“The Queen of the North” – the Saltdal river
The beautiful Saltdal river (Saltdalselva) stretches from Saltfjellet mountains to Rognan. Ankermoen in Storjord is where the two rivers meet – Junkerdalselva flows down the beautiful Junkerdalen valley and Lønsdalselva flowing down from the Saltfjellet mountains. From this point, it is called the Saltdal river. You can explore the many nice forest roads near the river and do not need to go far before you are in the wilderness.
Artscape Nordland is an international collection of art developed from 1992-1998 and 2009-15. 2009 and 2010. The 35 works of art are placed in the landscape in 34 municipalities in Nordland, as well as one in neighbouring Troms. The work of art “Four Exposures” by Gediminas Urbonas is located near downtown Rognan.
> Discover the Four Exposures
Authentic Salten food and tourist information office
Nordneskroa serves traditional Norwegian food and uses local ingredients in their food production. Each October, they arrange the Traditional Food Day which focuses on dishes and food traditions that are about to be forgotten. They also tailor dining experiences as required.
Nordneskroa is especially known for its popular møsbrømlefse, a genuine Salten product. Nordneskroa doubles as the tourist information office in Saltdal.
> Attend the Traditional Food Day
Nordlandsmuseet, Saltdal Folk Museum
The museum is built up around a beautiful farmstead, where the family of skipper Ellingsen lived from 1750 until the end of the 19th century. The rest of the museum consists of some around 20 historic buildings dating from the 17th to 20th centuries.
> Visit Saltdal Folk Museum
Blood Road Museum
The Blood Road Museum is situated in the grounds of Saltdal Museum. The story of the lives and work of prisoners of war under the German regime from 1942-45 is presented in a German barracks moved here from the Dunderdalen valley. Thousands of prisoners of war from eastern Europe were sent north to build roads and railways. They suffered inhuman conditions and many never returned. This is an experience with a difference in surroundings where the silence is tangible. Words are inadequate here, but the impressions are many and deep. This is an important journey through a period which must never be forgotten.
Experiences close to town
The headland Tangodden is within walking distance (4 km) of the centre of Rognan. Walk along the shoreline and through the “Hundred-acre wood” before you reach the lighthouse. This is a good place for sea fishing and there is also a rich bird and plant life. In days gone by, the coastal rocks at Tangodden were used to dry clipfish.
> Walk out to the headland Tangodden
How to travel to Saltdal:
Saltdal is located about 80 km from Bodø. You can get here by car, train or bus.
If you come from Bodø, you must drive Rv 80 to Fauske and from there on the E6 to Saltdal.
If you drive along Kystriksveien, you can take Rv 17 and follow Rv 812 until you reach the E6.
From Sweden you drive along Rv 77 past Graddis and Junkerdal to the intersection on Storjord where you come out on the E6
> See directions at maps.google.com
> See route information on reisnordland.no
There are good train times in Saltdal and 3 train stops through Saltdal.
> See route information on vy.no
Bodø Airport 89 km
Fauske 33 km
Mo i Rana 150 km
Arjeplog (Sweden) 199 km