Address: Strandveien 6, 9600 Tromsø
Head out on a cruise around Tromsø. Set sail from Tromsø city centre at 9 am accompanied by a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide who will give you an introduction to the local history and culture.
You will see the beautiful Norwegian landscapes and mountains, the local wildlife (if you are lucky you can spot eagles, dolphins and even seals), learn it all about the weather and the arctic ecosystem, the war and the Viking history, industries like fishing and aquaculture. The route will depend on the weather, we will pass by Ramfjord, Kvalsund or Straumsfjorden and try to show you Olavsvern (an old royal Norwegian submarine base). During the winter, we will ice-crush in Ramfjord, so you can see our ice-crush boat in action! You can also relax in our outdoor jacuzzi and sauna on board (subject to boat availability).
After the boat part of the trip, conclude with a 1 hour guided visit in the museum-restaurant Full Steam, on land, in Tromsø, with a tasting experience, where you will learn all about the culture of codfish in Norway and around the world. There you will also be able to taste some delicacies like caviar, dry codfish skin and codfish liver oil.
We can use one of our 3 boats: MS Aurora Explorer (max. 145 pax), MS Leone (max 12 pax), MS Strønstad (max 30 pax). The boat used is determined by the number of people booked in the day itself.
Possibility of Jacuzzi and Sauna: Leone boat has jacuzzi onboard and Strønstad has jacuzzi and sauna onboard that you can use and enjoy, just bring your swimwear (we provide you towels for free). In case you wish to use the jacuzzi, please email us forehand to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know, so we can have it ready for you.
Keep in mind that the weather in the arctic can be rough some days. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
Availability: All year round
Hours: Starts every day at 9 am (departure time – please arrive 15 minutes before)
Duration: 5-6 hours.
Meeting point: In the back of Rå Sushi Restaurant (outside, in Stortorget), Tromsø city centre
• Scenic transport by boat
• Safety instructions
• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
• Thermal winter suit and life jacket
• Hot coffee, water, tea and biscuits
• Local history, nature, wildlife and culture
• Possibility to use jacuzzi/ sauna onboard (subject to boat availability)
• Experience visit at Full Steam Restaurant/ Museum with a guided tour on the codfish culture plus tasting caviar, among other codfish delicacies.
Age Limits: No age limits
Number of guests: Leone boat: 12 people; Strønstad boat: 30 people, Aurora Explorer boat: 145
You can buy cold drinks and warm food onboard (waffles, hot dogs, expedition meals – dry food to which you add water, etc. – vegetarian expedition meals available)
What to bring:
Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens
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