Eco-tourism company Majestic Whale Encounters has announced the release of final places for its Northern Lights Expedition to Norway in November 2019. The fully-inclusive adventure gives guests the rare opportunity to experience two of the planet’s most elusive natural wonders – orcas and the northern lights.
Setting sail aboard MS Stonstad, travellers spend six days sailing through the Norwegian Fjords before taking to the water to freely swim alongside these beautiful creatures. On board, guests can warm up in a hot tub whilst waiting for a glimpse of the enchanting northern lights before disembarking at the town of Tromsø.
Once on land, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a husky safari and reindeer experience before retreating to the quaint cabins nestled at the base of Tromsø’s breathtaking mountains.
Whilst whale swim experiences have increased in popularity in recent years, swimming with orcas is still somewhat of a rarity and only possible during short periods of the year in very limited locations. Those braving the icy waters experience an exhilaration like no other, the experience made all the more special by how few orca groups are actually able to be approached.
Guaranteeing maximum interaction with minimum impact, Majestic Whale Encounters’ is committed to leaving a minimal footprint on destinations whilst educating guests on the importance of respecting all animals and the environments they inhabit.
The nine-night package departs on 22 November and is currently priced at $8,400 per person twin share (a saving of $600 per person). Includes is six days on board MS Stronstad with all transfers, meals, the orca swim, reindeer encounter, husky safari, northern lights tour and three nights accommodation in Tromso.
Full trip details can be found at majesticwhaleencounters.com.au/norway