• Northern lights cruise

    Donna Wood

    Northern lights cruise

  • Northern Lights over Opal

    Photo © Andries de la Lande Cremer

  • Whale watching in Tromsø

    Whale watching in Tromsø

    Tail of a humpback whale

Two Nights Northern Lights Cruise and Whale Watching

Embark on an arctic adventure on board our traditional, 100-year-old oak sail ship, Donna Wood. Live on-board and experience the giants of the seas with our whale watching and northern lights cruise. Feel the stillness of nature and forget about time. The beautiful sailboat is spacious inside and out, and provides a comfortable and stable way of travelling to remote islands and bays.

We pick you up at the airport, or in the city of Tromsø, and depart on the cruise from Kaldfjord, sailing out the fjord towards an anchorage or harbour. The captain and on-board guide will tailor each voyage to suit your wishes and to find the best conditions. Our crew is highly skilled and professional with extensive knowledge about whales, the arctic wildlife and sustainable conduct.

Our chef prepares the dinner onboard and the aim for the first evening will be to watch the northern lights. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere downstairs or the amazing views on deck. Donna Wood is also equipped with a salt water hot-tub and a sauna for our guests to enjoy.

At dawn we head for whale watching and spend the hours of daylight watching and learning about these magnificent animals. There will be opportunities to go ashore to visit islands and fishing villages or to do short hikes in the mountains that offer breath taking views. Upon return you can try fishing in the rich fjords around Tromsø – you might even get to fish your own meal for the chef to prepare.


Here is an overview of the area where we will sail, and some of the possible stopovers, hikes and anchor places:

About Donna Wood