Lofoten Seaweed Harvesting by RIB boat
Weed that’s actually very good for you! 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 there 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 Brygge restaurant. In addition, you will also be given a gift box of seaweed salt harvested from the seaweed here in Lofoten.
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Meeting Time: 08:45
Meeting Place: pier outside Å Rorbuer restaurant
09:00 - 13:00 (4 hrs.)
- ~1hour at sea by RIB boat
- ~1hour seaweed harvesting
- Licensed English-speaking guide
- Professional dry suit, gloves, neoprene boots, facemask, snorkel
- Warm seaweed meal served in our Brygge restaurant
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.
The dry suits will keep you dry but not necessarily warm; dress up according to Norway's season and local weather forecast. We recommend dressing in layers so you can easily adjust your clothing according to the local weather conditions.
Minimum 12 years old