Saltstraumen is a unique underwater destination due to the strong currents created by the riptides. The currents can reach speeds of over 20 knots, creating an enormously powerful and dynamic underwater current. This offers an exciting and adrenaline-filled experience that cannot be found anywhere else. On the other hand, we are careful to choose snorkeling spots that avoid taking us into the big eddies, the ship charter, or the strongest currents.
In addition to the powerful currents, Saltstraumen is also known for the rich marine life and the crystal-clear water. Here, snorkelers can experience everything from cod, pollock and halibut, to starfish, sea urchins, scallops, and catfish. The depth in Saltstraumen varies from a few meters to over 100 meters, which gives snorkelers the opportunity to explore different underwater environments.
Saltstraumen is also known for its beautiful nature and dramatic landscape. With mountains and islands around, snorkelers can experience spectacular views both above and below water.