The Ship

Spa and wellness facilities

Turkish Steam Bath

Beneath deck you find our Hammam, a turkish inspired steam room. The marble tiled room is heated by large amounts of high-temperature steam and has a small cold water plunge pool. The temperature varies from 45°C to 65 °C. 

The heat and humidity of the steam room reduces muscle tension, improves circulation, cleanses the skin and promotes relaxation and general well-being.

The Hammam is the perfect place for quiet relaxation and meditation, and we recommend it as the last stage of a spa session. 

Finnish Sauna

The sauna on board is a traditional Finnish wood fired sauna. It has a big window providing great views on the landscape and ocean. The sauna is heated by a metal stove (kiuas) fired with birch wood. The top of the stove is covered with a thick layer of natural stones, which radiate the heat to the room. 

Humidity is regulated by small doses of water ladled repeatedly onto the kiuas stones. The resulting vapour, rising from the stones, is called löyly. The temperature varies between 70 and 100 °C.  

A traditional Finnish sauna session consists of a cycle of warming up and cooling off.  We recommend at least three cycles: you warm up, sweat, inhale the vapour, leave the sauna to cool off in the fresh air on deck or by a dip in the ocean, before returning to the heat of the sauna. 

A Vulkana sauna session can last from a couple of hours to an entire evening and is an intense experience of cleansing and relaxation for body and mind.

Saltwater Hot Tub

Our hot tub is the perfect place to start your Vulkana Spa Experience. The big wooden tub is placed on deck, is filled with fresh seawater and heated by wood fire to temperatures between 39 °C and 41 °C. 

The tub takes 6-8 people and is the ultimate place to enjoy a cold beverage and watch the stunning arctic scenery and beautiful islands and fjords of Tromsø. 

Right next to the tub you find the ladder leading to our diving tower: the obvious way to impress or entertain your companions and enjoy the the ultimate arctic bathing experience!

Zen Lounge

In what used to be the storage and cargo room we have created a Japanese inspired lounge. The room has heated concrete floor, an open fireplace, walls and seating of solid dark wood, and natural light from the glass ceiling. The lounge is a perfect place to unwind, meditate and relax after a spa session, or a long day of outdoor activities and adventure. 

Other wellness facilities

On board you find two toilets and two showers. High quality bathing products are available in the showers. Towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided for all guests.


Good food is an essential part of the Vulkana experience. A wholesome breakfast to start a day of skiing or trekking, our signature fish soup for lunch guests or an elegant three course dinner for the evening cruise: we make sure all our guests are served meals to remember. Our menus are based on local produce and inspired by the changing seasons and the nature that surrounds us: Its all about real, pure and tasty food. 

We have a selected list of high quality wines, beers and other beverages on board.

For private cruises the menus are adjusted to our guests wishes and needs. 


On board we have a total of 7 cabins

Aft:  3 cabins in the back: one queen size bed + one single bed in each. 
Bow: 1 cabin in the front:  3 queen size beds and 1 single bed. 
Midship: One cabin with 2 single beds, captains cabin and a crew cabin.


We operate Vulkana with a small but highly professional crew. Every member of the team must fill a number of positions to make sure our guests will be taken care of at all times.

On most Tours we have a captain, a host, a chef and one or two guides on board.

“Fantastic experience. ”

In collaboration with the renowned Finnish architect Sami Rintala and local boat builder Gunnar Eldjarn we have transformed a traditional Norwegian fishing vessel and made a unique spa- and adventure boat. Welcome on board! 

Info about the boat

Built: Lista 1957
Material: Wood
Width: 6,07 m
Depth: 2,843 m
Length: 22,08 m / 72 feet
Brutto tonnage: 83
Netto tonnage: 33
Passengers: 12