Make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in Tromsø, where this tour begins, then board a sightseeing boat for the cruise to Whale Island. The mineral-rich water off the Tromsø coast supports a huge population of herring and plankton, which in turn attract humpback and killer whales, making it one of the finest places in Norway to see them.
Find a spot on deck to scan for the whales, as a guide describes the unique ecosystem beneath the waves, and the fish and whale species that are found near Tromsø. Watch for sea birds, as well, especially the distinctive sea eagle, whose wingspan can reach 8 feet (2.4 meters). If you’d rather keep warm and out of the wind, head below decks to the saloon or lounge, which is also fitted with wildlife viewing windows. At the end of your Tromsø whale tour, disembark at the port, where this tour concludes.