Arctic Light Evening Cruise
Join us on an adventure into the Arctic light – summer or winter. It is truly beautiful – whether it is during the long, bright summer evenings in the midnight sun or on boat trips enveloped in the Arctic blue tones of autumn and winter, with darkness that can suddenly explode in a spectacular Northern Lights dance.
Delicious fish soup from fishmonger Dragøy is included. We will anchor and serve fish soup and bread during the trip. Enjoy the food in the open air or in the lounge below deck. A bar with all rights ensures customized drinks. Enjoy authentic coastal experiences, beautiful nature and great photo opportunities in the beautiful boat from 1917. Warm suits and blankets are available for lending. Just enjoy!
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 1390,- NOK
Capacity: Up to 35 guests
Departures: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm
Location: The floating pier at Stortorget, 10 min before departure
PLEASE NOTE: The trip may be canceled or changed due to bad weather conditions.
Included / facilities
Experience the breath-taking scenery and the atmosphere on board this more than 100-year old, unique wooden boat. Enjoy the calmness out on the clear Arctic waters, while we guide you through Hermes II’s history.
It is difficult to describe a feeling to someone who has never felt it. How do you describe a unique experience that only you have had? So, how do we explain the feeling of being on board a wooden boat that is over 100 years old to someone who has never experienced it? We can try with words, pictures and video, but you can only appreciate the full experience when you get on board.
Peace & quiet
Calmness away from the bustling town. Cars, shops and people in a hurry. The peaceful sound of the waves hitting the bow, while the beat of the engine thumps faithfully in the engine room. On deck it is open. Totally open. It doesn’t matter whether you turn to port or starboard, the view is the same. It takes your breath away.
Snow-covered, majestic mountains tower over clean, Arctic waters. The occasional seagull follows the boat. As a reflex, they think that there is food to be found here. Is it the sound of the Cummins 335 engine that is recognisable? Or is it the vessel’s history as a fishing boat that attracts the gulls to look for a free meal?
On the trip, we will tell you about Hermes II’s intriguing history. We also serve hot drinks and there is an opportunity to taste some snacks from selected local producers.
Hermes II is equipped with top-quality modern navigation and safety equipment. On board, you will meet highly qualified and experienced skippers and hosts with upgraded safety training. A trip with Hermes II should be a pleasant and safe experience for everyone.
You can wander around on deck and enjoy the atmosphere or relax on the seating. Blankets and seat mats are available when you want to warm up a bit. If it’s still a little too cold for you, we have thermal insulation suits you can borrow.
Below deck you will find a nice and warm lounge with seating, dining table, bunks, bar and toilets. There are also screens that show films about the boats the company owns. From dramatic scenes from deep-sea fishing in the Barents Sea to scenic trips in glorious sunshine with Hermes II. All the screens that the skipper has on the bridge can also be viewed down here. You can follow the boat’s course, observe where other boats are located, check the depth around the vessel and try to see if there are fish nearby.
Hermes II is registered as a restaurant with a serving licence. Therefore we are not able to allow our guests to bring their own food or drinks. Exceptions can be made for small children and allergy sufferers.
On two of our open trips – the 2.5 hour cruise and the fishing trip (4.5 h) alll our guests get a warm fishcake. On the fishing trip we prepare today’s catch and serve fresh fish the traditional northern Norwegian way. Coffee and tea are included. Other hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks may be purchased on board – also on our 1 hour trips.
On some of our SPECIAL SEASONAL CRUISES we offer special food & wine/beer menus. We focus on local produce to give you an exciting culinary experience. E.g: Skriemølje (famous fresh cod dish) in the winter, aquavit & herring dishes for Christmas, beer and seafood-based local street food in the summer or other special events related to food concepts.
We plan the TAILOR-MADE TRIPS in cooperation with you. There are many options, from a pure boat trip without food, to various servings on deck, to multi-course tasting menus in the lounge below deck. On a trip with us you can enjoy a culinary experience with a delicious selection of known – and perhaps unknown – flavours from the best local food producers.
Please contact us, and we will find the best menu for your cruise.
Tromsø lies far north. It is cold here, but it is even colder at sea. We therefore recommend that you wear warm clothes. Remember warm shoes, mittens/gloves, hat and skarf.