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Get in the Orca ZoneHarstad, Norway

The idea of getting up close to a carnivorous predator – especially one of the world’s most powerful – might give even the bravest person the willies. Think you’re daring enough to plunge into the Arctic Circle’s freezing seas and come face to face with one?

Find out on this adventure with orcas in the coastal fjords of Norway. Slap on a snorkel and let waves of awe wash over you as you glide alongside these giants of the sea. It’s also likely you’ll spot humpbacks, sei and fin whales, as well as otters, seals and sea eagles as you cruise the nippy waters.

Back on land you’ll get cosy with hot soup and learn about orcas’ fascinating biology. And, if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the northern lights while reminiscing about the day’s encounters.

This is an underwater adventure unlike any other.

 

Go on an eight-day expedition with Basking Shark Scotland from about US$3045 a person.

Home base is an island near Harstad in Norway’s northwest.

The eight-day Swim with Orcas in Norway tour departs throughout November.

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