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See Whales, the Northern Lights, and Norway’s Pristine Beauty

What a place to get away. Jeff Allen is a longtime sea kayaker who guides expeditions to his favorite place on Earth: northern Norway. The expedition starts in sea kayaks, paddling while surrounded by orcas and whales distracted by the herring rich waters; then moves to land, on sleds pulled by energetic dogs. It's a pleasure for Allen, since he knows that what the expeditioners will see will truly blow their minds. Filmed by Greg Dennis and with music by Chris Davey, this short documentary was shot during the "blue time"—the stretch of winter when the sun doesn't rise above the horizon.

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