Whales and Northern Lights photo tour

Kaldfjord near Tromsø is a great spotting location for both whales and Aurora Borealis. Join in for stunning photographic and wildlife moments in our Rib that will take you out into the fjords to meet and greet with the whales!

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    5 days and 4 nights

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  • Geir Vie


Each year from mid-October to mid-January the deep fjords outside the city of Tromsø in northern Norway are ”invaded” by huge schools of north Atlantic herring*. The large aggregation of herring attract migrating whales that stop to feast on the herring en route to their traditional breeding areas.  Approximately 3 000 Humpback whales and Orcas congregate seasonally in these northern fjords making the region one of the most compact and spectacular whale watching areas on the planet.

The steep-sided fjords and snow capped peaks providing a dramatic backdrop to capture this spectacular marine encounter; and as the Autumn ends, the dark winter days provide short, intense time frames and challenging light conditions.


The blue morning light and a blood red sun below the horizon deliver a unique spectrum of lighting possibilities. Your boat captain will expertly position the RIB boat to help maximize the light when capturing images of whales, eagles, gulls and terns.

Kaldfjord is a perfect spot for photographers who wants to capture the spectacular whales on camera. On crisp, clear evenings once the sun has dropped below the horizon there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of the shimmering northern lights and spectacular night skies.

*This is a relatively new phenomenon that has emerged over the last 5 to 6 years. Scientists believe that global warming and a change in both water temperatures and current may have ”pushed” the herring further north into the fjords close to Tromsø.