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Whale Safari NOK 1200

To find the whales, we must first search for the herringer, a key food source. We’ll be still and wait patiently, and experience that the whales will eventually come to us. In order to minimize any disturbance to the whales, we will stay no longer than 30 minutes.

When you arrive there will be given safety information. Afterwards, we show you on the map the areas where we’ll be searching for the whales. As we go, you will be able to learn more about the boat and it’s history, or just sit comfortably and enjoy the landscape. We will provide you with warm clothes and boots before going out on deck.


During the trip you will learn more about the historic background of the city Tromsø, it’s population and expansion, and also about the surrounding islands. You will also learn more about the traditions in Northern Norway, for example the fishing industry, while being served something warm to drink.


Olav Ringdal Jr is a 72 foot former rescue boat, built in 1952. A good sea boat as in all weathers assisted people and other vessels until 1983. The boat has a warm and good indoor space and a spacious deck that fits well to enjoy the nature we have here in the north. You decide whether you want to sit inside or out while we add from and to the quay.

We look forward to having you as a guest on board Olav Ringdal Jr.


Departure from: Pier by Scandic Ishavshotell

Duration: up to 6,5 hours

Start – End: 09:00 – 15:30 (latest)

Pick up 15 minutes prior by the pier

Included: Transport, hot drinks, warm clothes and boots

Number of participants: 4-36

Difficulty: Easy


Waffles, hot dogs, soda and beer available to buy on every tour

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