Saltstraumen Church, Bodo

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Saltstraumen is a small strait with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. It is located in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about southeast of the town of Bodø. The narrow channel connects the outer Saltfjorden to the large Skjerstad Fjord between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya. The Saltstraumen Bridge on Norwegian County Road 17 crosses Saltstraumen.
Saltstraumen has one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. Up to 400000000m3 of seawater forces its way through a 3km long and 150m wide strait every six hours. Vortices known as whirlpools or maelstroms up to in diameter and in depth are formed when the current is at its strongest. Saltstraumen has existed for about two to three thousand years. Before that, the area was different due to post-glacial rebound. The current is created when the tide tries to fill Skjerstad Fjord. The height difference between the sea level and the fjord inside can be up to. When the current turns, there is a period when the strait is navigable.
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  • The Church was actually close, but there was someone here to do something in the Church and thus I was allowed two minutes inside. It was too dark to really see anything. But the small church was beautifully situated and close to the real ' salt ', the place where flows ebb and flow through a narrow passage to presses. A kind of fast-flowing mountain river with whirlpools and Rapids. It is wonderful to sit by the water, but also spectacular from the high bridge. To Saltstraumen don't you for the Church, but for the changing of the tides.
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  • The Church was actually close, but there was someone here to do something in the Church and thus I was allowed two minutes inside. It was too dark to really see anything. But the small church was beautifully situated and close to the real ' salt ', the place where flows ebb and flow through a narrow passage to presses. A kind of fast-flowing mountain river with whirlpools and Rapids. It is wonderful to sit by the water, but also spectacular from the high bridge. To Saltstraumen don't you for the Church, but for the changing of the tides.
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