Orcas & Humpback in the Northern Lights 8 days
Arctic

Orcas & Humpback in the Northern Lights

Orcas & Humpback in the Northern Lights 8 days

This is a special photographic expedition to either Kvaløyvågen, Sommarøy or Senja Island in Arctic Norway, specifically looking for orcas and humpback whales, which follow the herring shoals at this time of year, along with sea eagles and other birds. The trip is led by Frank Wirth, the noted wildlife photography and whale expert, who will accompany small groups on board small boats. Snorkelling with whales is also an option, depending on sea and weather conditions. There is a land wildlife photography programme if weather conditions prevent going to sea. A bonus is opportunities to see and photograph the Northern Lights.

Highlights

  • Observing and photographing orca and humpback whales
  • Snorkelling with whales
  • Northern Lights

What's Included

  • Transfers from and to Bardufoss Airport
  • Accommodation including breakfast and dinner at the Accommodation prepared by the tour leader with help from the group.
  • 6 days excursions to observe orcas & humpbacks (subject to weather)
  • Fishing at end of each boat tour (fish prepared and eaten in evening|)
  • Day tour to observe sea eagles (subject to weather)
  • Land tours to see elk and moose (when unable to go to sea)
  • Evening Northern Lights photography courses (subject to weather)
  • Survival suits and snow glasses
7 nights November-January
From Only £2,820pp
John Swindell
John Swindell
Arctic Specialist

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ITINERARY

7 Nights   8 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1   | Arrive in Bardufoss
  • Days 2-7 | Whale watching
  • Day 8   | Transfer to airport
Kvaløyvågen, Sommarøy or Senja
1Day

Kvaløyvågen, Sommarøy or Senja

Arrive at Tromso Airport and transfer to either Kvaløyvågen or Sommarøy, or at Bardufoss airport and transfer  to Senja Island.

Accommodation at Kvaløyvågen is in holiday apartments at Maribell sjobuer; at Sommarøy at Arctic-Fisching-Sommarøy; at Senja in chalet at Hotel Mefjord Brygge.

Whale Watching
2-7Days

Whale Watching

After breakfast, depart in boat for whale watching with a maximum of 4 per boat. Opportunities for snorkelling with orca and whales depending on conditions (snorkelling equipment and suits are NOT provided and must be brought with you). Where conditions prevent sea outings, there will be trips by car to photograph elk, moose and birds. Afternoons spent downloading images before pre-dinner group presentation. Night-time Northern Lights photography (weather permitting).


Tromso or Bardufoss
8Day

Tromso or Bardufoss

Transfer to Tromso or Bardufoss Airport for return flight.

What Our Customers
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Ann Macleod, Scotland Sarah & David, Portsmouth James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax Geoff & Magda, Adelaide, Australia Ann & Paul, East Grinstead, Sussex Chris Janner, Manchester Gavin Burnett Stirling, United Kingdom Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Conlan, Manchester, UK Boyan Todorov, Holland Karen Worton, Suffolk,UK Malcolm Green , UK Malcolm Green , UK Frances Hadfield, East Sussex, UK Mike Unwin, Brighton, UK Christine Matthews, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
Just wanted to say thank you for suggesting a trip to Franz Josef Land as something different for the Arctic. We had a super trip and really enjoyed the Sea Spirit. Galapagos next!
Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
Thanks so much for enabling me to get to places I had always wanted to see from a very young age. “Ace” as my boys used to say!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.

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