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6 Days
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
6 Days £5495 Nov Norway Small Group Safari
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Swim with Killer Whales and Humpbacks in Norway

An incredible ship-based safari with the unique opportunity to swim with, and be photographed alongside, killer whales (orcas) and humpbacks in the wild Norwegian waters. You’ll also have a chance to see the magnificent dancing Northern Lights.

Surrounded by icy fjords and imposing glaciers, this unforgettable trip offers you an incredible opportunity to (hopefully) witness pods of colossal orcas and humpback whales. Leaving dry land behind, you'll travel on our very own private chartered boat, the M/V Kinfish, for the duration of your marine adventure. This gives you the advantage of versatility in your routing while sailing through the Norwegian waters. The M/V Kinfish is our ice-strengthened vessel that operates in Svalbard in the summer and, due to her small size, is easily manoeuvrable.

As you are in search of wildlife, their exact journey (migration) can never be exactly predicted; by using a chartered boat you will be able to change direction and stay in specific areas for as long as you wish. If you are lucky enough to get a space on this incredibly exclusive trip, you will be one of the very few people in the world that will have got this close to the orcas in the wild. You will spend your days riding the waves in search of orcas, and when dusk falls, you will even have the chance of spotting the famous Northern Lights.

In 2023, our Orcas expedition is 6 days/5 nights.

Your guides will be experts in the world's whales: NWS specialist leader team Rita Messing, Patrick Dykstra, Peter Webster, Kayvon Malek, Sarah Conner and Joshua Barton have all travelled the globe in search of the largest creatures on the planet.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Swim alongside the immense killer whales.
  • Learn tried and tested techniques of how to capture images of wildlife in their natural environment.
  • Spend your evenings chasing the breathtaking dancing aurora borealis.
  • Witness stunning humpback whales.
  • Travel on board the M/V Kinfish for the duration of the trip, giving you your best chance of whale sightings.

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An exclusive 6 day ship-based safari in search of killer whales and humpbacks – from £5,495 per person sharing, excluding international flights.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Tromsø

Upon arrival at Tromsø Airport, you'll make your way to the city's port to board the M/V Kinfish, your home for the next few nights. With state-of-the-art equipment and just six passenger cabins, this small yet well-appointed ship is perfectly suited to your ensuing voyage, being able to manoeuvre quickly and easily in response to whale sightings. Take the chance to get to know your expert team, the Kinfish's crew and your fellow passengers before you set sail for Arctic waters.

Overnight: M/V Kinfish (D)

Days 2-5

Whale Watching

Our expert team have been running whale trips to Norway for a number of years; almost the entire time in which orcas have been found migrating to these waters. In the past, our clients have remained close to land, watching and swimming with the whales during their hunts off the coast of Tromsø. However, this pioneering expedition will see you searching for Norway's whales in a way that few others have done before: out on the water for days on end, on board your own expedition ship.

Away from the bright lights of the coast, you'll be on the trail of orcas and humpbacks in the open ocean, tracking the movement of the pods as they hunt for huge shoals of herring. Head out in zodiacs to get closer to the water and, weather conditions permitting, you'll be able to take to the water in small groups and swim alongside these magnificent mammals. The considerable expertise of your team will ensure an unforgettable experience. The exact itinerary will depend on the cetaceans' locations, but regardless of where you find yourself, you can look forward to hearing about your guides' experiences with whales around the world, as well as delicious Nordic-inspired cuisine served by the on-board chef, and – if you're lucky – the cosmic light show that is the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

Overnight: M/V Kinfish (B, L, D)

Swimming with Killer Whales in Norway
Day 6

Depart Tromsø

After arriving back into Tromsø and disembarking from the M/V Kinfish, your time with the whales will have sadly come to an end, but you will have undoubtedly made memories that will last a lifetime. It's now time to say your final farewells and begin your journey home.


This is a small group safari onboard the M/V Kinfish, departing on set dates in November, when orca and humpback whale activity in northern Norway is at its highest. 

2023 prices are £5,495 / US$7,140 per person twinshare. Please note 2023 departures are 6 days/5 nights, and there is an Earlybird discount of £500pp for 2023 departures until 31st December 2022.


Trip date Duration Prices from
Nov 04 - Nov 09 2023 6 Days £5495
Nov 09 - Nov 14 2023 6 Days £5495
Nov 14 - Nov 19 2023 6 Days £5495

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