Fishing camp

Behind the bridge the Skjerstadfjord is situated. There you can fish well protected even in windy weather.

The Saltstraumen is the fastest tidal current in the world. It is located about 10 km southeast of Bodø – just under 100 km above the Arctic Circle. Because of a shorter traveling time and lower transfer costs (no ferry with corresponding waiting times required) this destination is an interesting alternative to Lofoten.

Here the world record was set incolafish fishing. The record Coalfish / Saithe weighed 22,7 kg / 50 Lbs!

For our guests, we have a top facility on Saltstraumen:
Saltstraumen Brygge is perfect for an ideal fishing vacation and is open all year round. It is a fishing camp with all imaginable comfort and a reliable management. In 2016/2017, the resort was extended by several apartments. These accommodations offer every imaginable comfort and complys to high requirements.

Climate & travel times

The average of high temperatures in July is round about 13 °C. In January, the average of high temperatures is -3 °C. The least rainfall occurs from April to June – most of the rain falls during September and October.

Nordmeer Angelreisen - fishing at the Saltstraumen

Depending on the current, fishing takes place in front of or behind the Saltstraumen.

However, extreme temperatures should be expected in any season, temperatures over 30 °C in summer and below -30 °C in winter are within the range of the possible.

Particularly noteworthy is the protected location in the interior, behind the coastal mountains. Even in spring or autumn, if, for example, the storm is raging on the Lofoten, you can sometimes go for a leisurely fishing trip, and heavy waves are very rare.

The Saltstraumen

The area around the Saltstrom Bridge is one of the best northern fishing grounds. Every 6 hours, the water squeezes itself through the approximately 150 m wide strait between the Kalten- and the Skjerstadfjord at a speed of up to 40 km / h – 25 mph. The resulting whirlpools have a diameter of up to 10 m and can reach up to 5 m in depth.

Nordmeer Angelreisen - at the Saltstraumen: Malestreams with scarcely 5 meters diameter

Forces of nature at the tide change at the Saltstraumen: Malestreams with scarcely 5 meters diameter.

The tremendous current is, similar to the famous „Moskstraumen“ at the Lofoten, the cause of the enormous amount of different, and particularly large fish, for example, Coalfish Cod, Wolffish, Pollack and Halibut.

Nordmeer Angelreisen - world record Coalfish was caught at the Saltstraumen

The world record Coalfish weighed 22,7 kg / 50 Lbs and was caught by the shore, near the bridge over the Saltstraumen.

Stay in the camp „Saltstraumen Brygge“

The fishing camp „Saltstraumen Brygge“ is situated directly at the Saltstraumen. You live in fully equipped apartments with kitchen and bathroom and TV. The units in different sizes are spread over several levels, almost all with beautiful views of the fjord.

WiFi
WiFi is available for all guests for free.

TV
In addition to the norwegian television, there is also international TV availible.

Shopping
A small supermarket is about 3 minutes by car / 15 minutes to walk reachable.

Filleting and freezing
There is a large, heated filleting room on a bridge above the water. This facilitates the unloading of the catches as well as the disposal of the waste.
Each apartment has its own freezer.

Air journey including transfer

Services (included in the tour price):

  • flights to Bodø with variable free baggage
  • transfer service
  • comfortable apartments in different sizes
  • you live directly at the water or nearby
  • unterkünfte mit Küche, Dusche u. WC
  • competent instruction regarding the boats and the fishing area
  • own freezer for each accommodation
  • covered, heated aerea for cleaning the fish
  • service on gasoline for boats
  • ved linen, electricity, heating, water included
  • Nautical chart for the fishing area

All prices on request.

The prices depend on the available flights, the type and size of the accommodation and the number of people accommodated therein.
Exact prices are only possible on request.

Please ask for an individual offer ….

Traveling on your own

Services (included in the tour price):

  • comfortable apartments in different sizes
  • sie wohnen direkt am Meer oder in unmittelbarer Nähe
  • you live directly at the water or nearby
  • accommodation with kitchen, shower and WC
  • competent instruction regarding the boats and the fishing area
  • own freezer for each accommodation
  • covered, heated aerea for cleaning the fish
  • service on gasoline for boats
  • bed linen, electricity, heating, water included
  • nautical chart for the fishing area

All prices on request.

The prices depend on the available flights, the type and size of the accommodation and the number of people accommodated therein. Exact prices are only possible on request.

Exact prices are only possible on request….

Fishing Tip: Equipment

Pilking with powerful equipment is the classic method of success. Often the size of the occurring fish, especially cod and coalfish, underestimated. Therefore your equipment should be very stable. We recommend fishing rods of 30 Lbs up and to use leaders about 0.80 mm.

On your strong multiper reel you should have a 0,30 – 0,35 mm braided line with a load capacity of min. 30 kg / 65 Lbs. In general, pilks round about 200 – 500 grams / 1 Lbs areto be used.

An excellent alternative to the to pilks are rubber fish of various types and sizes. Ideal for really big cod and of course especially for halibut with weights between 150 – 500 grams / 0,2 – 1 Lbs.