Whale watching by MS Gabrielle

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This guided cruise takes you out to the places where these graceful giants come in search of herring. You can experience the whale from the panoramic windows of the spacious and comfortable lounge on board, then step out into the crisp Arctic air on deck to get even closer to the whale.

Humpback whales can grow up to 16 meters long and are known for their fantastic "break" when they burst straight out of the water. Black and white killer whales travel in large groups in search of herring. If we're lucky, we'll also see porpoises, and we'll get to experience a number of wild arctic birds.

We leave the pier every day at 09:00 with MS Gabriele. -the most agile boat in Tromsø. By choosing us you will have more time with the whales, and a shorter time at transport. We will be back at the pier 15:00 at the latest.

Tromsø is located north of the Arctic Circle, and although it is dark in the period 27 November to 15 January, there are still hours of magical blue twilight for parts of the day. The boat trip from Tromsø through the fantastic fjord landscape is magical.

MS Gabriele is a perfect boat to experience whale watching. The boat is large and spacious, with plenty of space both outside and inside. The boat is stable even in rough seas, and it is the fastest of all the providers so that we quickly reach the whales. The boat is warm and cozy, but you should wear clothing to be out on deck.

MS Gabriele is adapted for the disabled, with a large toilet and two window seats for wheelchair users.


MS Gabriele has a kiosk on board where you can buy coffee/tea, mineral water, beer and wine, as well as snacks and something light to eat.

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  • Scenic views
  • Guided cruise
  • Humpback whales and killer whales


6 hour round trip with a safe and environmentally friendly catamaran, No disembarkation during the trip.

The duration of the trip depends on where the whale is located, and can therefore vary somewhat.


English speaking guide and transportation


Tour starts at 09:00 at Kai 1, the quay at Nerstranda (Tromsø)


There is no guarantee that you will see whales on this whale watching tour, but we have some of the most experienced skippers in the industry who will do everything they can to ensure that you experience the whale.

If you don't get to experience humpback whales or killer whales on the trip, don't worry - we give you the opportunity to join the next available whale watching, completely free of charge.

What to bring

Warm clothes intended for being out in polar regions, remember hat and gloves.


Every day, from November 28th 2023 until January 31st 2024.

Tour starts at 09:00 from Tromsø Kai 1, the quay at Nerstranda


Adults: 1650 NOK

Students: 1250 NOK

Children: 825 NOK

Infants (0-3 years): Free of charge