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Address: Soendre Tollbodgate 7, Tromso 9008, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 911 00 626
Fee: Yes

MS Vulkana is the result of a dream and a wild idea between friends. The...

MS Vulkana is the result of a dream and a wild idea between friends. The owners of the boat share a passion for the beautiful nature in Northern Norway, sauna and bathing as well as excellent food. Together with the respected Finish architect; Sami Rintala, they transformed what once was a old worn out fishing vessel into a adventure boat, inspired by bathing cultures around the world.

The Vulkana gives you a unique way to access the majestic coastal area of Northern Norway in a comfortable setting. We focus on high quality food with seasonal and local ingredients, comfortable cabins, service minded crew, cleanliness and a low key but still exclusive feeling.

Vulkana has taken us in to the fjords and down the coast; bathing, skiing, hunting, fishing, eating, drinking and enjoying life in the sauna, hot-tub og Hamam under the midnight sun and the northern lights. Vulkana is a place for activity and energy as well as an oasis for tranquility and contemplation.

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1 hr spa for around $20 US

We took the on port spa day, which cost 199 NOK an hour. We were greeted by a very nice host and we were able to take a shower with a view. Then we went to the sauna which was... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We took the on port spa day, which cost 199 NOK an hour. We were greeted by a very nice host and we were able to take a shower with a view. Then we went to the sauna which was just too hot for us so we moved to the steam room and zen room. it was nice way to... More 

Thank valdesd200663
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The reservation process was easy and the staff are responsive and friendly, unfortunately due to a lack of other participants we were not able to go on the whale watching cruise as originally intended. The staff were very accommodating, knowing that we had travelled from Asia and U.K for this trip and organised a custom short cruise for us at... More 

Thank Samantha C
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

So after 3 days of walking around Tromso and the surrounding area in negative temperatures, you start to realise that your muscles and joints are aching more than usual. We planned to pop by Vulkana on the last of our days in Tromso - it was moored up on the Sunday and opened from 12pm (we got there just beforehand... More 

Thank Phil G
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Vulkana is an old boat converted into a spa! It has an amazing hot tub overlooking the fjord, a sauna, steam room and zen lounge. You can access all of these things (and snacks) for the one price and pay by the hour (199nok). You can also buy drinks on board to enjoy. We intended to spend an hour there... More 

Thank Kate S
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had emailed Vulkana several weeks before our trip to enquire about the drop in spa and was told it would only be open on one day of our trip. This was perfect as it was our last day and we were looking forward to a little relaxation on-board before going home. I had informed Vulkana we would be coming... More 

Thank bellpiero
Sarah P, Manager at Vulkana, responded to this review

Dear Richard! Thank you for your comment! We are truly sorry you came to the Vulkana only to find out we were not available that Sunday due to a charter arrangement on board! We totally understand the misunderstanding, as you were told earlier this is a offer you don´t need to make a reservation for. The idea is that this... More 

Boca Raton, FL
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71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent experience! Thoroughly enjoyed sitting in a hot tub on a deck surrounded with snow, sauna with window views of the stunning fjord scenery and taking a quick plunge in the Arctic waters! The fish stew (minus the fish for me) was prepared as we sailed and was truly a delicious and very filling meal. Highly recommend this very unique,... More 

Thank boraboca
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow!! Just come back from tromso Norway from the most memorable trip! The vulkana spa boat is a once in a life time bucket list experience!!! When we arrived the staff were so welcoming and helpful. We got a full tour of the boat and Susannah explained about the history of the boat. We set off and began... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Sarah P, Guest Relations Manager at Vulkana, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca! Thank you so much for your great TripAdvisor Review! It was so nice having you on board, and we appreciate it a lot that you enjoyed your stay with us!! Say hi to Andy!! Hope to see you in Tromsø again at a later occasion! All the best, Sarah, Hans, skipper Bengt and Suzanne! More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Vulkana is a converted fishing boat, with a hot tub on deck (heated by a wood-burning stove) and a sauna and Turkish bath below. The sauna has windows so you can watch the scenery as you sweat. The whaling watching tour gave us great views of orcas after a cruise of about 1.5 hours north from Tromsø. On the... More 

Thank Julian D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Vulcana experience + whale watching was absolutely fantastic. Everything worked perfectly well, the weather, the hot tub, the breathtaking scenery, the saunas, the fabulous lunch with very tasty soup and the dessert you can dream of, a very friendly and professional crew, and, on top of it all, loads of "playful" orkas, kind enough to swim pretty close to... More 

1 Thank renataduplain
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A very special experience, and highly recommendable. Fair price. Be sure to take a dip in the Arctic Sea

Thank Scandinavian2016

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