Photography whale watching RIB safari in the Tromsø region – the sea areas off Skjervøy and surrounding areas

The sea areas off Skjervøy, north and east of Tromsø, are the whales’ hunting grounds. From late October to January, these giant marine mammals migrate towards the coast in search of herring. The last years, the whales´have moved from the coast of Tromsø and further north and, since 2017, whales have stayed in the Skjervøy and surrounding area, but no one knows if they will remain there for the next seasons.

See & Explore as is based in Svalbard and Sjøvegan(Troms county) and we are your experienced tour guide, to the nature and wildlife in the High North. Our founder and guide, Oddgeir Sagerup is an Authorized Svalbard guide and a professional photographer. Our speciality is wildlife photography and we know how you can get the best experience and pictures.

Our tour starts and ends in Skjervøy, approximately 4 hours drive from Tromsø and transfer from Tromsø is not included in this tour.

No whale guarantee is offered and we are follow strict guidelines, and keep the necessary distance and ensure the whales are not disturbed. We are following the natureś terms and the weather conditions.

It is in this enjoyable and spectacular Northern Norway cost landscape views, we hope to see orca and humpback.

Weather and light conditions:

The Polar Night in North Norway, stretches from around 27 November to 15 January. However, there is not constant darkness. In this period the weather conditions can be rough and unpredictable. During some hours we can have pluss degrees, sunny weather and the next moment cold air is coming, wind increases, minus degrees and snow can come. But on god days, when the sky brightens for a while in the middle of the day, we get a magical mix of dusk and dawn. It’s hard to beat the sight of a sea eagle in front of pink polar skies and snow-capped mountains. We have sunny winter conditions up to middle of April, and we have midnight sun conditions from mid May to late July, and then lovely autumn colors up to midt October, before we are heading into the polar night, again.


Season: The whole year (note; between the 27th of November to 15h of January, we are into the polar night, and between 10am and 2 pm we have low light conditions, but lovely blue twilight. We have sunny winter conditions up to midt April, midtnight sun conditions from midt May to late July, lovely autumn colors up to midt October, before we are heading into the polar night, again.

Where: Sjøvegan (see “how to travel”).

More information

Time and place: 10:00am, port of Sjøvegan. Meeting time 09:45am, at See & Explore headquarters
Duration: 4 hours – approximately 3 hours onboard the RIB
Price: NOK 1.950,-
Children: 6-12 years NOK 1050,-
Number of participants: Max 12
Level of difficulty: Easy
Included: Googles, flotation suit, life west, balaclava. Warm drink and snacks when we are back in the port

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How to travel to See & Explore, and our sea eagle safari at Sjøvegan

How to travel: By car – see map

How to travel: Express boat Tromsø-Finnsnes-Brøstadbotn-Harstad: Link: Travel planer: Express boat Tromsø – Finnsnes – Brøstadbotn – Harstad

We have pick up service at Brøstadbotn(25 min drive from us) – please inform if you need pick up service.

How to travel:
Public bus Tromsø – Sjøvegan  – Link to Travel planer: Public bus planer

How to travel:
Arctic winter Route: Winter Arctic bus route (not public)

We have pick up service at the bus stop at Brandvoll on the E6 main road to Narvik (25 min drive from us) – please inform if you need pick up service.

What to bring and wear under your flotation suit:

Warm clothes, winter boots, inner layer of woolen underwear, second layer, windproof hat and mittens.

How to travel: Rental car from Tromsø to Skjervøy:

How to trevel