Visit the Salmon – Hurtigruten land excursion

Visit the salmon by Erlend Haarberg, Hurtigruten

Visit the Salmon – On this excursion you can visit the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre and get hands-on with the vibrant salmon fishing culture.

Norway is one of the world’s major exporters of fish and seafood. Every day, Norwegian seafood is enjoyed by approx. 37 m people around the world. Norway’s fertile coast, with its cool and clear water, offers the optimum conditions for sustainable and responsible aquaculture.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Try Norwegian salmon by Agurtxane Concellin, Hurtigruten

Try the delicious Norwegian salmon

This excursion starts with a short bus tour around the pretty town of Bronnoysund before you cross the magnificent Bronnoysund Bridge and continue to Toft and the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre. Here you will learn about modern aquaculture and the environment around the facility. Hear about fish development and the necessary technology, and see how the salmon live. You can even take part in the feeding. The interactive centre offers you the chance to try out an underwater camera, taste the salmon, and ask questions of the resident guides who will be with you every step of the way.

Visit the salmon excursion by Dan Lorentzen, Hurtirguten

Learn more about the Norwegian salmon


Duration: 2 hr 30 mins
Direction: Southbound
Transportation: Bus
Meals: Taste of salmon
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Available: April 1- October 31
Difficulty level: Easy
Excursion: Land excursion #10C

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