Whales and northern lights

November 08 - November 16 2021


On short notice Arctic Wildlife Tours announces this November Norway coastal cruise looking for whales and northern lights onboard the sail yacht S/Y Arctica II. We have used this extremely flexible yacht before and we look forward to use it on this cruise in Tromsø, Senja and Lofoten.

This combined whale photography cruise and northern lights and landscapes in Tromsø, Senja and maybe Lofoten if the weather allows us to reach the destination. This coastal cruise in Norway har a high focus on whales but we also wish to find possibilities for photographing northern lights or landscapes.

We will search for sheltered harbors with possibilities for going ashore to do photography and have a peaceful night depending on how the weather is. We will adapt to the weather and where the whales is to be found and the itinerary might be changed according to where we find the whales or northern lights. The cruise is considered a test-cruise by combining landscape photography and whales.



Dates: November 08 - 16 2021
Duration: 8 nights/ 9 days
Embark the ship: Tromsø harbour, Nov 08 09:00
Disembark the ship: Tromsø harbour, Nov 16 17:00

Mixed cabins, shared and private facilities, 1 spot available
NOK 25 000

This cruise is the first of its kind and it therefor a unique price as a test cruise for whales and northern lights in Tromsø, Senja and Lofoten.
Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins that still are available and which type of cabins by sending us an inquiry. The cabins are double shared cabins, in case you need a single cabin, please ask us.

Due to COVID this expedition will be only offered to Norwegians and EU citizens with valid documentation of full vaccination.

Practical information

This trip is a unique opportunity for everybody interested in orcas, humpback whales, Arctic winter landscapes, Northern Lights landscapes. We will do some photography from the sail yacht but we will have an available zodiac for some other opportunities and landings. Northern lights photography will be done from land using a tripod. The best time of the year for this spectacular wildlife is from the end of October to early January, when the balance between light and access to herring and whales are at it's best.

The yacht will be our base during the trip and all food are served onboard.

Estimated travel route during this photo tour



Day 0 We always recommend to arrive at least one day and night in advance. Arrival day.

Day 1 Departure from Tromsø through searching for whales during the day.

Day 1-9 We will first of all search for whales wherever they will be this year. We will live onboard the comfortable sail yacht while we are looking for them. Normally we will find the first ones not very far from Tromsø. We will spend at least 3-4 days doing only whales, in evenings we look for northern lights on land if it is good weather. The last 4-5 days will be a cruise to scenic places around Tromsø, Senja and maybe in northern parts of Lofoten to photograph northern lights.

Day 9 Leaving the ship in the evening after our last dinner onboard.

Booking Information

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