Tromsø Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Tromsø Cruises & boat tours

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

1. Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide. Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide. Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry. During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

2. Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas and humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you. Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges, and multi-level decks. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board. Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours with them. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach their feeding grounds. As you near the whales, the captain will switch to a silent electric engine that allows you to get close without disturbing them.

From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

3. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

On this comfortable cruise from Tromsø, head to Whale Island and the open sea. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the fish and whale species that thrive in waters that are filled with herring and plankton. The local partner's fast boat ensures that you'll get plenty of time on the water. The coast of Tromsø in northern Norway is widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. You’ll be on the lookout for inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding, and for birds such as sea eagles, gulls, guillimots, eider ducks, and cormorants. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. Keep warm and refreshed with snacks and drinks.

Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

4. Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard a classic mahogany boat. Cruise out onto the Arctic Sea and around the beautiful fjords and straits of the region. Along the way, enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks, and snacks. Benefit from pickup at a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Fjord Queen." Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Experience the wildlife of the Tromsø region as you keep a lookout for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks. Encounter puffins (in season), cormorants, seals, and otters. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take in the flora and fauna of Tromsø in all its diversity.  Then, journey back to Tromsø harbor, where your fantastic polar tour ends.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

5. Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Witness a clear night in Tromso city, without the need to travel too far to observe the Northern Lights. Join an evening cruise and navigate the stellar sky above the fjords of Tromso Island in comfort. Meet at the boats, just by the quaside of Krystens Hus in Tromso centre. Feel welcomed by the crew as you climb aboard this Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As the ship departs, the guide will show you the ship's amenities, including the deck and indoor spaces. Hear stories of the Northern Lights while sipping on a tea or coffee in the lounge. Take the freedom of roaming around the spacious outder deck or unwind inside. Since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, there's no guarantee of a sighting. The course depends on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky defines what sights may appear. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat and drift along with the current. Set up your camera, with help of your guide, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, they will offer to take many photos for you.

Tromsø: Guided Whale-Watching Tour in a Modern Catamaran

6. Tromsø: Guided Whale-Watching Tour in a Modern Catamaran

Embark on a guided whale-watching tour aboard the MS Rygerdronningen and see a variety of wild animals, including orcas and humpback whales. Take in the dramatic views of Tromsø's serene fjords and enjoy the comfort of a modern catamaran. Board the catamaran, the MS Rygerdronningen, and depart from Tromsø. Watch from the large panoramic windows of the warm cabin or step into the brisk Arctic air to observe from the spacious decks. Sail out to the feeding grounds and look for the whales that come in search of herring. Spot native wildlife, including humpback whales, orcas, harbour porpoises, and a variety of wild arctic birds. Learn about the local wildlife and their environment from your guide. Experience the blue twilight of the Polar Night and witness breathtaking views of the fjord landscapes as you look out for local wildlife. Feel free to purchase food and snacks as well as hot and cold drinks from the kiosk.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

7. Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night in all its majesty, onboard a silent hybrid-electric catamaran with 360-degree uninhibited panoramas. In warmth and comfort, cruise around Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters. Watch as the crew launch an underwater drone with lights to discover the mysteries of the depths below. As the darkness of the ocean reflects the stars above, if you're lucky the Northern Lights may appear. Finally, soak up the unique atmosphere as you sit down to an Arctic Tapas dinner. Savor the fresh and local ingredients, based on traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

8. Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

Enjoy a fantastic fishing tour from Tromsø—this is not an ordinary fishing trip. When you arrive onboard, feel the warm and cozy atmosphere. The saloon is comfortable but offers a high standard. The friendly staff will have warm coffee and tea waiting for you. The panoramic saloon is the best place to be while sailing slowly or cruising to the fishing area, a fishing spot where you can watch the Tromsø Island from a sea view. After a short trip, you will be able to start trying to catch fish. Of course, there is no 100% fishing guarantee, but the chance you’ll catch something to eat on the way back is high. Sit back and relax as the staff cooks the very fresh fish for you on our way back to the city.

Tromsø: Arctic Fjord & Fishing Tour by Luxury Catamaran

9. Tromsø: Arctic Fjord & Fishing Tour by Luxury Catamaran

Take a unique journey around Tromsø on a private catamaran sailboat and experience the beauty of the fjords up close. Sail alongside sea birds, do some fishing, relax in comfort, and learn about the local culture.  Having set sail, the captain will guide you through local history. You’ll see where the historic ship Tirpitz ended its days, learn about Tromsø’s rich history, and have the chance to snap some impressive photos. The catamaran will continue on to Rystraumen, where you’ll get close to one of Norway's strongest ocean currents. Relax on the catamaran net, enjoy the spacious indoor lounge, or take the opportunity to fish. Along the way, enjoy local specialties like dried reindeer meat, stockfish, brown cheese, lefse, and other tasty delicacies. Finally, you’ll be returned to shore, having had an experience you’ll never forget.

Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

10. Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Experience the stunning scenery of Norway from onboard a luxury catamaran. Board the Arctic Princess from Tromsø and embark on a magical journey through the refreshingly crisp waters to explore the fjords and islands that surround the region. Discover the natural beauty of Tromsø and feel immersed in another world far from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Sit back and relax on board the boat, grab a drink at the Panorama Saloon or cozy up on the deck’s day beds in a complimentary thermal suit. Throughout the journey, make yourself feel at home on board the boat and enjoy coffee and tea to stay warm as well as light snacks. On the return journey to Tromsø, taste the unique flavors of the region with a deliciously traditional fish soup.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 79 reviews

I booked Tromso with whale watching being a top priority for our trip…as we were coming end of October I was a little concerned that it was too early in the season, especially as I contacted other tour companies and the rest all started 1st Nov, I was over the moon to find this company starting from mid October. Whilst on board we were told the herring are now coming in later so less chances of whales this early but we needn’t have worried as we saw humpbacks and a fin whale (2nd largest to blue whale) I was a little disappointed as on our return the guides radioed to say there was orcas and we were leaving the other whales to come back earlier to spend some time with them…but nothing else was said or seen so we presumed they had moved on which was a shame as the orca would have been amazing and the icing on the cake! The catamaran was luxurious and spacious with fab facilities, the weather also great cold but bright no winds or sea sickness! (To my relief!) it was so calm! Loved it!

What an amazing experience. let me start from the scratch. 1. Very nice and beautiful boat equipped with wifi , heating and comfortable seats. 2. Staff was very nice with smily face and very professional and ready to help anytime. 3. Tour was awesome around 8hrs, I was quite lucky to see the whales and made some nice pictures and videos. 4. Overall experience was top notch, fjords look so nice , snowy mountains and amazing scenery. I would defo recommend to use this boat service if you want to wnjoy the beautiful fjords, mountains and especially whales. What you are waiting for , book it now 10/10.

It was such a nice tour, Thomas and the crew are so nice and always pendent of your needs, they are constantly explaining everything really well and making you feel like it's your own boat. The fishing experience was great!

Excellent and relaxing half day tour from Tromso in a great boat in the fjord and then a Tesla for the on land part of the tour. Really enjoyable all round. Saw some stunning scenery. Definitely recommend.

Amazing tour with great guides and very good homemade lunch!