RIB and sea safaris in Lofoten

If you want to see Lofoten, one of the best vantage points is from the water. If you book a RIB or sea safari in Lofoten, you are assured of a nature-based experience you will long remember.

Do you want to feel the wind in your hair and a ticklish feeling in your stomach, while being surrounded by chalk-white beaches and sharply pointed mountain peaks? If you enjoy that tickling sensation, we recommend going on a safari around the Lofoten Islands in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB).

If you are one of those who prefer things to be a bit calmer, you may enjoy seeing Lofoten from the deck of a sailboat or while enjoying the silence of an electric catamaran.

Regardless of your preferred vessel, there are a variety of options to choose between. Below is a complete overview of exciting ways to experience the Lofoten Island – from the water.

Sea safari by RIB, sailing boat or electric catamaran? Speed or comfort? You will get the best tips here:

RIB safaris in Lofoten

Experiencing Lofoten by RIB enables you to learn a lot about the nature, wildlife and settlement in Lofoten while getting lots of fresh sea air. Not a bad combo, is it?

Abandoned fishing villages, countless small islands and skerries, abundant bird colonies and perhaps the chances are high that you will see a white-tailed eagle or 10. This is but a sample of what you can expect to see on a RIB safari.

Remember to bring your camera!

However, there are alternatives for those who want slightly more comfort and slightly less speed. Several activity providers offer sea safaris on sailboats where the action on the boat is almost – and only almost – as important as what is happening around you.

After all, there is nothing wrong with the idea of enjoying the beautiful view from the deck of a majestic sailboat while enjoying a delicious meal! Several companies offer dinner cruises – a sensory experience for both your taste buds and your eyes.

Boat trips to enchanting Trollfjord

It’s hard to imagine any places in Lofoten that are unsuitable for a sea safari or RIB trip. However, some places are more popular than others, such as Henningsvær, Skrova, the Reinefjord, Røst and Værøy.

One of the best-known places for sea safaris is Trollfjord, a narrow fjord with an idyllic location between 1,000 m high mountains that plunge straight into pristine Arctic waters. Barely 100 m wide at its narrowest point, the Trollfjord is one of the most spectacular sights in Lofoten, if not in the whole of Norway.

For generations, the Trollfjord has been a popular destination for emperors and tourists alike. Click here to read more about the fascinating history of the Trollfjord.

You can experience the Trollfjord on most seagoing means of transport such as RIB, sailing boats and electric catamarans. Even the Hurtigruten can fit in this famous, narrow fjord between the high mountains.

How do you want to experience the Trollfjord? Check the various options here.

Sea safari by RIB, sailing boat or electric catamaran – choose the boat that suits you best

All options:

RIB safaris in Lofoten

Experiencing Lofoten by RIB enables you to learn a lot about the nature, wildlife and settlement in Lofoten while getting lots of fresh sea air. Not a bad combo, is it?

Abandoned fishing villages, countless small islands and skerries, abundant bird colonies and perhaps the chances are high that you will see a white-tailed eagle or 10. This is but a sample of what you can expect to see on a RIB safari.

Remember to bring your camera!

Here is a selection of our favourite trips by RIB in Lofoten:

Sailing boats

However, there are alternatives for those who want slightly more comfort and slightly less speed. Several activity providers offer sea safaris on sailboats where the action on the boat is almost – and only almost – as important as what is happening around you.

After all, there is nothing wrong with the idea of enjoying the beautiful view from the deck of a majestic sailboat while enjoying a delicious meal! Several companies offer dinner cruises – a sensory experience for both your taste buds and your eyes. If you want to dangle a line over the side of a sailing boat to see if the fish are biting, that is possible too.

Water activities

Lofoten Adventure with World Sea Explorers

Activities

Arctic Sail Safari to Trollfjord – Pukka Travels

Hybrid electric catamaran

Like the sailing boats, these catamarans are completely silent since they run on electricity. You will also experience a high level of comfort and can take in the panoramic views from the spacious lounge or one of the decks. As well as experiencing nature and wildlife above the water, you can also see what is happening below the water with an underwater drone. If you feel like something to eat and drink during the trip, it’s possible to buy this on board.

Charter boats

The charter boats have been transporting people in the fjords of Lofoten for the longest time and are a popular choice for many. They have space for many passengers and offer daily trips to the Trollfjord in the summer. These trips offer a close-up experience with the majestic white-tailed eagle and other seabirds, while fish soup is served for lunch on most of the boats. If you require a shuttle service for a larger group, this can be booked in advance and adapted to suit your needs and wishes.

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