Huge amounts of herring migrate into the fjords in
Northern Norway in winter, the predators – above
all hundreds of orcas – follow them.
This journey offers to take snorkel divers (free divers) and nature photographers on an adventure trip to wintry northern Norway.
Large amounts of herring gather here, attracting hundreds of whales intent on hunting them. They provide an extraordinary spectacle of nature – but due to the cold temperatures in the air and in the water, snow, ice, limited daylight, and rough sea, it can be challenging to the spectators.
Our base camp for this trip will be the Norwegian sailing vessel DUEN III.
An experienced local crew will take care for your safety. Our guides will use a fast zodiac to take divers and photographers where the action is. Between dives, you can warm up again on the ship and enjoy hot drinks and snacks at the heated lounge areas.
All meals will be served aboard and the nights we will spend at a fishery harbor and there is a very good chance to experience the northern lights Aurora borealis!
This tour offers snorkeling instead of scuba diving because the Orca whales will not tolerate open-circuit scuba equipment in their proximity.
Price per person
Important information - diving
The tour on offer here does not comprise a regular diving expedition. Diving with whales is only possible with a snorkel.
The water temperature is around 5°C (41°F). Therefore we recommend using a dry suit for snorkeling. A certain number of dry suits can be rentet for a fee – availability must be clarified when booking!
Mask, fins and snorkel are available on request without extra costs, but there is no guarantee of fit and size!
Snorkeling tours generally last about 30 minutes. There is no limit to the number of dives. We use dinghies to take snorkelers to where the action is (ideally “feeding action and bait ball formation”). No more than 4 or 5 snorkelers should be in the water at the same time.
Diving equipment can be stored on board for the duration of the trip.