TROMSØ - LYNGEN - SKJERVØY - TROMSØ
We welcome you to experience the Arctic wildlife and the spectacular nights in this all-inclusive 5 days, 4 nights whale, aurora borealis and huskies cruise expedition.
This time of the year is the ideal time to spot orcas and humpback whales as they travel up the Northern Norwegian coastline for the millions of herring that come here to spawn each year.
You will search for whales in the day while being awed by the beautiful scenic landscape and be amazed at night by the natural phenomena display of the northern lights all while indulging in fine Arctic cuisine throughout the day.
We also have planned some spectacular stops where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Arctic way of life and taste its culture. Among the activities are going up the Fjellheisen cable car for a picturesque view of the city of Tromsø, husky dog sledding and visiting the northernmost and award-winning distillery built in an old NATO Cold War base.
At 16:00 we will welcome you to the Norwegian Travel Basecamp in the center of Tromsø City at Sjøgeta 16.
Our expedition team will drive you to Quest, our ship, where you will be introduced to the program and safety briefing. This will be followed by a three-course Arctic cuisine dinner that will prepare you for your first excursion, northern lights at the top of Storsteinen Mountain.
After dinner, we will take the Fjellheisen cable car to the top of the mountain where we will get a spectacular view over Tromsø City and its fjords.
Our team will then welcome you back onboard the ship where we will set course to the scenic Lyngen Alps and the best whale watching locations.
This morning we will wake up with whales north of Skjervøy, famously the best place for whale watching.
Our expedition team will navigate us to be amongst the enormous sea animals and depending on weather and sea conditions, we may embark and launch our RIBs for a closer look at our mighty sea friends.
Later in the day, we will continue our expedition towards the protected Lyngen Alps to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscape scenery in Norway.
After an amazing day of whale watching and beautiful landscapes, we will enjoy our Arctic coastal dinner cozy on the ship.
We then will head to Havnnes, a 19th century trading post situated amongst some of the most beautiful scenery and visit a historically influential photo gallery.
This morning you will get to wake up to whales once again as our team has navigated us to another great whale watching destination, while we slept.
This afternoon was another day of learning and photographing these majestic Arctic animals as we continue to navigate and be surrounded by the amazing Lyngen Alps.
In the evening we will visit the northernmost distillery, Aurora Spirits, where we will learn about their interesting whisky maturation process and how it relates to the disused NATO Cold War base in which it was built. You will have the choice of joining a tasting experience before we head back to the ship for our 3-course Arctic dinner.
After dinner, we will end this day with a northern lights hunting excursion.
Today will be fun on land with the adorable huskies who will be anxious for our arrival. We will leave for our wilderness camp after breakfast and have a nice warm lunch at the camp after our dog sledding adventure.
But the fun doesn't end with dog sledding. We will have an opportunity to bond, cuddle and take pictures with our energetic husky partners.
You will get a chance to rest and have dinner back on the ship, though be prepared for another excursion as we plan to go back out to chase the northern lights this evening.
We will wake up back in Tromsø today, arriving approximately at 10:00. Here our team can help you determine the best form of transportation to get you back to your accommodation.
Please note that the expedition programs for all tours may be adjusted due to factors such as weather forecasts, wildlife location, and safety precautions. Our expert expedition team will also seek all favorable conditions for optimal aurora borealis viewing, but only nature dictates its appearance. The final decision regarding modifications to the program will be made by the expedition team who prioritize safety.
While the expedition team will prioritize all items listed in the program and make expert predictions for favorable conditions, their inclusion cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, no refunds will be issued for any changes. The primary focus of the program is to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Restrictions: Must be in good physical shape and not need additional assistance.
NTC may cancel the package travel or linked travel arrangement regarding expedition cruises if the minimum number of 20 persons is not reached.
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