From October to January, some of the worldʼs largest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on the Atlantic Herring. No other fish plays that large role in feeding the Norwegian Arctic life as the Atlantic Herring.
The most common whale species migrating to Arctic Norway to feed on this nutritious fish is the Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, also known as the Orcas, Harbour Porpoise sometimes even the Fin Whales. Join us on tour and enjoy a near encounter of the feast at sea.
The Whale Watching Tour departs from the quayside next to Clarion Hotel The Edge at 08N00 the crew expects you 15 minutes before departure. While on the way, enjoy the view to the surrounding coastline, sounds, fjords and islands from comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. The cruising to whale sighting areas can take up to two hours, once the whales spotted, one hour is spent around the whales. Duration of this trip depends on whale migration and therefore can range from 6 – 8 hours.
The catamarans hybrid engine will be used to reach the whale feeding ground faster. When near the whales, the crew switch the engine to a silent hybrid- electric engine that will minimise disturbance to their environment, and you will enjoy the presence of whales in silence. We take care to follow the responsible whale watching guidelines.
Whale sightings are subject to whale and fish migration and weather conditions; therefore, it canʼt be guaranteed, but we always do our best to find the whales!
Availability: 12 Nov 2020 – 31 Jan 2021
Departure: 8:00 Please meet 15 min before departure
Duration: 6 – 8 hrs
Price per person:
1341 NOK Adult
1071 NOK Student/Youth 12-16
891 NOK Child 3-11
Free under 2 years
Note: Whale sightings are not guaranteed
Meeting point: the quayside by Clarion The Edge Hotel Tromsø – Kaigata 6
Easy/family-friendly. Weather can influence the difficulty
A cafe with food & beverages for purchase; wheelchair access; toilets
We recommend dressing according to the season and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather conditions. We advise to bring along wind & waterproof outer layers & warm shoes