From snorkeling with orcas and humpback whales to ice diving with marine mammals in the Arctic at Svalbard (Spitsbergen), liveaboard safaris in Norway are always an adventure.
While many divers head for warmer waters, those that can brave the cold should consider Norway. Dry suit and wreck divers, in particular, will find Norway to be a fascinating destination. Here you can dive below the ice to find incredible visibility and well-preserved ships like the Frankenwald. In addition, Norway offers reliable encounters with several whale species, and liveaboards have trips dedicated to snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks. Because the number of dive shops in the north of Norway is limited, liveaboards are the best (and sometimes only) way to dive here. Typical itineraries last 3 to 6 nights, and the best time to visit Norway to see orcas is from October to February.