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Swimming with Wild Orcas in Norway (incredible encounters)
- Published on May 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
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Episode 858 | Filmed January 2023 | Tromsø, Norway
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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life was a major adjustment and so different than flying every week like we were used to, but we are incredibly thankful to be able to continue doing something we love every day. 😊🎥🌎
00:00 the Winter Whales of Norway
01:54 Day 1: ship tour
06:36 Day 2: finding humpback whales
11:56 Day 3: SWIMMING WITH ORCAS
18:19 Day 4: breaching whales
21:13 Day 5: Swimming with orcas
25:06 Polar plunge in the Arctic
28:07 Bloops :)
Comments • 3 116
When you told us about going on this trip we were so excited for you.. I’m so happy to see the adventure came to life. What an experience!!! 🐋🤩👏👏 just incredible. You’re so brave hahahaha I mean the orcas are one thing but THAT COLD WATER IS SOMETHING ELSE LOL HOWWWWWW?!!!!
Love your adventures 2!!!
so true! you guys are amazing tooooo!! 💕
I was on the same trip with Waterproof from the 3rd to the 10th of November 2022!💙
Most amazing experience of my life but very cold! You have A LOT of layers under the dry suit but next time I will bring the clothes that you charge overnight that keep you toasty all day🔥🥰
Love your videos from Norway😍
I started crying as soon as you were underwater. Seeing orcas like this. Insanely beautiful and magical. Thanks for making adventures like this accessible to the whole world.
Me too! So excited to try and get there in the next couple of years! Saving up as we speak!!
I truly believe there is not any other channel that compares to Kara and Nate. These videos are edited and made so well, the music, the drone shots, just everything makes me love this channel more and more. Kara and Nate are some of the most kind hearted people on the platform and every Saturday morning I wake up and see what crazy thing you guys have planned. Love yall.
Anyone else get SUPER emotional during this video? I can’t explain it but wow this was definitely a top video for you guys. Will watch over and over for sure ❤
Same! I love them so much it brought me to tears
Yes tears of emotion!
I was surely crying the entire video lol this was so cool!!!
That first shot, underwater, of the orcas!
I have never been moved to tears like this before, but the pod of Orcas did just that. I can't even describe it
You can tell Kara and Nate are truly living their best lives when in nearly every video they make Kara says “this is the best day of my life”, it’s so sweet
I think I’ll just start saying that and see what starts to happen😊
Someone should make a video compilation of Nate saying “this is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my entire life” through their years of travel😂
I loved the video btw, as usual❤
True, but not many places can compete with Norway 😍
yes and a compilation of kara saying this is the best day of my life! 😂
Haha yes! And don't forget the best food they ever had!
Believe me, these places are only beautiful for some time 😂 But after a long time, you will feel that you are destroying your life
I thought the same thing!
This is literally my dream. Absolutely incredible!
OMG!!! After following you guys for about 3 years, I believe this is BY FAR the most beautiful, intense, emotional and perfectly crafted/edited video you guys have put out there for us to enjoy!
KARA & NATE reloaded is ON FIRE and it’s here kicking a*s!! From the very beginning with that amazing intro through the very end… WOW! This is absolutely next level cinematography from any content creator I’ve ever seen.
And yet, the EMOTIONS! I could feel like I could touch everything from my phone screen. Mesmerizing 💙
I literally couldn’t stop crying while gasping for air with my jaw in the floor😱 the entire time between Mins 10 and 20.
God bless you guys!!!! Thanks for inspiring people from the bottom of your hearts and with your genuine energy and hunger to live this life to its fullest. All the best!🎉
I'll be honest Kara and Nate. The orca part of the video made me TEAR UP. Orcas have been my favorite animal since I was 10 and seeing my favorite traveling youtube couple get to experience this is both heartwarming(haha) and bittersweet.. ONLY BECAUSE I WANT TO BE THERE TOO! Wow. Reminds me how mystical those things are.
Nate’s energy is great!! It’s usually Kara who is the most pumped for things!
Definitely cried watching this video. So incredible!!!!! I’ve never seen Nate so excited in a video, and rightfully so!!!!
This is probably one of my favorite videos y'all have ever made. Absolutely stunning.
For someone who's never been outside Kenya,Kara and Nate make virtual travels insane🔥🔥 this was out of this world 😍😍😍
Agree just magical holy mooolyy❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
The way Kara is excited, I'm here for it
So true, apart from I’ve only ever been to France, no, I live in the UK
It would be great if they dedicated time to freeing all the captive otcas!!
@M g like 99% of the ones in captivity can not be released. This has been said by multiple organizations multiple times.
