Whale watching

Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? Join our comfortable Whale watching tour in a closed safe boat, with indoor warmth seating and toilet facilities. Outdoor deck space to experience the gentle giants up close. Small covid-friendly groups and local Norwegian skippers and guides.

Join us on this spectacular Fjord Cruise where we will search the beautiful Norwegian Fjords for one of the largest mammals in the world! From November to late-January many pods of whales visit the Fjords outside Nordreisa, Skjervøy and Lyngen to feed on great shoals of herring. These conditions offer the best opportunity to get a close-up view of these majestic sea-dwelling mammals. The most common species of whale we can see is the Humpback whale and Orca. In addition to the large whales, the smaller porpoise is also known to make an appearance. 

This tour comes highly recommended and is an absolutely “must do” while visiting the Tromsø area and Lyngenfjord region.

NB! For tour description and road directions, please see «Additional info»

– What to bring? Warm clothing, warm midlayers, hat/beanie, mittens, good shoes, scarf
– Whats included? Transfer and safety equipment, local guide, snacks, hot beverages
– Meeting point and time: 09:45 in Oksfjordhamn boat harbour, click here
– Duration: 3 hours not including transer. Return 13.00 Oksfjordhamn
– Difficulty: Easy, family friendly. Age 0-100
– Group size: 3-8 person 

NB: If weather, capacity or other circumstances dictates it, we can use a high-speed RIB for this tour. If so you will get notified days in advance, and can cancel tour free of charge.

Notes & Restrictions

 

This tour requires a minimum of 3 participants. If not achieved the tour will be cancelled with full refund

If hazardous weather the tour will be cancelled with full refund

Departure 10 am, meet latest at 09:40 am. No refund if not followed

Tour description: 
We depart from Oksfjordhamn Harbour in Nordreisa municipal, because it is placed closer to where the Whales usually gathers. This way we can spend longer time observing the magnificent mammals. We use a medium sized boat with good outside and indoor place for 8 persons. Which is our total amount of people on the Whale watching tour. By using a medium sized boat we can get close and personal with the «gentle giants» while respecting this magnificent animal, and not disturb their feeding. Inside our boat you can sit and relax in comfortable seating in room temperature, enjoying snacks and hot beverages while we search for the whales. When we find the Whales, you can go outside for a close-up look at the Whales. Or you simply can stay inside in the warmth and enjoy the spectacular sight of Whales through the windows. And of course, we have toilet facilities inside the boat, if that is needed.

Road directions: 
Directions from Storslett, which is Nordreisa municipal centrum (Bios Cafe) to Oksfjordhamn boat harbour. Note! Use Google maps and satellite/aerial photos feature. Road maps is outdated in google maps, Oksfjordhamn boat harbour not shown. Click HERE, for exact meeting point

When entering the town center of Nordreisa county, Storslett (Bios cafe), keep driving north on the main road Europa way 6 (E6) towards Alta. You will be driving north towards Alta for about 20minutes and 25 km before reaching Oksfjordhamn. Exit the main road E6 to the left, to road FV359 (after crossing the small bridge). Drive past Oksfjord school that is located on left side of road. Take the next exit on the left side after Oksfjord school and follow the road down to the sea that leads to the boat harbour. Park your car and meet up with the brown building next to the boat harbour. «Direction tip»: The boat harbour is located below the Oksfjord school by the sea, and you must drive past the school and down towards the sea. Search word for google maps app: Oksfjord School. Copy/paste coordinate: 69.906284, 21.322216 in Google maps app search field for exact meeting point/location.

Please read the full terms & conditions here: https://www.amazingtroms.com/vilkar-og-betingelser 

Amazing Troms AS may cancel a tour/activity if the company’s policies (informed in booking service) for minimum contestants is not fulfilled. In that case you will be given a full refund.

Amazing Troms AS may cancel a tour/activity due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather (not safe at sea), closed roads, low water level in rivers, natural disasters, force majeure, industrial disputes or other events that make it difficult or inadvisable to proceed with the tour/activity. In that case you will be given a full refund.

Amazing Troms AS will by the best of means not overbook a tour/activity. In case of this happening we will give you a full refund or offer you another tour/activity same or next day.

The right to cancel tours is also valid if the event or deviation occurs on or along the travel route and projects a real risk for the customer.

You can cancel a prepaid or booked tour/activity with full refund if done so 60 days before the tour/activity is to start/depart.

You can cancel a prepaid or booked tour/activity with a 50% refund if done so 30-60 days before the tour/activity is to start/depart. If cancelled closer than 30 days to the activity/tour is to start/depart, the customer has no claim for refund.

If you do not show up to the right time or place set for the tour/activity to start/departure, we will carry out the tour/activity without changing time and place for the customer and will not give a refund.

Cancellations need to be completed through our contact form or email: with reference number, or else they will not be refunded.

Amazing Troms AS do not offer a cancellation protection, so we recommend everyone to buy a private travel insurance covering potential cancellation.

Price

1750,- per person

Tripadvisor

Inger E
Inger E
2020-09-24
Super flott tur! Fantastiske flott tur i reisaelva! Anbefales og må bare oppleves. Guiden Steffen ga oss en super tur????
Olaf K
Olaf K
2020-09-12
Tur til Imofossen Har vært på en fantastisk tur med Steffen til Imofossen. Amazing Troms med Steffen som elvebåtfører, guide og turleder kan virkelig anbefales.
Tore O
Tore O
2020-09-11
Beste opplevelse i Reisadalen Reisastua Lodge anbefalte Amazing Troms og Steffen som guide og elvebåt fører opp til Imosfossen. Og det ble full klaff! Underveis fortalte han historier om elva og de stedene vi passerte. Vi stoppet gikk i land ved Mollisfossen for bilder og litt næring. Vel fremme gikk vi nesten to timer før vi kom til turens absolutte høydepunkt Imofossen. En naturopplevelse av de virkelig sjeldne. Vår guide Steffen lagde bål og kokte kaffe til oss. På tur tilbake langs elva traff båten elvebunnen flere ganger og hver eneste gang gjorde han oss oppmerksom på akkurat det. Våre aller beste anbefalinger til Steffen.
Kirsten E
Kirsten E
2020-09-11
Sa du amazing? Vi har vært på en fantastiske opplevelse med Steffen i dag til Mollis og Imo fossen. Naturen er en opplevelse i seg selv, men med en guide som Steffen så blir turen komplett. En meget habil elvebåtfører som guider mens vi beveger oss opp over elven. Dette toppes med bålkaffe ved Imo fossen. En turleder av de beste. Vi kommer tilbake ????