A must-do in Bodø!
Experience Saltstraumen by RIB! Saltstraumen is one of the strongest tidal currents in the world, and may reach a speed of 20 knots! The narrow strait creates the distinctive vortexes, which can reach a diameter of 8 meters! The area has a diverse wildlife, and is a very popular destination for anglers across the world. Whenever you visit Saltstraumen you will be intrigued by this natural phenomena, this is a mind moving experience!
Be seduced by the raw nature, and learn about the creation of this dramatic landscape. See the Caledonian mountain folding up close, and be amazed by the ancient history of the north, did you know northern Norway has been populated since the Stone Age?
Bodø holds the largest population of sea eagles in the world, and you are very likely to encounter one of these majestic birds along your journey! With a wingspan of 2.65 m and the distinctive white tail, he is easy to spot. The area also holds a large amount of other birds like puffins and eider ducks, and the small whale porpoise may also be spotted, keep your eyes open!
Your arctic adventure awaits you!
Meeting point: Hurtigruten quay/Ferry terminal Bodø havn
Duration: 2 hours
Stella Polaris is Eco-Lighthouse certified
Sustainable adventures are the core values of Stella Polaris. The Arctic nature is vulnerable, and we (the company) work hard every day to preserve this unique setting for the coming generations. Each and every tour is organized with this in mind, we leave nothing but footprints behind! We follow public trails to reduce wear and tear and pick up litter as we go. We are proud to announce that electric buses will be offered on tours from fall 2021. The company's fleet of boats are well maintained, engines are often replaced and the speed is always adjusted to keep the fuel usage at a minimum. Stella Polaris takes extra care not to disturb wildlife and local inhabitants, as we consider this to be the most important features to our visitors. Our guests leave with new perspectives and knowledge, inspired to take home a more sustainable way of life. Stella Polaris is the first Eco-lighthouse certified supplier in Bodø, and we will continue to be pioneers in delivering sustainable adventures in the future!