Fjord and Whale Watching Safari from Tromsø

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Whale Watching Safari

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Embark on adventurous whale watching safari in Tromsø and Northern Norway! Take-in the Arctic scenery while observing the world's biggest mammals - up close!

Embark on adventurous whale watching safari in Tromsø and Northern Norway. Take-in the Arctic scenery while observing the world's biggest mammals!

Immerse yourself in the Arctic wildlife and the Norwegian fjords, and learn all about the local marine life of the region. From mid-October to late January, the Norwegian fjords around Tromsø welcome some very special guests: the whales! The world’s biggest mammals that visit to feed on the Atlantic herring throughout the dark winter months.

The most common whale species you'll be able to see are the humpback whale, orca, harbor porpoise and sometimes even the fin whales. The islands and waters of the Norwegian fjords are also home to sea eagles, seals, and many different bird species!

Your adventure begins at the Harbour in Tromsø's city center where you will meet your guides and follow a safety briefing before boarding the boat. You will also have a small presentation about the whales, and learn some insights about the local history, nature and Nordic culture.

Equipped with panoramic windows and outdoor decks, this cruise safari promises some astonishing views of the Norwegian coast! Your Captain will follow the best routes to optimize your chances of seeing the whales, and take you on a ride between the islands and the fjords, overlooking the Arctic mountains along the way!

The journey can take up to three hours, depending on the weather conditions and on the last spot that the whales have been spotted. Once you've made your way to the whale feeding site, the ship will anchor for approximately an hour and a half, so you can observe these magnificent species in their natural habitat. You will drift along with the whales, gently following their path while making them aware of your presence in their natural environment.

After you've observed the whales, it is time to head back to the Harbour in Tromsø. Marvel at the surrounding landscapes of the snowy mountains and the mesmerizing fjords, accompanied by the local Nordic wildlife!

This is a fantastic experience for wildlife and photography enthusiasts. Book your whale watching safari in Tromsø and immerse yourself in the Arctic marine life, observing the world's biggest mammals!


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Mimi F., Israel — 03/01/2023
We enjoyed the expertise of Daniel he was very funny and most knowledgeable so he made it fun all 7 hrs of sailing we got to see group of Humpback whales fascinating!
Ismaël G., France — 28/12/2022
Cette excursion était magnifique, un spectacle majestueux des baleines et des orques à perte de vue et également des aigles des mers. Je recommande fortement, le personnel était incroyable et la bateau confortable et chauffé.
Lea H., Norway — 24/01/2020
Excellent tour. No whales to be seen but scenery was amazing.
Tamas M., Hungary — 17/01/2020
It was an amazing tour and experience. The crew was very kind and friendly and helpful, many thanks.
Peter H., United Kingdom — 13/01/2020
Considering the weather the team made every effort to find at least a couple of orcas. We had a choice to rebook before we left if we decided to go a different day due to weather. We were one of the only boats that managed to see the whales even though it was brief. Will definitely be going again.

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