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North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

 

Summary: The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Duration
8 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
31-Oct-2020
Starting at
± USD 2,379.00
Price per day
± USD 250.00
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Operator
Oceanwide Expeditions
Ship
s/v Noorderlicht, s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
Tour
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Travel Quality
Extraordinary Travel
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Summary

The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

1.
Day 1
2-6.
Cruising
2.
Day 2
3-6.
Day 3 – 6
7.
Day 7
8.
Day 8

Ports of call (3): Oslo, Senja, Tromso

 

Important

  • All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: the boat is equipped with sails and these will be used in good conditions (open sea, water depth, appropriate wind conditions, time availability). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or other propulsion method. If sails are used, they are operated by the crew. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.
  • Tromsø is the base and gateway in which our voyages start and end. These voyages focus on viewing the aurora borealis and whales, and the expedition leader determines the final itinerary to be introduced during the welcome briefing on day one. The map shows two possible routes that we may take in order to raise our chances for wildlife sightings:

    The main route (bold line) heads north to the Kvaenangen fjord, very likely to be visited during November to mid-January.

    The alternative route (dotted line) heads south around the island of Senja, mainly in the period from mid-January till February.  The expedition leader will determine the final route.

    Because of the seasonal occurrence of herring and whales in these fjords, the whale safari cruises take place in winter, when the Northern Norway days are short and the nights long. Whale watching (orcas and humpbacks) is highly dependent on the variable herring stocks in the area, and this is ultimately unpredictable. Other whales (i.e., sperm whales) are not dependent on herring, which is why we have a good chance of seeing them in specific areas, such as along the south route near Andenes. The expedition leader will adapt the sailing plan to maximize your chances of seeing whales.

    Other highlights of these trips: Arctic Norway (mountains and fjords) and Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). In the winter the daylight hours are limited, but during the dark hours we have the opportunity to see the northern lights. These amazing phenomena are only visible when it is dark and the sky is clear, and without other disturbing light sources. The trip will provide ample opportunity to admire the Aurora Borealis in the remote fishing towns and bays where we spend the night at the pier or at anchor. In some places the ship will also sail at night.


Ship Information
Ship Name
s/v Noorderlicht
Ship Type
Sailing Boat
 
Travel Package
DescriptionComing from Going to
Cruise (Round Trip) Tromsø Tromsø


This is an Organised Sea Cruise, Luxury Cruise or Expedition: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. These are smaller ships and there are never more than 200 passengers on board. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.


Tour Variations

North Norway, Winter Solstice, Aurora Borealis & Whales (8 Days)
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
 
Next Departure: 19-Dec-2020
Starting at: ± USD 2,498.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail (8 Days)
During this trip, hikes are offered (with snowshoes if needed). Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. It requires no technical knowledge. With the use of snowshoes you can move faster and safer on the snow surfac...
 
Next Departure: 06-Feb-2021
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Kayak & Sail (8 Days)
During this trip, hikes (with snowshoes if needed) and kayak outings with TRAK kayaks are offered. Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. Basic kayaking experience is of advantage, but it is not a requirement. Phy...
 
Next Departure: 13-Mar-2021
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales - Winter Solstice Christmas Special (8 Days)
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
 
Next Departure: 18-Dec-2021
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales - Winter Solstice (8 Days)
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
 
Next Departure: 17-Dec-2022
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales - Christmas (8 Days)
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
 
Next Departure: 24-Dec-2022
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales - New Year (8 Days)
The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
 
Next Departure: 31-Dec-2022
Starting at: ± USD 2,617.00

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