Sea Kayaking & Touring

The Blue Time

by jeff-allen
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
   Sea Kayaking & Touring
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
The locals call it the ‘Blue Time’ - the period in winter when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon in northern areas of Scandinavia. This is Jeff Allen’s favorite place on the planet.

Every year, like the returning whales, Kokatat ambassador and sea kayak guide Jeff Allen returns to his spiritual home in the North of Norway to explore the breath-taking wilderness and coastline by sea kayak. Kvaløya, or as it translates ‘Whale Island’, lays to the west of the city island of Tromso, and every winter hundreds and hundreds of Humpback Whales and Orca return to the island to feast upon the spawning Herring.

In more recent years, he has taken up dog sledding under the experienced wing of Tore Albrigtsen and now guides expeditions to the region to let others witness the beauty of his favorite place on earth.

In this video, produced by Greg Dennis, Jeff explains just how special guiding others in this unique archipelago is.

The locals call it the ‘Blue Time’, but to Jeff Allen this place is heaven

Jeff captures a whale as it swept beneath him in the Blue Time of Norways winter / Dog sledding in Norway / Whale bone