Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari with Rigid Inflatable Boat Excursion

This is a Whale and Arctic Wildlife Safari combined with a Rigid Inflatable Boat tour. You will join us in the regular Whale and Arctic Wildlife Safari in the main boat, out from Tromsø and soon, before we reach the area where the whales normally are, it‘s time to dress warm and move to the RIB boat for a real arctic close meeting with these beautiful big mammals.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. 

The Rigid Inflatable Boats are not suitable for photography due to the possibility of the material getting wet with the waves. If you wish to bring your personal belongings such as glasses, watches, jewelry, bags and electronic equipment, please mind that you will be doing so at your own risk. Be aware that there will be a risk that electronic equipment get wet during the activity.

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: 

1990 NOK (adult price)

Price includes:

  • 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
  • RIB tour for a closer meeting with whales

Level of difficulty:Easy / Family friendly. NB! Weather can influence difficulty

Age Limits: No age limits, guests must have minimum 140 cm

Number of guests: 24 (in the RIBS)

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

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