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Arctic Expedition

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Tromso, Norway
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About Arctic Expedition
Fjord cruise by boat with tasting experience at Full Steam restaurant. Northern lights cruises. Multi-day cruises in the hidden fjords of northern Norway. Hiking and biking by boat around Lofoten.
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There is something magical about seeing the northern lights in the sky, the colors and its movement. Sailing in a boat is a fast way to do it, in one of the best short cruises, leaving Tromsø city center: you will have a different perspective of the city, with beautiful views of the Northern Lights.

We sail north or south, accordingly to the weather forecast and where the possibility of seeing northern lights is higher. We sail in a very cozy boat, with space outside and inside

if you get cold just get inside and warm yourself with free tea, coffee and biscuits!

You can also relax in our outdoor jacuzzi, under the northern lights or in the sauna onboard (subject to boat availability.)

Our guides can also help you setting the definitions of your camera to better photograph the northern lights.

If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
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amitjh4 wrote a review Aug 2020
Mumbai, India11 contributions
I had a very nice and informative tour aboard Aurora explorer ferry in summer 2020. The ferry goes all the way to Å, stopping over the small villages along the lofoten. I think traveling by sea offers special view to these islands and I was thoroughly amazed by the sights. The ferry has free tea and coffee with some other refreshments and alcohol on demand. Totally recommend for people who have short stay and want to capture as much of the sights as they can in a day or two.
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Marika wrote a review Jun 2020
Skibotn, Norway5 contributions3 helpful votes
Just amazing to see Lofoten and all those small villages from the sea side. As a bonus we saw Orcas 😍.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from arcticexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Arctic Expedition
Responded Jun 23, 2020
Hi, Marja, Glad to know you had an amazing trip with us! :) Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it !
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Emma W wrote a review May 2020
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We booked our trip without much research if im to be honest and went on this boat being the one closest to our hotel (the Radisson in Tromso). However we had wanted leave the main boat to get closer to the whales so having the option to ride out on a zodiac was perfect. Overall the trip was good however there were a few areas which I felt that for the price of the trip need to tightened up on if you want repeat customers (especially local sourced and word of mouth business). Firstly, can you please offer to retrain your staff with proper Norwegian stories and customs along with whale knowledge, the staff which we had such limited experience on the whales she couldn't answer many of the questions asked and relied on a piece of paper to give her speech, I have been on many whale trips in the US and further afield and there was always a specialist onboard from one of the universities to educate and ensure that the experience was a special one for all concerned. Also the 'customs' which we were told about were hilarious and so outlandish for a fellow Norwegian to hear I genuinely thought it was a wind up, can I kindly confirm that our hytte are 'not open to the public to use as they see fit to walk in to sleep and eat whatever is within'..bizarre! The Zodiac was great to get out and close to the whales on and it was worth the extra cost on our trip given that many stayed on the main boat which was in a large group of other bigger boats all vying for space close to them. My only criticism is that the driver needs to learn how to ride waves at an angle and not at full throttle straight into the waves - as an experienced rib owner we hit some troughs so hard it was at times dangerous and very jarring. Overall as mentioned before it was a good trip even if the weather was a bit rough but this is Norway so this is all part of the charm!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from arcticexpedition, Marketing at Arctic Expedition
Responded May 27, 2020
Hello Emma W! Thank you for your review, all of our customers feedback is taken in account so we can proceed with improvements and constant changes. We will analyse your review and improve on the presentations/ information provided by our guides and also regarding the RIB's :)
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jette-reiseratte wrote a review May 2020
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No, we didn't spot any northern lights. Nonetheless, this was a great experience. It was a small boat, very cosy inside and outside you were near the water. We had a great time with our guide Angela (?), who cared about us all the time with useful information and nice stories. Thanks to the whole crew, and hope you are doing well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from arcticexpedition, Marketing at Arctic Expedition
Responded May 27, 2020
Hello Jette-reiseratte! Thank you very much for taking the time reviewing us :) Perhaps you were referring to Margherita? :) we will sure to pass her your comment! Unfortunately not all nights we can spot the northern lights as we would like to, it is really something we can't control. However to try to leave our customers happier, we now offer free trips that you can take again, in case you don't see the northern lights first time you sail with us :) Good luck for you and stay healthy!
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NICK wrote a review May 2020
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Nice cruise from Tromso, saw Orcas and Humpbacks. Boat was comfy and warm inside, leaves from the middle of town.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from arcticexpedition, Marketing at Arctic Expedition
Responded May 11, 2020
Hello Ncph52, thank you for your nice review! Hope to see you again in Tromsø! Until then, stay safe!
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