Viking experience by small boat (RIB)
Get a unique perspective on Norway’s Viking history as you whoosh along the beautiful, narrow strait that gave Norway its name.
Immerse yourself in Norway’s maritime heritage, from the Vikings to the golden days of herring fishing to today’s oil industry.
Whizz between the islands in an RIB (rigid inflatable boat) as your captain points out landmarks and tells local stories.
Take a guided tour of some of the most important Viking sites in Avaldsnes, Norway’s oldest royal seat.
Autumn, Winter, Spring (October 1–April 30)
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
2 hours 40 minutes
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather. Overalls with floating mechanisms are provided in sizes XS to XXL. If your size is outside this range, please talk to the onboard Coastal Experience Team before booking your excursion. Participants must sign a disclaimer. Not recommended for those with hip, knee or back problems.
Take to seas that were vital to the Vikings! Our tour by small boat (RIB) will carry us to Avaldsnes along Karmsundet, the narrow strait that gave Norway its name (it was once known as Nordvegen, ‘the way to the north’). For more than 3,000 years, the Viking kings that ruling here forced ships to sail this shipping route.
At the Viking Farm,we’ll visit one of the rebuilt Viking houses – the Longhouse. As we sit by the fire, enjoy an authentic Viking snack and hear the enthralling story of how Avaldsnes became Norway’s oldest royal seat. Enter the world of Viking kings, sagas, poems, and a magic that was once as real to people as the physical world is to us today.
As we speed back to our ship, you’ll be able to imagine the strait as the Vikings saw it!