Northern Lights & Whale Expedition

5 Day Northern Light and Whale Expedition on MS Quest.

Day 1

17:00 Embarkation in Tromsø
Our crew and expedition team will welcome on board and be given an introduction of the program, ship and safety.

19:00 Welcome dinner
After dinner you will be picked up for our first northern light excursion at our mountain gondola station ”Fjellheisen” to be introduced to night vision photography, a nice view over Tromsø and our first search for northern light. when we are back at the ship, we will set course for Lyngen alps and the arctic wildlife.

Day 2


08:00 Breakfast
Today we will wake up in the area north of Skjervøy and the expedition team have already pointed out the best area for whale watching.
After breakfast you will be given a presentation of today's program and we will prepare for whale watching. Due to weather and locations of the whales we will decide to do whale spotting from deck of quest or launching the Zodiacs.

13:30 Lunch
We will enjoy some warm soup and when we set course against Lyngsfjord.
Our expedition team will invite you to the panorama lounge and give you a lecture when we enjoy the view of the beautiful winter landscape in the hidden fjords of northern Norway.

19:00 Dinner : A selection of the Arctic cuisine is presented
The night will be spent at Aurora Spirits – this is the northernmost distillery, here you can learn how they are able to hold their own against the best distilleries in the world. At the same location there will also be an opportunity to have a glimpse in to the cold war by visiting a abandoned NATObunker and have a Northern Light excursion on land.

Day 3


08:00 Breakfast and presentation of today's program

Our second day of our whale expedition, the ship is already positioned in the area where we have the best option to spot the whales. Depending on the weather conditions we might bring you closer to the marine life in our zodiacs or continue the sightseeing from the deck of M/S Quest.

13:30 Lunch
We will enjoy our lunch while setting course against Hamnes. After lunch, the expedition team will invite you to the panorama lounge and give you a lecture when we enjoy the view of the beautiful winter landscape in the hidden fjords of northern Norway.

19:00 Dinner
In Hamnes a historical photo gallery is opened for us and our expedition team will guide you through the gallery and the historical buildings in the village of Hamnes followed by a Northern Light excursion.

Day 4


08:00 Breakfast followed by a Presentation of today's program
This day is dedicated to visiting our husky farm and activity camp.

Here we will meet the adorable and eager huskies and their mushers in beautiful Arctic location. Before setting off for this amazing adventure there a brief introduction to dog sledding. Then we will head out to the slopes for a thrilling experience in the winter dressed landscapes, this activity might be divided in groups. Lunch will be served in the camp this day.
This day will also give you the story about Sami culture and lifestyle.

19:00 Farewell Dinner
Back onboard MV Quest our expedition team choose the best location for Northern Lights chasing based on weather and Aurora forecasts.

Day 5


08:00 Breakfast
Today we wake up and can enjoy the beautiful sight sailing towards Tromsø. Our expedition team will summarize the journey through pictures and stories.

12:00 We will disembark MV Quest
We hope you’ve enjoyed your stay and wish you a nice journey, weather you are heading home, or you are off on another Arctic adventure. Thank you for joining our expedition!


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