It all started with a crazy idea while Tore Hongset was cooking dinner one day. What if you could make salt from Saltstraumen, the strait with the strongest tidal current in the world? “I kind of forgot about the whole thing, but when I went to bed that same day I could not sleep. All I could think of was the idea that had popped into my head earlier,” says Hongset, the owner of Arctic Salt. There was only one problem: Hongset had no idea how to make salt. After a great deal of experimenting, some successful and some not, he nailed it, and the first salt flake from Saltstraumen was produced.