Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari

Cruise with us to the whale sighting area along the coast of Northern Norway. Enjoy the Arctic scenery along the way and get to observe the wildlife in their natural habitat.

The humpback and killer whales migrate to Northern Norway, along the coast of Troms to feed on the Atlantic herring throughout the winter months (mid-October until end of January).

During these months, we organize Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari from Tromsø by boat.

Our catamaran departs from the harbour of Tromsø center. The direction and duration of the tour will depend on the weather conditions and the most probable whale sightings.

Some days we need to travel up to three hours to reach the whale sighting area. The journey by boat offers scenic views as we cruise between islands and fjords with an amazing mountain backdrop. Once we have spotted the whales, we spend as much time as possible 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 up to 8 hours.

Our boat is spacious with a comfortable, warm lounge with panoramic windows, a small kiosk, lavatories, and several outside decks.


  • We cannot guarantee whale sightings as we are depending on marine life in their natural habitat on this wildlife tour. Sighting might also be affected by difficult weather conditions.
  • If you don't see any whales on your tour, you get to book a second tour for free at Norwegian Travel sales shop, Sjøgata 16 (subject to availability on the next tour).
  • Keep in mind that the weather in the Arctic can be rough. If becoming seasick is your concern, we recommend taking seasickness medicine half an hour before the tour starts
  • No pets allowed

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

08:10 at the harbourside of Nerstranda, Strandgata 9, 9008 Tromsø


08:30 – 16:30 (8 hours) Note: Exact duration depends on the location of the whales.

Food and beverages

  • We will serve coffee and tea on board the ship.
  • It is possible to buy snacks on board the ship.
  • You can also choose to bring your own snacks

What to bring or wear

  • Dress according to the season and weather conditions (e.g. warm footwear, hat, scarf, gloves, layers)
  • If you need an extra layer, we can offer you a winter overall suit which we have on board the ship.

Special Request

  • We only have capacity for one electric wheelchair and a limited number of manual wheelchairs per trip. We help passengers with manual wheelchairs get into a regular seat, when possible.
  • Send us an email with your booking number, and we will inform our crew that you are coming.
  • We urge travelers bringing wheelchairs to meet up at the departure point in plenty of time before departure.


  • Scenic transport by boat
  • Hot coffee, water, tea
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • English-speaking guide
  • Short presentation about whales
  • Info on local history, nature, and culture
  • Safety instructions

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