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Whalesafari, northern lights and fjord cruises by boat from Tromsø city centre. Svalbard Cruise to Barentsburg and Pyramiden from Longyearbyen. 4 and 5 day cruise in the Hidden Fjords of Northern Norway. Expedition Cruise Svalbard.
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Stortorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I titled the review Amazing as I cannot think of another word any better! My family and I sailed on the Aurora Explorer from Longyearbyen to Pyramiden via the Glacier. I'm a Master Mariner so I can honestly say the boat is well run and...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi John Thank you for your feedback, so nice to hear that you had such a great trip with us. It is as you say, amazing to see the polar bear in the wild. Hope to see you back onboard another time.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We booked the catamaran tour on the Aurora Explorer to Pyramiden as part of a cruise excursion but it is also bookable independently if you are visiting Longyearbyen. You are taken to the Nordenskioldbreen Glacier after a ride of about two hours through the gorgeous...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Carolyn and John Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the boat trip with us to Nordenskiold Glacier and Pyramiden. Hope to see you onboard again another time.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Our family took the boat trip to Pyramiden. Our boat guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared lots of detail with us. Once we got to Pyramiden we were handed off to a Russian guide. She too was knowledgeable and made our trip around the area...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Thank you for your review, we are glad you have a nice trip with us to Pyramiden. Hope to see you onboard again.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I took the fjord cruise to Grotfjord (they vary the route depending on weather conditions) and really enjoyed it. The boat is comfortable and there is free coffee/tea and biscuits as well as other drinks to purchase. The crew and guide Laura were friendly and...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Really nice crew with interesting and funny informations about the whales, told by Iga. Starting at the harbour of Tromsö with a modern boat, with bar and toilets. After a few hours of amazing landscape, we were happy to see a group of Orcas hunting...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Ploebsti Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the trip with us, and that you liked the boat. It´s always great fun to see Orcas hunting. Hope to see you onboard again soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing orca-watching, great boat, wonderfull staff! They did a big effort to find the group of orcas.

Thank pdw23
Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Thank you so much for your feedback, and appreciation that we work to find whales for you on each trip. Hope to see you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nice and professional crew, all the time available for questions. They really did their best to make it a nice experience, while being respectful to the animals. We had to sail for quite some time to find them, but we saw some orca's! Be aware...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Joëlle Thank you for your feedback, we really like to hear that you appreciate our work. And also good to hear that our work to find the whales, in this case orcas, is well received. Hope to see you onboard again soon.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We travelled with this lovely crew in search of our ‘bucket list’ orcas in the wild. Wow! No less than 50 orcas leisurely feeding all around us, and several humpbacks too. The day was made all the brighter by our lovely hostess Iga ....... so...More

1  Thank Janie H
Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Janie Thank you for your feedback, we are happy we got to give you this amazing experience with both orcas and humpback whales.

Reviewed 9 January 2018

It was a real artic experience, with snow, cold, seasick. But we were very lucky to see some humpback whales. The crew on board were very enthusiastic (special Iga and Laura), friendly and helpful.

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip and got to see some humpback whales despite that Mother Nature were showing us some real northern weather. Hope to see you onboard again soon.

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome whale watching trip with the Arctic Explorer team. As with any animal safari it’s about luck, and we were super lucky getting to see a humpback whale breach multiple times which is very rare in Tromso. The team on the boat...More

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Stein-Are P, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Thank you for your detailed feedback, so glad to hear you had a nice trip and got to see some humpback whales. Hope to see you onboard again soon.

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Venlolla
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Response from ArunK3624 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Apologies, I am not entirely sure of the answer to this question. I would suggest to call the companies, that run the boat tours, directly and check with them. These boat tours are mostly seasonal and hence need to... More
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Response from Abhishek D | Reviewed this property |
I would agree to what others are saying. In Tromso your chances of seeing Northern Lights is good even with KP 0 but you can be seen them only in clear skies. Car/Mini bus provides more mobility and so it can take you to... More
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