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Whale Watch and Glamp under the Northern Lights

Sleep beneath an aurora-filled sky and witness the spectacular wildlife of the Arctic Circle.

Glamping beneath the Aurora Lights in lavish teepees, you’ll have an unforgettable experience watching the whales of the Arctic and even have the chance to be a marine biologist for the day. Coupled with chasing the Northern Lights and a tour through the striking snow-capped peaks of the Lygnen Alps, this unique trip has it all.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 1 Northern Lights tour
  • 1-day whale watching
  • 1-night glamping
  • Local, certified guide
  • All glamping equipment
  • Meals, snacks and hot beverages
  • Whale research safari
  • Drive through the Lyngen Alps
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for

Nature enthusiast who enjoy a little luxury; with very little for you to do other than enjoy this in-depth nature experience, no specific skills are required for this trip, but some may be gained.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Tromso
  • Taxi from airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcohol
  • Winter clothes (inquire for rental options)
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Whales
  • Sea eagles
  • Porpoises
  • Dolphins
  • Seals
  • Sea otters

There’s no guarantee of seeing the wildlife, especially the whales, as they are all unpredictable wild animals.

The vessel is 42 feet long with a heated cabin. It features a spacious deck outside for prime whale viewing. The group size is limited to just 24 people so you won’t be crowded at all. In case the mentioned vessel is not available, you may use an open boat with a maximum of 12 people capacity. Warm flotation suits will be provided for this open boat.

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8. Unfortunately, the trip will be cancelled if the minimum is not met.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Yes, children from the age of 8 are welcome to join this trip at a discounted rate.

Additional info: Youth (13-16 year old) only need to pay: NOK 3995

Additional info: Child (8-12 year old) only need to pay: Child: NOK 2995

The teepee boosts pillows, a warm duvet and an electric heater to keep you warm during the night.

You can expect a continental breakfast, sandwich and soup for lunch, plus hot beverages and snacks along the way.

This trip is suitable for anyone; no specific skills are required, but if you choose to take part in the marine research, you may take some new skills home with you.

Winters in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s much more pleasant than other countries at the same latitude. Daytime temperatures average just below freezing. Tromso is above the Arctic Circle, so expect little daylight (approx. 3-4h) to no daylight during your stay.

You will need to bring plenty of warm layers, including:

  • Thermal leggings and top
  • Winter parka and trousers
  • Sweater
  • Wool socks
  • Winter boots
  • Warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Casual winter clothes for leisure time in the city
  • Binoculars (recommended)

Winter clothing can be rented in Tromso if needed. Inquire at booking.

Tromso Airport (TOS) is served by flights from all over Europe. You’re free to book whichever flights you like as long as they meet the included transfer times. The meeting point is a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport.

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Located in the Arctic Circle, Tromso is known as the Paris of the North. It is one of the northernmost cities in the world with a population of just over 70,000. The contrast of this modern city with old wooden buildings backed with views of the fjords and the Northern Lights are sure to captivate you.

Tromso is nestled into the western fjords of Norway. These deep ocean waterways are flanked by glacially carved mountains, providing jaw-dropping views on your whale watching tour. Marine life abounds in the fjords, from white-tailed eagles to orcas and humpback whales.

Skjervøy is a sparsely populated fishing village with beautiful natural surroundings. You’ll camp on the shore of an isolated (snow-covered) grassfield with incredible views of the Lyngen Alps.

Start point

Guides Central, Tromsø city centre - 17:45

Your adventure begins at Guides Centra in central Tromsø at 17:45 where you will meet your guide, driver and fellow adventurers. You can get to the start point easily from any central Tromsø accommodation, or book any flight and easily get to the start point via a 10 minute taxi or shuttle bus.

Finish point

Guides Central, Tromsø city centre - 17:45

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Guides Centra in central Tromso at 17:45. If you’re heading back to Tromso Airport, you’re free to book any flight that departs after 20:00.

What to Expect

Day 1: Northern Lights Chase

You’ll meet your guide in Tromso at 17:45 and immediately your adventure will begin; hop on the mini-bus for a magical Northern Lights chase.

Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best spots for aurora viewing and take time to explain how and why this beautiful phenomenon takes place whilst you see it for yourself.

From here, you’ll continue on to the Aurora Glam-Camp where you’ll be greeted with a delicious midnight snack and shown to your lavish teepee to rest beneath the lively sky.

Day 2: Whale Watching and the Lygnen Alps

Today, you’ll explore some of the most beautiful fjords by boat while searching for whales, sea eagles, and other arctic wildlife.

Your guide will take you to a popular whale watching spot where the BBC film the popular Blue Planet documentaries; your chances of getting a glimpse of these magnificent mammals is sure to be optimal.

You’ll be joined by a marine mammal scientist who will introduce you to the whales and welcome you to participate in their research and become a marine biologist for the day.

Like waking from a dream, you’ll leave the whales behind and make your way back to Tromso via a magnificent route through the Lygnen Alps; the perfect way to wrap up an immense experience.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


You’ll spend your night glamping in a luxury teepee with full bedding and warm duvet, electric heater and shared bathroom facilities.

Please note that all tents are based on two people sharing. If you’re travelling alone and you prefer to stay in a private tent, this can be arranged for a small single supplement.

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