Whale Watching with Overnight in authentic Captain's Cabin

This is the Whale Watching Overnight & Northern Lights activity, though spiced up with the ultimate unique Overnight experience in the Captain’s Cabin of the ship. The ultimate cabin is called ‘the Captain’s Cabin’, on the top deck of the ship, giving you extra space with an authentic wooden lounge, a private shower (no private toilet), and a small double bed.
Ideal for:
- Unique overnight seekers in full nature
- Culture and local history lovers, combined with nature fascination
- Unique accommodation
- Meet the crew and even the Captain on the bridge
- People vulnerable to seasickness: avoid the waviest part of the trip – open sea – by going by bus from Tromsø to Skjervøy

The trips start in Tromsø, at 05:30 am, with 4-hour comfortable bus transport to Skjervøy. At 10 AM you hop on board to start your journey to the arctic kingdom of the whales. From the comfort of the deck of the ship, you can witness the humpback whales and the orcas as they gather and feast upon vast shoals of herring, with flocks of seabirds and numerous white-tailed sea eagles joining the feeding frenzy. We will be out sailing for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, you can make yourself at home in your cabin. We will dock at the quay from 13:30-18:00. This gives you enough time to stroll around this picturesque small fishing village or visit the Aurora Salmon Centre, before we head out to sea again, for a northern light arctic dinner in the fjords leaving at 6 PM. The pitch darkness in these protected fjords is the perfect spot for a chance of the best dessert ever: the northern lights, reflecting its beauty in the mirror of the dark blue arctic ocean. Around 10 PM the ship docks at the quay for a relaxing evening and night.

You can also add further whale adventure to your journey by adding a Rigid Inflatable Boat trip on the second day (from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm - NOK 1490), to have another encounter with the magical sea mammals. After lunchtime, the bus will bring you back to Tromsø along to road, this one is considered to be one of the most beautiful sceneries in Norway.

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime, and welcome on board!

Time schedule:
- 05:30 am - 09:45 am: Road transfer from Tromsø to Skjervøy
- 10:00 am - 13:15 pm: Whale watching with guiding and lunch included
- 13:30 pm - 18:00 pm: Time off for suggested activities on land
- 18:00 pm - 22:00 pm: Evening sailing with dinner included and northern lights possibility
- 22:00 pm - 07:30 am: Time to rest and relax onboard
- 07:30 am - 08:30 am: Breakfast time
- 09:30 am - Departure from the ship (you can put your luggage on the bus)
- 09:30 am - 13:00 pm: Free time in Skjervøy, visit to the Aurora Salmon Centre (included) or additional Rigid Inflatable Boat tour with Explore 70 degree (additional activity – from NOK 1,390 bookable on MS Tromsø)
- 13:15 pm: Leaving Skjervøy for a scenic 4-hour trip back to Tromsø, crossing 2 fjords by ferry – on the way back, the bus will make certain stops along the route, to pick and drop some guests
- 17:40 pm: Arrival in Tromsø (Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø)

About the trip

- Bus transfer to Skjervøy from Tromsø (both ways), including ferry transfer on the way back (breakfast wrap included)
- 3 hours of whale watching including lunch (buffet type: soup, meat, salmon - vegetarian option available)
- Hot drinks (coffee and tea)
- Expert whale guide, giving you exclusive guiding and lecture
- Evening sailing with dinner included, onboard M/S Tromsø, with chances to see northern lights
- Overnight stay on board in the Captain's Cabin on M/S Tromsø, including breakfast the next day (private shower, no private toilet in the room, toilets are inside the common area of the boat (need to go over the outdoor deck to go inside the common area)
- Recap regarding the day’s adventure
- Possibility for Northern Lights
- Northern Light explanation
- Access to visit Aurora Salom Centre
- Limited set of winter suits if needed

What to bring
- Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, scarf, hat, warm boots
- Toiletries
Meeting time 05:20 (bus leaves 05:30) / 09:45 in Skjervøy Meeting point Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø - Red bus / Self-Drive: Address boat in Skjervøy: HAVNEGATA 24, SKJERVØY (behind the industrial building) Duration 36 hours (including 3-hour Whale Watching and 4-hour Dinner Sailing) Number of guests 1-2 Level Easy Age limit 10


  • January
  • November
  • December


  • Groups
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner served
  • Warm clothes
  • Snack included
  • Coffee/tea included