Swimming with Orcas

Swimming with Orcas in the Norwegian Fjords

An Unforgettable Adventure

The winter in the Norwegian fjords transforms into a palette of emotions and natural spectacles, where orcas become the undisputed protagonists of this enchanted sea. This experience of swimming with orcas is not just an activity but a true journey into the pulsating heart of wild nature, offering unforgettable emotions to those lucky enough to live it.

The Enchantment of the Norwegian Fjords

Norway, with its breathtaking fjords, offers one of the most spectacular sceneries in the world. During the winter season, these landscapes are adorned with a particular charm, becoming the ideal stage for an unparalleled adventure. Sailing through these waters means diving into a world of tranquility and pure beauty, where time seems to stand still. Ah, the Norwegian fjords! A terrestrial paradise where the majesty of nature meets the soul’s tranquility, leaving us breathless in the face of such magnificence. In this corner of the world, where crystal-clear water merges with snow-capped peaks, lies a unique and absolutely unmissable experience: snorkeling with orcas.


A group of adventurers prepared to swim with orcas in the Norwegian fjords, surrounded by snow-covered fjords.


The Dance of the Orcas in the North Sea

In this enchanted setting, majestic and social orcas gather in search of herring, their favorite meal. The winter season sees a significant increase in the presence of these cetaceans in the waters of the North Sea, offering a natural spectacle of rare beauty. Witnessing the dance of the orcas, the famous “carousel feeding“, moving in harmony in the cold Norwegian waters, is a soul-touching experience. Imagine the thrill of floating in these icy waters, enveloped in the surreal silence of the underwater world, and then, suddenly, seeing these gigantic creatures beside you in an elegant and powerful ballet. It’s a moment that goes beyond imagination, a close encounter that defies every expectation and will remain etched in your heart forever.

Swimming with Orcas: An Experience Open to All

One of the most extraordinary aspects of swimming with orcas is its accessibility. No diving certification is required to participate, making this adventure open to anyone who wishes to experience a deep and direct emotion with these majestic marine mammals. Our Norwegian operator, among the first in the world to offer this activity, guarantees safety and an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Snorkelers swimming near orcas with the majestic backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of the Norwegian fjords.


Beyond the Orcas: The Richness of Biodiversity

Sailing through the fjords not only offers close encounters with orcas but also opens the doors to a rich and varied ecosystem. The Norwegian waters are home to many other species of cetaceans, such as the imposing humpback whales, and a myriad of seabirds. Every day at sea becomes an opportunity to discover and admire the diversity of marine life in one of the most pristine environments on the planet.

Humpback whales emerging in groups from the grey waters, opening immense mouths in a collective feeding.


Charm of the Northern Lights

The cherry on top of this winter experience is the chance to witness the Northern Lights. The few hours of light during the winter months and favorable weather conditions offer celestial shows of indescribable beauty, making every adventure in the Norwegian fjords unique and unrepeatable.

Green Northern Lights dancing in the night sky above a peaceful Norwegian seascape.


Conclusions: An Adventure Not to Be Missed

Ultimately, diving into the Norwegian fjords to swim with orcas turns out to be a journey that goes beyond mere underwater exploration: it is a path of inner discovery, a dialogue with the most pure and intact essence of our planet. It is a gift we’ve given ourselves, a window into an aquatic world pulsating with life and mystery. If you yearn for an experience that leaves an indelible mark on your memory, now is the time to heed the call of the wild. Let yourself be cradled by the waves of this exceptional experience, a chapter of life waiting to be written in the imposing arms of Norwegian nature.

EXPEDITION: Free-diving and snorkeling with Orcas and Whales
WHERE: NORWAY – Skjervoy
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: none except a good spirit of adaptability
DATES: from Nov 24 to Dic 1 2024



– 6 days of activity in the sea
– 7 nights in a lodge B&B
– Observation of killer whales and other cetaceans, especially humpback whales, from the Snorkelling boat with killer whales
– Equipment required for external protection and snorkelling (supplied)
– Transfer from and to the airport
– Photography support for northern lights.

Orcas eXpedition Norway

eXplora Expedition will be pleased to provide all information needed to arrange your trip