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From Bergen: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

1. From Bergen: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords on a scenic fjord cruise from Bergen. Board a modern and comfortable boat and catch views of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you set sail from the city center. Venture through the majestic Osterfjord with striking mountain landscapes and waterfalls. The further into the fjord you get, the steeper and more powerful the mountain landscape becomes. Enter the sun deck as the captain steers the boat’s bow so close to a waterfall that you can feel its refreshing spray. Sit back and relax on the sun deck or inside the warm and comfortable cabin, and remember to look for eagles along the fjord's shores. Stop by the kiosk for some tasty locally baked treats to enjoy as you take in the wonderful scenery. On the coldest days, there may even be ice in the fjord, adding its own special thrill. The captain then chooses an alternative route that gives you the same magical fjord experiences in winter scenery.

Stavanger: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Lysefjord and Preikestolen

2. Stavanger: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Lysefjord and Preikestolen

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Norwegian fjord landscape aboard a silent and electric boat. Sail from downtown Stavanger along the Lysefjord to Preikestolen, the so-called Pulpit Rock. See where the “vagrants” hid from the sheriff in the old days as the boat stops by Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave). Then gaze up at the famous and majestic rock formation Preikestolen, towering 604 meters above sea level. Next stop is the Hengjanefossen waterfall, where the crew brings the bow so close to the falls that you can feel its refreshing spray! Grab a snack from the onboard kiosk and relax on one of the sun decks or inside the spacious and comfortable cabin. Keep an eye out for the occasional seal sunbathing on a rock. Take in the idyllic scenery before returning to the port in Stavanger.

Oslo: Scenic Fjord Cruise with Audio Guide Commentary

3. Oslo: Scenic Fjord Cruise with Audio Guide Commentary

Take a silent cruise along the shores of Oslo and around the islands of the inner Oslofjord. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and listen to audio commentary on your phone. Set off from central Oslo and make your way toward the inner Oslofjord on an electric boat. While you cruise, take advantage of the spacious lounge with panoramic windows or feel the wind in your hair on the large fully-accessible deck. Embrace the silence and download the Voice of Norway app on your smartphone. Learn all about the area as you listen to the commentary for the cruise which is available in 6 languages.

Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Sailing Ship

4. Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Sailing Ship

This is the classic Oslo Fjord sightseeing on an authentic sailing ship. We pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays, and a maze of islands with tiny summer houses. Oslo, with its superb location, offers unique photo opportunities. Enjoy the scenery from an authentic sailing ship. You’ll sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya and the Dyna Lighthouse, through narrow inlets and into sheltered bays to capture the capital on camera from different angles. We will pass The Oslo Opera House, housing The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet ensemble. The building has received many awards. You will also pass the new Munch Museum. The boat then passes close to the peninsula of Bygdøy, with many fascinating museums as well as beaches such as Huk. You will see the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. We also sell refreshments on board for you to enjoy on the trip.

Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

5. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this day trip from Tromsø. Travel to the camp on a comfortable bus. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

6. Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas, Fin whales, Sperm whales and/or Humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you. Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to Skjervøy where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges. Our boats are designed for sightseeing and with capacity for over 100 guests. Yet the large panoramic windows and the multi-level decks allows you to enjoy the views from anywhere on board. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board. Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours around their feeding grounds. Our captain will keep an eye out for the whales. Sometimes it takes a little longer to spot an Humpback, Fin, Sperm whale and/or Orca but our guides have some nifty tricks to spot them. While we search for the whales, our passionate guides will share their personal stories from the Tromsø area and interesting sights that we can see from the fjords. Of course, a whale watching tour would not be complete without an abundance of information about the Humpbacks, Fin, Sperm whales and/or Orca's. Once the whales have been spotted, we will switch to our electric and silent engine to minimize disturbance to the whales. The vibrations and noise from the engines have been cited by researchers as a large disturbance to marine life and whales. We strive to work towards better and more responsible whale watching tourism and therefor we follow a strict whale watching philosophy. Note: Please bring warm cloths, including your wool and equivalent. We sail in the arctic waters, and its cold, especially out at sea. Our saloons are heated and comfortable, but its cold outside.

From Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

7. From Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of traveling through the majestic Norwegian fjords on a scenic boat tour departing from Bergen. Admire the verdant or ice-covered cliffs depending on the time of year and take in the mirror-like reflections from the water. Sail out from the city center of Bergen for a great view of the iconic Bryggen from the water. Float along the 27-kilometer-long Osterfjord surrounded by steep mountains and watch it narrow down into the shallow Mostraumen strait, with powerful currents. Sit back and relax on the sundeck or purchase refreshments from the kiosk.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour with Campfire

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour with Campfire

Journey outside of Tromsø, away from the city's light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide. Marvel at the immense majesty of the Arctic as you share stories with your companions by a crackling bonfire. Depart from the meeting point in the center of Tromsø and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Arctic wilderness. Your experienced guide will then lead you in the pursuit of the spellbinding natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis. As you search the skies in multiple locations, take in the rugged beauty of your surroundings. Listen to local myths and stories about the lights, as well as a scientific explanation about why they exist. After finding the best spot to watch the lights, crunch through fresh snow surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords. Take the time to really admire this incredible natural display of light, where colors dance in the air in beautiful, mesmerizing patterns. Keep your energy up with hot drinks and snacks. Then be taken back to memories of summer camp as you roast marshmallows on a smoky bonfire. Take lots of great photos throughout the night. Your guide will offer advice to set up your camera properly, and also take photos of your group with the Northern Lights in the background. After a memorable evening, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Tromsø.

Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

9. Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard our boats. Cruise out onto the Arctic Sea and around the beautiful fjords and straits of the region. Along the way, enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks, and snacks. Benefit from pickup at a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Capella" or "Polar Adventure". Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Experience the wildlife of the Tromsø region as you keep a lookout for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks. Encounter puffins (in season), cormorants, seals, and otters. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take in the flora and fauna of Tromsø in all its diversity.  Then, journey back to Tromsø harbor, where your fantastic polar tour ends.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase by Boat

10. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase by Boat

The experience starts in the dock in the city center in Tromsø, from there you will take on the arctic night on board MS Polar Adventure. The boat departs at 20:00 and will set course to the destination where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the greatest. On board are a variety of warm and cold drinks for you to enjoy and keep you warm, it is self-service and you can eat as many cookies and drink as many coffees as you want. There are also thermal suits available for you to put on for a cold winter night. Photos are not included in this activity, but the crew on board will help you to set up the correct settings on your camera and phone, so you can capture the green lady. You are allowed to bring with you food and beverages, but alcohol is not allowed to take on board. The boat will stay with the Northern Light as long as it can take into consideration the duration of the tour. The boat will return at the same dock right next to Scandic Ishavshotel at 23:30. We cannot guarantee the viewing of the Northern Lights, but if you do not see the Northern Light on your first night, you will be offered a new tour for free on the days we have available places(A new tour is only valid once). Since we do not guarantee to view the Northern Lights, a partial or full refund will not be available if you do not see the Northern Lights. On days when the weather is bad and the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are small, we will contact you and ask you to move your booking to another day, so please be available for contact within 24 hours before departure.

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He was very nice, though it was a tough day he tried his best to take us to multiple view points despite of the hurdles and weather he made us through a nice possible time with a very very partial lights but he was that nice provided a small compensation back and proved that why he is such a nice guide on the list, have tried to join his trip but couldn’t because he was sold out though he offered a front passenger seat It wasn’t possible for me as I won’t make it back from my fjord cruise tour. I vouch for him any time!

We had a brilliant time! Our guide was so helpful and patient with us, despite me falling over a lot! It was so fun. Really enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot on the trip. Thank you!

The whole tour with Juan & Maria was excellent with beautiful scenery taking us to some lovely photo spots

Really nice experience. The voice of the Soprano is super amazing, I cried for the beautiful songs.

It really was fun and something complete different! Can fully recommend :-)