Swim with Killer Whales & View Northern Lights

  • Photograph the magnificent killer whale in its natural environment.
  • We will also focus on Northern Light photography.

Swim with Killer Whales & View Northern Lights , Norway

Northern Norway is our base as we venture offshore to photograph the mighty killer whale. Unprecedented numbers of herring having started appearing off of the North coast of Norway in recent years….and with the herring came the killer whales. We will have our own chartered boat to get up close to the whales in their natural environment.

Northern Lights

As luck would have it, prime time for viewing killer whales in Norway is also the best time of year for spotting the northern lights.  This part of Norway is squarely in the “aurora oval”, which is the world’s preeminent place to view the northern lights.  Picture Adventure has several years of experience in the area and will ensure that we are in the best locations for capturing images of the amazing light displays.

The Killer Whale

The orca, or killer whale, is one of the ocean’s most striking and social inhabitants. A member of the oceanic dolphin family, killer whales are highly intelligent and are found in all of the world’s oceans. Male killer whales typically range from of six to eight meters (20 to 26 feet) and weigh in excess of 6 tons (12,000 pounds). Despite its massive size, the killer whale is among the fastest animals in the sea, reaching speeds of up to 56 km/h (35mph).

I closely monitor the killer whale’s new location for winter feeding and identify where the killer whales are the most predictably spotted. Picture Adventure is joined by researchers and scientists as they gather information. There is also an extremely high likelyhood that we will swim with humpback whales.

Picture Adventure Expeditions

Picture Adventure hosts a very small number of guests on bold “expeditions of a lifetime”. Each Picture Adventure expedition is highly customized and often requires working in close partnership with top researchers to ensure that we are on the vanguard of what the natural world has to offer.

Patrick Dykstra, an accomplished photographer with clients including the BBC, Emirates Airlines, Borderlands and other top global brands, designs and leads each journey to ensure that guests capture excellent photos and video, as well as advance their imaging skills. In addition, a goal of each expedition is to capture memorable photos and video of the guests enjoying their unique adventure.


First Departure

Nov 11-18, 2016


Second Departure

Nov 18-25, 2016


Cost USD 5,500 per person

Duration 8 days

Max. No. of Guests 4 guests

Registration Deposit of $2,500 USD (required to hold your space, full payment due 90 days before departure)

Included Activities Snorkeling with killer whales and guided photography of the northern lights.

Excluded Airfare to Tromso, Norway. Price includes all transfers within the country, accommodation, guides, professional photography and instruction, all dives/snorkeling and breakfast daily.