RIB-safari to Saltstraumen and the sea-eagles

RIB-safari to Saltstraumen and the sea-eagles

Go on a boat trip to Saltstraumen, one of the world's strongest maelstrom, and see the famous vortexes up close.

Saltstraumen under bridge by Bodø.

About the excursion

Departure from the quay, and you will be provided with a flotation suit, life jacket and goggles. Hats and gloves are available as well, or bring your own. Dress in layers and wear solid shoes, you might get wet! Remember to bring your camera or binoculars.

Direction: Northbound

Disembarkation port: Bodø

Embarkation port: Bodø

Time: 13:05 – 15:20

Meal: None

Level: 2 (Read more)

Season: Spring, summer, autumn (1 Apr - 1 Nov)  

Min/max persons: 6 - 48

Booking reference: BOON1

Price: From £ 115 per person

Rib in the worlds most powerful whirlpool, Saltstraumen, Photo: Meike Zylmann, Stellar Polaris

Experience Saltstraumen by RIB! Saltstraumen is one of the strongest tidal currents in the world, and may reach a speed of 20 knots. The narrow strait creates the distinctive vortexes, which can reach a diameter of 8 meters. The area has a diverse wildlife, and is a very popular destination for anglers across the world. 

Be seduced by the raw nature, and learn about the creation of this dramatic landscape. See the Caledonian mountain folding up close, and be amazed by the ancient history of the north, did you know northern Norway has been populated since the Stone Age?

Bodø holds the largest population of sea eagles in the world, and you are very likely to encounter one of these majestic birds along your journey. With a wingspan of 2.65 m and the distinctive white tail, he is easy to spot. The area also holds a large amount of other birds like puffins and eider ducks, and the small whale porpoise may also be spotted, keep your eyes open.

Eagle catching fish

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