Arctic Night

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Troms, Northern Norway, Beginning of December 2017

Time passes quickly when spent among fabulous creatures in a magnificent environment! Four weeks in Northern Norway, guiding winter whale trips for Waterproof Expeditions, have so come to an end.




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An amazing time it has been with great sightings of both Orcas and Humpback whales every day spent in the fjord, mostly in huge numbers and with many "out of this world" encounters.




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Such amazing people I have met during these trips, and I feel very happy about the numerous awe-inspiring adventures we have been experiencing together during our fascinating weeks among the waves.






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The following videos are made by our guests, who joined Waterproof Expeditions winter whale trips in November.
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We are now in early December and the sun is not to be seen above the horizon any longer. The already very short days are rapidly getting even shorter and much darker...






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Until mid January, the mountainous winter fjords will be left with only some very few twilight hours a day. But the little light there is left, is truly magic in its many various ways.





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A special feeling it is to have such long nights every day ;-)
Especially when the dark hours are lightened up by either the smiling moon or playful northern lights!






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Thankful for such an amazing start of the winter whale season, it is now time to leave the fjords to the whales. In hope to see these impressive Arctic giants again in January, I so continue my life’s next adventures towards a bit warmer latitudes...





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My biggest smiling thank you to the superb crew and co-guides onboard M/S Malmö for the awesome teamwork making such successful trips possible! :-)





















Winter Fjords of Northern Norway

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Troms, Northern Norway, November 2017

This November has been spent in Northern Norway, where I’m currently guiding whale trips for Waterproof Expeditions.




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Together with an awesome crew and co-guide, I’m here to find the many Orcas and Humpback whales that annually have been gathering in the picturesque winter fjords of Troms for the last 7 years about.




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M/S Malmö is our cozy floating home and mobile whale searching base during these trips. In addition to 7 crew and 2 guides, we have space for up to 15 enthusiastic guests onboard this comfortable vessel.





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From M/S Malmö, we use two zodiacs to get our adventurous guests in the water with the gentle, majestic giants.






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With the first trip starting in early November, we still have plenty daylight to search, find and spend unforgettable time together with both Orcas and Humpback whales...






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The whale migration has been moving north lately, which is why we now also find ourselves further north than recent years. Thanks to the herring, which is the reason to the great whale gathering here, we therefore get to explore new fjords and islands.






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A very weather depending activity it is, and so is also the ever changing scenery. The mountainous landscape surrounding us is not only fairytale lookalike, but also very colorful, or the total opposite when the grey beauty takes over. Every day on the fjord is a new adventure with a unique and different setup!








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For each day that passes by, the daylight hours drastically decline. Now, in the very end of November, the sun doesn’t appear above the horizon any longer, leaving some few blue twilight hours left at noon before the long, dark Arctic night starts over again.






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I so much enjoy sharing my strong passion for nature and the wildlife and feel very fortunate to be able to share the many unforgettable moments we get to experience during these trips.

For more information about Waterproof Expeditions and our different destinations, visit: www.expeditions.waterproof-expeditions.com






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Another week above the Arctic circle before new adventures start to whisper in my ears...































Greenland -> Caribbean -> Norway

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Greenland & Caribbean to Norway, Oct-Nov 2017

Air, water, land and life... The more I see of her, the more she keeps amaze me. Earth is truly one special and remarkable planet!





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I love contrasts, specially when experienced in my favourite surrounding, out in nature. During my last couple of months, the contrasts have been huge and many in various ways...

The rich autumn colours drastically change into white winter. Sunny, clear days and aurora filled nights, turn into days of thick, damp fog.

From the incredible, vast and remote east-coast of Greenland...





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... to a completely different ambience among the great abundance of green, flourishing islands in the Caribbean.

From a huge Arctic island to a small tropical one. Total contrasts, yet two unique paradises on the same planet!




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Here, in the Caribbean, the wonderful island Grenada has been my home the recent weeks.

Windy and choppy seas alternate with much calmer conditions. The intense, tropical rain rules until the sun and warmth take over. This to soon be changed all over again ;-)








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The many small fishes I encounter in the 28°C warm water, remind me that it won´t be as long stay among these tropical islands this time.

This as further contrasts call...




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In hope that the herring (followed by the whales) will enter the majestic fjords of Northern Norway soon, I´m so heading back towards colder latitudes again to start another season with the winter whales.

Lead by their food source, the migration and appearance of the winter whales is dependent on the silver of the sea; the herring. Will this spectacular whale migration appear in the fjords also this year?
In nature there are no guarantees. But the best way to find out, and experience the scenario is to be out there and live the adventure.

With that I say bye to the Caribbean Sea. Time to say hello to the beautiful Norwegian coast, where M/S Malmö will be my floating home while guiding 4 weeks ahead for Waterproof Expeditions!