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Arctic Explorer

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Stortorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Scenic fjord cruise

I took the fjord cruise to Grotfjord (they vary the route depending on weather conditions) and... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
3rdkyuproblems
via mobile
Fantastic Cruise

Really nice crew with interesting and funny informations about the whales, told by Iga. Starting at... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
Ploebsti
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Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
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Whalesafari, northern lights and fjord cruises by boat from Tromsø city centre.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“whale watching” (55 reviews)
“humpback whales” (19 reviews)
“biscuits” (16 reviews)
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Stortorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
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"whale watching"
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"humpback whales"
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"biscuits"
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"large boat"
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"herring"
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"northern lights cruise"
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"free hot drinks"
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"warm suits"
in 13 reviews
"boat trip"
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"knowledgeable crew"
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"safe distance"
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"comfortable boat"
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"great boat"
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"bigger boat"
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"whale safari"
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"north light"
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I took the fjord cruise to Grotfjord (they vary the route depending on weather conditions) and really enjoyed it. The boat is comfortable and there is free coffee/tea and biscuits as well as other drinks to purchase. The crew and guide Laura were friendly and...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Really nice crew with interesting and funny informations about the whales, told by Iga. Starting at the harbour of Tromsö with a modern boat, with bar and toilets. After a few hours of amazing landscape, we were happy to see a group of Orcas hunting...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Amazing orca-watching, great boat, wonderfull staff! They did a big effort to find the group of orcas.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice and professional crew, all the time available for questions. They really did their best to make it a nice experience, while being respectful to the animals. We had to sail for quite some time to find them, but we saw some orca's! Be aware...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

We travelled with this lovely crew in search of our ‘bucket list’ orcas in the wild. Wow! No less than 50 orcas leisurely feeding all around us, and several humpbacks too. The day was made all the brighter by our lovely hostess Iga ....... so...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

It was a real artic experience, with snow, cold, seasick. But we were very lucky to see some humpback whales. The crew on board were very enthusiastic (special Iga and Laura), friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome whale watching trip with the Arctic Explorer team. As with any animal safari it’s about luck, and we were super lucky getting to see a humpback whale breach multiple times which is very rare in Tromso. The team on the boat...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic trip, we travelled for 3 hours chasing whales and were not disappointed. We saw humpbacks spying sand breaching ... totally amazing spectacle and the rough sea coming back inland only added to the adventure. Thank you so much team for an amazing...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

My dream was to see Orcas in wildlife, and I realized it! We choose the option Catamaran/RIB. We went for a ride of two hours from Tromso to the place where the whales were supposed to be. Then we changed for a RIB. What an...More

Thank laetitia G
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We booked a whale watching tour at the tourist office from 8:30 am to 3 pm. The lady from the tourist office told us to expect a 7 hour trip and pointed out that the whales are in north-easterly direction of Trømso this year. We...More

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Venlolla
August 25, 2017|
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Response from Arun K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Apologies, I am not entirely sure of the answer to this question. I would suggest to call the companies, that run the boat tours, directly and check with them. These boat tours are mostly seasonal and hence need to... More
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connie_2680
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Abhishek D | Reviewed this property |
I would agree to what others are saying. In Tromso your chances of seeing Northern Lights is good even with KP 0 but you can be seen them only in clear skies. Car/Mini bus provides more mobility and so it can take you to... More
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