Þruma I cruising around Faxaflói

Þruma I cruising around Faxaflói

what is a Rib boat?

RIB stands for Rigid-Inflatable Boat and is a very special kind of inflatable power boats. They are lightweight but with high performance abilities which make them extremely stable, nimble and therefor sea-worthy - as well as super fun to zoom around on!  RIB boats are actually so stable that they are often used as rescue crafts by search and rescue teams in difficult sea and weather conditions.

Why call them þruma?

Excellent question! Þruma is the Icelandic word for Thunder which we thought was the perfect way of identifying the vessels in our fast fleet of RIB boats. At the moment we are the proud owners of the largest RIB fleet in Iceland consisting of six Þrumas or Thunders: Þruma I, Þruma II, Þruma III, Þruma IV, Þruma V & Þruma VI in Reykjavík as well as Sólfar I & Sólfar II that zoom around the waters up north in Eyjafjörður by Akureyri. 

 
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Why whale watching on a rib boat?

Well, why wouldn't you? Because in our opinion the RIB boats are the ideal way to experience what the open waters have to offer.  No words can easily describe the serene feeling of being at sea level with the magnificent wildlife.  The ride itself is simply an exhilarating adventure as you cruise around the North-Atlantic waters in the small open air boat.  The speed alone gives us the chance to cover a larger area and with the boats being so manoeuvrable our captains can also position them in ways that offer great sightings at the same time as we focus on disturbing the wildlife as little as possible.  

 

Let's meet the fleet!

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Þruma I - 7797

Specially designed and built for Whale Safari at Gdansk, Poland in 2015

Type: High powered RIB boat

Views: 360 degrees at sea level

Length: 10.5 meters

Width: 3.6 meters

Weight netto: 3.300 Kg

Power: 2 x 300 HP Suzuki Outboard

Max speed: 55 knots

Cruising speed: 35 knots

Passengers:  12 + captain & guide

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Þruma II - 7798

 

Specially designed and built for Whale Safari at Gdansk, Poland in 2015

Type: High powered RIB boat

Views: 360 degrees at sea level

Length: 10.5 meters

Width: 3.6 meters

Weight netto: 3.300 Kg

Power: 2 x 300 HP Suzuki Outboard

Max speed: 55 knots

Cruising speed: 35 knots

Passengers: 12 + captain & guide

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Þruma III - 7735

 

 

Þruma III  is a Techno Marine boat specially designed in Krokowa in Poland as a passenger vessel in 2007

Type: High powered RIB boat

Length: 12 meters

Width: 3.65 meters

Weight netto: 4.500 Kg

Power: 2 x 300 HP Suzuki Outboard

Max speed: 50 knots

Cruising speed: 35 knots

Passengers: 12 + captain & guide