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 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. Your guide takes you to some of the most interesting spots and attractions by the fjord and shares many fun facts and stories. However, the highlight of your trip is the visit to the restaurant Siderhuset Ola K.
The restaurant is situated in Nå - the Sider production centre of Hardanger. There surrounded by a building from 1912, you will enjoy a 3-dish meal. The menu is inspired by our local food traditions, and with ingredients from the fruit garden of Norway. In case you are interested, you can taste different types of Sider with your meal (note that this must be purchased separately as an Add on).
Professional and certified Guide, Skipper & Storyteller carrying safety, rescue and first aid equipment
Taste of Hardanger - 3 course dinner, Sider package as addon (Sider tasting is not included)
Information about local nature and history
Self-inflating life jacket
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 3-4hrs • 30nm/50km return • Descent and accent only into and out of the boat
17am. Based on your choice in the booking meet your guide and travel companions:
We recommend being at the meeting point 10 minutes before the official meeting time. Please use the bathroom before the tour.
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!