Orca and Humpbacks in Norway’s Herring run

Though not as famous as Canada’s Salmon run or even Southern Africa’s Sardine run, the Herring run of northern Norway is arguably even more spectacular. The run sees countless numbers of Herring head up through the Norwegian Fjords and followed in close pursuit by hundreds of Orca and Humpback whales for their annual feast. Add…

Swimming with Orca – Tromso, Norway

Not many animals inspire and intrigue quite like the Orca, perhaps better known by it’s other name the Killer Whale. Arguably brought into the forefront of public attention by the film Free Willy and nowadays regularly in the news due to the ongoing situation with SeaWorld, the opportunity to see these incredible animals in the…

Stay the night in an Ice Hotel – Norway

Staying the night in an Ice Hotel is an experience included on many people’s Bucket List. If popping into the Ice bar for a night cap, lying on a bed of ice and reindeer skins and being encased in the ice as you drift off to sleep sounds like something you would enjoy, then include a trip to…

It gets cold up here – Scandinavia in winter

Traveling through Scandinavia during the winter is not for the faint-hearted. It gets cold, very cold. The gallery below gives you a little taste of this. We drove from Tromso, on the Norwegian coast, through to the town of Karasjok in the interior. At 7am when we woke up the temperature was a mild -13°c. Then it…

Driving the Arctic Circle – Norway, Sweden & Finland

Driving through the Scandinavian Arctic Circle in the middle of winter may sound a little daunting to some. However the drive opens up the opportunity for some incredible opportunities, beautiful vistas and great wildlife. The drive from Tromso (the base for our Orca swimming adventure) to Karasjok (the destination for our husky expedition) is a 550km trip.…