RIB-boat tour to Finnabotn
Are you attracted to nature and the inaccessible. Are you looking for places that transform you mentally? Do you like the excitement with rib stretchers and fantastic surroundings? Then the RIB-boat tour to Finnabotn is the trip for you.
This tour from Balestrand gives you breathtaking views of the Sognefjord and the stunning nature and architecture in the area. The highlight of the tour is Finnabotn and Finnafjorden, which is the most hidden arm of the Sognefjord. The small village Finnabotn is roadless, no mobile service and no noises except waterfalls.
Your tour starts at the Tourist Information Office in Balestrand where you meet your captain and are fitted with all the gear you need for the RIB-boat trip. After suiting up and a quick safety briefing, you are ready for a fun boat trip on the Sognefjord!
Together with your guide you head out on the fjord, through narrow straits, and reach a fantastic geographical formation, a kind of "fjord In the fjords" opens up surrounded by fantastic mountains. This is Finnabotn. Few have visited the place, but those who have, will not forget it.
During the tour, you will see the majestic Kvinnefossen waterfall and the famous 22-meter high statue of the Viking hero Fridtjof. There will also be several stops along the way, including Kvamsøy Island where you can see the medieval church built in the 13th century.
On each of the stops, your guide will tell you about the history of the area and supply facts about the things you will see. You will also get a good view of the village of Balestrand from the fjord, and the boat goes close to shore to inspect the dragon and Swiss-style villas and Kviknes Hotel.