Join a unique winter adventure in Northern Norway! We will head into the fjords outside the small towns Tromsø and Alta to enjoy a grand natural wonderland and hopefully experience the magical Northern Lights. If we are lucky this expedition will also offer exclusive encounters with orcas and humpback whales. In addition, we visit the coastal town of Alta and the village of Kautokeino in Northern Sápmi (Lapland). We stay at an ice hotel, learn more about the Sami culture and visit the spectacular Northern Lights Cathedral. (More information under cabins and prices.)
For those who are interested in photography, the light this time of year is captivating. Even when the sun is below the horizon, we can enjoy enchanting dusks and dawns. In clear weather we have a great chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights (aurora borealis) dance in the sky. This region is known as a particularly good destination to see the aurora. Watching the greenish light dancing above our ship in the smooth, protected waters of the fjords is an extraordinary experience!
Huge shoals of herring overwinter in the fjords around Tromsø and Alta, which has attracted many orcas and humpback whales. As with any wild animals, it is difficult to predict if they will return but with some luck we will experience unforgettable encounters with these incredible marine mammals.
We will head out on exciting Zodiac cruises and go ashore to explore Tromsø’s dramatic islands up close. The snow-covered mountain peaks offer marvellous scenery together with the small picturesque houses and the beautiful fjords. The area is also a popular haunt for white-tailed eagles. Rebbenesøya, Skorpa, Ringvassøya and Seiland are examples on places we hope to explore.
On board, we listen to inspiring lectures, enjoy delicious food and keep a lookout for wildlife and Northern Lights out on deck.
+4 nights on board MS Quest
+1 night ice hotel in Alta
+1 night Thon Hotel Kautokeino
+Coffee and tea
+Experienced and knowleadgeable guides
+Guiding ashore and all excursions
+ Talks and lectures on board