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Follow in the footsteps of Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II has been an amazing show, and if you're anything like us you’ll have sat in your favourite chair and watched it in wonder.

Here are three holidays to get you in the mood for some Blue Planet-style discovering, and of course, if you don’t spot some incredible marine life, you might just be in luck and see the Northern Lights instead!

Northern Lights at Otervika Kvaloya 05.02.2015 Copyright Gaute Bruvik Visitnorway.com credit Innovation Norway 2

 

Tromsø is renowned as natures playground for humpback and orca whales between November and January. Be aware that if you are travelling after January the whales have normally moved on!

Humpback whale off the coast of Senja Hamn i Senja 2

The sight of magnificent whales breaching the surface of the sea is something truly incredible, and we know it's something you will never forget seeing. However, if you are unlucky during your marine adventures, there are plenty of other great things to keep you entertained, including the renowned Polaria museum and, of course, a chance to hunt for the Northern Lights!

To learn more about Tromsø, click here


 King Crab Kirkenes Credit Terje Rakke Nordic Life Visitnorway 2

If you were inspired by the episode “The Deep”, why not travel well above the Arctic Circle and try king crab in Kirkenes.

King crabs have a leg span of over a metre and are genuinely something to behold. On this trip to Northern Norway, you will help the local fishermen haul in the crab pots to inspect this fearsome crustacean.

Whether you’re lucky to catch one or not, at the end of the day the locals will prepare the delicacy over a campfire with a fresh cup of coffee, whilst you wait to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

For more about the king crabs and our Kirkenes trip, click here.


 Killer whales outside Hamn i Senja 2

The island of Senja will give you a taste of Northern Norway with an amazing Blue Planet-style wildlife opportunity. Due to the abundance of herring in the waters surrounding the island between the end of December and the start of February, it is prime time for whale watching.

Head to the Arctic seas and with a marine biologist on board, you will have an opportunity to spot something that only happens in this part of the world - humpbacks and orcas swimming side by side. You will also have a chance to see other local wildlife including seals, sea eagles, and other seabirds.

To learn more about Senja, click here.


Photography by G Bruvik – Visitnorway.com, T Rakke – Visitnorway.com, Hamn i Senja

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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