Arctic Fjords & Northern Lights (Southbound)

Northern Light expedition from Tromsø.

Experience the best of Northern Norway and visit Tromsø, Andenes, Lofoten and Narvik for 6 days fully packed with activities and experiences. Enjoy the Northern Lights, Arctic wildlife, Arctic cuisine, Sami culture, dog sledding, and the Arctic Train, as well as local history and culture.

Note: The program may be adjusted according to weather, forecast, local information, and location of the whales. The exact program for each day will be announced every morning.

The Arctic treasures await!

Day 1

Fjellheisen - Northern Lights Photography

16:00 Embarkation in Tromsø

Our crew and expedition team welcome you aboard MV Quest at 16:00. You will be given a brief introduction to the ship and program, followed by dinner at our restaurant. After dinner, we will transport you to the Fjellheisen Cable Car, and spend an evening on the roof of Tromsø. Enjoy spectacular views of Tromsø city and learn all about night photography from our expedition leader. Hopefully, the Northern Lights will dance above us all evening. Back at the ship we'll start our journey towards Lyngen Alps.

Day 2

Whale Safari - Snowshoeing - Sami Culture

08:00 Breakfast – presentation of today's program

On our first expedition day, we will wake up between Andenes and Senja. The expedition team will look into the options of searching for Sperm Whales outside Bleik or going on a land excursion. We continue sailing through Risøyrenna and port in Sortland. From here we will be transported to a Sami camp to learn more about the Sami culture, reindeer herding and Sami lifestyle Hopefully the Northern Lights will make an appearance before we leave the camp and head back to Quest.

Day 3

Trollfjord - Henningsvær - Full Steam

08:00 Breakfast – presentation of today's program

After breakfast, we will sail to Raftesund and the famous Trollfjord. If we are lucky, the white-tailed sea eagle will grace us with its presence. If the weather allows it, we will visit the island of Skrova and go to one of the white beaches. When arriving at the authentic fisherman’s village, Henningsvær, you will get to take part in the Full Steam Experience. Here we will learn about cod fishing, the fishermen's lifestyle, the products and the importance of cod liver oil. In the evening we will experience Henningsvær by night and have a photo session.

Day 4

Nusfjord - Vikings - Svolvær

08:00 Breakfast – presentation of today's program

After Breakfast, we travel to the beautiful and historical Nusfjord village. Here we will visit a museum and learn all about the lifestyle of the fishermen. After lunch, we will be transported to the Lofoten Viking museum. Travel more than 1,000 years, meet the Vikings and visit the world’s largest Viking longhouse. The journey takes us further to Svolvær where we will have dinner on board followed by a city walk.

Day 5

Lighthouse - WW2 - Aurora

08:00Breakfast – presentation of today's program

This day starts off with a visit to the Barøy Lighthouse. If the weather allows it, we will board our zodiacs and go to shore, check out the location and learn about the key role and the operations of the lighthouses. When sailing towards Narvik, we will get an introduction to the battle of Narvik – the biggest battle on Norwegian ground. We will summarise our adventure through pictures and stories before we go for one final Northern Lights chasing in the Narvik area.

Day 6

Arctic Train - Husky Experience

08:00Breakfast – presentation of today's program

We leave MS Quest and join the Arctic Train to the Swedish border. Here you will learn all about Ofotbanen (railroad) and the Rallarvegen construction road. Next, we will be transported to Camp Tamok where you will find a range of Arctic activities like dog sledding, snowmobile and ice hotel. After, you will be transported back to Tromsø, the ending point of this Arctic journey.

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