Getting on and off the boat, as well as remaining upright during the boat ride, requires a certain degree of mobility and back strength.
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 to spot 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.