This tour is conducted by Arctic Expedition. Are you ready for a cruise in the amazing winter fjords of Northern Norway?
Wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, the weather and the elements in the Arctic as well as the Arctic landscape, and of course beautiful fjords.
This is what is waiting for you. As an extra treat for you, from late October to mid-February some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herrings. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look at the feast, once we reach the whale feeding site, we stay for 1 – 1,5 hours.
The catamaran has comfortable seating inside for 145 guests as well as spacious decks outside on two levels for excellent viewing and photo opportunities. There is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals, snacks and cold drinks.
Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, as a consequence of weather conditions and whales’ natural behavior. The arctic weather forces are an unpredictable force that can change quickly, and wild animal behaviors is affected by weather, food recourses, temperature and undiscovered causes. Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice. This can make the route, duration and destinations different from day to day. However, if the whales do not come as early as we expect or leave earlier than expected, you can still enjoy the fjord cruise.
Also, the winter weather in the Arctic changes quickly. Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice, even during the trip. This can make the trip shorter or longer as well as using different areas from day to day.
Season: Daily from 26 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (subject to whales).
We depart every day at 9am (09:00) from Tromsø city centre – Kystens Hus.
Once we reach the whale feeding site, we stay for 1 – 1,5 hours.
What to bring: Warm boots, hat, scarf and mittens
What is included:
• Scenic transport by comfortable catamaran (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, tea and biscuits
Number of guests: max.145
Duration: 5-7 hours
Level: Easy / Family friendly. NB! Weather can influence difficulty
Read about the Whale Watching guidelines here