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Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

1. Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Watch magnificent humpback whales and orcas feed on shoals of herring when they migrate to Skjervoy between November and January. Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive from Tromso to Skjervoy, then hop into a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) for a once in a lifetime experience in a small group of between 4-12 people. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early at 5:30 AM. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your English-speaking guide. Once in Skjervoy, receive a warm flotation suit before getting into the RIB. Then, set off on a 2.5-hour whale watching excursion in the Kvaenangen Fjord. Marvel at the natural scenery and keep your eyes peeled for orcas and humpback whales, as well as other local wildlife. After your excursion, refresh with some sandwiches, tea, and coffee before driving back to Tromso.

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Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

2. Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

Every year at the end of October, huge shoals of herrings arrive around Skjervoy and the Kvanangen Fjord 3.5 hours North East of Tromso. Hundreds of Orcas and many Humpback whales follow these shoals of herring and stay around Skjervoy until the end of January. For your whale watching excursion, you will be picked from the meeting point in Skjervoy, and provided with a warm floatation suit. You will then board a small RIB boat to head out to see. You will see many whales, and even hear and smell them. Enjoy their company and take as many photos as you like. It will be cold, so make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothes for the excursion. We will give you flotation suits that you will wear on top of your own clothes. An experienced instructor will be there to answer any questions you might have about the whales or the area. When the excursion is over, you will have sandwiches, tea and coffee in the local operator's office to warm you up.

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Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

3. Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

Orcas and Humpback whales are in Skjervoy from November to January. The local provider will pick you up at 5:30 AM outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits, and take you on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience on Rib-boats.  Enjoy sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. Here you’ll get a nice and warm group dinner and short photo workshop. Experience the Northern Lights at night and photograph the incredible phenomenon right outside the Green Gold Villa. Accommodation is at one of six private Crystal Lavvos. Next morning, enjoy breakfast together before returning to Tromso at 11:00 AM.

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What people are saying about Skjervoy

Absolutely recommended and one of the best tours we did in Tromso. The bus driver took us early morning to the whale watch and he was super friendly and helpful. Then on the whale watch everybody was very receptive and welcoming and we saw so many whales plus the view from the surroundings was fantastic! And then driving all the way to the lavvos and the team in there couldn’t be better! Food was delicious, we saw the aurora and they were so nice that they even took photos of us as we had no proper cameras. After that a lovely bonfire at the beach with thermal suits provided and a nice cup of tea and muffins. Breakfast next day was the best ever! The whole team was so fantastic and we would go back again for sure. Thank you!

Generally. Everything went perfectly! All the activity was extremely well organized, on time and well supervised. I recommend people, without fail, to do a unique activity like this wishing you the best of luck seeing these magnificent sea creatures!

Very impressive! And absolutely recommendable. Our guide brought us very close to the whales and the whole team was super competent, everyone made sure that they were all dressed safely and warmly.

Great activities, especially at night in Lavu. Excellent welcome, very good times in a small group.

It was a beautiful experience, an experience you will never forget.