Why did I cry watching this?! Truly one of my favorites of Kara and Nate!
That whole experience must have been breathtaking with the orcas. Wow. I loved hearing their noises. The way they move is so graceful and beautiful.
This video deserves an award !! 🎉 Seriously, as good or better than things I’ve seen on TV or Clip-Share! You two are the best!!
It literally does! It's like watching a tv show for real! We loved it.
This is the best..What a magical view out there in the freezing cold water. Thank you guys so much for letting us see these ♥️♥️
i cannot describe how envious i am! i keep coming back to live vicariously through you two! this is my dream! idc about anything at all in this life, except for swimming with orcas! im doing this in the next couple years and i cannot wait! this vlog is one of my favourite things ever!
I love waking up and knowing that a new Kara & Nate video will be uploading on a Saturday Morning. This is one of your most cinematic videos. I felt like I was watching a National Geographic movie.
We are honored to be a part of your Saturday routine 🤗☕️🤍
SAME! The editing was absolutely incredible! 👌
Right!!! I thought holy cow, this is going to be an amazing video!!! So professional documentary like AND it’s a half hour!!! So good you guys! It brought tears to my eyes ❤
It’s Sunday man, you’re living in the past
I'm just gonna call it in advance.....I think this will end up being your most watched video of 2023. It's hard to top this kind of experience and you did a phenomenal job capturing it. Also, it needs to be mentioned that your video editor is doing her job SO WELL! The clip choices with the audio clips were placed perfectly! Great job Brooke (I think that's your name). There was a major change in video quality when Kara and Nate hired a dedicated video editor and that should notngo unnoticed. Not that Kara wasn't doing a great job but it's evident that making videos is an art form for you Brooke!
There are no words to describe how amazing this video was to watch ❤
Oh my god the minute that big group of Orcas came into frame I couldn't help but cry. They are so beautiful. What an amazing experience I'm so happy for you both!
Oh my god, wow, had goosebumps throughout. Also why is this so emotional :(
Massive respect to you'll for capturing it just so wonderful!
OMG this video has me tearing up for you both. How lucky and blessed you two are! I LOVE watching you both and your adventures. This is my favorite video so far. Can't wait to watch more!
I love Kara's spirit. I've been watching for six+ years and she's always having the best day ever, whatever situation she's in.
It’s wonderful to see, and always makes my day better. Even if things are going wrong and she gets a nice coffee or food she’ll go “wow this is the best day ever” 😂
There should be a compilation video of Kara stating "this is the best day ever!" and Nate stating "this is the best day of my life." LOL
@flutecf I need that so badly!! 😂
💯 agree ❤️❤️
I mean its their job to be positive, no one would watch the videos if they just said "this sucks" all day lol
That shot when Nate first jumped in was the absolute perfect shot. The 2 so graceful and in sync with their movements. Absolutely stunning, guys. What an experience! So happy 2 guys from my hometown are getting to experience the entire world like this. Seeing how excited Nate was and Kara's tears made it so emotional for me as well. Loved this.
You two! This video is incredible and I cried with gratitude you shared your experience and talents. Thank you!
This will definitely be the best video of 2023, you guys can't quit now. What an amazing video! You always surpass what we have come to expect from you guys! What can come next?! We'll be here watching you try to top this one.
It’s so weird and cool to see people experience something that is just totally ordinary for us locals. It honestly opens our eyes and makes us realize how awesome it really is. 💙👏🏼 (Not that we normally go swimming with orcas… But we’ve seen them every year and never really thought about it).
Kara's complete joy and eagerness to get into the water that first almost-swim...lifted up my heart. And Whoa! Those orcas are amazing.
WOW. I just need to say how beautiful your filming style has gotten. Those opening drone shots were just beautiful too.
Also for every 90s kid that was OBSESSED with Free Willy...thank you. This was beautiful and I literally cried seeing all the Orcas and hearing them. Definitely one of my fave Kara and Nate videos of all time. ❤️
This video rekindled my childhood love for Orcas (and also because of Free Willy).
90’s kid over here 🎉 Free Willy was my jam! 😊
....well....that orca in free Willy who was release found his was to the coast of Norway ....were he spent his last time of life. He got quite some attention and people jumped into the water and played with him. It was a bit further south than the area you saw in the video.
I am at Awww and I’m not even there! There are not words to describe such magnificent experience. Thank you so much for sharing this experiences. So beautiful! May y’all continue to be able to find ways to share the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. 💕
You two seem like two angels in human form who God has granted a holiday on Earth for being such amazing guardian angels ❤️
I'm from Norway and when i hear that you guys love the nature makes me wanna cry. Love you guys so much.
