RIB Safari to Saltstraumen


Price from $222

Difficulty level

Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours


Read 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.

  • Have 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, more than 14 trillion cubic feet of seawater forces its way through the strait, which is only 500 feet wide and 100 feet deep. When the current is at its strongest, whirlpools up to 33 feet wide can appear.

Journey with us on a RIB safari to see this natural wonder and find your own inspiration. 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 of spotting sea eagles, as well as other birds and wildlife. You might also notice how some of the exposed rock faces show distinctive patterns. This is 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/embarking port: Bodø

  • Available: April 1–November 3

  • 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 limit: 6 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: