From  £2015
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Circumnavigate Senja Island
  • Search for the northern lights
  • Watch out for feeding whales
  • Spot white-tailed sea eagles
  • Visit local fishing villages
  • Discover the small island of Sommaroy
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Northern Lights & Whales Cruise

8 Day Tour, from £2015 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
05 Jan  -  12 Jan
19 Jan  -  26 Jan
16 Feb  -  23 Feb
23 Feb  -  02 Mar
30 Nov  -  07 Dec
07 Dec  -  14 Dec
14 Dec  -  21 Dec
21 Dec  -  28 Dec
28 Dec  -  04 Jan

Just north of the Arctic Circle, Northern Norway’s westerly island of Senja is characterised by craggy mountains, colourful fishing villages and dramatic fjords. On board the sailing vessel, S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn circumnavigate this fascinating island, discover the northern coast of Andoya, spot hungry whales feeding into freezing waters and look out for the elusive Northern Lights on clear winter nights.

Please note that itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO TROMSO
FLY TO TROMSO
Fly to Tromso and transfer to the S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring this lively Norwegian town. Perhaps visit the Art Museum of Northern Norway, the famous Arctic Cathedral, or the Polar Museum and learn more about Norse and Sámi history. Overnight aboard of the S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn. (D)
 
DAY 2
SENJA ISLAND
SENJA ISLAND

After breakfast, depart from Tromso aboard of the S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn and start circumnavigating the island of Senja, Norway’s second largest island. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
SENJA & ANDOYA ISLAND
SENJA & ANDOYA ISLAND

Sail along the northern coasts of Senja and Andoya islands and keep a look out for sperm whales and other whale species. Near Andenes, along the edge of the continental shelf, whales dive particularly deep to feed on giant squid. You may also see white-tailed eagles, one of the largest birds of prey in Europe. In the afternoon, reach one of the scenic fishing villages nearby such as Skrolsvik, Andenes, Gryllefjorden or Sommaroy. In the evening, embark on a small hike along the coast and search for the elusive Northern Lights. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
SENJA ISLAND
SENJA ISLAND

Continue circumnavigating the island of Senja. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
SENJA ISLAND
SENJA ISLAND

Spend another day exploring the coast of Senja. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
SENJA ISLAND
SENJA ISLAND

Enjoy a third day of spectacular coastal views on your trip around Senja Island. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
SOMMAROY ISLAND
SOMMAROY ISLAND

Today reach the small island of Sommaroy which is connected to the neighbouring island of Kvaloya by the Sommaroy Bridge. Spend the morning exploring the island’s small bays and white beaches and set off on short hikes. In the afternoon, start sailing back to Tromso and once darkness falls search for the flickering Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky. (B,L ,D)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

After spending the night on board, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2015 per person

Price Includes

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff

Price Excludes

  • International Flights*
  • Meals ashore
  • Transfers from/to airport

Price Notes

2019 From prices per person:

 



  •     Twin Private Inside Cabin: from £2015
  •     Twin Private Porthole Cabin: from £2340
  •     Triple Private Porthole Cabin: from £1880
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
05 Jan 2019
-
12 Jan 2019
£0 £0
19 Jan 2019
-
26 Jan 2019
£0 £0
16 Feb 2019
-
23 Feb 2019
£0 £0
23 Feb 2019
-
02 Mar 2019
£0 £0
30 Nov 2019
-
07 Dec 2019
£0 £0
07 Dec 2019
-
14 Dec 2019
£0 £0
14 Dec 2019
-
21 Dec 2019
£0 £0
21 Dec 2019
-
28 Dec 2019
£0 £0
28 Dec 2019
-
04 Jan 2020
£0 £0

MV Rembrandt Van Rjin

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 49,50 meters in length, 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,8 meters. The average cruising speed on engines is 6,5 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 cabins: 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

 

 

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