Practical informations

Traveling in artic can not be improvised

We suggest you to organize your flights to Tromso, international airport and rent a car to join us. If nothing changes from last year, you have 3.5- 4 hours by driving from the airport or the possibility to take a ferry to Skjervoy

We will be staying on an Island called Segvlik accessible only by boat with a stunning view on the Fjord. Sauna & Jacuzzi all comfort to appreciate northern lights! If you wish to join us …?

Of course if the whales change destination we will adapt and bring the boat by trailer.

Weather & Clothing

Norway is located at the same latitude as Greenland, Alaska, and Siberia, but because of the Gulf Stream, the climate here is considerably more pleasant. Find out what to pack when planning your trip with Wild Seas!

Weather

During winter, Northern Norway’s arctic coastline averages temperatures a little under 0°C (32°F), but it can get as cold as -20°C (-4°F). Don’t worry, with plenty of extra layers, you will be warm and cozy enough to enjoy the refreshing arctic air.

Clothing Included

We provide you with a warm floating suits of the brand of Fladen  during our sea excursions.

Recommendations

Merino wool base layers (tops and long-johns) and socks are highly recommended. Appropriate winter clothing should be windproof, waterproof and hefty enough to withstand the elements and keep you warm. Don’t forget warm winter boots, a hat, gloves and a scarf.

We more than recommend to also have a waterproof bag for all electronic equipment to protect them from the rough sea and waves. In any way we will be responsible of damaged equipment.

Diving in Arctic

Diving with whales is with a snorkel

 

We have two full equipment dry suits to rent if needed & and 6 wet suits of 10mm

 

If you wish to bring your own equipment we recommend using a dry suit for snorkeling. Don’t forget your, fins, mask, snorkel, gloves, but weight belt can be rented.

Diving equipment can be stored in our cabin for the duration of the trip. There is no limit to the number of dives.

The water temperature is around 5°C (41°F).

Arctic Light

Always make sure to hurry up, for the days are short here:

At 9am you can see the moon in the sky, at 10 dawn sets in, at 11 it’s bright and at 3pm it gets dusky again to going full dark at 4pm.

22nd of December is the darkest day of the year. From then it’s gets a bit brighter every day with five to six hours of daylight in January.

  • You have never seen a comparable light anywhere else. This light alone is worth a trip to northern Norway in winter.

Other activities

What can be done other than Valhalla Orca expedition ?

  • And there’s a lot to do here: Watching Northern Lights, visit a fish factory and in Tromso dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobile, reindeer sledding ..you name it.