The RIB Boat Tour is a leisurely cruise over the beautiful Sørfjorden and offers not only amazing views but also plenty of stories about local history, culture and the surrounding nature. If you are looking for a small adventure after a long day of hiking, a relaxing tour to enjoy the beautiful scenery, you want to have great alternative for a rainy day, then this cruise is the perfect activity for you.
For the period 11.feb-30 may and 18 sept -29 oct:
Departure Odda 09:00, 11.00 Departure Hotel Ullensvang 15:00, 17:00
For the period 1 June-17 sept:
Departure from both Hotel Ullensvang and Odda at 09:00, 15:00
During the main season, the departure 11.00 is replaced with the tour RIB Fjordsafari with Sider tasting. The departure 17.00 is replaced with the tour Fjordsafari Sider Delux.
Odda Tourist Information
The RIB is an abbreviation for “rigid inflatable boat” and it is the fastest boat on this end of the Hardangerfjord. You can choose to start your RIB tour in downtown Odda or by Hotel Ullensvang in Lofthus. Once in the RIB, you lean back and enjoy the ride, jump the waves – if there are any – and feel the wind in your face. With a bit of luck, you might spot some porpoise whales or even one of the golden eagles nesting by the steep cliffs along the fjord.
This boat ride is simply the ideal way to learn a lot about the Trolltunga region in a short amount of time. Over two hours your skipper/guide takes you to some of the most interesting spots and attractions by the fjord and shares many fun facts and fascinating stories about the glacier, farming tradition, industrial heritage of the area and much more.
If you wish to take a longer tour with more insights and a real taste of Hardanger, we recommend looking into the RIB Boat Fjord Tour with included Cider Tasting. It is possible to book a one-way ticket, Odda-Lofthus/Lofthus-Odda.
Professional and certified Guide, Skipper & Storyteller carrying safety, rescue and first aid equipment
Self-inflating life jacket
Information about local nature and history
Level of difficulty: Suitable for all
The only physical challenge you might be facing on this tour is the descent into the boat and the ascent back onto the pier after the tour. Especially at low tide this might require climbing a wooden ladder which can be slippery when wet. Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during your tour or in an emergency.
Approximately 1,5hrs • 30nm/50km return • Descent and accent only into and out of the boat
We recommend being at the meeting point 10 minutes before the official meeting time. Please use the bathroom before the tour.
11 February-31 May:
1 June – 29 October:
9am and 3pm. Based on your choice in the booking meet your guide and travel companions:
The departure at 11am is replaced with the tour RIB Fjord Safari with Sider tasting and the departure at 5pm is replaced with the tour RIB Fjord Safari Sider Deluxe.
The RIB Boat Fjord Tour is one of the activities where weather does not matter. We run the tour in all weather conditions and every type of weather has its moments of beauty. Of course, we will adapt our driving style to the wind, rain and wave conditions.
You should adapt your clothing according to these conditions. Even though the floatation suits keep you nice and warm, be aware that you do not move much, and the wind will cool you down quite a bit.
Nevertheless, the RIB Boat Fjord Safari is the perfect bad weather alternative and always an experience.
Depending on the weather conditions:
Note: the boat can carry up to 12 people.
For group bookings (more than 10 people), please contact fill out the Group Requests form.
For private and personalized tours, please contact us via email or through our contact form. We are flexible and happy to cater for your special requests!
To master the “art” of ski touring takes time. Why not combine it with exploring the beauties of the Hardanger region?
Experience snow-covered Trolltunga and the Norwegian winter up close and personal in our Arctic glamping tents.
From 12th Jan to 31st May
Set out to explore Trolltunga and its mountains covered in ice and pristine snow. An adventure far away from the business of the summer trail awaits you!
From 28th Dec to 31st May