malmo 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: 15 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Tromso, Norway
    Disembarkation Point: Tromso, Norway
    Physical rating: Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • 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

    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

    - Massage services
    - Gratuities
    - Internet and Wifi expenses
    - Bar expenses
    - Laundry expenses
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Passport and Visa expenses
    - Airfares unless stated in the itinerary
  • Map
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  • Vessel

    MALMO

    The M/S Malmø is a classic vessel built in 1943 in Helsingborg for the Swedish National Maritime Administration and has been in service for many years as an ice-strengthened pilot vessel. She has been heritage listed since 2004. The ship has been totally refitted and has started her career as a comfortable and ice-strengthened expedition vessel in the summer season of 2014. With 7 outside cabins for a maximum of 15- guests she is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and nice wooden decks. With such a small group, it feels like travelling on a private yacht. You can enjoy an exclusive and personal environment to reconnect with nature, loved ones and themselves. Cruising onboard the Malmø is a memorable and intimate experience; a knowledgeable and personable crew, the ethereal beauty of the landscapes, the fascinating wildlife and activities.

    Features & Facilities
    • Basic accommodation
    • Lounge and bar
    • Outside dining area
    • Relaxation area.
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 15
    Crew #: 8
    Ice Class:
    Speed: 10
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 37m
    Width: 8
    Draft:
    Tonnage:
    Registry: Sweden
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability

Triple Private Cabin

20 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Triple cabin with bunks and private facilities
Euro 3,270pp
Euro 3,270pp

Twin Shared Cabin

20 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Twin cabin with bunks and shared facilities
Euro 3,350pp
Euro 3,350pp

Twin Private Cabin

20 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Twin cabin with bunks and private facilities
Euro 3,395pp
Euro 3,395pp