Exploring the Norwegian fjords
Maria Malmborg, travel consultant at PolarQuest, got the chance to travel to a wintry northern Norway with M/S Quest to explore the fantastic wildlife and magnificent nature of the fjords. Read a blog post written by her below!
I went up for a while before breakfast to enjoy the morning and an amazingly beautiful sunrise with a sky that burst into various shades of pink. The view and the fresh air on the deck made me wake up properly. Soon our expedition leader Elke's sweet voice sounded out of the ship's speaker system - breakfast was served!
A couple of cups of coffee later it was time to get ready for a Zodiactur in the fjords. Once in the inflatables we were met by still water and a completely magical environment, and it was difficult to tear the gaze from the white-clad mountains.
We started today's adventure with a land climb at Jaegervatnet and a hike with snowshoes at a calm and comfortable pace. The sun shone over the white views and the snow absorbed all the sounds - all the big city stress was now blown away! Satisfied with our turn we jumped in the Zodiacs and made our way back to the ship. Just in case we had coffee in the lounge, our first wild friends showed up to join us. It was a fifty tumbler! They went around the ship and followed us for a good while before it was still in the water again, at least for a little while ... After the show they invited, one of our guides, Magnus, gave a talk about just a tumbler. However, he could not speak to the point, because soon there was movement both on the ship and in the water when it was sighted humpback whale from the dock! From the deck we could see how three humpback whales blew water and showed us their white tail fins for us. What a fantastic afternoon! I couldn't help but feel a little extra happy in my heart after getting a tour in beautiful scenery and also seeing choices. The fjords in Northern Norway do not disappoint a day like this!
Travelling through the stunning Norwegian coastal landscape on a small expedition cruise ship is simply hard to beat. Lofoten islands welcome with picturesque fishing villages, squeezed between soaring mountains and quiet fjords. In wintertime Tromsø offers magnificent sceneries over dramatic landscapes and great chances to spot both orcas and humpback whales. If we’re lucky we will also see the magical Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Join us on an unforgettable cruise!