1 Hour Photo & History Cruise

This activity is conducted by Hermes II.

Join us aboard the Hermes II as we embark on a captivating fjord and photo cruise around the breathtaking landscapes of Tromsø. This remarkable journey not only offers you a selection of carefully curated photo opportunities amidst our awe-inspiring surroundings but also unveils the rich history of our cherished authentic wooden vessel.

Step into the world of total relaxation on board our venerable wooden boat, just minutes away from the heart of Tromsø. The Hermes II seamlessly blends the charm of a bygone era with modern amenities, including a heated lounge, a well-stocked bar, and comfortable below-deck facilities.

A true relic of the past, the Hermes II was originally constructed in 1917 as a versatile cargo vessel, tasked with transporting fish, coal, animals, and building materials. Over time, it took on new roles, including shrimp and capelin fishing. After decades of tireless service, the boat underwent an extensive restoration project from 2016 to 2019, earning it the status of a certified preservation masterpiece. In 2021, this dedication to preserving our maritime heritage was honoured with the prestigious Tromsø Culture Community Award.

Welcome aboard and be a part of this incredible chapter in Norwegian history!

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Important information


  • Storytelling
  • Heated lounge below
  • Hot beverages
  • Warm blankets and
  • Thermal suits if needed
  • Safety gear

What to bring or wear

For your own comfort, we recommend warm clothes. Remember that your head, neck, hands and feet also need to be kept warm.

Meeting time and place

We have two departure times: 10:00 / 14:30

Please be at the floating pier by Kystens Hus at Stortorget 10 minutes before departure.

Number of guests



1 hour

Good to know


  • Heated lounge under the deck
  • 2 Toilets below deck
  • Bar

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Norwegian Travel is a premium brand aiming to offer high-quality experience-based tourism in selected unique destinations in Norway. From the fjords to the mountains. From the sandy beaches to the rough cliffs. From urban buzz to the massive stillness of the old mountains. We wish to inspire people to explore the treasures to be found in Norway. At our destinations you can explore amazing nature, good food and exciting activities all year round.

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