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Saltfjorden is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland

Saltfjorden or Saltenfjorden is a fjord in the municipalities of Bodø and Gildeskål in Nordland county, Norway. The 40-kilometre (25 mi) long fjord begins around the Fleinvær islands; travels northeast past Sørarnøy, Sandhornøya, and Straumøya islands; along the southern shores of the town of Bodø; and ends at the village of Løding.[1]

View of the Saltfjorden

The narrow Saltstraumen strait connects the Saltfjorden to the large, inland Skjerstad Fjord. The strait has a very strong tidal current, making travel difficult and dangerous.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Saltfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

Coordinates: 67°15′49″N 14°58′16″E / 67.26361°N 14.97111°E / 67.26361; 14.97111