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Day Trips & Excursions

Join a Moose Safari in Northern Norway?

Want to join us for a moose safari in Northern Norway? Experience the thrill of a close meeting with the moose, the largest land animal in Europe. We head out to areas where there is a good chance to see the moose grazing. Our guarantee to you is: No moose seen, no pay!

Moose safari Northern Norway
A small herd of moose seen during a moose safari in Bodo. Photo: Alessandro Consolaro.

The Moose is quite shy and is easily scared back into the woods, but normally they are quite co-operative and allow us to get quite near. We know the habits and life of the moose and where we have the best chances to see them.

Largest in Europe. The moose is Europes largest land animal, also the largest member in the deer family. A fully grown bull are over 2 meters high at the shoulders and weighs up to 750 kg (1650 lb). Cows seldom weighs more than 470 kg (1035 lb).

Reindeers Saltstraumen Bodo Northern Norway
You might be lucky to also see the reindeer, but no guarantee. Photo: Nordland Adventures.

Elg. This magnificent animal is known today as the King of the Forest. The moose is called Elg in Norway, but the moose is not comparable with the american elk. The elk is an entirely different deer (much smaller). The moose is very shy, keeps it’s distance to humans and hides during the day. As they are most active at dawn and dusk, the best time do a safari is evening or early morning.

Reindeers are sometimes seen during our moose safari, but no guarantee given. In Norway we differentiate between wild (Southern Norway) and semi domesticated reindeer (Northern Norway).

We booked two tours through Nordland and both were excellent. The first evening we took a Moose Safari. The guide, Elida, knew just where to take us to see those fascinating and huge animals, and we saw over 20 of them!
Stephanie R., San Francisco


NOK 1650

Guide and car.


  • Level

    Easy. Everyone can join. Please see details below.

  • Duration

    An average trip will last 4 - 6 h. including transport from/to downtown Bodø.

  • Group size & Capacity

    Maximum size of a group is 15. Please see details below.

  • Season & Availability

    June - September. The absolute best season for a moose safari in Norway is summer.

Book moose safari - incl. guide and car


What You Should Know About the Moose Safari

  • Do I need any outdoor experience?

    Is this trip for me? This trip is in no way strenuous. Everyone can join. Normally we do not leave the vehicle. If we do, the moose will see that we are humans, and it will run away. If you have any kind of physical disability, please inform us at least 48 h. prior to departure.

    Grading: this trip is graded as Easy.

    Minimum age: reccomended minimum age is 6 years.

    More about the grading system in Norway.

  • No moose seen, no pay! Really?

    For the `guide and car` option:
    We have been operating the moose safari from Bodo for 15 years and never had to refund any guests. If we do not see any moose during the trip when you join our guided safari, we will offer a full refund.

  • Can I book if I’m on my own?

    • Yes, you can! The groups on several of our trips are made up of solo travellers. You are welcome to come on your own and make new friends.
    • Private tour as solo traveller? If you are the only one to book but you wish to go ahead with the tour on your original date, another option is to book a private tour. In this case, you will need to pay for the minimum number of participants required.
  • Terrain, distance and elevation

    We go by car or a small bus to areas some 40 km away from Bodø.

    The moose safari trip will also include a stop by Saltstraumen, the strongest maelstrom in the world. You can walk the bridge and look down in to the powerful whirlpools.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You should bring

    • Be sure to bring your camera.
    • Personal clothing due to the weather.
    • A small day pack or handbag.
    • Drink and snacks.

    We will provide

    • A knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.
    • Transportation by car or minibus.
    • A visit at Saltstraumen.
  • Where and when do we meet

    • The meeting point is in the lobby of Scandic Havet Hotel, conveniently located in the town centre. Please see map above.
      If you need pick up somewhere else in Bodø, please contact us to arrange for an alternate location.
    • Meeting time: We operate this tour at fixed times. Please see start times in the booking calendar.
  • Group size - We prefer small groups

    • Typical group size for our trips range from 2 to 10 (15). We prefer to keep the group size as small as possible for these trips, which improves the experience for the participants and guide alike.
    • What is the minimum number of participants? To run this tour, a minimum of two people must book. If this minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. You will then have the option of being rebooked on an alternative date or receiving a full refund.
    • Larger groups: Moose safari for larger groups are also available, then we will we divide the group into smaller groups of 15 – 16 people, each of which trip are accompanied by their own guide and one minibus.
  • Weather cancellation policy

    This trip is not dependent on weather conditions. The moose does not care for some rain and neither do we…