All Inclusive Arctic Orca Tours

Experience the majestic whales in an all-inclusive expedition cruise! During winter time vast quantities of herring travel to the cold Northern Norwegian waters to spawn. This again attracts species like orcas and humpback whales who come to feast on the herrings. An expedition cruise offers you a unique opportunity to see the whales in their natural habitat. 

Whale Safari

Every winter, from November to February, vast numbers of herrings swarm the coastline of Northern Norway to spawn. This phenomenon attracts a myriad of marine life, especially orcas and humpbacks, who partake in this grand feast. 

On an all inclusive whale safari, the expedition team navigates to the best spots for whale spotting. On some trips you’ll also get the chance to board a RIB and get even closer to these beautiful mammals. During winter in Tromsø, there are mainly two whale species to spot on a whale safari – orcas and humpback whales. Read more about whale watching in Tromsø.

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Orcas and Humpback Whales

As the reigning master on top of the food chain the orca has no natural predators. Seeing a pod of these brilliant creatures play in the water is a memory that is bound to stick with you. The humpback whale is known to spend the summer in the Caribbean and heads to Norway during winter to take part in the herring feast. Humpback whales are known for their complex and melodious songs, which can last for up to 20 minutes and be heard over great distances underwater.

Photo: Roger Brendhagen

All Inclusive Orca Trips –  What Your Bundle Entails

Even though whale watching might be the main goal of your trip, an all-inclusive Quest expedition cruise is packed with experiences offering all the Arctic highlights in one trip! 

Your package includes all meals, coffee, tea and snacks, accommodation, and a professional expedition crew taking care of you for the entire duration of the trip. You also get to take part in  exciting activities, like Northern Lights chase, wildlife safaris, and more. Let’s take a closer look at the different experiences you can explore on these trips.

Chase the Northern Lights

Undoubtedly one of nature’s most spectacular displays, the Northern Lights paint the Arctic sky with its vibrant hues on and off during the winter season. Taking you straight through the heart of the Aurora Oval Zone, this route gives you the best chance to witness the magical Northern Lights. Read about the best time and place to see the Northern Lights in Norway.

Arctic Cuisine

Enjoy a range of Arctic dishes utilizing fresh, local ingredients. The onboard chefs will treat you to authentic Nordic dishes that showcase the unique tastes of the region. From freshly caught seafood to traditional Norwegian delicacies, the meals aboard will be sure to complement your Arctic adventure.

Arctic Wildlife Watching

In addition to the gracious whales, the Arctic is home to a range of different wildlife. Keep your eye out for sea eagles soaring in the sky, seabird colonies like Atlantic puffins and guillemots by the shore, or seals lounging on ice floes. Our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the rich wildlife of the region, enhancing your overall experience.

Photo: Roger Brendhagen


Stay in an ocean facing cabin and drift into dreamland to the gentle lull of the waves. The cabins have all the amenities you need to stay in comfort – like toilets, shower, and a comfortable bed. This is the perfect place to relax after a long day of adventures and to charge your batteries before going out for a new day of exploring the Arctic wonders.

RIB Excursions

Amplify your whale-watching experience on a RIB! These smaller boats give you the chance to experience the majestic whales up close. This intimate and immersive wildlife encounter will definitely leave you with unparalleled views of the whales, and life lasting memories. 

Photo: Roger Brendhagen

Wildlife, Nature Photography Tips

Capturing the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic on camera is a bonus adding to your experience. On these rips you will be accompanied by a photography expert or guides with photography knowledge who can help give you tips on how to photograph the nature and wildlife best way possible. Learn how to work with angles and use your camera settings the most optimal way, to increase the chance of taking home stunning visual memories of your expedition.

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