Journey by boat to Saltstraumen, home to the world’s strongest tidal current. Learn more about the history and geology of this fascinating area during the boat ride.
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
Autumn, Spring, Summer
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
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, 400 million cubic meters 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 baot 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.