Whale Watching Rib Tour


Amazing Whale Watching RIB Tour


All whale tours that are booked during September will now get 10 % discount.


We are just testing which prices that fits us best, so the price can increase any time, if we see little effect from the discounts.


Located next to a sea "boiling" with whales, Tromso City offers you in winter the opportunity to see these enormous animals. Norway is chosen by Humpback Whales and Killer Whales for the vast supply of fish and clean water. Do you remember Keiko from Free Willy? He chose Norwegian fjords the last years he lived. 

Whale watching should be experienced in The Capital of the Arctic in The Kingdom of Norway – in breathtaking fjord landscapes second to none. Scientists have never seen such high whale activity in the fjords as the recent years. Arctic Explorers offers you an exclusive experience in a small group and with the highest quality equipment. We want to give you only the best!

#1 of 24 Whale Watching Tours in Tromso area on Tripadvisor pr. Aug 15th 2019.

97 % happy guests and more than 1500 excellent reviews! We are also included in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - having been awarded Certificate of Excellence 6 years in a row.

Only 12 seats on this tour pr day, so you should book early. It is often sold out months ahead, especially weekends.

Both tours go to the same place, to Skjervøy, 4 hours north. The only difference of the two tours, besides the price, is the type of boat.

Our whale waching rib tour boat (Rbb) is faster, newer, open boat, and 360 view all around. The whale waching tour boat has an inside cabin with saloon, toilet, and an open deck with walking possibilities, so more comfort.

You see pics of both boats on our web page, in gallery under trip text.

We have a 28 feet Polarcirkel Rib boat, with two engines for increased safety. It and is built for Arctic conditions. The boat is brand new, and was built in October 2018. More correctly, it is an rbb-boat, Rigid Buoyancy Boat, which is more solid than a rib boat.

We include most of what you need on a Whale Watching Trip. You can save a lot of money since you do not need to buy expensive winter clothes and more you maybe don't even need back home.

Øystein, owner: "After spending decades exploring this amazing county by sea kayak, skis, bicycle and on foot, I know where the best spots are, where the whales normally are, and how to maximize our chances of seing them."

We offer ecologically sustainable and responsible tours. Travelling in small groups is an essential part of the ecotourism concept, as small groups have lesser impact on nature and will not disturb the wildlife unnecessarily. 

Our Whale Watching Trips are approved by the official Tromso tourist company, Visit Tromso, as well as the official travel company to Norway, Visit Norway.

DESTINATION: Troms county, Norway



WHEN: Between appr. Oct 25th to Jan 28th.

PRICE: Normal price is 2200. Now appr. 10 % off NOK 1,980 (around EUR 208) per person.

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If you decide to cancel your trip, you will not lose your deposit. Whenever you want to reschedule an adventure with us, your deposit stays the same. We call it Life Lasting Deposit. Read more about it here.

The trip will take around 12 h. incl. driving to the boat 4 h, and 4 h back. This is not fixed. Pick up will be later and the car driving time will be shorter, if they whales come closer this season.

Pick-up will normally be around 05:55 am at Scandic Ishavshotel if whales appear same place as last season. We have to start early since it is a long drive. Pick up will be later if they appear closer to Tromso this season.

Usually around 6 pm in the city center, depending on weather conditions and daylight. Can be earlier if whales appear closer to Tromso. Can be later, if difficult driving conditions.

Small group up to 12 guests in boat, which allows more freedom, and gives a more personal experience. Can be more in the vehicle from Tromsø to Skjervøy.

Transfer is with up to 55 persons in a big bus. It is more eco friendly to drive together with other companies in one vehicle, instead of separate in five vehicles.

- Transport to the boat
- Lunch
- Warm drinks
- Warm boots
- Flotation suit (Adults only)
- Hats
- Balaclava
- Ski goggles

- Accommodation
- Flight
- Tripod for camera
- Pictures from the trip (We found out it was hard for the guide to get good pictures so we skipped it, since the best spots on the boat will be taken by the guests, partly blocking for the guide)
- Warm mittens (Do not wear gloves, since the fingers are separated and get cold.)
- Wool socks (Do not wear cotton socks!)

We cannot guarantee the weather. The coastal weather in the northern parts of Norway is fascinating, as we can sometimes experience the different weather conditions of a whole year during one day.

All our guides have years of experience, expensive certificates, and extensive safety training. These are professional skippers/guides that have the proper boat licenses, knowledge, education, passion, and personality.

We follow all whale watching guidelines set by scientists. Our skippers have participated in a whale watching course, to learn how to guide this trip on team with the whales.

There is mostly plenty of daylight in the dark season, although you might be rewarded with northern lights at daytime. Apart from northern lights the unique dark season colors in the sky is also a memorable experience, seen from the water.

You will experience a comfortable and exciting Whale Watching Cruise. We can of course not guarantee you a whale sighting, but you don't need much luck, as we almost always spot whales.

These are wild animals that do as they please, but we will do our very best to crown your trip with the sight of these enormous animals.

AGE AND HEIGHT: Minimum 140 cm tall and 10 years old

Yes, but it will be a long day with no rest between the tours. But you can rest on the bus when driving home from whales.

Some nights we chase the lights deep into Finland, far away from Tromsø. This means late in bed, often around 02-04 am. Whale Watching needs to start early. So please avoid having whale watching the day after a northern lights chase.

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Foto: Trond Østvang – ostvangsperspektiv@gmail.com
Foto: Trond Østvang – ostvangsperspektiv@gmail.com
Whale watching. Foto: Trond Østvang – ostvangsperspektiv@gmail.com
Whale watching. Foto: Trond Østvang – ostvangsperspektiv@gmail.com
Whale watching. Foto: Trond Østvang – ostvangsperspektiv@gmail.com

Whale watching. Photo: Bart van Meele
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