Troms og Finnmark County
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  • Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

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

    Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. On the way, take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges, and multi-level decks. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach the whale’s feeding grounds. As you near the whales the captain will switch to a silent electric engine that allows you to get close without disturbing them. Please note that the duration of this trip depends on the whales’ location and can, therefore, range from 6 to 8 hours. There’s no guarantee, but the tour operator will always do their best to see the whales.

    Excellent experience.. we could see the Orcas, the humpbacks and many more sea birds very close and for a long time.. it was a very exciting day.. Very good service from Catamaran..5⭐️

  • Tromsø: 5-Hour All-Inclusive Wildlife & Bird Fjord Cruise

    2. Tromsø: 5-Hour All-Inclusive Wildlife & Bird Fjord Cruise

    Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard a classic mahogany boat. Benefit from a pickup in Tromsø city center and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Fjord Queen." 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.

    Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. 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.

    See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take ...

    Wonderful hosts, even though it was raining, they made it! I even caught two fish which we cooked and ate on board! Loved it

  • Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

    3. Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

    Watch magnificent humpback whales and orcas feed on shoals of herring when they migrate to Skjervoy between November and January. Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive from Tromso to Skjervoy, then hop into a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) for a once in a lifetime experience in a small group of between 4-12 people. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early at 6 AM. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your English-speaking guide. Once in Skjervoy, receive a warm flotation suit before getting into the RIB. Then, set off on a 2.5-hour whale watching excursion in the Kvaenangen Fjord. Marvel at the natural scenery and keep your eyes peeled for orcas and humpback whales, as well as other local wildlife. After your excursion, refresh with some sandwiches, tea, and coffee before driving back to Tromso.

    Amazing activity. We were able to watch a large group of orcas very close to the boat and also one humpback whale. The guides acted respectfully around the whales and helped ud to point out the whales. I would warmly recommend the trip, though I must mention it can be rough if you suffer easily from seasickness.

  • Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

    4. Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

    Orcas and Humpback whales are in Skjervoy from November to January. The local provider will pick you up at 6:00 AM outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits and take you on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience on Rib-boats.  Enjoy sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. Here you’ll get a nice and warm group dinner and short photo workshop. Experience the Northern Lights at night and photograph the incredible phenomenon right outside the Green Gold Villa. Accommodation is at one of six private Crystal Lavvos. Next morning, enjoy breakfast together before returning to Tromso at 11:00 AM.

    It was the best of our trip this year. Amazing experience, scenery and polar light.

  • Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

    5. Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

    Board your comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. As you sail you’ll learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgable guide. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, as admire the unique natural setting. If you’re still hungry, there is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals, snacks, and cold drinks. Late October to late January is when some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herrings. During this period you’ll have the highest possibility of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), or harbor porpoise. You might even get really lucky and see a fin whale. Once you reach the whale feeding site, you’ll have 1-1.5 hours to take a close-up look at the feast. Keep in mind th...

    Great trip. Interesting chatting about orcas and the other wild animals. Definitely recommend this company.

  • From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

    6. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

    Board a safari boat in Tromsø for a comfortable 6 to 7-hour cruise to Whale Island and the open sea. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the different fish and whale species that thrive in waters that are filled with herring and plankton. The coast of Tromsø in northern Norway is widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. You’ll be on the lookout for inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding, and for birds such as sea eagles, gulls, guillimots, eider ducks and cormorants. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife.

    Great experience! Saw so many whales and orcas + several eagles. After more than two hours watching them we got a really tasty fish soup to warm us up afterwards.

  • Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

    7. Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

    Every year at the end of October, huge shoals of herrings arrive around Skjervoy and the Kvanangen Fjord 3.5 hours North East of Tromso. Hundreds of Orcas and many Humpback whales follow these shoals of herring and stay around Skjervoy until the end of January. For your whale watching excursion, you will be picked from the meeting point in Skjervoy, and provided with a warm floatation suit. You will then board a small RIB boat to head out to see. You will see many whales, and even hear and smell them. Enjoy their company and take as many photos as you like. It will be cold, so make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothes for the excursion. We will give you flotation suits that you will wear on top of your own clothes. An experienced instructor will be there to answer any questions you might have about the whales or the area. When the excursion is over, you will have sandwiches, tea ...

  • Tromsø: Luxury Yacht Whale Safari

    8. Tromsø: Luxury Yacht Whale Safari

    Experience a unique and cozy whale-watching experience. The wonderful yacht Arctic Queen is for those who want maximum enjoyment with good friends or to make new friends on a private luxury cruise. Cruise below snow-covered mountains on narrow fjords. See humpback whales and orcas. Share stories and learn about local history while cruising. Get up close to the whales on boat, which is small enough to get close to the whales without scaring them off.

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What people are saying about Troms og Finnmark County

It was so great to sail with Kenneth and Marlena! They know so much about the history, culture and nature of Tromsø and the North. The boat is very comfortable, the food and drinks are delicious and Marlena is a great hostess. Even though we have not seen as many animals as we might have wanted, the beautiful scenery definitely made up for it. Definitely recommend this trip!

It was just great !! The crew took great care of us throughout, told a lot about the region and the food was delicious !! We are absolutely thrilled and can definitely recommend this tour to everyone !! You can tell that the crew is having fun. An unforgettable excursion!

Very good and interesting trip. 5 hours on the boat, we saw all Tromso region, amazing fjord, eagles. Try to fishing was very funy and we also catch sone fish I recomend this tour to all!

an attentive crew, an informative tour in superb landscapes. fishing and fish soup not to be missed!

It was a day with nice weather .. The atmosphere was good and the service nice.