1. Norway
  2. Tromsø
  3. Skjervøya

Tromsø: Whale Research Safari

Product ID: 278117
Embark on a journey through scenic fjords on a cozy bus to Skjervøy, this year's whale hot spot. Hop aboard a boat and search for orcas and humpback whales. Contribute to whale research by collecting behavioral observations, water samples, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the wonderful scenery as you drive past the Lyngen Alps
  • Take part in whale research
  • Combine one of the most incredible displays nature has to offer with a captivating research experience
  • Stay warm in a heated cabin with hot beverages
Full description
Travel from Tromsø through scenic fjords on a comfortable coach to Skjervøy, this year’s whale hot spot. Upon arrival, jump aboard a vessel with a heated cabin and restroom and scour the seas for orcas and humpback whales.

Keep warm with hot beverages and enjoy a sandwich. Sit back and simply admire the whales, if you wish, or get involved with the whale research onboard. Collect behavioral observations, photo-identification, underwater footage, and vocal recordings of these magnificent creatures.

When the conditions are right, deploy a hydrophone and listen to the enchanting songs of the whales. If you get lucky, spot the Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky as you make your way back to Tromsø after your whale watching and research experience.
  • Whale research safari
  • Whale presentation
  • Scenic fjord cruise by bus
  • Soup and sandwich
  • Hot beverages and snacks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside of the Scandic Ishavshotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Hat
  • Scarf
Know before you go
• Please note that wildlife viewing is never guaranteed and the number of animals seen may vary from day to day
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure
• Preferably wear wool underlayers and socks
• Bring your camera and binoculars (optional)
Customer reviews
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Great guides, very hospitable. We were lucky to see orcas and humpback whales. Guys from this company really do some whale study, so they can give you extra info. The sea was very rough however the ship did really well and what's important - there were really only maybe 20 people on tour. I would highly recommend.

January 17, 2020

It is definitely worth taking the 3 hour journey to the ship pier! The Wildseas team is very enthusiastic and offers a lot of information about whales. We were very lucky and were able to observe numerous orcas and humpback whales in the fjord in the best weather. During the trip you had the opportunity to warm up with a hot cup of tea below deck. Finally, a tasty little snack (hot soup and baguettes) was served before the drive home. I would book this tour again at any time! Many thanks to the entire Wildseas team for this unforgettable experience!

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January 4, 2020

We had to rebook very spontaneously and that worked well! Everything was extremely friendly and we saw a lot of whales and every question was answered nicely!

January 12, 2020

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Product ID: 278117