A great event takes place in northern Norway every winter. Large schools of herring pass along the shore, attracting numerous orcas and humpback whales. The breathtaking show takes place here, in the cold and dark waters of the Norwegian Arctic, and it does not stop even during the polar night. Swimming with orcas in an extreme and unforgettable experience. We provide accommodation in a comfortable hotel. We will use a large daily vessel with heated cabins for going out to the sea and zodiacs for approaching the whales. This is a snorkeling/freediving trip only, as it's impossible to use tanks when diving with orcas, so you dont need to have a diving skills to join the expedition.
What we will see
Large schools of herring
Orcas, several pods per day if we are lucky
Fin whales, sei whales and minke whales are possible
Pilot whales and dolphins - less likely, but possible
Northern lights - Aurora borealis
True Arctic night
Great variety of sea birds
Day 1 (01 November)
Arrival to Sørkjosen (SOJ). Transfer to the hotel. Preparing equipment.
Day 2-7 (02-07 November)
Snorkeling with orcas and other whales if the weather allows. Land sightseeing in case of storm. Possible Aurora observation.
Day 8 (08 November)
Transfer to the airport and flights back home
Program may be adjusted due to weather conditions. If the weather allows, we go to ocean to search for orcas every day. If not, we stay on land.
Cost per person: 3'750 EUR
Dates: 01 - 08 November, 2019
Accomodation in a comfortable hotel
Breakfasts at the hotel
Snacks and tea or coffee on the boat
Daily whale snorkeling (if weather allows)
Driving to best places to observe Aurora borealis
Land sightseeing if the weather doesn't allow us to go to the ocean
Visa to Norway
Any extra expenditures
Average temperature from -10 ° C to + 3 ° C
Water temperature + 5 ° C
Alternative land program if the weather does not allow us to go to ocean
Meet Stanislav Zakharov – Team Trip's marine biologist, who's gonna share everything he knows about whales. He'll also give you a few tips on diving techniques as a diving instructor and help you chose better perspective as an underwater photographer.
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