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From King Penguins to Arctic Reindeer  ...  from swimming with Leopard Seals to cavorting with Narwhals  ...  these trips are the cream of the crop.
  We offer the best operators & the moist exhilarating trips ....many led by world renowned photograhpers.  I'd love to add your name to the list of intrepid explorers who have ventured to the Arctic/ Antarctic.  If you have questions, just give me a shout  .... Cheers, Dom

WINTER WHALES OF NORWAY

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The fjords of Norway
October, November, January


A large number of humpback whales & orcas are found hunting herring which migrate into the fjords of Norway.  We can offer great opportunities with the top operators for whale watching, photography and snorkeling in the chill of Arctic waters ... which is an experience in itself !


ORCAS & HUMPBACKS


You'll enjoy sightings of white tailed eagles, the arctic winter & northern lights & dazzling landscapes.   The recommended months for experiencing this northern phenomenon are October & November.  This is when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is optimum. The winter days in Norway provide excellent light for photography. You will spend the daylight hours looking for whales and other wildlife and the prime goal is to get you to take a dip in to snorkel with the animals.  One of the planet's ultimate thrills !

We advise you to bring your spirit of adventure and to be prepared for seriously cold, but rewarding, days at sea ... with spectacular views of Mother Nnature. You are going to confront true wildlife encounters and unpredictable weather conditions. The success of your trip will be based on realistic expectations and your personal adaptability.

Winter Whales of Norway COMPOSITE

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WHAT TO EXPECT


The following is an approximate itinerary as the final itinerary, of course, depends on the sea, the weather and the animals.  Expert guides will accompany you on your whale watching adventures to provide information and guidance.

Day 1: Arrival and boarding
Arrival at Tromsø airport and transfer to the harbor. In the afternoon you will board your ship, settle in and explore the ship.

Day 2-6:  The search is on
Surrounded by the dramatic Norwegian fjords, you'll spend 5 full days following schools of herring  ... and pods of orcas & humpbacks. The bridge of the ship is a great place to look for whales and enjoy theamazing light and the awesome scenery.  Whenever the conditions are right and animals are in the vicinity, you can board the Zodiacs to snorkel and photograph the animals and feeding frenzies.   ( You will have access to a Waterproof D9 snorkel dry suit and snorkel equipment on the trip.)

You can watch the highlights from the spacious deck or join the Zodiac excursions for up-close whale watching and excellent photography opportunities. You may also have the opportunity to go ashore to visit some of the historical fishing villages situated in the fjords.  But, the top highlight is the in-water experience with the whales, orcas & herring !

During the darker hours you will enjoy the warm and cozy comfort of the expedition yacht while your expert guides entertain you with presentations and educational information on wildlife and cinematography and films. Excellent food is served three times a day, with a warm meal during lunch and diner.  Beer and wine are available.

Also, of course, the winter months mean displays of the Aurora Borealis. With a bit of luck you might be treated to some of this delight.

Day 7: Disembarkation
After breakfast and farewell to your crew, it is unfortunately time to disembark.

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EXPEDITION SHIPS


You will sail on one of the extraordinary expedition vessels ..... Malmo, Freya  & the new Polar Front (+ others) are rugged ships which provide warm and comfortable accommodation without luxury.  The latest additions to the fleet offers somewhat more luxurious creature comforts ... but is no less a powerhouse vessel for icy waters.


WHAT'S INCLUDED ... WHAT'S EXTRA


Winter Whales of Normay inclusions, exclusions .... open for details

Rates are per person and based on double occupancy and include:

  • comfortable accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • full board, coffee and tea
  • snorkel equipment (D9 Waterproof Snorkel Drysuit, fins, mask, snorkel, boots, gloves and hood)
  • all activities and lectures on board
  • experienced expedition leader and guide
  • all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program

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Rates do not include:

  • International and domestic flights
  • airport transfers
  • excess baggage charges on flight
  • all items of a personal nature such as laundry, meals ashore, bar, beverages and telecommunication charges
  • gratuities
  • pre- and post-voyage packages with air and hotel (available upon request)

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Dates & rates of these trips can be found on Charters & Special Expeditions.  

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