The intro in this video is like a documentary movie. The angle of the shot, the music and the choice of scenes. It was nicely done!
Hands down one of y’all’s best videos!!! This was incredible and so fun to watch!!! ❤
This video made me realize that broadcast quality is no longer the bar. Kara and Nate are now THE STANDARD to measure all others.
The cinematic quality, the story quality, the emotional quality, the energy & excitement... I'll coin the term, Buchannon Bar!
LOVE YOU GUYS! 🥰🥰🥰
I literally had chills all over and tears in my eyes. Amazingly beautiful job documenting this you guys Adding this to the bucket list.
I felt everything after Kara’s “O my gosh”. I cried it was so beautiful! I watch every video for the laughs and cries. And now we’re trying to learn Nate’s travel hacks 😉
Wow!!! I didn’t know this was possible! Thank you for opening our eyes to all the amazing things that are available out there!
The scenes of the orcas literally made me cry. Thank you so so so much for capturing this
I've been following for years and this is your best video yet, everything was done to perfection. Videography, commentary, and editing was top-notch. We love the endless adventuring, bravo 👏🏻
Guys this intro was so cool! The whole video we felt all the emotions with you, you captured it all so well -WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!
Can’t wait to see the four of you together!
i was hopping to see you guys here too!
Can’t wait each week for your videos. Love u guys!!!!❤
Beautiful cinematography! I love that your videos aren't just vlogs, they are beautiful works of art!
Definitely one of your best videos yet, felt like i was there feeling the excitement along with the nerves with you, thought i know this experience was so much more, so glad you two had the opportunity to have it
I love this. I hope that you both know what you are sharing things most of us will never do. And it's so wonderful that you both want to share that with us. Thank you.
Did you ever feel afraid? Was the sounds they made loud under there?? They’re so freaking beautiful and majestic. Seeing them this way makes thinking about them in theme parks so unfathomable.
Nate looked like a kid in a candy store talking about swimming with the whales. You guys are so brave. I'm literally crying watching how beautiful this experience was.
When Nate's on the deck talking about how he's never been this excited in awhile, I think it's the first time I've seen him act like Kara, that excited, child like, happiness. It made me watch this whole video!! So cool you had a dream come true during this trip!!
Orcas have been my favourite animals since I knew they existed and truly I can’t thank you enough for this video, I cried the entire way through. The filming is outstanding and I’m so glad you got to experience this ❤❤❤
Just spent 30 minutes, happy tears flowing. Thank you for allowing us to experience this with you!
WOW... this is my favourite vid you've ever released!!!! I was crying happy tears for you! I swam with whale sharks on the coast of Western Australia a few months ago, so I total 'get' how exciting & exhilarating the experience is! Absolutely magical!!!! Love you guys xxx
This was hands down my favorite video y’all have ever done!!!! I was crying!!!! So beautiful and now this has moved up to number one on my bucket list!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
I have watched you for years… before Pandemic doing your 100 countries “years”. This was my most favorite experience of all time!!! Many hugs for giving us such an amazing amazing experience!
this video was so beyond beautiful. i’m not sure why it made me so emotional, but the moment you got in the water i bursted into tears. they’re just such magnificent creatures and the way you were able to see them in their own environment was just incredible
That happened to me too 😭💓
What a blessing, you got to hear whale song, right in the water with them! Amazing😊
Oh my gosh, same here!! 😭❤
Yes! Same. The video almost felt like a meditative video. I feel so at peace after watching. Go team K&N!
Nate and Kara ILYSM for sharing these breathtaking moments with us!
This next level. The moment you went in the water for the first time and they were all there, I just burst in to tears. I just couldn't control my emotions, just incredible guys ❤️
Best video you ever did. Got tears in my eyes when you were under water with the Orcas and then hugged each other afterwards. I'm so happy for you guys and that you share your adventures with us!
Hello Lisa how are you doing,
where are you from?
😮😮😮😮😮😮That was one of the most awesome starts to a vlog I have ever seen. Orcas are gorgeous! Thank you SO much for going on these crazy adventures and sharing them with us all. 🥰❤️💕🏴
kara and nate thank you for creating these videos, it has helped my mental health so much, and just your attitudes it always brightens my day♥️
I have watched every one of your videos from the very beginning and this one deserves an award! From the dramatic intro to the amazingly beautiful cinematography, I felt like I was watching a movie instead of a vlog. Well done Kara & Nate….and editor👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. You’ve really reached a new level with this one!
Just saw your IG story and realized that Kara did the editing….AMAZING🤯
I’ve been wanting to go to Tromsö to see Orcas for years, but I had no idea you could swim with them 😱 This is my dream! I need to book a trip NOW! 😍
Holy crap that is a lot of orcas!! You guys are so brave. I love watching and living vicariously through you! What an amazing experience.
