Sail the Fjords of Tromsø Norway
5-hour polar fjord cruise with arctic wildlife, scenery & historical sites
Hot chocolate & coffee incl.
This five-hour fjord cruise sails from Tromsø out to Ballsfjorden. Winter sailing in Northern Norway provides the opportunity to see arctic landscapes, watch for dolphins and eagles, take home a printed photo from the cruise and eat local cuisine.
This winter sailing adventure is a great option for small groups, families or couples who want to admire the views of snow-capped mountains and experience winter like a local. Add our hot tub upgrade and relax in the outdoor hot tub on your way back to Tromsø. The crew will raise the sails if the wind and weather allow.
*Snow on board & the frozen fjord occurs between January to February.
Cruise into a frozen fjord
Local meal of reindeer stew
Upgrade to soak in the outdoor hot tub
Be out at sea surrounded by nature
Small group experience on a luxurious yacht
Norweigan history, culture and natural interpretation
We depart Tromsø harbor, the main town of Northern Norway. As we sail out to Ballsfjorden, watch for orca, porpoise and sea eagles as you sit snuggled under cozy blankets with a mug of hot cocoa. If there is fresh snow on the deck and you’re feeling inspired, build a snowman on the bow and pose for photos! On most cruises we sail past Olavsvern, a former Royal Norwegian Navy base. This Cold War-era base is an immense feat of engineering; 900 meters into the mountain exists an entire military base including; housing space, offices, storage and even a submarine dry dock! Your local guides will share the history and culture of the local sites as you cruise by. As our day trip continues, we sail deeper into Ramfjorden and around its 90-degree bend. This starboard turn exposes what we call the ‘frozen fjord”! Ramfjorden is fed by many freshwater rivers and it is this freshwater that floats on top of the salty seawater, and freezes. It is unusual for fjords to freeze, since they are usually entirely salt water but here, the locals have adapted to this frozen fjord. We’ll sail in as far as we can, but we don’t want to break up any ice. Although our hull is ice-class, it is important to respect the locals who call this palace home. They use the ice for ice fishing and if we break it apart, it becomes very unsafe for them to go fishing. Sit back in the top deck lounge, take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery and silence. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a traditional slow-cooked reindeer stew. Join us in the warm cabin for a hearty lunch of stew, fresh bread, cookies and tea. The return cruise is casual with time for sipping hot chocolate, taking in the sights and incredible photo opportunities. If you’ve upgraded your cruise to include the hot tub, now is the time to soak! Watch the beautiful fjord slip by in the winter light as you sit soaking in the deck top hot tub. As your polar fjord cruise comes to a close, admire the skyline of Tromsø in the lingering sunset light as we approach. We’ll slide back into the harbor in time for you to enjoy your evening in town. You can now say you’ve sailed a frozen fjord and fully experienced Ramsfjorden, one of the best fjords in Tromsø.
2,200 kr per adult
1,650 kr per child
Private charters available
10:00 - 15:00
October - March
ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN
Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain with 35 years experience
5 hours aboard luxury sailing yacht, Stella Oceana
Personalized service for your group's arrival
Reindeer stew lunch as well as hot drink such as hot chocolate, coffee & tea.
We cater to individuals with dietary restrictions if notified in advance.
Local captain and first mate
Stories and interpretation in English, Norwegian or Japanese
Heated indoor seating areas with bathroom
Top deck seating for max viewing
A printed souvenir photo from the tour
Hot tub, shower & towels (400kr/person)
Winter coveralls (150kr/person)
WHAT TO BRING
Warm jacket & Pants - bundle up to be outside
Hat, gloves & scarf
Warm winter shoes/ boots
Take Our Guests' Word For It
70mart \ Dec 2021
We spent an amazing day with Kenneth and Sachi on Stella Oceana. We went out to one of the fjords experiencing wild life like polar eagles, seals and a beluga whale. The nature is just breathtaking. Sachi and Kenneth are amazing host. Both are very passionate, knowable and the best guides you can imagine. They took very good care of us. We had hot drinks and food as well as thermo suits to keep us warm while the Stella Oceana took us through the frozen fjord. I cannot describe in words the beauty of the scenery – you should experience it for yourself. It’s definitely worth it!
Frequently asked questions about our Tromso Fjord Cruise
Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?
Yes, we have a minimum of 8 guests for our tours. We always strive to do a Tromso Fjord Cruise each day within the season, but if there are too few people booked, we will reschedule your tour to another day or provide you with a full refund. We cancel because it is both financially and ecologically unsustainable to do a cruise with groups any smaller. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
Will I get seasick?
We can't guarantee that you won't get seasick, but most people don't experience this discomfort because the boat is so stable and the wind usually dies down in the evenings. However, in the small chance that you do get seasick, the crew has a lot of experience and can help you so you can enjoy your trip.
What should I wear on my Norweigan Frozen Fjord Cruise?
Being winter and out on the water, you will want to dress warmly. This means wearing leggings or fleece pants underneath windproof pants or snow pants. On top, wear merino wool or another warm base layer, then add a warm sweater AND a jacket. Add some thick socks, warm boots, a warm hat, mittens/gloves and a scarf. You can always take off layers and leave them inside the boat if you get too hot. Better to have it and not need it!
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