Fjord Rigid-Inflatable Boat (RIB) Tour
- High-performance boat: Put on a warm floating suit with hood, life jacket, and wind goggles (optional), then ride aboard a lightweight but high-performance and high-capacity rigid inflatable boat.
- Skjolden Brygge: You'll start here and head along the north shore of the Lustrafjord. From the fjord, you'll have fine views of the farms and villages where people have lived and worked for centuries.
- Feigumfossen: Be wowed by this incredible waterfall on the southern side of the Lustrafjord. It's a whopping 715 feet, one of the highest in Scandinavia.
- Safthuset: See where Lerum, Norway's leading producer of jams and juices, got its start. The restored juice factory and old village store now operates as a museum.
- Harastolen: View this abandoned site that was once an active ward for tuberculosis before becoming a psychiatric facility, then an asylum center for refugees.
About this Skjolden tour
This thrilling RIB tour takes you to a variety of different sites around the fjord. If the conditions are right, you might be able to see curious porpoises and fjord seals swimming near the boat. This one-of-a-kind experience is sure to give you a different perspective on the region. We'll make short stops at a few different local attractions so you'll have many opportunities to take magnificent photos while you absorb local history.
One of the beautiful waterfalls you'll see is Feigumfossen. This stunning example of nature stands is 715 feet tall, making it the second-highest singular and unregulated freefall in Norway. The sheer magnitude of this waterfall is simply breathtaking.
On your pit stop to Safthuset, the restored Lerum juice factory and old village store that's now a quaint museum, see how Norway's leading jam and juice producing company got its start over 100 years ago.
From the boat, you'll have a view of Harastolen. Now abandoned, this building opened in 1902 and was originally used as a treatment facility for tuberculosis. After World War II, streptomycin was discovered (the antibiotic that treated tuberculosis), so the site changed function and was used as a psychiatric hospital. In early 1991, Harastolen shut down. Just a few years later, it became a reception center for refugees from the former Yugoslavia. Once that closed, Harastolen became abandoned once again, though if the walls could talk, there would be many tales to tell. If you're interested in learning more, check out Ronald Eliassen Hole's 2013 documentary, Harastolen.
A berry good accident
Kari and Nils Lerum started their juice company in 1907 by accident. They had a small shop where they received berries from farmers. They would send the berries on to Bergen by boat. One day, two containers of raspberries sat out on the quay and turned into juice. This gave Kari and Nils the great idea to expand their business and the rest, as they say, is juice history. Still a family business, Lerum is owned by fourth generation family members.
Please exit the port terminal building or go to the end of the tender pier drop-off to meet your guide. Look for our displayed logo sign.
On warm summer days we suggest you don't wear much clothing under the protective suit, as it can become hot and uncomfortable. Shoulders and legs do not have to be covered. On cold and rainy days, bring more clothing to wear under the protective suit (jacket and a thick sweater under the suit is recommended). Shoulders and legs should be covered.
Expect a moderate amount of walking, over cobblestones and up/down hilly streets, with some steps to climb. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. If your mobility is limited, you may not see all the sites fully. Participate with the group at your discretion.
Water Sports, Cultural, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
This tour is not suggested for smaller children and those below 8 years of age because the warming suit may not fit properly. Smallest size is adult extra small.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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