Tis tour is conducted by Tromsø Friluftsenter. This tour is recommended for nature photographers, bird watchers and people who love the rural coastal landscape. Join us on a tour with North norwegian charm to learn about the local culture.
What about the whales?
We cannot predict the migrational pattern of the whales, as they follow the herring, and the great flocks from the years back may not be back in the fjords surrounding Tromsø. However; if we have observation of whales in the area when you are visiting us, we will have focus on looking for the whales. Previous years we have been able to see the humpack whales and the orcas from November to January, so keep your fingers crossed!
We pick you up in Tromsø by bus and drive to our local community Kvaløyvågen. During the drive you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery while our expert guide informs you about the adventure that awaits and what to look for once you are on the boat.
This is a great opportunity to see our local village which has survived on fishing and farming for several generations and hear about the coastal culture. Our small community with 270 inhabitants has a local fish factory that is 100 years old, and the fish racks and the small fishing boats will give you an insight into how the people have lived their lives here. Midway through our tour we will go ashore on the small island; Gåsvær, a small island with a white traditional church that was founded and built by the local community. We have been allowed access inside, and you will be able to see for yourself what a traditional church of these parts looks like. We will also enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea on the church steps while telling you about the culture and history of the island and surrounding area.
This tour is recommended for nature photographers, bird watchers and people that love to see the rural coastal landscape and we want you to keep your eyes open for all the wildlife that can be found in the area; such as white-tailed eagles, golden eagles, king eider, shags, guillemots and little auks. We also have a big population of seals in our area and from time to time we see them pop their heads out from the water to look at us.
You will be provided with an extra layer of clothing and survival suits before the tour
Dress warmly and wear good warm shoes.
Included: Guide, transfer to boat (40 min. each way), transport, floatation suit, hat, gloves, hot drinks
Duration: 4,5 hours
Number of participants: 2-30
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place: 9am (09:00) at Scandic Ishavshotel