RIB Safari To Saltstraumen


Price from $293

Difficulty level

Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours


Read the practical information below

A RIB tour in Bodo and Saltstraumen
  • 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

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 metres 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 boat 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

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Bodø

  • Available: 1 Apr-3 Nov

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Transportation: RIB (inflatable boats)

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Special clothing is provided

  • Not suitable for people with back problems

  • Minimum age of six years old when accompanied by an adult

  • The strength of the Saltstraumen current depends on the tide and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Clothing is provided for sizes XS to XXL. If your size is outside this range, please talk to the onboard Coastal Experience Team before booking your excursion.

Excursion can also be combined with: