We set off in search of wild Humpback whales and Orcas (Killer Whales) during the Polar Night near Tromsø on this 6-7 hour whale watching tour. This thrilling guided cruise aboard MS Rygerdronningen, one of Norway’s newest, biggest and most comfortable sightseeing boats, takes us out to the feeding grounds, where these graceful giants come in search of herring. You can whale watch through the panoramic windows of the warm cabin and then step out into the brisk Arctic air for a look from our spacious decks.
Humpback whales can be up to 16 meters long and are known for their amazing ‘breaching’, when they burst straight up out of the water. Black and white Orcas travel in pods in search of herring. We may also see Harbour Porpoises, and are bound to enjoy a variety of wild, arctic birds.
Even though the sun doesn’t rise in Tromsø, some 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, between 27 November and 15 January, there are still hours of magical, blue twilight for part of the day. That makes for especially memorable whale watching and amazing views of breathtaking fjord landscapes on this tour from Tromsø, as a bonus.
WHALE GUARANTEE: While our expert crews will do everything possible to find whales for you on this whale watching tour, there is no guarantee since these are wild animals. But if you don’t see whales or orcas, we will give you a free ticket to the next available whale safari on our boat. The guarantee can only be used once.
MS Rygerdronningen is a perfect boat for whale watching. The boat is large and spacious, with plenty of space both outside and inside. To ensure the one meter distancing we have reduced the number of guests on board. The boat is stable even in rough seas, and it is fast so that we quickly can reach the whales. In the kiosk you can buy food, snacks as well as hot and cold drinks.