Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Giants of the Deep: Vesterålen Whale Watching Adventure from £2656

Departing Bergen July 31, this 12-day trip with Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to the Vesterålen Islands with two nights in Andenes for a whale-watching safari.

Just an hour north-west of Andenes is Bleik Canyon, part of the continental shelf and home to a rich supply of deepwater squid, cuttlefish and plankton; the staple diet of the sperm whale.

Accompanying this tour is marine biologist and lecturer, Professor Boris Culik, who has taken part in over 20 expeditions to study whales and other mammals in their natural habitat.

The trip costs from £2656 per person, including the eight-night voyage on a full board basis, one night in Bergen and two nights in Andenes on a B&B basis, whale-watching and tour lecturer and tour guide, based on two sharing. Flights are extra.

For more info, visit http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/ or contact the adventure-cruise specialist of The Cruise Line Ltd.