Everything you need to know about killer whales
Lowering yourself into the cold waters of Norway, you ready yourself to swim with one of the most powerful predators in the world, the killer whale (orca). The first few strokes of your arms through the water are tentative, yet you become more confident as you familiarise yourself with these large marine mammals and they become used to your presence.
Commonly referred to as killer whales and, less often, blackfish, orcas are the largest of the dolphin family and one of the world's most powerful predators; their only enemy being humans. Orcas are highly social, intelligent and immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white colouring. One of the best times to see orcas in the ice-cold waters of Norway is between November and January - see our safari itinerary for more details.