Day trip

Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

From US$ 153.42 per person

Explore the Arctic landscapes and see beautiful fjords on a 7-hour cruise. Spot whales and dolphins as your learn about the arctic's ecosystem and culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Norwegian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail through the Norwegian fjords
  • Spot humpback whales, killer whales, and orca and harbor porpoises
  • Learn about the ecosystem and culture of this fascinating region
Full description

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide.

Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide.

Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry.

During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

Includes
  • Scenic transport via a comfortable catamaran (up to 3 hours one way)
  • Safety instructions
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
  • Local history, nature, and cultural tour
  • Short documentaries and presentations about the whales and Arctic eco-system
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot coffee, tea, and biscuits
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Kystens Hus. (Stortorget 1A, 9008 Tromsø, Norway)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The weather in the arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
    • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and/or whales’ natural behavior so it is impossible to be able to offer a guarantee.
    • The route, duration, and destinations seen on the tour differ from day to day based on the weather.
    • The boat used on the day will be determined by the number of passengers. The local partner uses 3 boats, MS Aurora Explorer (maximum 144 passengers), MS Strønstad (maximum 30 passengers), and MS Leone (maximum 12 passengers)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 189 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4/5

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    Great day, very comfortable boat. We can go to the bridge whenever we want. There are outfits on purpose if you want. Unlimited tea and coffee offered. Very friendly guide. And to conclude we were lucky enough to be able to see lots of orcas but no whales in sight. We leave with a lot of stars in our eyes. I recommend

    November 12, 2021

    The trip was a wonderful experience. It was just two of us plus the guide and the captain in the boat M/S Leone. Our guide Eduard and the captain were super nice. Although we could not see any whales, we saw a seal, an eagle and different kinds of ducks. Upon our request, they let us fish even though fishing was not part of the package and my boyfriend caught lots of codfish. Our captain also taught us how to fillet cod and he even fried it on board for us. We could not have asked for more. Of course it would have been even better if we had seen a whale but, in my opinion, that was mostly dependant on luck and season so, we had prior understanding for that. It was a day well spent with wonderful people, warm hot cocoa and wonderful scenery.

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    October 25, 2020

    It was a beautiful experience. I can only recommend it. The only thing you have to have in mind is that you might not see wild animals (we didn't) and, if you can't deal with the occasional big waves, that you get seasick and ruin your journey. But in general was a beautiful scenery and was worth it. The staff friendly and there is coffee, tea, biscuits and really warm full-bodied Nordic jackets/uniforms.

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    January 28, 2020

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