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
Adults: 1590 NOK
Children 3-15 years: 795 NOK
Children under 2 years: Free
Capacity: Up to 18 guests
Departures: Tuesdays and Fridays at 09:00, Sunday 15:30
Location: The floating pier at Stortorget, 10 min before departure
– Max 5 rods in use at the same time
– 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.
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.