This tour is conducted by Explore the Arctic. Small groups – Big experiences Discover the scenic landscapes, impressive fjords, changing winter light and the arctic wildlife outside the spectacular island of Kvaløya.
Our highly qualified local guides provide a unique and unforgettable adventure with a personal touch.
Something for everyone
During the trip you will learn about the history, landscape and wildlife of the incredible island of Kvaløya. You will get the chance to see the characteristic island Håja, which gave its shape to the Arctic Cathedral of Tromsø. Ersfjord, Skamtind and Sommarøya are also often approached during our boat cruises. We also get close encounters with the local wildlife, which can include porpoises, sea eagles, seals, otters etc. If we are really lucky we can also spot bigger whales, like orcas and humpback whales. We stop several times during the cruise to enjoy the surroundings, take photos and enjoy the scenery. If you like, you could also be given the opportunity to try some fishing. After the trip a warm lunch with local specialties is served accompanied with hot drinks.
This is a fantastic experience also for photography enthusiasts as we get extremely close to the elements. Throughout the trip we will take stunning photos and we are always glad to share them with you afterwards.
Staying safe and warm in the Arctic
Before we start the boat trip we will inform you about the area and its wildlife, provide a safety briefing and ensure you dress properly for the conditions with suitable flotation suit, boots, hat and gloves. Our modern charter boat is equipped with an observation deck that offers you a good view. The heated indoor panoramic saloon is also a comfortable option for those who prefer to stay inside.
We will pick you up outside Radisson Blu Hotel and start with a 30-45 minutes transfer to the boat. We also offer pick-up from Lauklines.
Included: transfer, skipper, guide, fishing equipment, flotation suits, winter boots, socks, hat, gloves, lunch, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pictures from the trip
Duration: 6 hours
Number of participants: 4-10
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place: 8:30am (08:30) at Radisson Blu Hotel or 9am (09:00) at Lauklines.
We require a minimum of 4 participants on our trips. If there are fewer participants, we may have to cancel the trip. In the event of this type of cancellation, if you do not accept the alternative provided, we will provide a 100% refund.