RIB Safari To Saltstraumen

Journey by boat to Saltstraumen, home to the world’s strongest tidal current. Learn more about the history and geology of this fascinating area during the boat ride.

  • Enjoy a thrilling RIB ride to visit Saltstraumen
  • See the world’s most powerful tidal current up close
  • Get a chance to see sea eagles and other wildlife
  • Learn more about the history and geology of the area
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Autumn, Spring , Summer

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Minimum number of passengers

    1

  • Maximum number of passengers

    48

  • Booking code

    HR-BOO4D

  • From

    $ 269

  • Notices

    Getting on and off the boat, as well as remaining upright during the boat ride requires a certain degree of mobility and back strength.

The Saltstraumen maelstroms have inspired local artists and writers for centuries, and for good reason. Saltstraumen is a strait with the world’s most powerful tidal current. Four times a day, 400 million cubic meters of water are forced in and out through a passage only 150 metres wide and 31 metres deep. When the current is at its strongest, whirlpools up to 10 metres wide can appear. 

Journey with us on a RIB safari to see this natural wonder, and likely be inspired yourself. You’ll sit safely and comfortably in a sturdy rubber boat, operated by a highly experienced and knowledgeable captain.  

During the baot ride, there’s a good chance to spot sea eagles, as well as other birds and wildlife. You might also notice how some of the exposed rock faces demonstrate distinctive patterns; the result of the rock being folded under immense pressure, known as Caledonian folding, a process that dates back over 250 million years.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Bodø
  • Embarking port: Bodø
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 12:30 - 14:30
  • Available period: 01 April - 03 November
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Transportation: RIB (inflatable boats)
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Special clothing is provided
  • Note: The strength of the current depends on the tide. Not suitable for people with back problems
  • Age limit: 6 years old together with parent (must be one adult per child)

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