Saltstraumen is a three-kilometre-long and 150-metre-wide sea strait and the site of the world’s strongest tidal current, with a mass of water moving 400 million cubic metres from Saltfjord to Skjaerstadfjord (and back) at regular intervals.

The place is very popular among fishermen, as there are a lot of fish living in the local animal waters. Since time immemorial, archaeological findings show that people have been fishing here since 10,000 years ago.