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The fjords of Norway
November 21 – 27, 2025


A large number of humpback whales & orcas are found hunting herring which migrate into the fjords of Norway.  We can offer great opportunities with the top operators for whale watching, photography and snorkeling in the chill of Arctic waters … which is an experience in itself !


ORCAS & HUMPBACKS


You’ll enjoy sightings of white tailed eagles, the arctic winter & northern lights & dazzling landscapes. The recommended months for experiencing this northern phenomenon are October & November. This is when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is optimum. The winter days in Norway provide excellent light for photography. You will spend the daylight hours looking for whales and other wildlife and the prime goal is to get you to take a dip in to snorkel with the animals. One of the planet’s ultimate thrills!

We advise you to bring your spirit of adventure and to be prepared for seriously cold, but rewarding, days at sea … with spectacular views of Mother Nature. You are going to confront true wildlife encounters and unpredictable weather conditions. The success of your trip will be based on realistic expectations and your personal adaptability.

Winter Whales of Norway COMPOSITE 


WHAT TO EXPECT


The following is an approximate itinerary as the final itinerary, of course, depends on the sea, the weather and the animals.  Expert guides will accompany you on your whale watching adventures to provide information and guidance.

Day 1: Arrival and boarding
Arrival at Tromsø airport and transfer to the harbor. In the afternoon you will board your ship, settle in and explore the ship.

Day 2-6:  The search is on
Surrounded by the dramatic Norwegian fjords, you’ll spend 5 full days following schools of herring  … and pods of orcas & humpbacks. The bridge of the ship is a great place to look for whales and enjoy theamazing light and the awesome scenery.  Whenever the conditions are right and animals are in the vicinity, you can board the Zodiacs to snorkel and photograph the animals and feeding frenzies.   ( You will have access to a Waterproof D9 snorkel dry suit and snorkel equipment on the trip.)

You can watch the highlights from the spacious deck or join the Zodiac excursions for up-close whale watching and excellent photography opportunities. You may also have the opportunity to go ashore to visit some of the historical fishing villages situated in the fjords.  But, the top highlight is the in-water experience with the whales, orcas & herring !

During the darker hours you will enjoy the warm and cozy comfort of the expedition yacht while your expert guides entertain you with presentations and educational information on wildlife and cinematography and films. Excellent food is served three times a day, with a warm meal during lunch and diner.  Beer and wine are available.

Also, of course, the winter months mean displays of the Aurora Borealis. With a bit of luck you might be treated to some of this delight.

Day 7: Disembarkation
The ships usually arrive back in Tromsø the night before disembarkation.   After breakfast and farewell to your crew, it is unfortunately time to disembark.  The guides can arrange a transfer to the airport or to your hotel if you choose to extend your stay in Norway.


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R/V KINFISH


Step aboard the RV Kinfish, where adventure and comfort meet in perfect harmony. With room for up to 12 guests, our ship offers an intimate and exclusive experience as you explore the stunning natural beauty of your chosen destination, led by our expert crew of guides and naturalists.

Relax in our spacious and comfortable cabins, each with en-suite facilities, as you take in the breathtaking scenery from your own private window. Our onboard restaurant serves up exquisite cuisine, prepared by our talented chefs using the freshest local ingredients, while our bar is fully stocked with a selection of fine wines, spirits, and cocktails to enjoy at your leisure.

The RV Kinfish also features a range of amenities designed to enhance your experience. Take a dip in our hot tub on the upper deck, relax on the sun loungers, or make use of our kayaks and paddleboards to explore the surrounding waters up close. With our state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including radar and sonar, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the natural world like never before.

At Behind the Mask, we’re committed to sustainable travel and minimizing our impact on the environment. The ship is designed with eco-friendly technology, including solar panels and a water treatment system, to ensure we leave the smallest possible footprint on the beautiful wilderness we explore.


WHAT’S INCLUDED … WHAT’S EXTRA


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Rates are per person and based on double occupancy and include:

€ 4.999 per person in a twin/double shared cabin

Included:

  • 2 Kingfish Expedition leaders/guides
  • 6 nights / 5 days on liveaboard
  • 2 zodiacs incl inwater guide and skipper
  • All meals on liveaboard
  • Water/tea/coffee/softdrinks/juices on liveaboard
  • Selected beer, wine and alcoholic drinks on liveaboard
  • Return group airport transfers on arrival/departure day from Tromso airport – Tromso Harbour
  • Weights & weightbelt
  • Group leader from Behind the Mask

Not included:

  • Flights (we will happily assist, just let us know)
  • Tourist Visa (if required)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Non specified meals and beverages
  • Tips for local crew
  • Equipment rental
  • Any later added fees/fuel surcharges/supplements/taxes over which Kingfish has no control

Important: We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance which also covers force majeure and single missed

Note: this trip is operated by our valued partner at Behind the Mask Travel (click here for Orca Kingdom Trip page)

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