CONNECTING FOR A SUSTAINBLE FUTURE

Your true personal host and Expedition Guide, based in Northern Norway
Scandinavian Ranger & Wilderness Guided Tours.

In the wilderness, fearless and human 

Connecting with Arctic Travellers 4Wildlife Adventures starting from 300km above the Polar Circle 
 Easy family walks | Fishing | Amazing fjord landscapes. Trolls, Stories & Nature

A :: SLOW TRAVEL – SUSTAINABLE FOR OURSELVES and OUR PLANET

B :: BIRDERS PARADISE

C :: ANTARCTIC COLD

D :: UNIQUE

PREDATORS OF THE NORTH

Encounter bears, wolves and wolverines in the wild.

With around 2,000 brown bears roaming the country freely, Finland offers the best bear watching opportunities in Europe. It also has a good wolf population and even wolverines wander in the Finish forests. 

Natural High takes you to one of the finest wildlife watching places along the Russian border zone where you are almost guaranteed to watch and photograph these magnificent animals in their wild habitat.  

In the wilderness, fearless and human.

 

TWO SEASONS ONE YEAR

Nights of the Northern Lights. Disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar wind.

76 days of midnight sun between May and July greets travellers in Northern Norway. The further north you go, the more nights of midnight sun you experience. On the Vesterålen archipelago the sun doesn’t disappear below the horizon from 22 May–21 July. It leaves you in a truly unique atmosphere where it doesn’t matter anymore if you are awake at midnight or midday. Life just continues 24/7 and it gives you many more possibilities to keep exploring. 

The Polar Night occurs when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon and the landscape experiences 24 hours of darkness. On the Vesterålen In Vesterålen the sun disappears between December 1 to January 10. Even when the sun does not rise anymore it isn’t pitch dark 24/7. During these weeks the sun is positioned below the horizon so that the blue particles of light are bent by the atmosphere, resulting in the Arctic landscape being coloured in blue. The blue colour is often mixed with nuances of red and purple, leaving little to the imagination. A truly fantastic phenomena to witness. The northern lights or aurora borealis.

LANGØYA & ANDØYA

Truly a photographer's paradise. Langøya and Andøya two main islands part of the Vesterålen archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland Norway,

Andøya, is as far north as you can get in Nordland and it lies 360 km north of the Polar circle and the famous Lofoten islands a hidden secret. Very few places in this world will make you feel closer to the world’s oceans, the north Norwegian fishing culture and the big creatures from the blue as Andøya does. Bring your friends and family here for a completely unique experience guaranteed.

Langøya is the third largest Island in Norway (outside Svalbard) and Andøya is truly unique for the edge of the continental slope which is just half an hour out by boat, and the ocean out there is full of marine-life. The warm gulf stream current meets the cold water from the Arctic makes it one of world’s richest waters for biodiversity. This attracts large male sperm whales, to hunt large fish and squid. But orcas, humpback whales and pilot whales are visitors we meet on a regular basis. 

Go out as a group, search for these incredible creatures and feel the thrill of excitement when the enormous whale’s tail lifts in front of a gorgeous background. 

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Personal Host & Tour Guide Piet van den Bemd

Northern Scandinavia is a fantastic place to observe and photograph many bird species you are not likely to encounter anywhere else. From the rough coastline of northern Norway, to the great forests of Sweden and the extensive marshlands of Finland every biotope has its own and unique species. Join trips with Natural High, we take you to the right places during the right seasons in order to spot and photograph wildlife. Watch the black grouse lekking on an early April morning, photograph the magical golden eagle or visit the great Nordic birding places around Varanger Peninsula for the iconic Steller’s and King Eiders. There is just so much to see and explore.

Check out one of the upcoming trips in the Tour Calendar to find out more.

GET CLOSER TO NATURE

Wild camping above the Polar Circle

Getting closer to nature means getting the camping gear out. Once in a while we all need to get away to breathe fresh air count the stars and clear the mind. Staring into a campfire and sharing stories. There is no reason to stay indoors when you are in Norway. Whether you are visiting the coast, the mountains, or somewhere in between there is always a spot where you set up your tent and you forget about the rest of the world for a moment.

It doesn’t matter if you go out at wintertime or middle of the summer, both seasons have their own charm. It just requires some adjustments in gear. Natural High provides you with high quality camping gear to ensure you have a comfortable stay out in the wild. We take you to the most idyllic locations and share our knowledge with you.

OCEAN LIFE:: YOUR NATURAL GIG

#OrcaPiet, marine life or ocean life photography just 500m from my backyard .

Natural High :: Nature GiG
Andøya, as far north as you can get in Nordland and Vesterålen 360 km north of the polar circle. North of the famous islands Lofoten lays a hidden secret. Very few other places in this world will make you feel closer to the world’s oceans, the north Norwegian fishing culture and the big creatures from the blue. Bring your friends and family here for a completely unique experience. Guaranteed.

Something that makes Andøya truly unique is that the edge of the continental slope is just half an hour out by boat, and the ocean out there is full with marine-life. The warm gulf stream that meets the cold water from the arctic makes it one of world’s richest water of the planet. This attracts the large male sperm whale, to hunt large fish and squid. Orcas, humpbacks, pilot whales are visitors we meet on a regular basis. 

Go out as a group, search for these incredible creatures and feel the thrill of excitement when the enormous whale’s tail lifts with a gorgeous background. 

Piet says

The first thing to think about is what’s important to you – adventure, wildlife, comfort,
Once established, we can then help guide you to the most well matched trip or expedition ships for you.

Piet Polar Guide/Host
Piet Polar Guide/Host

Natural High Unlimited Adventures with more wildlife in Europe.

Piet Wildlife Guide/Photographer
Piet Wildlife Guide/Photographer
Head of Norway Expeditions

Authentic expedition ship

Adventure runs right through small ships. These are often the ex-research vessels with stories to tell and expeditionary hearts. They’re capable of getting almost anywhere, a perfect quality on voyages which are all about the landings, and getting you into the heart of the untamed nature of the Svalbard archipelago.

Do you need content and want to be completely unburdened?

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WE LOVE OUTDOOR & WILDLIFE

Nature photography has become a tool to show the world the remaining beauty of wilderness. Our view to nature needs to change, it’s time to make a difference and become one on this living earth. Join us on unforgettable adventures to the most gorgeous locations to reconnect with nature.

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