Norway: The Northern Lights and Whale Watching in Andenes
A thrilling 5-day orca sea safari
Each day on this once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure, you will sail out onto icy Norwegian waters by RIB boat to look for the most illustrious of mammals – the killer whale. This remote part of Norway has become a sought-after destination for whale watching as Andenes is just an hour’s voyage from the continental shelf, where the creatures are often found feasting in the nutrient-rich sea.
We can never guarantee a sighting of the whales because they can be elusive, much like the Northern Lights; however, sea safaris in Andenes are more than often successful in locating the orcas.
Much research has been undertaken to ensure that whale watching in Andenes is as eventful as possible, so the professional guides and experts know exactly the right places to take you and at the right times. Because the hours of daylight are limited during winter in Norway, we maximise our time at sea, with most tours taking place between 09.30 and 15.00, however, the length of the trips are weather dependent. To see these majestic animals cutting through the water and to hear their unmistakeable sounds is one of life’s most breathtaking experiences. Among the great expanses of dark blue Arctic water, you can search for orcas and humpbacks when you embark on this epic trip to go whale watching in Andenes.
Day 1 - Fly to Norway
On arriving in Norway, transfer by bus to your accommodation.
Days 2 to 4 - Orca and Humpback Whale Watching in Andenes
Over the course of the next three days you will enjoy two rib boat safaris that voyage over the Arctic waves towards the continental shelf, which lies not far from the Norwegian coastline. As we sail, witness the formidable backdrops of gaping fjords, jagged peaks and vast Nordic skies, where the captivating lights of the Aurora Borealis lurk. When you are not scouring the deep sea for whales, explore the port and soak up some of the area’s culture.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Depart Norway
Today your whale watching in Andenes concludes; transfer to the airport and return home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights from London to Andenes
- Four nights accommodation, bed and breakfast with lunch, in Andenes at the comfortable Sea Safari Guesthouse
- Two rib boat whale watching excursions as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
Please note that the lunch is a picnic lunch made up from the breakfast buffet to take with you on Safari.