Tales from the sea in Vesterålen Islands

Looking westwards, there is little else that separates the Vesterålen Islands from Greenland other than a vast spread of ocean. This is where Gulf Stream comes closest to inhabited land providing nutricient-rich ocean currents and an ideal feeding ground for whales and bird life. This wildlife dcumentary inspired holiday captures the secrets, stories and excitement of the sea in this northern tip of Norway.

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  • Tales from the sea

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Categories:

This tour is featured in the following categories:

  • Midnight Sun
  • Sea
  • Mountain
  • Island

Countries:

This tour takes place in the following countries:

  • Norway

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Arrival in Arctic Norway. Collect your car hire from the airport and drive the scenic route to your accommodation on the western edge of  the archipelago. Your hostess and the third generation owner of the 'Old Post House' and Harbour will warmly welcome you to your guesthouse accommodation. You'll enjoy a home cooked evening meal in the restaurant and the chance to gaze out to sea from the Harbour quay. Hours of darkness are few during this special time of the Midnight Sun.

DAY 2

After breakfast, enjoy the day at your leisure. Cycles will be available to hire and Lone, your hostess will be on hand with a map to help you to enjoy the surrounding hills and mountains on foot.

After an active day, enjoy dinner at the guesthouse.

DAY 3

Prepare for an exciting day at sea. Your nature and whale watching excursion departs in the morning starting with a safety briefing and introduction. The first stop is the nature reserve island of Anda. Here the bird cliffs are home to thousands of seabirds. You will also go to the flat rocks north of the island to look for harbour seals resting on the rocks. Some of the bird species you can see include puffins, cormorants, eagles and kittiwakes. The tour continues towards the underwater canyon of Bleik, in search of the sperm whale. During this time it is possible to encounter different whale species inhabiting these waters including humpback whales, orcas and porpoise. On return to land, you'll enjoy a warming soup and more fantastic panoramic views. Between 25 June and 25 July, the whale tour also  departs at midnight for a special night time tour.

DAY 4

Today you can tailor your trip by choosing your preferred activities and excursions. These include deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, golf, horseback riding and climbing. We'll be happy to offer suggestions for your stay and to create a price quotation.

DAY 5 

Return via connecting services and flights to your destination. Or add additional night to extend and tailor your stay.

Dates:

This holiday itinerary can be adapted to to suit you and is available between June and September.

Season:

June - September

Number of nights:

4

Price:

665.00

£665.00 GBP roughly converts to:

830 EUR
1,128 USD
1,212 CAD
1,203 AUD
7,034 CNY
1,410 SGD
8,748 HKD
11,927 ZAR

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau

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