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Whale watching
(Electric sailboat)


Can you imagine how it feels like having some of the world’s biggest mammals swim within a few meters distance? We do!


Seeing those majestic creatures calmly swim and dive around you is an unforgettable experience that will leave you speechless and that you shouldn’t miss! From mid October to late January hundreds of whales visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herring. Steering our boat through Tromsø’s fjords gives us the chance to get close to humpback whales, killer whales, pilot whales, fin whales and harbour porpoises, with humpback and killer whales making up the most frequent sightings.

This activity is conducted by our partner North Sailing, on a hybrid electric schooner, the “Opal”. A qualified guide will give you information about the whales you may be able to spot during the trip, and the history of the boat and its features.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (13+) 1 300 NOK
Child (4-12) 650 NOK
Child (0-3) Child (0-3)
Location Pick up and drop off at Scandic Ishavshotel
Group size
40 guests (max)
Time and duration
Pick up at 08:15, drop-off between 13:30 to 14:00 (4 to 5 hours)
  • Indoor saloon for resting and warming up
  • Floation suit
  • Restroom
  • Hot drinks

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. The city of Tromsø lies around 69° northern latitude and therefore in the middle of the Aurora belt, which maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear, the Aurora can be seen almost every night between September and early April. On our Northern Lights chases we have the possibility to cross into different nearby climate zones. This often gives us good chances to find clear sky, even if the sky above Tromsø is cloudy. Tromsø also offers an international airport, a variety of hotels, museums, restaurants and is surrounded by amazing nature. The gulf stream keeps the city fairly warm throughout the Norwegian winter.

  2. 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.

  3. It is not necessary to print anything for your trips with us. We have your details and have already passed them to our partners (for various day trips). Our partners and tour guides will have your details on their lists when picking you up, and all you need to do is check that your details are correct and you’re joining the correct company.

  4. We use Norwegian kroner (NOK) here. Most shops, restaurants and even taxis here take credit card, so if you bring a little less cash, it shouldn't be a problem too as long as you have a working credit card.


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