Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari

Address: Strandveien 106, 9000 Tromsø Date: Friday 15 nov 2019 - Friday 31 Jan 2020 Show map

Address: Strandveien 106, 9000 Tromsø

Are you ready for a cruise in the amazing winter fjords of Northern Norway? Wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, the weather and the elements in the Arctic as well as the Arctic landscape, and of course beautiful fjords, are waiting for you.

As an extra treat for you, from late October to end of January, some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Troms to feed on herrings. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbour porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look at the feast.

Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, as a consequence of weather conditions and whales natural behaviour. The arctic weather forces are an unpredictable and can change quickly and wild animals behaviors are affected by weather, food recourses, temperature and undiscovered causes.  

This is a fjord cruise that includes searching for whales, the natural forces can make strong influence on the result of the whale searching, the Arctic weather is one of the experiences this cruise offers. Also, if the whales does not come as early as we expect, or leave earlier than expected, we will still offer the fjord cruise.

The catamaran has comfortable seating inside for 146 guests as well as spacious decks outside on two levels for excellent viewing and photo opportunities. There is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals, snacks and cold drinks.

*Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed.

N.B: The winter weather in the Arctic changes quickly. Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice, even during the trip. This can make the trip shorter or longer as well as using different areas from day to day.

Season: Daily from 26 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (subject to whales)

What to bring: Warm boots, hat, scarf and mittens

What is included:
• Scenic transport by comfortable catamaran (Up to 3 hours one way)
• Safety instructions
• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
• Local history, nature and culture
• Short documentaries and presentations about the whales and the eco-system in the Arctic
• Thermal winter suit and life jacket
• Hot coffee, tea and biscuits
• Hot expedition meals, snacks and cold drinks for sale onboard.

Duration: 5-7 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy. Family-friendly.
Number of guests: 8-146

Read about the Whale Watching guidelines on: www.visittromso.no/en/guidelines-whalewatching

Want to help out in Norwegian whale-research? Send your fluke photos of humpback whales to the Norwegian ID-catalogue at: whaleobs@akvaplan.niva.no

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