Polar whale safari from Tromsø by boat

Whale diving into the ocean
Orcas swimming
Orca in the sea outside of Skjervøy
Humpback whale
Humpback whale in the sea outside of Skjervøy
Humpback whale
MS Capella
Prices from

1650 NOK

per person

This tour is conducted by Polar Adventures. Join us for an unforgettable Polar Whale Safari in Tromsø, available from November to mid January.

General information

Get up close with curious humpback and killer whales in their own territory and
experience the beautiful nature of the Arctic. Our experienced guides will pick you up in Tromsø city center and take you on a scenic boat trip to Skjervøy, where the adventure begins. During the whale watching safari, you'll have the chance to see other animals such as sea eagles and all sorts of birds. Whales are curious creatures and often come close to the boat to check out what's happening. Our guides know exactly what to look for and will make sure you get the best view and photo opportunities.

We start the tour at 8:00 in the morning to be the first boat in the area and spend more time with the whales than other boats. Don't worry about the cold - we provide insulated suits and hot drinks to keep you warm

Time of year tour runs: 1st of November - 31st of January (+-)

Meeting time and place: 7:40 am (07:40) outside Polar Adventures office, front pier, Killengreens gate 7-11
Departure time and place: 8.00 am (08:00) from Polar Adventures office, front pier, Killengreens gate 7-11
Included: Vegetarian soup with fresh bread ,coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, juice, snacks and biscuits ,thermal suits
Duration: 8 hours
Number of participants: 10-60

Note that if we do not wait for guests who do not show on time, at 8 pm, the boat will leave the dock. Guest who does not show at time for the tour, will not be given a full or partial refund. We will however offer to reschedule for another day.

Prices from

1650 NOK per person

- Adult NOK 1650

- Child 13 - 17 years old NOK 1600

- Children 5 - 12 years old NOK 950

- Children 0 - 4 years old NOK 950


  • Suitable for children and families
  • Guide
  • Boat (over 12 persons)
  • Winter
  • January
  • November
  • December
  • Warm clothing included
  • Family friendly
  • Easy
  • Light meal included
  • Tea/coffee/biscuit included

About Polar Adventures

Polar Adventures is a small cosy family company that provides genuine and local family- friendly adventures.

The company was born to share the heart of Tromsø and the passion from the land its founders grew up with. We treat you like friends and let you experience what Scandinavian people ordinary do while out having fun in nature with family and friends.

With Polar Adventures you will learn and discover Arctic nature in a very cheerful and close atmosphere, as we want to keep it as genuine as possible.

Our tours are different in that way, it’s all about having fun and relaxation while experiencing new things in beautiful surroundings. We start off as strangers but during the tour we make new friends forever.

Our activities are though in the way that all even the youngest of the family can have a funny time in our activities by boat, get surprised by the animals that we might see and sit with the captain, why not!?!?

We also take care of our Planet as much as we can and encourage our guests to participate actively on our purpose. 

We want to reduce how much garbage we generate by not using one use cups, spoons, etc. It is important to sort the garbage, so their usage cycle is not finished.

One more bowl with our soup? Of course! Let’s avoid any food waste.

Visit Tromsø
Phone: +47 776 10 000
Email: [email protected]