RIB-boat safari to Saltstraumen – Hurtigruten land excursion

RIB safari to Saltstraumen by Madis Sarglepp, Hurtigruten

An exciting RIB-boat safari to Saltstraumen, where you will witness the world’s most powerful tidal current!

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 tour booking process, with prices and details.

Saltstraumen by Jakub Kasl, Hurtigruten

Experience the spectacular Saltstraumen

Four times a day, 13 billion cubic feet of water are forced in and out through a passage 150 m wide and 31 m deep. On this exciting journey through this wild landscape there is a good chance you will be able to observe sea eagles whilst also taking in the awesome scenery and observing parts of the Caledonian Fold Belt, a range of mountains dating back over 250 million years. While you sit safely and comfortably in sturdy rubber boats, operated by highly experienced and knowledgeable pilots, you can be sure to enjoy a day of rare adventure in harmony with nature, eagles and the deep blue sea.

RIB tour to Saltstraumen by Rune Kongsro, Hurtigruten

RIB safari to Saltstraumen

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hours
Transportation: RIB (inflatable boats)
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Special clothing is provided.
Please note: The strength of the current depends on the tide. Not suitable for persons with back problems.
Available: April 1- November 3
Land excursion #4D

At Saltstraumen close to Bodo by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

At Saltstraumen close to Bodo

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