Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari
Are you ready for a cruise in the amazing winter fjords of Northern Norway? Wildlife, aquaculture, local villages, the weather and the elements in the Arctic as well as the Arctic landscape, and of course beautiful fjords. This is what is waiting for you. From late October to end of January (approximately) some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herrings. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look at the feast, once we reach the whale feeding site, we stay for 1 – 1,5 hours.
The boat will provide you with a good opportunity to take photos and nice sightseeing. There is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals (dry food to which you add hot water), snacks and cold drinks.
Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and/ or whale’s natural behavior, so it is impossible to be able to offer a guarantee.
The route, duration and destinations seen on the tour can differ from day to day based on the weather. However, if the whales are not spotted, you can still enjoy the fjord cruise.
Keep in mind that the weather in the arctic can be rough some days. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
Availability: October to end of January (subject to whales).
Hours: Starts every day at 9 am (departure time – please arrive 15 minutes before)
Duration: 5 – 7 hours
Meeting point: In the back of Rå Sushi Restaurant (outside, in Stortorget), Tromsø city center
Price per person:
1395 NOK (adult price)
700 NOK (under 12 years)
Free under 4 years
- Scenic transport by boat (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, water, tea and biscuits
Level of difficulty: Easy / Family friendly. NB! Weather can influence difficulty
Age Limits : No limits
Number of guests: 72 (maximum)
Complementaries: You can buy cold drinks and warm food onboard (waffles, hot dogs, expedition meals – dry food to which you add water, etc. – vegetarian expedition meals available)
What to bring: Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens