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Venture into Norway’s newest whale-watching hub on
Magnetic North’s Northern Lights Break at Alten Lodge.
Wonder at the northern lights in Alta, before spotting
humpbacks and orcas chasing herring into tight jords.
Board a RIB-boat to see the whales up close, then end your
Arctic adventure by going husky sledding.
Who? Magnetic North (magneticnorthtravel.com;
When? Selected dates November-January 2019/2020
How long? 4 days
How much? From £1,159 (excluding int’l lights)
Key whales seen: Humpback and orca whales
COASTDOWNTHECAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Combine two passions on Fleewinter’s Wine & Whales tour.
Explore the Cape Peninsula, before driving south along the
coast to Hermanus to observe southern right whales
breeding. Arrive in September in time for the annual whale
festival, or avoid the crowds and whale-watch from as early
as June. Finish your trip with a drive along route 62, the
world’s longest wine route, to the Franschhoek Wine Valley.
Who? Fleewinter (leewinter.com; 020 7112 0019)
When? Selected dates June-Nov 2019 How long? 10 days
How much? From £835 (excluding int’l lights)
Key whales seen: Southern right whales
Futurismo Azores Adventure; Michael Kaack