CONNECTING EUROPE FOR A SUSTAINBLE FUTURE

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

Thinking About The Future 

Connecting with Arctic Travellers, adventures & workshops 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 :: ARCTIC GLAMPING

D :: UNIQUE

BIRDS 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 gets his own and unique species. Join trips with natural high, we take you to the right places at the right seasons in order to spot and photograph this species. Watch the black grouse lekking on an early April morning, photograph the magical golden eagle or visit the great nordic birding places around Varanger 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

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 share 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 has its 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. #PietLand

LANGØYA & ANDØYA

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

Andøya, as far north as you can get in Nordland and 360 km north of the polar circle.  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 Islands Langøya (third largest Island (outside of Svalbard) & 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. 

PREDATORS OF THE NORTH

Encounter bears, wolves and wolverines in the wild.

With around 2,000 brown bears freely roaming the country, Finland offers the best bear watching opportunities in Europe. Other than that it has a good wolf population and even wolverines are feeling home in the Finish forests. 

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

Northern Scandinavia is a fantastic place to observe and photograph many 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 gets his own and unique species. Join trips with natural high, we take you to the right places at the right seasons in order to spot and photograph this species. Watch the black grouse lekking on an early April morning, photograph the magical golden eagle or visit the great nordic birding places around Varanger 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.

2 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 will get. On the Vesterålen (Andenes) 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 possibilities to keep exploring. 

The Polar Night occurs when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon for more than 24 hours. On the Vesterålen (Andenes) the sun doesn’t rise anymore 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. 

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. 

Do you want to be completely content unburdened?

pietvandenbemd@gmail.com

Natural High ✪ ⚓️  RYA Skipper, Manager & Eco Nature Tour Guide. CUSTOM tailor-made wilderness adventures.
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Bleiksveien 39a
8480 Andenes, Norway 🇳🇴

+31 61 417.99.90
pietvandenbemd @ gmail. com

WE LOVE OUTDOOR & WILDLIFE

Nature photography became a tool to show the world the remaining beauty of the pure 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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