Saltstraumen Hotel

Living in breathtaking nature, courses and meetings with spectacular views, food and drink with emphasis on local cuisine and last but not least nice hosts!

About us

Saltstraumen Hotel is located 35 minutes by car from Bodø city center and only a short walk from Saltstraumen – the strongest tidal current in the world.

We have 28 rooms in the hotel. The rooms are modernly furnished with an emphasis on a good night’s rest. All our rooms are located on the first floor. So it is possible to park the car directly in front of the room.

We also have 12 cabins, which were completely renovated in 2020. All cabins have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, four comfortable beds, a living room with TV and sofa, a dining table and a kitchen with the possibility to prepare dinner. Maybe you would like to try your luck at fishing and prepare a delicious fish dish afterwards?

The hotel has two meeting rooms on the top floor: “Storetoppen” and “Lilletoppen”. Both meeting rooms offer spectacular views of the Saltfjord, Saltstraumen and Børvasstindan. Both meeting rooms share a roof terrace with panoramic views – perfect for coffee breaks in the fresh air. Together they can accommodate 120 people in a parliamentary arrangement for courses and conferences and celebrations for up to 100 people.

We also have two meeting rooms on the first floor of the hotel, “Helmersen” and “Atelier”.  

All our meeting rooms are equipped with projector, flip chart, air conditioning and everything else you need for a successful meeting.

Our dining room “Schjølberg” is located on the second floor of the hotel, here you will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is also an ideal for events with up to 100 people.

The hotel also has a very nice wellness area with whirlpool, infrared sauna, Finnish sauna and relaxation area. In connection with this, you will also find the hotel’s own fitness room, which you can use freely as a guest. We also have two whirlpools on the terrace with a beautiful view over the Saltfjord towards Bodø, which can be booked by groups.


Elin Richardsen

Elin Richardsen

Owner and manager

Elin is the owner and general manager of Saltstraumen Hotel and our driving force. Elin has a degree in accounting and is certified as both a cook and a waitress. She is passionate about sustainable food from the region and enjoys spending her time picking berries, seaweed and other goodies from nature. Elin is always looking for new ways to use natural ingredients and ensures that we always have home-produced specialties for sale at the counter.

Silje Raymondsdatter

Operations manager

Silje is operations manager at Saltstraumen Hotel and has a background in human resource management and industrial psychology. In 2020, Silje made a certificate as a cook together with Elin to strengthen the hotel’s kitchen. In addition, Silje is very interested in finding new ways in reducing food waste, not to mention trying out new dishes and recipes.


Erlend Edvardsen

Service staff

Erlend is a hotel employee at Saltstraumen Hotel and his main responsibility is serving food and drinks. Erlend has a background and training as a carpenter and brings just the right qualities from industry to the hospitality industry, where efficiency and punctuality are a must. Erlend is a service person without equal, always available for the benefit of our guests. 


Karl Nordberg


Karl is our handyman and janitor and has experience as a painter and in nursing home service – so many good experiences that are useful when working at Saltstraumen Hotel.

Malstrømmen i Saltstraumen

Andrea Christin Selfors


Andrea er renholdsansvarlig på Saltstraumen Hotel og sørger for at våre gjester kommer til rene og pene rom og lokaler. Andrea er utdannet landbruksrådgiver, og har en drøm om egen gård i framtida hvor hun kan holde på med favoritthobbyen sin – hest. Andrea er ei effektiv og blid jente som jobber hardt for at gjestene våre skal ha et fint opphold hos oss.


Kornelia Skjelstad

Reception staff

Kornelia is a hotel employee at Saltstraumen Hotel and is mainly responsible for the reception. She is a trained receptionist and is responsible for the work of the hotel’s Environmental Lighthouse. Kornelia lives with her husband and children on a farm, where she keeps things as tidy as she does here at the hotel.

Peter Rakovsky

Kitchen manager

Peter is the kitchen manager and chef at Saltstraumen Hotel and has a long career in the industry. Peter is a trained programmer, but being a chef is close to his heart. Peter enjoys cooking from scratch and has a passion for fresh, local ingredients. Peter is originally from Slovakia and has gained his very special kitchen experience there, but also in Malta, in England and in Norway.

Kine-Sofi Richardsen Johnsen

Hotel staff

Kine-Sofi is our happiest face at Saltstraumen Hotel, and you are guaranteed to meet her when you check in with us. Kine-Sofi is a trained receptionist, works in civil defense and is especially interested in good food, good wine and Scandinavian interior design. When you stay with us, you will have the best hostess at your side in Kine-Sofi. 


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