Flights (according to arrangements). Reception by your guide at Tromsø airport, boarding and reception on the Polaris.
Visit of Tromsø and its museums. The city is very active and is the headquarters of the Norwegian Polar Institute which maintains “Polaria”, a remarkable information center on the Far North. Ports, museums, cathedrals of the North … Mounted on the plateaux overlooking the fjord by cable car to embrace a superb panorama (possibility of snowshoeing). In the evening, if the sky is clear, we sail towards bays where the observation of aurora is easy and if the sky remains covered, an evening in Tromsø.
2 days dedicated to the research and observation of killer whales (and birds and other cetaceans) in the Kaldfjord and Ersfjord. These “teeth of the sea” feed on schools of fish, mainly herring, which have deserted the Lofoten in recent years to stay in winter in these fjords following changes in currents and schools of fish related to the climate. In addition to killer whales, humpbacks or humpback whales are also regular, and their peaches in the swarms of gulls, gulls and petrels provide a wild and unique sight.
Evening on the lookout for aurora in bays where the view embraces the sky and away from light pollution.
We sail through the beautiful landscapes of the Lyngen Alps, before discovering Uløya, where a fishing village, far from the tourist routes, has kept its 19th century aspects with its fisheries, timber houses, ancient docks, and dryers at cod. Walk along the sea to admire the chain of Lyngen Alps which rises to 1833 meters above sea level and spreads over 90 kilometers.
Snowshoeing opportunities to the mountain observatory. Night at the dock in the village.
In these landscapes, there are fishing parties under the ice, using the techniques of the peoples of the North, watching animals in the fjords … and fishing at sea. Evening meal with the catch of the day. Night at anchor.
Departure from Tromsø by vehicle for optional excursions: reindeer sleigh with Sami, or dogs, or by snowmobile or car excursion. Back on board and goodbye meal.
Transfer to the airport and return flights according to arrangements.
Open to everyone
Tromsø Airport, Norway
The Polaris Boat: On the deck cabins, there are 6 double cabins, and 4 individual cabins.
All have low, double or single beds, a porthole or window and have a private WC-shower block.
Aurora observation. A watch is done and you will be awake in case of dawn in the middle of the night. However, we can not guarantee this natural show and no refund can be requested. The boat will always be located in anchorages favorable to observation and photography of the lights.
This program can be changed depending on the snow and sea conditions. It is our Commander and our guide who will decide the program day by day while respecting the various visits that are planned.
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