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    8 days - Be amongst the action on this tall ship adventure.

    This tall ship voyage will be dedicated to meeting the giants of the seas. In the last five years there have been increasing numbers of Orca’s and Humpback Whales in Troms (Northern Norway). They feed on the wintering herring in the fjords from Kvaløya (early winter) to Andfjorden (late winter).

    Highlights of this voyage include:

    • Whale spotting
    • Witness the Aurora borealis
    • Western fjords of Kvaløya Island of Senja
    • White-Tailed Eagles.
    Day 1
    We will embark our vessel s/v Noorderlicht in Tromsø and sail the next morning.
    Day 2
    Hike up a trail to the 306 metres high hill Storheia
    Days 3 - 5
    With luck, we may see the feeding frenzy when gulls, whales, and maybe even a White-tailed Eagle on herring
    Day 6
    Opportunities to see the Northern Lights
    Days 7 - 8
    Complete our circumnavigation of Kvaløya and disembark in Tromsø
    Start/End Place
    Tromsø, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    8 Days
    Group Size
    8 - 20
    Suitability
    Easy independent voyage suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    NWW001

    Details

    Transportation

    The Noorderlicht was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. In 1991 she was re-rigged and refitted thoroughly. The Noorderlicht now has 20 berths, and a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig capable of sailing the seven seas. The qualified captains have great experience of the oceans, and together with the rest of the crew, they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable adventure. The Noorderlicht has no ice class, but has a strengthened bow.

    Included
    • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
    • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
    • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
    • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
    • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
    • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
    Not Included

    Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - We will embark our vessel s/v Noorderlicht in Tromsø and sail the next morning.

    The voyage starts in the town of Tromsø, also called 'the Paris of the North' because of its nice atmosphere. Here the 100 year old two mast schooner Noorderlicht will be waiting in the harbour. In the evening there is time to explore the town.

    Meals
    1 Dinner

    Day 2 - Hike up a trail to the 306 metres high hill Storheia

    Early in the morning we will depart from Tromsø and sail towards the north-east, into Langsundet. In this magnificent fjord we plan to land at the small village of Hansnes from where we will attempt to hike up a trail to the 306 metres high hill Storheia to admire the view across the fjord. We will spend the night in Dyrsfjorden at the northern tip of the island Ringvassøya.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Days 3 - 5 - With luck, we may see the feeding frenzy when gulls, whales, and maybe even a White-tailed Eagle on herring

    The next three days we will spend in Vengsøyfjorden and Kaldfjorden, the area where many whales have been seen in recent years. Besides Orca's and Humpback Whales there are also good chances to see White-tailed Eagles, as they also want their share in the Herring frenzy. This eagle is one of the largest birds of Europe and a resident in northern Norway. In the afternoon, when the daylight is over, we plan to make small hikes in the area and hope for some clear sky in order to see the ‘Tricky Lady', as the Aurora is sometimes called.

    Meals
    3 Breakfasts
    3 Lunches
    3 Dinners

    Day 6 - Opportunities to see the Northern Lights

    Then we continue our circumnavigation of Kvaløya and sail to the small island of Sommarøy. Also here there are good opportunities to see the Northern Lights and the island offers good hiking possibilities. Therefore we spend the daytime of the last expedition day on this lovely island to explore the coastline with its small bays and white beaches and maybe even climb to the top of the 211 metre high Mount Hillesøya. From here there are excellent panoramic views of the rugged coastline.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Days 7 - 8 - Complete our circumnavigation of Kvaløya and disembark in Tromsø

    In the afternoon we sail back to Tromsø and complete our circumnavigation of Kvaløya. We spend the last night on board in Tromsø, where we disembark the vessel in the morning on day 8.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    24 Nov 2018
    1 Dec 2018
    24 Nov 2018
    1 Dec 2018
    EUR 1,850
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    1 Dec 2018
    8 Dec 2018
    1 Dec 2018
    8 Dec 2018
    EUR 1,850
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    5 Jan 2019
    12 Jan 2019
    5 Jan 2019
    12 Jan 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    12 Jan 2019
    19 Jan 2019
    12 Jan 2019
    19 Jan 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    19 Jan 2019
    26 Jan 2019
    19 Jan 2019
    26 Jan 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    26 Jan 2019
    2 Feb 2019
    26 Jan 2019
    2 Feb 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    2 Feb 2019
    9 Feb 2019
    2 Feb 2019
    9 Feb 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    9 Feb 2019
    16 Feb 2019
    9 Feb 2019
    16 Feb 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    16 Feb 2019
    23 Feb 2019
    16 Feb 2019
    23 Feb 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    23 Feb 2019
    2 Mar 2019
    23 Feb 2019
    2 Mar 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    2 Mar 2019
    9 Mar 2019
    2 Mar 2019
    9 Mar 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)
    9 Mar 2019
    16 Mar 2019
    9 Mar 2019
    16 Mar 2019
    EUR 1,950
    Available
    Inside (No Window)

    Important Information

    These voyages take place in winter, when the days are short in Northern Norway.

    During winter, expect snow showers, and sometimes temperatures below freezing. At night, when there is open sky we may be able to admire the Aurora borealis (Northern Lights).

    The Lofoten voyages are very dependent on the weather, which can be quite rough. Therefore the outline of the voyage, given above is just for guidance.

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