Life in the Arctic Circle by Antoine Janssens done in Seglvik December 2019
Arrival at Tromsø airport you will go to the ferry station (by taxi 10mn). The fast Liner, direction the “North” to Skjervoy, will be leaving at 16:00 0 so don’t be late!
Less than 3 hours of cruising you will swap ferry in Skjervoy on the same quay.
Arrival at Skjervoy. You will be able to wait for your next ferry (1h) in a small café near the station or the Maritim Hotel next by.
Your final ferry will cruise 30mn North of Kvanaegen Fjord to Seglvik.
Ferries in Norway are like public bus transportation elsewhere.
Our crew & dogs will be welcoming you and help you get settled in your cabin.
We will meet in the Lavvu (big tent) have a small dinner and explain you your stay with us.
Good morning! Finally you can discover your surrounding!
7:30 am: Your day will start with a hearty breakfast taken in common at the “whale house”
You will have a detailed security briefing before your first day at sea, concerning safety, equipment, behavior on the boats, respect of sea environment and animals…
You will also get all your equipment such as thermal overall (Dryrobes) and for those who are thrilled to snorkel all the necessary gear and wet suit. We have some special boots and fishing gloves you can buy from us if you do not have any
When everybody is ready, all set and geared up, let’s meet at the harbor!
Before heading to sea, a dive training will be done in the harbor as this you will be able test your equipment and realize that you are not cold in the water!
We will also give you tips on how to swim in a 10mm wetsuit, not splash the surface with your fins and how to come up on the boat with and without the ladder.
If you don’t manage to swim or else we might not allow you to go in the water for security reasons but we can try again the dive train the next day.
As soon as we leave the harbor everybody is on duty to help spotting blows, fins or seagull gatherings giving us an indication where the whales are.
We will be avoiding the “busy” areas in respect of the whales…
When we spot them, your captain will approach slowly and sideways never from the front or rear. He will judge from their behavior and weather conditions if he allows you to go in the water.
Onboard we will have hot soup so as to keep you warm, a sandwich, cookie or cake and tea.
We will head home when the light goes down or maybe before depending on the weather conditions
After a good warm shower, you will be asked to be responsible to rinse and let dry your equipment.
At the Whale house fresh cake or waffles will be served and you can enjoy your free time by using all the games at your disposal or sauna, jacuzzi..
Before dinner, a conference will be held about orcas and humpback whales prepared by our friends of Norwegian Orca Survey. And of course, every day you can share experiences with our “crew” or fellow guests.
Bar is open at 6pm in the Lavvu (Big tent)
Dinner will be served for everybody in the Lavvu around 7:30 pm
Northern lights forecast will be checked and time to go to bed
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Meeting at the Boat
3:00 pm Back to Harbour
4:00 pm Snack time
7:30 pm Dinner
Special events will take place during your stay…but sshhh.. let’s not spoil the surprise!
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Meeting at the Boat
We will be heading back to the harbor earlier for you to prepare and pack up.
Check out: We kindly ask you to check out your room before 2 pm and prepare your luggages outside for pick up.
Tea Time & wait for the ferry in Whalehouse
Time to say goodbye and enjoy our last moments together…
18:15 pm Ferry departure from Seglvik to Skjervoy
19:05 pm Skjervoy Ferry heading to Tromso
21:15 pm Tromso
25 Oct to 1st Nov 6 spots left
1-8 Nov 4 spots left
8-15 nov full
15-22 nov full
22-29 nov full
29 Nov -6 Dec
Christmas and New Year
20-27 dec and 27dec to 3 January
Special early bird price at 3915€ instead of 4350€
4350€ per person all included: equipment & snorkeling gear, meals, accommodation and tours except transport to the island and alcohol.
You will be leaving Friday tromso by ferry at 16:00and back Tuesday in tromso by ferry at 21:15
6-10 Dec full
13-17 Dec full
3-7 Jan 4 more spots
2520€ per person all included: equipment & snorkel gear, meals, accommodation and sea tours except transport to the island and alcohol.
You will be leaving Tuesday Tromso by ferry at 16:00 arrival at 18:15 in Skjervoy. Then a private ferry leaving Skjervoy at 18:20 to Seglvik
Back Friday in Tromso by ferry at 21:15
2090€ € per person all included: equipment & snorkel gear, meals, accommodation, sea tours and private ferry Skjervoy to Seglvik Tuesday
Except transport to the island and alcohol.
Sharing your moment all together or willing privacy onboard…. All can be done at your convenience. Price on request.
Please double check the availability as we might not have the website updated