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ARCTIC HERRING RUN

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim with orcas and humpbacks off the coast of Norway.
  • Observe the annual herring run, which attracts thousands of cetaceans to the Norwegian coastline for feeding every winter. 
  • Watch the aurora over the fjords. 
  • Drive around the Lofoten Islands, visiting small fishing villages and observing life in this unique part of Europe. 
  • Watch for marine life as we travel by zodiac in dry suits and waterproof jackets. 
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ITINERARY

DAY 1 :: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 :: ARRIVE IN ANDENES

The group will meet in Andenes today and we will arrange airport pick ups based on your flight schedule. There are two ways of reaching Andenes-- either by flight from Tromso Airport on Wideroe Airlines, or by renting a car from a larger city. We will check into our house and have a trip briefing this evening. 


DAYS 2-9 :: JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 1, 2019 :: LOFOTEN ISLANDS

We will spend the next week traveling by zodiac boat around the Norwegian coast in search of orcas and humpbacks feeding on herring. As there is not more than six hours of daylight per day, we must use our six hours on the water effectively. When the weather is bad or seas too rough, we will trade that day for a land excursion to go explore some of the islands and fishing villages. 


DAY 10 :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 :: DEPART ANDENES

Our check-out time from the house is 11am and we will assist with airport transfers for those departing out of Andenes Airport. No scheduled activities. 

 
 Snorkeling towards a humpback at dusk. 

Snorkeling towards a humpback at dusk. 

 The Lofoten coastline in the winter.

The Lofoten coastline in the winter.


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