Magical Winter, 2022, 2023

ORCAS, HUSKIES & NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORTHERN NORWAY IN WINTER

Norwegen

You will experience magical days and nights on the „Cape Race“, in the Nordic winter and with a German-speaking tour guide. Whether majestic humpback or killer whales, otters or sea eagles, the polar night with its mystical northern lights, the aurora borealis, or a day in Tromsø – you will enjoy 8 days on board this small expedition ship in deep, icy fjords, romantic fishing villages, in the wild nature of the Arctic with its incomparable northern lights.

For our Zodiac excursions and also for longer stays on deck when it is cold, we provide full body suits, so-called flotation suits, for all travellers.

Optionally, we offer you a four-day stay at the „Arctic Panorama Lodge“ after the trip on the „Cape Race“. On the island of Uløya, you will learn about the traditions of the Sami people and explore the vastness of the North Land on a husky sledge ride. And in the evenings you will enjoy the great silence of the north – under the dancing light veils of the northern lights.

Day 1 and 2: Tromsø
After our arrival, 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, you will explore Tromsø, the „Paris of the North“, with its famous Arctic Ocean Cathedral, the exciting Polar Museum, which documents the history of expeditions into the ice, or on a trip by cable car up to Fjellheisen with breathtaking views over the icy fjord landscape. You will spend the first night in a superior 4 star hotel (Radisson Blu or similar). In the afternoon of the following day we will welcome you on board the „Cape Race“. We will introduce you to the ship and crew, you can freshen up in your cabin or enjoy the comfortable saloon and, depending on weather conditions, the captain will give the signal to leave.

Day 3 – 8: Fjords of Northern Norway
The itinerary for the coming days and nights is decided according to conditions in the environment. The weather, and especially the migration of the whales, determine the route of our expedition ship. Thanks to the small size and 12-guest maximum on „Cape Race“, the captain and expedition leader can spontaneously determine the perfect course for the journey.

We follow humpback or fin whales as well as schools of orcas in the fjords on their hunt for shoals of herring. Their spouting guides us, similar to the pattering hiss sound of herring shoals in calm weather. We glide through the fjords accompanied by the dancing aurora borealis above the snowy mountains. Depending on the route, we will drop anchor or moor at piers in picturesque places. The silence on deck, exciting visits on the bridge, evenings in the saloon in the warmth of the woodstove enjoying the tuneful sounds of the piano, relaxing in the sauna on board, evening strolls along the coast or an excellent meal will become unforgettable moments.

Day 9: Tromsø
Return flight or transfer to the „Arctic Panorama Lodge“

We offer you an optional four-day stay at the „Arctic Panorama Lodge“ following the cruise on the „Cape Race“. On the island of Uløya, you will learn about the traditions of the Sami people and explore the vast expanse of the Nordland on a husky sled ride. And in the evenings, you will enjoy the great silence of the north – under the dancing veils of light of the northern lights.

Dates 2022
Time on board:
8 days / 7 nights
PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO  
Triple cabin shower/WC Double cabin
double bed
shower/WC
Double cabin
twin bed
shower/WC
Single cabin
shower/WC
10.11.2022 – 18.11.2022
(MARE 21-22)
booked up booked up booked up € 4.375,-
17.11.2022 – 25.11.2022
(MARE 22-22)
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24.11.2022 – 2.12.2022
(MARE 23-22)
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1.12.2022 – 9.12.2022
(MARE 24-22)
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8.12.2022 – 17.12.2022
(MARE 25-22)
booked up booked up booked up € 4.875,- 
DATES 2023
Time on board:
8 days / 7 nights
PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO
Triple cabin shower/WC Double cabin
double bed
shower/WC
Double cabin
twin bed
shower/WC
Single cabin
shower/WC
4.1.2023 – 12.1.2023
(MARE 28-22)
booked up € 3.850,- € 3.850,- booked up
11.1.2023 – 19.1.2023
(MARE 29-22)
booked up € 3.850,- € 3.850,- € 4.375,-
18.1.2023 – 26.1.2023
(MARE 30-22)
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26.10.2023 – 3.11.2023
(MARE 21-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- booked up
2.11.2023 – 10.11.2023
(MARE 22-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- booked up
9.11.2023 – 17.11.2023
(MARE 23-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
16.11.2023 – 24.11.2023
(MARE 24-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
23.11.2023 – 1.12.2023
(MARE 25-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
30.11.2023 – 8.12.2023
(MARE 26-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
7.12.2023 – 15.12.2023
(MARE 27-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
14.12.2023 – 22.12.2023
(MARE 28-23)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-
4.1.2024 – 12.1.2024
(MARE 01-24)
€ 4.699,- € 4.845,- € 4.845,- € 5.545,-

Services included in the travel price

  • Nature cruise on board the „Cape Race“ (8 days / 7 nights), as described
  • 1 night in a good middle class hotel in Tromsø (Radisson Blu or similar) before the nature cruise, including breakfast
  • Full board on board incl. soft drinks
  • Flights from / to Germany, Switzerland or Austria in economy class to Tromsø and back
  • All shore excursions and trips during the cruise
  • German speaking tour guide on board

Services not included in the price of the cruise

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses

Optional follow-up program at Arctic Panorama Lodge
(4 days / 3 nights); from / to Tromsø
Prices 2022 per person in Euro:
a) on double occupancy: EUR 1.495,-
b) single occupancy: EUR 1.865,-

Prices 2023 per person in Euro:
a) double occupancy: EUR 1.595,-
b) single occupancy: EUR 1.965,-

Included services of the follow-up program

  • 3 nights accommodation in the “Arctic Panorama Lodge”.
  • 3 x dinners
  • 2 x lunches
  • Afternoon coffee / tea and cake buffet
  • 3 hour snowshoe hike
  • Visit of the Sami in the Lavvo
  • 3 hour husky tour
  • Transfer Tromsø-Arctic Panorama Lodge and back

Notes
All scheduled landings are subject to local weather and ice conditions. The itinerary and program are expressly subject to change. Completion of various questionnaires is mandatory.

Mobility notice
We are obliged to point out that this trip is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. In individual cases please contact us.

 

 
Find out more
  • Nature cruise with motor ship „Cape Race“
  • Max. number of participants: 12 
  • Travel months: October - February 
  • Travel time on board: 8 days, 7 nights
  • Port: from / to Tromsø
  • Arrival and departure via Oslo
  • Onboard language: German