Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari
The Humpback Whales and Orcas migrate to Northern Norway and the coast near Tromsø to feed on the Atlantic Herring from mid of October to the end of January.
During these winter months, we organise a Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari from Tromsø by boat. The tour begins at 09:00 from Tromsø centrum harbour; the direction we cruise will depend on the weather conditions and the most probable whale and wildlife sightings. Some days we need to travel up to three hours to reach the whale sighting area. The route is beautiful – we cruise between islands and pass through vast fjords with excellent mountain views. Once we have spotted the whales, we spend at least one hour in the sighting area. We drift along with the whales during this time, and we gently follow their path with awareness of our presence in their natural environment. The duration of the tour is between 5 - 7 hours. Our boat is spacious with a comfortable, warm lounge with panoramic windows, a small kiosk, lavatories and several outside decks. We provide you with a winter suit to keep you warm on the colder winter days.
Please note! We cannot guarantee whale sightings – the sightings might be affected by weather conditions or sudden whale migration.
- Scenic transport by boat (Up to 3 hours one way)
- Safety instructions
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- Local history, nature and culture
- Short presentations about the whales and their habitat
- Thermal winter suit and life jacket
- Hot coffee, water, tea
Food and drinks: You can buy cold drinks and warm food onboard (waffles, hot dogs, expedition meals – including vegetarian alternative)
What to bring: Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens.
Availability: October to end of January (subject to whales migration).
Disclaimer: Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and whale migration.
Please note: The weather in the Arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, we recommend taking seasickness medicine half an hour before the tour starts.
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Meeting time and place: 08:30 - 08:55 at the harbourside of Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1
Duration: 5 - 7 hours
Level of difficulty: easy/for everyone
Number of participants: up to 145