HIGH ARCTIC OR THE ANTARCTIC
With around 3,000 polar bears, Svalbard offers amazing wildlife and dramatic landscapes in the high Arctic. It also has a good walrus population and Arctic foxes, also know as white fox, Polar fox is native to the Arctic regions of the Northern hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
WE SEE WILDLIFE :: Natural High.
PREDATORS OF THE NORTH
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
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
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.
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.
Both the Polar Regions, North Pole and South Pole are awesome regions to observe and photograph dramatic rough coastlines and unique biotope with its own and unique species. Join me onboard with our partners & friends, we take you to the right places during the different seasons in order to experience the purest nature and photograph wildlife. Watch the Penguins on an early October spring season, photograph the magical Albatros and visit the South Georgia mountain ranges with peaks of almost 3,000 meters above the ocean. There is just so much to see and explore.
Check out my upcoming expeditions trips in and Where is Piet Today Exploring, to find out more.
GET CLOSER TO NATURE
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
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.