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Saltstraumen by RIB provided by Stella Polaris

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 26/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Bodø is home to Saltstraumen, the strongest tidal current in the world. Visit Saltstraumen by RIB for the ultimate experience! Be up close and personal with the elements and scout for sea eagles, puffins and porpoises along your journey. Admire the Caledonian mountain folding, and learn about the Arctic history from the Stone Age upon modern life today!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Stella Polaris
    Hurtigruten kai/Fergeterminal, Bodø, Norway
    The Hurtigruten/ferry quay, Port of Bodø
    See address & details
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    Saltstraumen
    Stop: 10 minutes
    We visit the tidal current Saltstraumen by Zodiac, stopping along the way for photos and guiding.
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  • You'll end at
    Stella Polaris
    Hurtigruten kai/Fergeterminal, Bodø, Norway
    The Hurtigruten/ferry quay, Port of Bodø
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Stella Polaris, Hurtigruten kai/Fergeterminal, Bodø, Norway
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Flotation suit, life jacket,hat, goggles and gloves.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
33Reviews
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Krisnatl wrote a review Aug 2020
Tonsberg, Norway6 contributions2 helpful votes
A must doo if you want to experience the amazing saltstraumen at first hand . The guide was awsome , with great knowledge about all the sourounding elements and how it happend . From mountains to sea and from fish to eagles !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from stellapolarisbodo, Guest Relations Manager at Saltstraumen by RIB
Responded 13 Aug 2020
Wow, what a great review! Thank you! We know our guides are awesome, but to hear it from guests makes us extra happy and proud :) Welcome back on tour!
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drsakke wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Despite strong winds the ride was not crashy or uncomfortable. Knowledgeable guides who could tell a lot about local nature, geography and geology. We saw a lot of sea Eagles and porpoises. Worth every penny!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from stellapolarisbodo, Guest Relations Manager at Saltstraumen by RIB
Responded 3 Aug 2020
Thank you, what a nice review from you guys! Happy to hear the ride was comfortable, despite the wind. The porpoises is not an every day sight, lucky you:)
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Lenk-Hansen wrote a review Jul 2020
Hinnerup, Denmark13 contributions5 helpful votes
Very nice RIB ride to the Saltstraumen and some good stops on the way. The guide only spoke Norwegian so it was very difficult to understand what was said/explained. My teen son did not understand anything even though the Danish language is close to the Norwegian. Parking close
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from stellapolarisbodo, Guest Relations Manager at Saltstraumen by RIB
Responded 16 Jul 2020
We are happy to hear you had a nice ride, despite the language barrier! We truly appreciate your feedback, offering English guides to Danish guests is a very easy adjustment on our part. Thank you for be so specific in you review! Best wishes for your holiday in Norway :)
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John M wrote a review Sep 2019
Sarasota, Florida59 contributions33 helpful votes
The suits provided are well designed for safety and comfort but unfortunately two of group's suits leaked. The driver and guide was friendly helpful and knowledgeable. The geology birds fish farm and tidal oddities all were interesting but it all came at a very steep price!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from stellapolarisbodo, Kundeansvarlig at Saltstraumen by RIB
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Dear John M, we are happy to hear that you found us friendly and knowledgeable! Although we do our very best to keep all our gear up to date, we appreciate any feedback regarding i e leaking suits on the spot. From time to time they need to be replaced, we want our guests to keep warm, feel safe and stay dry! Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you on tour again in the future!
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Heidimum wrote a review Aug 2019
Bainbridge, United Kingdom54 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent from start to finish - the clothing and equipment provided to keep you warm and safe was of very good quality, the boat was obviously very well maintained, and the skipper was very friendly and communicative throughout - even though I was only English person of the 10
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Response from stellapolarisbodo, Guest Relations Manager at Saltstraumen by RIB
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Thank you very much for an excellent review! You are absolutely right, this might not be for the adrenalin junkies, but a very family oriented tour, suitable for all ages. Our main goals are that our guests will leave Bodø with good memories and new knowledge, mission accomplished it seems :)
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anita360
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Must do in Bodø
RIB i Bodø's archipelango was a fantastic experience, even on a grey and windy day. Great fun and informative; lea
84annikenf
84annikenf
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Fantastic Boat (rib) Safari
We were lucky to have sunny weather and calm sea when we went for a safari to experience the worlds strongest curre
Suus119
Suus119
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Beautiful walk
Beautiful walk along the Norwegian coastline. Pretty easy walk, not really far or intensive. We were provided with
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579pimg
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Good to be off the Hurtigruten boat and see the coast
We did the Coastal walk in the winter when in Bodo with the Hurtigruten. Even though it was raining and there was s
StevenTristanYoung
StevenTristanYoung
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Professional, Knowledge and Safety Oriented Tour Outfitter. Highly Recommended.
I signed up with this outfitter to the see the Salstraumen. overall I had a good experience, the boats were very sa
AvidSpartan
AvidSpartan
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Cancelled Trip
We booked this excursion early on, and only a couple days before we were supposed to leave for Norway, and about 2
Diana B
Diana B
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Interesting and value for money
So this is definitely not for adrenaline junkies - it was pretty tame but absolutely fantastic. Sea eagles, seals a
MoretonBoy
MoretonBoy
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Exciting RIB ride to see the eagle and Saltstraumen whirlpool
This is a fantastic trip in a high speed RIB, to see a eagle nesting area with lots of eagles flying around and the
Dorianne G
Dorianne G
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Winter coastal walk
We stopped in Bodo for a few hours on a Hurtigruten cruise and felt brave decided to do the Winter Coastal Walk. T
LC34201
LC34201
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Great fun!!
We went out for about 2 hours with them to see the Saltstraumen, a natural whirlpool formation where the tide rushe
210petterj
210petterj
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Sea eagle Safari, Saltstraumen. 2 Hrs Sea rafting.
Fantastisc ride and guided RIB safari from the old Hurtigrute terminal. Located by the ferry to Lofoten.Tickets to
Leslie A
Leslie A
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Mountain Top Experience
Henry Johansen and the staff at Stella Polaris provided the most amazing service, as we explored the Salstraumen ma
Ann G
Ann G
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Definitely worth visiting
We stopped in Bodo while travelling on the Hurtigruten ship from Bergen to Tromso. We went on a RIB safari to expe
Capt_Jim_Dundee
Capt_Jim_Dundee
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Whirlpools and sea eagles
If you want to experience the awesome forces of some of the world's fastest tidal currents forming the the second b
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