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Outline itinerary

Day 1Tromsø
Day 2Tromsø
Day 3Tromsø - Senja
Day 4Senja
Day 5Andenes
Day 6Senja - Sommarøy
Day 7Sommarøy - Tromsø
Day 8Tromsø

Included

All accommodation, all meals including coffee, tea and snacks, all landings and excursions

Not included

Flights (alcoholic) beverages, tips and personal expenses

Price

Twin shared
EUR 1850,-

Tour leader

Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider

English speaking expedition leader

Number of participants

Minimum 1, Maximum

Accommodation

Twin shared cabin with shared facilities

Difficulty level of the tour

An average condition is required in order to be able to safely embark and disembark from the zodiacs. On land we make light hikes

Climate

Please prepare for low temperatures which, combined with strong wind, produce chilly conditions. Warm, wind- and waterproof clothing is recommended

Northern Lights and whales - New Year Special!

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Duration:8 days
Departure:29-12-2018
Price: from EUR 1850,-
Tour leader:Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider
Code: C1880

Day 1: Paris of the North
Your adventure begins in the town of Tromsø, nicknamed “The Paris of the North.” Here the hundred-year-old two-mast schooner, Noorderlicht, is waiting in the harbor. You have time to explore the town that evening.

Day 2: In Search of Whales
Early in the morning, you depart from Tromsø. The itinerary depends largely on the weather conditions, the amount of daylight during the voyage, and the expected location of the whales. Therefor you might sail clockwise or counter clockwise around the island of Senja.

Day 3 - 6: Whales of the Shelf
You spend the next several days along the north coasts of Senja and Andfjorden, areas where many whales have been spotted in recent years. Orca, humpback, and sperm whales are all possibilities here. Near Andenes, along the edge of the continental shelf, whales dive particularly deep to feed on giant squid. You may also see white-tailed eagles, one of the largest birds of prey in Europe, vying for their share of the herring. In the afternoon you find a place for the night in one of the scenic fishing villages nearby, such as Skrolsvik, Andenes, Gryllefjorden, or Sommarøy. Once the sun has set, you can make small hikes along the coast – and maybe even catch sight of the aurora.

Day 7 - 8: Under the Northern Lights
ontinuing your circumnavigation of Senja, you sail to the small island of Sommarøy. Here there are good opportunities to see the northern lights as well as embark on pleasant hikes. You spend the last morning of the cruise exploring the island’s small bays and white beaches. You can even climb the 211-meter-high (692 feet) Mount Hillesøya, the summit of which affords panoramic views of the rugged coastline. That afternoon you sail back to Tromsø. After spending the night on board, you disembark the following day with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

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