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Whale Watching - Tromsø

The northern tip of Whale Island, at Whale Sound, is the perfect place to go whale watching and all just 40mins from Tromsø.

Overview

Trine and Alf Risvik live on the northern tip of Whale Island on the shores of Whale Sound. Between November and January humpback whales, orcas and harbour porpoises come to feast in their back garden. This father and daughter team are joined by a marine biologist from Tromsø University to give you in-depth knowledge of this wonderful region and these intriguing creatures.

This holiday features a small and personal whale watching excursion using a durable RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and you will be provided with a thermal floatation suit.

Explore the scenic fjords, listening and watching for the whales breach the surface. As whale watchers we are guests in their environment. Trine and Alf will not to disturb the whales and will simply let the whales swim around the boat. Keep your camera close by!

There are also many other activities to choose from in the Tromsø region - just click on the excursions tab above.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Tromsø (via Oslo). 
There are direct flights on Mondays and Fridays from Gatwick.
Airport coach transfer to Tromsø city centre.
Check in to your hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast.
8.30am transfer to Whale Island.
Whale watching.
1.30pm back in Tromsø.
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3
Breakfast. 
Day at leisure to enjoy Tromsø.

Day 4
Leisurely breakfast. Airport coach transfer to airport. Flights back to UK.
There are direct flights on Mondays and Fridays to Gatwick.

Accommodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Activities & Excursions

Tromsø - Winter 2017/18

Our recommended excursions and activities in Tromsø

Whale Watching
Orca and Humpback Whale Safari
Father and daughter team (Trine and Alf) with whales in their back garden on the northern tip of Whale Island just outside Tromsø. There are also good chances of seeing sea eagles and seals on this tour.  A whale biologist will join you on the transfer to Whale Island and share their expert knowledge.
Your whale adventure is on board Colin Archer sturdy wooden boat or by RIB (rigid inflatable boat - warm floatation suit included). The RIB is not suitable for those with back problems.
Available: 1Nov-25Jan (not available 23, 24, 25, 26, 31Dec or 1Jan)
Duration: Up to 5hr depending on the whales departing 8.30am
Price: £140 per person

 

Northern Lights Excursions
Northern Lights Chase
Experience the magic with a small and personal northern lights experience. Depending on the location of the northern lights you will sit around an open fire, grilling marshmallows under clear skies waiting for the northern lights.
Available: 15Sep to 31Mar
Duration: 5 to 6 hours departing 7.15pm
Price: £117pp including warm drink, marshmallows and use of a tripod.

 

Sami & Cultural Excursions
Sami & Reindeer Overnight Excursion
Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial light and excellent conditions to look for the Northern Lights. Instead of heading back to the city centre where you might miss a late-night dance from the Aurora, stay on at this good location in a traditional Sami lavvu (tent), sleeping on reindeer skins in winter-insulated sleeping bags. Traditional sami evening meal and breakfast included.
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 7pm to 9.30am (30min transfer 1-way)
Price: Replace a night in Tromsø from £280 per person

 

Snowshoe Excursions
5hr Guided Snowshoe Excursion
For those looking for a little more adventure in more challenging terrain. This excursion is in the scenic mountains around Tromsø.
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 5hr departing 10am (incl. 30min transfer each way)
Price: £124 per person

 

A full list of activities and excursions in Tromsø is available here.

Dates

Tromsø is worth a visit at any time of year. The northern lights season is from October to March.

The whales are in the Tromsø area from around 1st November to 11th January.

Prices

Prices from
£895 per adult

Extras from
£590 per child (on an extra bed)
£145 single supplement (single room)

Price includes
Return flights from the UK
Airport coach transfer from Tromsø airport to Tromsø City
3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
1 x whale watching excursion

Gallery

Information

More information about travelling in Norway >>

More information about the northern lights >>

Overview

Trine and Alf Risvik live on the northern tip of Whale Island on the shores of Whale Sound. Between November and January humpback whales, orcas and harbour porpoises come to feast in their back garden. This father and daughter team are joined by a marine biologist from Tromsø University to give you in-depth knowledge of this wonderful region and these intriguing creatures.

This holiday features a small and personal whale watching excursion using a durable RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and you will be provided with a thermal floatation suit.

Explore the scenic fjords, listening and watching for the whales breach the surface. As whale watchers we are guests in their environment. Trine and Alf will not to disturb the whales and will simply let the whales swim around the boat. Keep your camera close by!

There are also many other activities to choose from in the Tromsø region - just click on the excursions tab above.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Tromsø (via Oslo). 
There are direct flights on Mondays and Fridays from Gatwick.
Airport coach transfer to Tromsø city centre.
Check in to your hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast.
8.30am transfer to Whale Island.
Whale watching.
1.30pm back in Tromsø.
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3
Breakfast. 
Day at leisure to enjoy Tromsø.

Day 4
Leisurely breakfast. Airport coach transfer to airport. Flights back to UK.
There are direct flights on Mondays and Fridays to Gatwick.

Accomodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Excursions

Tromsø - Winter 2017/18

Our recommended excursions and activities in Tromsø

Whale Watching
Orca and Humpback Whale Safari
Father and daughter team (Trine and Alf) with whales in their back garden on the northern tip of Whale Island just outside Tromsø. There are also good chances of seeing sea eagles and seals on this tour.  A whale biologist will join you on the transfer to Whale Island and share their expert knowledge.
Your whale adventure is on board Colin Archer sturdy wooden boat or by RIB (rigid inflatable boat - warm floatation suit included). The RIB is not suitable for those with back problems.
Available: 1Nov-25Jan (not available 23, 24, 25, 26, 31Dec or 1Jan)
Duration: Up to 5hr depending on the whales departing 8.30am
Price: £140 per person

 

Northern Lights Excursions
Northern Lights Chase
Experience the magic with a small and personal northern lights experience. Depending on the location of the northern lights you will sit around an open fire, grilling marshmallows under clear skies waiting for the northern lights.
Available: 15Sep to 31Mar
Duration: 5 to 6 hours departing 7.15pm
Price: £117pp including warm drink, marshmallows and use of a tripod.

 

Sami & Cultural Excursions
Sami & Reindeer Overnight Excursion
Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial light and excellent conditions to look for the Northern Lights. Instead of heading back to the city centre where you might miss a late-night dance from the Aurora, stay on at this good location in a traditional Sami lavvu (tent), sleeping on reindeer skins in winter-insulated sleeping bags. Traditional sami evening meal and breakfast included.
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 7pm to 9.30am (30min transfer 1-way)
Price: Replace a night in Tromsø from £280 per person

 

Snowshoe Excursions
5hr Guided Snowshoe Excursion
For those looking for a little more adventure in more challenging terrain. This excursion is in the scenic mountains around Tromsø.
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 5hr departing 10am (incl. 30min transfer each way)
Price: £124 per person

 

A full list of activities and excursions in Tromsø is available here.

Dates

Tromsø is worth a visit at any time of year. The northern lights season is from October to March.

The whales are in the Tromsø area from around 1st November to 11th January.

Prices

Prices from
£895 per adult

Extras from
£590 per child (on an extra bed)
£145 single supplement (single room)

Price includes
Return flights from the UK
Airport coach transfer from Tromsø airport to Tromsø City
3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
1 x whale watching excursion

Gallery More Info

More information about travelling in Norway >>

More information about the northern lights >>