Swim with Orcas under the Northern LightsNorway
Sure, you may have sauntered in the temperate, tropical waters with humpback whales in Australia or Hawaii but swimming with orcas dwarfed by imposing glaciers and surrounding Norway’s icy oceans is next level exhilaration.
Both swimming with orcas and the Northern Lights are two experiences that usually feature at the top of most people's bucket list and now you can get 'twofer' with eco-tourism company Majestic Whale Encounters who are offering both experiences in November.
The expedition starts as travellers embark the MS Stonstad, where six days are spent sailing through the stunning surroundings of the Norwegian Fjords before taking to the water to freely swim alongside the largest of the dolphin family - orca whales. Onboard the MS Stonstad passengers can treat themselves to a soak in the hot tub or enjoy the comforts of the central heating whilst waiting for a glimpse of the enchanting northern lights before disembarking at the town of Tromsø.
Once on land, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a husky safari and reindeer experience before retreating to the quaint cabins nestled at the base of Tromsø’s breathtaking mountains for a warming aquavit, seagull egg, or tørrfisk (dried cod).
The Majestic Whale Encounters’ Norway tour package includes six days onboard with all transfers, meals, orca swim, reindeer encounter, husky safari, Northern Lights tour and three nights accommodation in Tromsø. Get packing!
- An experience of a lifetime that combines 2 stunning attractions in one trip
- The mesmerising and otherworldly Northern Lights
- Up close and personal with the pandas of the sea
Norway spectacular fjords, mountains, and glaciers
- Husky and reindeer experience
- Not one for the colder climates: water temperatures hover around 5 C.
- Not a strong swimmer
- Don’t expect crystal clear visibility
Qatar Airways is our preferred airline into Norway.
The Orca Swim and Northern Lights Encounter 9 day tour is US$5,770 per person.
You do need to be a capable swimmer and able to handle very cold water.
You also need some courage to face a killer whale!
Majestic Whale Encounters is committed to leaving a minimal footprint on destinations whilst educating guests on the importance of respecting all animals and the environments they inhabit.