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 where not in the fjords surrounding Tromsø in 2018/ 2019. However; if we have observation of whales in the area when you are visiting us, we will have focus on looking for the whales.
NB: Whales have not been spotted in the area of Tromso this season! Due to safety we will not go the long distance to Skjervøy!
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 reindeers, elk, whales, 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.
From 01. November – 31. March
Duration: 5 hrs
Departure: 09:00, Scandic Ishavshotel (Adress: Fredrik Langes gate 2)
Price: 1 200,- per person (Small groups only 12 persons on each boat, 30 total)