If you’re looking to tick off a few of the region’s best sights in a single trip, look no further. This one starts off with a coach ride to Saltstraumen, where you can take pictures of a fast-moving whirlpool created by the world’s strongest tidal current. If the timing is right, you can walk down to the water’s edge to see the phenomena up close. Next up, you’ll pay a visit to a boat-building factory. Here, you can learn how traditional vessels were made so locals could get around on the fjords. After a couple of hours touring, you can take a well-earned lunch break in Saltdal, before visiting the Blood Road Museum. This place tells the story of the lives of the prisoners of war under the German regime between 1942 and 1945, when they were sent north from Eastern Europe to build roads and railways. From the museum, you’ll move on to the train station in Rognan. Board the train and you’ll have picture-perfect views all the way back to Bodo, especially as you pass the Skjerstad fjord.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.