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  • Explore a local fjord

  • Visit an old fishing facility

  • Spot wildlife above and below water

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Fjord Cruise in the morning winter light

As we leave the city of Tromsø behind us, you will be able to admire the skyline of the third largest city in the Arctic Circle in the morning light. We will set course south to one of the beautiful fjords in the region; Ramfjord. The fjord is charactered by its 90 degrees corner halfway through the fjord. From marine life that flourishes here to the historic cold war facility of Olavsvern, the fjord is rich with stories. As the winter progresses and the climate turns colder, Ramfjord is known to freeze over for a large part. It is not common for fjords to freeze over, as salt water has a lower freezing point. Ramfjord does freeze over as It’s still and narrow and fresh water from multiple rivers and creeks end in the fjord and drifts on top of the ‘heavier’ salt water, allowing it to freeze with a ‘warmer’ temperature than salt water does.

Fjord Wildlife Cruise

A small tour at an old fishing facility

Once we leave Ramfjord, we continue to an old fishing facility on the island of Kvaløya. We pass by Ristraumen, a heavy current and a well-known local fishing spot. From here you will have a fantastic view over both Kvaløya as well as Malangen. When we get to the fishing facility, you will step on land and learn more about how important the fishing industry was for the history of northern Norway and still is to this day and how it has shaped families and culture. Our guides will show you the traditional and famous drying racks that are dotted over the Norwegian coast and are used to make ‘stockfish’. Inside, our guides will provide you with a deeper insight into how the fish goes from fjord to plate, and how things have changed throughout history. Afterwards you will get to try a little taste of the very products that were produced here and are still being made.

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Spot wildlife above and below water

Throughout the day our guides & captain will keep an eye out for some of the wildlife that can be spotted during the tour. From white-tailed eagles and other birds to fish. If we're really lucky, we get to see some reindeer. We have binoculars on board that you can borrow for an even better view. If weather allows we will deploy our underwater drone into the fjord and you can follow the live view of the drone on our screens inside the boat. Our guide will narrate this adventure underwater and give you context to the underwater world of the Norwegian fjords that are filled with interesting things to see.

Know before you go

Tour info

  • Time & Duration

    08:30 - 13:00 (4-5 hours)

  • Meeting point

    Meet 15 minutes before departure at the pier to the side of Skarven Kro Restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6)

  • Group size (min-max)

    8 - 130

  • Season

    01 October - 30 October 2022
    01 February - 09 April 2023

  • Important things to note

    This is not our whale watching tour.
    Please meet 15 minutes before departure.

  • Cancellation policy

    More than 48 hours in advance – 100% refund.
    Less than 48 hours in advance - No refund

  • Electric Use

    About 50% of this tour is on our electric engine

  • Dogs & Cats on board

    Dogs & cats are welcome on board as long as they are on a leash and you mind the other guests.

Inclusion & facilities

  • English and Norwegian speaking guides

  • Visit a local fishing facility

  • Cafe with food & beverages for purchase

  • Free tap water

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Should you need any assistance?

    Email us at info@brimexplorer.com if you require assistance with reduced mobility and impaired vision/hearing.

  • Warm indoor saloons

  • Toilets


  • Adult (17+)

    1290 NOK

  • Youth (12-16)

    1090 NOK

  • Student

    1090 NOK

  • Child (3-11)

    890 NOK

  • Infant (0-2)

    0 NOK

A sneakpeek to your Arctic Fjord Cruise!

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Check availability for the Tromsø Fjord & Wildlife Cruise

Join our Tromsø Fjord & Wildlife Cruise this winter! We know you want to! That bright orange “Book this tour” button has been following you all down this page, just ready to be clicked! A Fjord & Wildlife tour with us would not disappoint! Our hybrid-electric ship is designed for sightseeing. It’s more comfortable and will provide great views of the whales from nearly everywhere on the boat! With our silent electric engine, we limit the noise and disturbance for both you and the nature.