This tour is conducted by Arctic Explorer. We invite you to a multiple senses adventure - an authentic and complete fjord cruise experience you will never forget! Learn by listening and observing! Experience by smelling, tasting and touching!
Start the fjord cruise around Tromsø with enabling two senses: hearing and sight! Begin your adventure from Tromsø city center accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will introduce you to the local history and culture. Witness beautiful Norwegian landscapes and mountains with local wildlife (if you are lucky, you can spot small whales, eagles, reindeers, dolphins and even seals) and learn about the arctic weather and the arctic eco system. Get familiar how the fishery and aquaculture became the most important industry for Norway and how the war history and the Viking heritage has played a role for today's ways of living.
The route will depend on the weather, we will pass by Ramfjord, Kvalsund or Straumsfjorden and try to show you Olavsvern (old royal Norwegian submarine base). During the winter, we will sail through Ramfjord with beautiful views around. You can also relax in our outdoor jacuzzi and sauna onboard (subject to boat availability).
After the boat has docked, you will continue with the last three senses: touch, smell and taste! During 1hour guided tour to the on-land museum-restaurant Full Steam you will learn about the culture of codfish in Norway and around the world. You will also be able to smell and taste some delicacies (such as fresh caviar, dry codfish skin and codfish liver oil), see and touch different instruments used for the cod fishing and preparation in factories!
Possibility of Jacuzzi and Sauna: Leone boat has jacuzzi onboard and Strønstad has jacuzzi and sauna onboard that you can use and enjoy, just bring your swim wear (we provide you towels for free). In case you wish to use the jacuzzi, please email us forehand to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know, so we can have it ready for you.
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: 25 November 2021 – 05 January 2022
Meeting time: minimum 15 minutes before departure (08.45 am)
Meeting point: In the back of Rå Sushi Restaurant (outside, in Stortorget), Tromsø city center
Departure: Starts every day at 9 am (09:00)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Complete 5 senses experience: Sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste
Scenic transport by boat
Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
Thermal winter suit (S to XL)
Local history, nature, wildlife and culture
Possibility to use jacuzzi/ sauna onboard (subject to boat availability)
Experience visit at Full Steam Restaurant/ Museum with guided tour on the codfish culture plus tasting caviar, among other codfish delicacies.
What to bring: Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens
Level of difficulty: Easy, family friendly
Age Limits: No limits
Number of guests: Leone boat: 12 people; Strønstad boat: 30 people, Aurora Explorer boat: 144 people
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)