Lofoten Seaweed Harvesting by RIB Boat

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Seaweed is a sustainable and healthy source of food and thanks to one of the world’s strongest tidal currents there’s an abundance of it in Lofoten. With our partners from Lofoten Seaweed, we would like to introduce you to the world of seaweed by wild-harvesting it from the icy waters together with you.

The tour will start with meeting your guide at Å Rorbuer restaurant. From here on, you are in our professionals' hands. The guide will prepare you for the tour, and before heading out to the seaweed harvesting shores by RIB boat, you will be dressed in a dry suit to withstand the icy waters of the Norwegian Sea. This suit will keep the water from reaching your body so you can float through the water to harvest the seaweed. Our licensed guide will take you to a beautiful and secluded spot and explain the different seaweed species and the rich ecosystem that lies beneath the water. Going out by RIB boat also gives you the opportunity to see the Lofoten Archipelago from the sea. There’s even a chance that you will spot a Norwegian sea eagle or some arctic porpoises!

After harvesting the seaweed and arriving back at Å you will put your goods to dry and will be served a warm meal made from freshly harvested seaweed at our Brygga Restaurant. In addition, you will also be given a gift box of seaweed salt harvested from the seaweed here in Lofoten.

If this departure is fully booked, we might arrange a secondary departure in addition in the afternoon. If your chosen date isn't available please check this link for the extra departure.

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

08:45 at the pier outside Brygge Restaurant.

Duration

09:00 - 13:00

Restrictions

Each guest must be minimum 12 years old.

What to bring or wear

Dress according to the season and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather conditions.

Included

Around 1 hour at sea by RIB boat with a licensed guide. Around 1 hour of seaweed harvesting. Professional dry suit, gloves, neoprene boots, facemask and snorkel will be provided. A seaweed meal and gift box of seaweed salt.

Food and beverages

After the seaweed harvesting, you will be served seaweed pasta made from locally harvested seaweed. This meal is suitable for vegetarians. If you have any specific dietary requirements/allergies, please kindly let us know upon booking.

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