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Vikan Destination Guide

Explore Vikan in Norway.

Vikan in the region of Nordland is a town in Norway - some 524 mi (or 844 km) North of Oslo, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Vikan is now 01:15 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Oslo" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sorsele, Valvika, Vajan, Svolvær, Straum or Bodø. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Vikan, Valle, Tuv, Straumen, Skalbunes and Ersvika. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Videos

Searafting through the Saltstraumen mael...

01:41 min ( May 27, 2009 by sveinmartinsen)
Views: 28,332 - Rating: 5/5

Last night, I had the pleasure to be part of a group going searafting from Bodø to Saltstraumen and back. Going out from Bodø, it was quite windy with "exciting" waves around 2 metres, but it got a ...

Saltstraumen Diving 2008

09:09 min ( June 11, 2008 by danneblom)
Views: 58,129 - Rating: 4.71111/5

Diving in Saltstraumen 2008 Diving in Sundstraumen 2008


SALTSTRAUMEN - worlds strongest tidal cu...

01:53 min ( March 15, 2009 by ogland35l)
Views: 8,056 - Rating: 4.6/5

Saltstraumen, the worlds strongest tidal current, is near Bodø in Northern Norway. Every 6 hours great quantities of salt water force their way through the 3 km long and 150 m wide strait at a speed ...

Maelström

01:08 min ( May 16, 2009 by patecchio)
Views: 7,697 - Rating: 1.08333/5

The Maelström (the Moskstraumen - the biggest one - or Saltstraumen - this one, near Bodø - in Norway), a very powerful whirlpool, is one of the strongest tidal current in the world. The Moskstraume...


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Interesting facts about this location

Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen is a small strait with a very strong tidal current located in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 10 kilometres southeast of the town of Bodø. The narrow channel connects the outer Saltfjorden to the large Skjerstadfjorden between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya. The Saltstraumen Bridge on Norwegian County Road 17 crosses the Saltstraumen.

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Located at 67.3, 14.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Bodø, Geography of Nordland, Straits of Norway, Villages in Nordland, Visitor attractions in Nordland, Whirlpools

Saltstraumen Bridge

Saltstraumen Bridge is a cantilever box girder bridge that crosses the Saltstraumen strait between the islands of Knaplundøya and Straumøya in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. The bridge is 768 metres long, the longest of the 10 spans is 160 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 41 metres . The bridge is made of prestressed concrete. Saltstraumen Bridge was opened in 1978.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 67.3, 14.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:1978 establishments in Norway, Bridges completed in 1978, Buildings and structures in Bodø, Norwegian County Road 17, Road bridges in Nordland

Bodø Region

The Bodø Region is a metropolitan region in Nordland county in northern Norway, centered around the town of Bodø. Before 1 January 2005, the municipality of Skjerstad was part of the region, but it has since merged into the town of Bodø. There are several "city regions" that the government has declared in Norway. In addition to these areas in the "official" region, many people in neighboring Fauske commute daily to Bodø.

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Located at 67.3, 14.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Beiarn, Bodø, Gildeskål, Metropolitan regions of Norway

Indre Sunnan Bridge

Indre Sunnan Bridge (Norwegian: Indre Sunnan bru) is a cantilever bridge in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It crosses a strait between the island of Straumøya and the mainland, just south of the Saltstraumen. The bridge is 360 metres long and the main span is 165 metres .

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Located at 67.3, 14.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Bodø, Road bridges in Nordland

Åselistraumen Bridge

Åselistraumen Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Åselistraumen strait in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. The concrete bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 17. It is 200 metres long and the longest span is 30 metres .

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Located at 67.3, 14.7 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Bodø, Norwegian County Road 17, Road bridges in Nordland