Silent Whale Watching Excursion from Tromsø

Silent Whale Watching Excursion from Tromsø
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Norwegian
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: 7 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
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Activity description

We depart from Tromsø at 08:00 in the crisp arctic morning air. Our destination is a whale watcher's dream, the feeding grounds of both Orcas and Humpback whales. We arrive in time to enjoy the few hours of polar daylight that the Tromsø winter season gives us. On the way to the whale watching area, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Tromsø fjords and frozen landscapes of the arctic fjords from our hybrid-electric boat.

Our captain will keep an eye out for the whales. Sometimes it takes a little longer to spot an Orca or Humpback, but our guides have some nifty tricks to spot them. While we search for the whales, our passionate guides will share their personal stories from the Tromsø area and interesting sights that we can see from the fjords. Of course, a whale watching tour would not be complete without an abundance of information about the Orca & Humpback Whale.

On our journey to and from the whales' feeding area we will pass through beautiful landscapes, filled with mountains & fjords. Much of the whale watching season corresponds with 'Polar night', a unique period of the year above the Arctic Circle when the sun does not rise above the horizon. This sometimes this brings unique skies with colours of blue, pink and purple. While it the sun will not rise, it won't be completely dark as light still makes its way around the curve of the earth. Especially when the sun is 'at its highest', the exact time we plan to be surrounded by Orcas and Humpback whales.

Once the whales have been spotted, we will switch to our electric and silent engine to minimize disturbance to the whales. The vibrations and noise from the engines have been cited by researchers as a large disturbance to marine life and whales.

Designed for whale watching, it has comfortable, warm lounges with panoramic windows, so that you will have a front-row seat to the whales from wherever you are. You’ll find a selection of food and drinks for purchase onboard.

Activity requirements

Please meet 15 minutes before departure.

Special terms

- Whale sightings are not guaranteed

  • Cruise to the area where the whales are
  • English and Norwegian speaking guides
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tap water
  • Onboard cafe with a selection of warm drinks, hot lunches, sandwiches and pastries available for purchase
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers
Meeting point
The pier outside Clarion The Edge Hotel in Tromsø (Kaigata 6) Get directions



Average rating
4.9 / 5
Very good
Excursion silencieuse
  • 5 / 5

Un moment agréable avec une équipe formidable ! Un mimement hors du temps. Au top !

  • 5 / 5

Le trajet en bateau pour se rendre sur les sites d'observation étant assez long, 3 intervenants se sont relayés pour nous expliquer la faune locale, la flore, les coutumes, les paysages de Scandinavie, tous les animaux que nous pourrions observer. Ils étaient très intéressants et passionnés par leur sujet. Bravo à eux. Ensuite nous avons observé orques et baleines, avec toujours les informations pertinentes des intervenants. Retour avec une bonne soupe de tomates et toujours les commentaires des biologistes. Journée top, à tout point de vue.

Perfect trip
  • 5 / 5

Nice cruise, seen many whales and orcas, and with respect for them. Amazing crew, a lot of scientific explanation. Thanks to Sam, Karl and their teammates!

Beautiful trip
  • 5 / 5

This trip was very fun and informative. I really appreciate that the aim is to see whales without chasing or disturbing them. It's important to bring warm clothes to enjoy being outside!