North Norway Whale Safari

North Norway Whale Safari

Explore the North Norwegian coastline – famed for its spectacular scenery of fjords and mountains – in search of the Humpback Whale and the Aurora Borealis on this 7-night Arctic Winter cruise, operated by Oceanwide Cruises.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Board the s/v Noorderlicht in Tromsø

    The voyage starts in the town of Tromsø, sometimes referred to as the ‘Paris of the North’, on account of its romantic setting and lively street scene. Here the 100 year old two mast schooner Noorderlicht will be waiting in the harbour, ready to set sail tomorrow morning!

  2. Day 2: Hike up a trail to the 306 metres high hill Storheia

    The Noorderlicht sets sail from Tromsø early this morning, taking us north-east into Langsundet.

  3. Day 3-5: Whale-watching

    The next three days are spent in Vengsøyfjorden and Kaldfjorden, where Orca and Humpback Whales are frequently sighted in the early winter months, as they follow the herring shoals north; blue whales much more rarely.

  4. Day 6: Sommarøy

    The Noorderlicht continues its circumnavigation of Kvaløya, sailing to the small island of Sommarøy. Here there are good opportunities to see the Northern Lights as well as fantastic walking trails.

  5. Day 7-8: Complete our circumnavigation of Kvaløya and disembark in Tromsø

    In the afternoon we sail back to Tromsø and complete our circumnavigation of Kvaløya. We spend the last night on board the Noorderlicht in Tromsø, where we disembark on the morning of day 8.

Price guide

Rates start from £3,965 per person in a shared twin cabin (triple cabin from £3,515; quad cabin from £2,810), and subject to availability at the time of booking.

8 days from £3965pp


8 days from £3965pp


Just to say thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your organisation went like clockwork - no problems at all.

Ed and Richard