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Kvæn­an­gen: Orcas & Skjer­vøy

Kvæn­an­gen has given us ple­nty of beau­ty the last cou­ple of days. But we had not yet seen much of the famous orcas, other than a very brief and distant sight­ing two days ago. May­be today? This would be our third and last attempt. It is not that ever­y­thing comes easi­ly and for free in the the far north. Well, the two pre­vious wha­le­wat­ching excur­si­ons had been beau­tiful – with hump­back and fin wha­les – but we were still hoping for orcas.

And we did see them today. What an incre­di­ble mor­ning!

Later we went and had a look at Skjer­vøy, the metro­po­lis of the Kvæn­an­gen area. The first har­bour whe­re the Fram came back to civi­li­sa­ti­on in 1896 after her famous drift across the Arc­tic Oce­an. Good to stretch legs a bit!

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.



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