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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
The name of the location in the quiz photo means "banquet hall" in old Norwegian language.
Its about 67 degrees north latitude.
the only "hall" i know from the norse mythology is Valhalla or Valhöll in old norse... but it rather means "hall of the slain" than "banquet hall"...

i have now idea what seaduction is looking for, but i found very interesting information about a town called "Saltstraumen" around the mentioned latitude of 67° N...
The Saltstraumen has the strongest tidal current in the world. Up to 400,000,000 cubic metres (520,000,000 cu yd) of seawater forces its way through a 3-kilometre (1.9 mi) long and 150-metre (490 ft) wide strait every six hours, with water speeds reaching 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph).
22 kts of tidal current... holy crab!
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