Several waterfalls cascade from the steep mountain sides along the 27 km (16 mi) long Osterfjord towards Modalen. The boat will stop and bring the bow up close to one of the waterfalls. Watch out, otherwise you will get a refreshing shower!
With 380 inhabitants, it is interesting to note that Modalen is Norway’s second smallest municipality.
The modern catamaran navigates safely through the powerful currents of Mostraumen. We strongly recommend standing in the bow to get a proper sense of how narrow and shallow the passage is.
Mo in Modalen
Surrounded by beautiful nature, Modalen is referred to as a hidden pearl. With a population of close to 390 people, it is Norway's second smallest.
Idyllic Waterfront Views
The boat will cruise past idyllic Western Norwegian views along the way.
Until 1743 the people from Modal had to wait for a flood in Mostraumen before they could draw their boats up the river current. That year the flood opened free passage and Mo gained a new tidal waterway. Mostraumen is famous for its narrow character.
The Osterfjord is one of three fjords surrounding the island of Osterøy, the second largest inland island in Northern Europe. The width of the fjord varies between 1 to 3 kilometers wide. The deepest point of the fjord is located outside Bernestangen.
Important on this trip
English and Norwegian audio guide is available on the boat. Additional languages are available as the crew deems needed.
The meeting point is at Zachariasbryggen in Bergen. Please meet 15 minutes before departure.
The boat is outfitted with a sun deck, spacious cabins and kiosks offering refreshments, including beer and wine.