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Fishing & fjord cruise

Join in on a real coastal experience. The captain sets the course for good
fishing spots while sailing in spectacular surroundings. Bring your own rod or borrow one of ours. 5 rods may be in action at the same time due to avoid problems with the lines. If more than 5 wants to try their luck we alternate in groups.

On this trip you get to feel both the excitement while fishing and the peace and quiet on board. Catch the big fish, take in the views, explore the beautiful boat and get to know the exciting Hermes II story.

And if we are lucky fishing, you will be served fresh fish, butter and flatbread in a real northern Norwegian way. This is really something for your bucket list.

Heated lounge below deck and warm suits for free use.
Coffee & tea included. Other hot and cold drinks for sale.

Welcome on board!


Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: Adults: 1790,- NOK | December-March: 1890,-
Children 3-15 years: 895,- NOK | December-March: 945,-
Children under 3 years: Free

Capacity: Up to 18 guests

Departures: Seasonal program. See booking modul

Meeting point: Quay 10, by Clarion Hotel Aurora, 15 min before departure

– Max 5 rods in use at the same time
– Fishing is organized in alternating groups
– The trip may be canceled or changed due to bad weather conditions

Included / facilities


The experience

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.

Safety first

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 approximately on the edge of the Arctic ice. It is cold here, but it is even colder out at sea and it’s more exposed to wind. We therefore recommend that you keep abreast of the weather forecast before your trip and dress accordingly.