Killer Whale Safari
from 20 October until the end of January
Every autumn the world’s largest shoals of herring migrate into Vestfjord in Norway to spend the winter. In their wake, some of the world’s greatest congregations of killer whales follow. At most, there are more than 600 killer whales concentrated within a relatively small area of the Vestfjord. From our boats you will be able to observe the lords of the sea at close range. In groups of from 5-10, the killer whales hunt in a team – a fantastic show in incredibly beautiful surroundings.
Arrival Evenes Airport From here you will be transported by chartered coach to Lødingen and Brygga Hotel. (our guides will welcome you and will provide necessary information.)
After breakfast, a video will be shown featuring hunting killer whales, and afterwards we will review safety and the use of life-saving equipment on board the boats. We then set course for the open sea and our killer whale safari. The amount of time needed to locate the whales may vary a bit and it may take some time before we see them. Once they are sighted, we will approach them and enjoy a stall seat view of this exciting hunt for herring prey. A light lunch will be served on board during our safari. As it begins to get dark, we will return to our base camp at Lødingen for a delicious dinner.
After breakfast we will leave once again for another safari outing and more killer whale sightings. At the same time we will look for the phenomenal white tailed sea eagle that are so abundant here. Once we have had our fill of whale watching, we will return to Lødingen where our chartered coach will take us to our Sami tepee campsite. Here we will be initiated to Sami culture and way of life. There are also opportunities to drive a snowmobile, take a reindeer-drawn sled or sleigh, or try our hand at lassoing reindeer. A traditional reindeer broth appetizer will be served, followed by a rich soup made with reindeer meat, and with coffee and cake for dessert. There is nothing better tasting than steaming coffee boiled over an open fire, while we enjoy the peace and quiet of the star-splashed North Norwegian heavens. If we are lucky, we will be able to view the northern lights flickering brightly right over our heads.
A perfect finale to a fairy tale trip in the North!
Departure for Evenes and your flight home or in combination with ICEHOTEL – ICEGLOBE and NORTH LAPPLAND arrangement.
on request Single room supplement on request
DEPARTURES INDIVIDUALS: October, November & January
NUMBER OF PERSONS: GUARANTEE DEPARTURES.
GROUPS OF MORE THEN 10 PERSONS PRICE ON REQUEST
Medlem i SIR (Sweden Incoming Representatives), MPI, ASCI, RDA, FR