Arctic Cruise : Sailing Lofoten - Orca, 8 days/7 nights
Twin Shared Facilities
All cabins have upper and lower berths, a cupboard, and a wash basin with hot and cold water.
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You will visit the Norwegian archipelago of Lofoten in search of the famous Orca, or Killer Whale. We will follow their most common feeding areas in hopes of spotting the beautiful creatures. We will also observe the remains and artifacts of life in the area centuries ago.
Day 01 : Embarkation
We will embark the ship in the harbor of Lødingen in the evening.
Day 02-03 : Tysfjord
We will spend two full days in the Tysfjord area looking for groups of Orcas which hunt herring in these fjords. During these two days we will have an excursion to the petroglyphs from the Stone Age, depicting Orcas at Leiknes. At Skarvberget we will climb a hill which is a lookout post for Sea Eagles which also catch herring in the fjord. One evening we will visit the Orca information centre to get additional information about the whales.
Day 04 : Vestfjord
Today we will sail into Vestfjord another good area for observing Orcas and other whales. We will arrive at Henningsvaer, the Norwegian Venice, where we will stay overnight.
Day 05 : Kabelvaag-Trollfjord Raftsund
We will visit Kabelvaag, a cosy historic town, where we will likely visit the Lofoten aquarium and Museum. Later we sail into Trollfjord Raftsund, said to be one of the most spectacular fjords of Norway, and spend the night somewhere in the area.
Day 06 : Heading Back Through Vestfjorden
We will work our way back to through Vestfjorden looking for Orcas and may visit Hamaroy home to the Knut Hamsun Museum. Another option may be a trip to Ofotfjord, another common place to spot Orcas.
Day 07 : Lødingen
Today we will sail into the harbor of Lødingen. Near Lødingen at Hustadgaard in Vestbygd we will have the opportunity to be fascinated by “øye I stein”, a 37 ton sculpture created by the Indian artist Anish Kapoor. In the same area at Nes in Kanstadfjord we will admire the oldest rock paintings (9000 years old) near the remains of stone age dwellings.
Day 08 : Disembarkation
We will disembark the ship in Lødingen and head home.