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