Water activity

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider:Norwegian Travel
Water activity

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider:Norwegian Travel

From US$ 148.14 per person

Cruise from Tromsø to the whale sighting area along the coast of Northern Norway. Enjoy the Arctic scenery along the way and get to observe the whales in their natural habitat.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy breathtaking views along the way and keep an eye out for wildlife
  • Spot humpback whales and killer whales in their natural environment
  • Learn about the ecosystem and culture of this fascinating polar region
Full description

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide.

Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide.

Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry.

During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

  • Wildlife cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Wi-fi
  • Coffee and tea
  • Food (snacks are available to purchase on board)

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Meeting point

Make your way to the catamaran MS Rygerdronningen at the harbourside behind Nerstranda Shopping Centre in the city center of Tromsø.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • The weather in the Arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts
  • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and/or whales’ natural behavior so it is impossible to be able to offer a guarantee
  • The route, duration, and destinations seen on the tour differ from day to day based on the weather and the whales' location
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 779 reviews

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The whole trip was very beautiful, and well managed by the organisers. On the day of the tour the boat that we were supposed to go on had some technical issues, hence they upgraded us to a bigger boat. But the bigger boat had like 200 people on board and it was very cramped up in terms of sitting and even whale watching on the deck. Also its a 3 hour long journey which is very beautiful till we reach the spot where the whales are, but the time spent on actually watching the whales is not even 30mins which is a disappointment!

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February 10, 2023

Great to see orcas and humpback whales. The views of the alps and different mountains and islands were also so beautiful. We were lucky to have the sun on that day. The staff shared so many bits of information about the whales and other creatures we could spot.

February 3, 2023

Such an amazing tour! Boat was comfortable, clean and had a great view. Saw so many whales, beautiful location too. the boat got close to the whales while being ethical and respectful too. The staff were also great. Daniel and Carlo were particularly awesome. So knowledgeable and genuinely interesting to listen to. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat!

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January 31, 2023

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