Who needs Discovery Channel? Just imagine looking for the world's biggest mammals in their natural habitat! Prepare to see the majestic creatures calmly swim and dive while you take photos and absorb the breathtaking scenery. You shouldn't miss this!
Prime whale-watching season starts mid-October. That’s when the first whales visit the coast off Tromsø to feed on herring and mackerel. Soon enough, hundreds of ocean’s giants join the feast. And we are heading out as well. Our choice of transport for this trip is an inflatable speed boat (RIB) because the vessel allows us to admire the fascinating animals without disturbing their aquatic territories.
Most frequently, we encounter humpback whales and orcas while steering through the fjords. Did you know that orcas are known as one of the most powerful predators in the ocean? We will share more information about the whales throughout the trip. Usually, the whale sightings decrease late January as the whales head back to the ocean and the season comes to an end.
Price per person
Adult (13+) 1 200 NOK
Child (10-12) 600 NOK
Location Pick up and drop off at Scandic Ishavshotel
4 to 12 guests Plus a driver and a guide
Time and duration
Pick up at 08:45, drop-off between 13:00 to 14:00 (4 to 5 hours) 90 to 150 minutes
Transport in minibus and RIB
The minimum age for this trip is 10 years old.
BEFORE YOU BOOK
Important Things to Note
This activity is conducted by our partner Arctic Adventure Tours
This trip is conducted in any weather, including rain and wind. You must dress appropriately.
You will return early enough to join our Northern Lights chase in the evening
As the boat stays within fjords water on most trips, the sea conditions are usually calm. However, conditions can be rough on occasion and therefore this trip is not recommended for those with an overly sensitive stomach
While this trip has a very high success rate in spotting whales, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sometimes we may only see whales from a distance
We don't charge tax on our tours and/or packages, and there are no additional charges for the prices listed on our website.
In the city, there are several museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafes to check out. There's also the Arctic Cathedral which is a popular tourist attraction across the bridge. All museums except the Tromsø museum are within walking distance. The most popular museums are the Polaria and Polar Museum and they are both a short walk from the city center.
The Tromsø Cable Car also offers a stunning bird’s eye view of Tromsø as you ride up the mountains!
If you would like to purchase a SIM card with a data plan, you may visit the big shopping center Nerstranda in the city of Tromsø. There is a Netcom shop in there where you can buy a prepaid SIM card.
Taxi At the airport, you should be able to easily get a taxi from the taxi stand, that is located right outside the luggage conveyor belts. The trip to the city is about 10 to 15 minutes and should cost between 200 NOK to 350 NOK depending on your flight time and the traffic. To order a taxi, you can call Tromsø Taxis at +47 03011.
Airport Bus You can also take the airport bus, Flybussen to the city. The bus cost 90 NOK per adult and stops at 4 stops in the city: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø Prostneset, Scandic Grand hotel and Polaria.