Whale Research Safari - Wild Seas

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromsø Date: Wednesday 1 nov 2017 - Thursday 1 Feb 2018 Show map

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromsø

The whales are migrating south and so are we! We have relocated our operations to the best whale locations so we can offer a higher quality whale watching experience. Spend more time admiring the whales and the Arctic's pristine beauty with less travel time.

Every winter off the coast of Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic, a great number of orcas and humpback whales gather to feast on rich feeding grounds. Our unique Whale Research Safari combines one of the most incredible displays nature has to offer with a captivating, in-depth research experience.

Join us and make a difference!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Cetacea Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to whale research and conservation. For more information, visit www.wildseas.no

Trip Description

We meet at Tromsø Camping (8:30am) or The Clarion Hotel The Edge (8:45am) where a bus will take us through some of the most picturesque landscapes of the area and drive us to the whales' door step.

Once we have arrived at our destination, a marine mammal scientist will introduce us to the whales of Norway and the research program through an engaging presentation. At sea, you will have the possibility to take part in the research and become a marine biologist for the day.

Our enclosed boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a comfortable journey. For those of you wanting to live this wild Arctic adventure to the fullest, we have an open boat that will be available once our enclosed boat is fully booked. To be on our open-boat waiting list, contact us at [email protected]

* Add-on a Northern lights cruise, accommodations and a 48-hour pass for free access to Tromsø’s best sites and city busses. For more information, contact us at [email protected]

What’s Included:

- Whale Research Safari
- Whale research presentation
- Warm floatation suit
- Hot beverages and fruit, cookies, muffins or waffles
- Transfer (to/from meeting point)

What To Bring:

- Warm cloths and boots
- Camera and binoculars (optional)


Merino wool base layers (tops and long-johns) and socks, warm boots, gloves and hats are highly recommended. Appropriate winter gear should be windproof, waterproof and hefty enough to withstand the elements and keep you warm.

Bring seasickness medication if needed.

Trip Information:

Departure time and place: 09am (09:00) at Clarion Hotel The Edge
Duration: 5 hours (09:00-14:00)
Level of difficulty: Easy
Number of participants: 4-12


Adult Price: 1195 NOK
Children/Youth (5-15 years): 1015 NOK

Age Restrictions:

- Children under 5 years of age cannot join this excursion
- Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can only join our boat with heated cabin
- Children 13 years and older can join our open and closed boat trips

For safety purposes, we accept a maximum of 4 children between the ages of 5 and 11 per trip. For special enquiries, please contact us at [email protected]

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About this activity


  • Tourist information
    Tromsø Tourist Information Office 0.2 km
  • Airport
    Tromsø Airport 4 km

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