freya snorkel with orca norway cruise

Orca Snorkel Expedition Norway

  • Overview

    Humpback whales and Orcas have been sighted in large numbers feeding on herring. This voyage offers great opportunities for Whale Watching, photography and snorkeling in the crystal clear Arctic waters, which is an experience in itself! This trip is for anyone interested in Orcas, Humpback whales, white tailed Eagles, Arctic winter, Northern lights, Moose and spectacular landscape. The best time of the year for this phenomena is November through the end of February when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is at its best. The winter days in Norway provide excellent light for photography. We will spend the daylight hours looking for whales and other wildlife and, if the opportunity occurs, snorkel in the crystal clear waters. With the newly rebuilt live aboard yacht MV 'Malmö', we are flexible to follow the herring and the Orca's deep in the fjords and deliver great chances of success.

    Duration: 7 days
    Passengers: 10 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Tromso, Norway
    Disembarkation Point: Tromso, Norway
    Physical rating: Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Evenes or Tromso; Embarkation Day

      Arrival at Evenes or Tromso airport and transfer to the harbor to board the MV Malmö in the afternoon.

    • Day 2/6 - Orca Snorkel Expedition

      We follow the schools of herring and pods of Orcas in the protected surroundings of the beautiful Norwegian fjords. Prepare for cold but rewarding days out at sea with spectacular sightings of an unique display of nature. Have your cameras charged and whenever possible be ready to slip into the cold water for a Polar Snorkel adventure or enjoy the phenomena from the spacious deck on board the comfortable expedition yacht, MV Malmö.

    • Day 7 - Evenes or Tromso; Disembarkation

      Disembarkation and transfer to the airport.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Dogsled Adventure

    Complete your Norway experience with a thrilling Husky safari where you can drive your own sled!

    After a short explanation about how to handle the dogs and sledges, you will get your equipment and your team (2 people per team). The huskies love running through the wilderness and clear air of the beautiful Breivikeidet valley, and will be your friends for life when you return. The husky ride lasts approx 1 hour and 30 minutes (around 15 km). Each team is doing their own ‘mushing’ during this fantastic experience and the musher and passenger may change places halfway through the trip.

    Included: Transfers & Guiding / Thermal Clothes and Gloves / Hot drinks and Snacks

    Duration: 4 – 5 hours / Pickup: Radisson Blu hotel – 08:45 or 11:45 / Return: approx 16:30

    Euro 250 per person

    Snowmobile Safari

    The area of the Lyngen Alps offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern Norway. You will start your safari in easy terrain and follow some well-established trails so you can get used to your snowmobile. You continue into a fascinating and unique Arctic, alpine landscape.
    You make several stops on the way so you can enjoy the fascinating surroundings of mountains, lakes, forest and Fjords. Back at the camp we will serve you a freshly made fish soup with locally baked bread.

    There will be two guests on one snowmobile who can change seats halfway.

    Included: Transfers & Guiding / Thermal Clothes and Gloves / Hot drinks and Snacks

    Duration: 7 – 8 hours / Pick up: Radisson Blu hotel – 08:45

    Euro 250 per person

    Norway's coastline

    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.

    Swim with Orca!

    There are very few places you can dive with orcas. Our expeditions from Norway operate when the herring are migrating bringing these beautiful mammals. These expeditions operate in the Northern hemisphere winter, with the light giving way to excellent photography opportunities in the crystal clear water. This is a truly remarkable expedition.

  • Inclusions

    All meals on board

    On board your expedition all meals are included and prepared by our chefs. Meals are prepared to a restaurant standard and to cater for most diet requirements.

    All Zodiac excursions

    Zodiac excursions each day will take you in close proximity to wildlife. They will be your mode of transport to get up close and in the water with the Orca.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Transfers between airport and vessel
    - Expert guidance team
    - Waterproof D9 snorkel dry suite & snorkel gear
    - All meals including tea & coffee
    - Accommodation on board
    - Service taxes and port charges

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    MS Polarfront is a luxurious expedition vessel that is sturdy enough to bring you to destinations high up in the Arctic. The vessel was built in 1976 and served as a Norwegian weather station up to 2010. It was created to face rough seas and harsh weather conditions, making it an excellent expedition ship. After it's years as a wheather ship, MS Polarfront started a second life as an arctic expedition cruise vessel. A highlight of comfort is the advanced stabilization system, unique on this type of vessel, which prevents rolling of the ship and ensures you have a comfortable voyage. 

    There are 2 zodiacs and 2 pedalboats on board to go on excursions and get closer to nature.

    The ship was nicely refurbished in 2018, offering a luxurious and high-end experience for it's passengers. In total there are 8 twin cabins, offering room for a maximum of 16 guests. The cabins are situated on the lower deck and all have at least 2 porthole windows. The cabins are spacious and each has their own comfortable bathroom with shower. You'll also find a hair dryer, bathrobes and bathroom products.

    MS Polarfront has a large outside deck space at the front of the ship as well as on the back where you will also find a sauna and hottub to warm up after a long cold day out on the arctic seas. Inside there's a comfortable salon, dining area, library and fitness room.

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 18
    Crew #: 10
    Ice Class:
    Speed: 10
    Refurbished: 1976
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2018
    Length: 55m
    Width: 10
    Draft: 4
    Tonnage: 927
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets:
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Deluxe Suite

04 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020
Twin beds or double bed Separate sleeping and living area Bathroom + separate toilet Possible to connect to cabin #1 3 closets next to the bed 3 porthole windows Situated in the front of the ship
Euro 3,695pp
Euro 3,695pp
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Superior Suite

04 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020
Twin beds or double bed Bathroom 3 porthole windows 3 closets
Euro 3,795pp
Euro 3,795pp
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Executive Suite

04 Nov 2020 - 10 Nov 2020
Large cabin with living and sleeping area Twin beds or double bed + convertible sofa Large bathroom + separate toilet 3 closets and open shelves 4 porthole windows
Euro 3,950pp
Euro 3,950pp
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