Paused within the first 30 seconds just to say the editing and cinematography on this are incredible. Great job, guys!!
Yes! Thanks for bringing us along! This was truly awesome - what a scenic landscape and what an experience with the orcas and whales! Incredible! Thank you and keep it coming! :)
The way I literally sucked in a gasp of air and immediately started tearing up when that camera went under water and there they were. Oh my gawd. SUCH beautiful creatures and such a rare opportunity. Thank you for sharing this. I'm still actually drying my eyes. Oh wow.
I can't even imagine how magical this experience must have been in person, but I think I got a pretty good idea from this masterpiece of a video. I literally cried when the orcas first came into view under the water. Thank you Kata and Nate for everything you do, and for sharing it all with us
That's when I cried too! It was just so cool and beautiful.
I thought I was the only one 😂
WOW! Kara and Nate this is absolutely incredible. The quality of this episode was insane and its so beautiful to see how far you've come... Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Love from Iceland!
thanks Kara and Nate , I had a long day at work and after watching your expedition video I started smiling. love you guys a lot. keep posting and we will travel through your lens :)
OMG! Watching orcas under water was an incredible experience even though the screen 😮 I cannot imagine what you guys might have felt down there! This is amazing!
I'm glad you had such a wonderful experience! It's quite addicting to see them in the water ☺️ we got lucky and watched two humpbacks mating last year in January - imagine two school busses rolling around on each other next to the boat!
Maybe that minivan of a baby that was frolicking is the fruit of those endeavors you witnessed first hand. 😛
for some reason, that first frame of the orcas underwater made me burst into tears. Just so beautiful
This is not just a travel channel ....This is a cultural documentary that makes me appreciate our planet and I will support this channel till I'm an old woman. 👍👍🥰🥰
I agree❤❤❤ these two are amazing how they not only capture, but study the environment
That was amazing! And as awesome as you all swimming with a orcas, I think the best part was Kara saying I’m leaving you and you having to tell her she’s going the wrong way. Too funny.
You guys! That was the BEST opening ever! I gasped and tears came to my eyes and I was a little weepy throughout the video. Nate was so pumped in the end! Love you two! Thank you!
I just literally cried when I saw the Orcas. I think this is my fav Kara and Nate video of all time .
This literally brought me to tears. So beautiful and inspiring !
Absolutely magical! You all have added one more thing to our bucket list!
I live in Tromsø and love how you captured our beautiful part of the world! The light during this time of year is magical, I’m so glad you got to experience it!
Kara and Nate your videos are amazing but this one was just phenominal. The videography, the colour grading, you, everything about it was just to good
I have watched all your videos and this is the most beautiful video you guys have made. The filming was so beautiful and the editing and story telling was amazing. Really great work! ❤️
Incredible intro and editing!!!
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience with all of us.
Orcas are my favorite animals.
Thank you x a million!!
Insane! Been watching you guys for a few years now, and I'm consistently wowed at the adventures you all embark on. (Sad to have not gotten to do the Italy vespa tour or the Nashville 1 million followers trips) You take travel vlogging to a different level. Wouldn't be surprised if travel channel or nat geo doesn't pick you up one day for your own show. That said, orkas can be so aggressive - I'm surprised they let people dive with them!
Wowwwww! I’ve been a subscriber for a long time and this is my fav video ever! What an incredible experience!! And great job editing, Kara! That was like a professional documentary! I loved the suspense and the excitement. Thanks for sharing that amazing experience 😍🐋 I literally teared up when you first dropped into the water with the 20 orcas 😱😭
Literally shed a few tears, this was beautiful! Orcas are so enchanting. I’m so happy that you both shared a form of this experience with all of us!
Literally same. The footage was otherworldly ❤.
I cried the second I saw them. They are truly my favorite animal.
I’ve been balling my eyes off & on. This is so beautiful. I learned recently, the last captive orca, Kiska, passed away at ~47years old. Rest in Peace Kiska… & it just breaks my heart to know what we humans did to these intellectual massive beasts… but seeing this, knowing we can create a better relationship is phenomenal!! Letting US visit THEIR environment 💓
Wowww guys this was so beautifully shot, I have now words! Such an amazing experience 🥺🥺🥺🥺
I aspire to live a life like the two of you some day, truly an inspiration
IT WAS FREAKINGLY AWESOME!!! Love the colors. That morning was something out of this world. Love you, guys! Thank you !
Am I the only one crying??? What beautiful creatures! Ty for this Kara & Nate!! Truly unbelievable....xo
Probably my favorite episode of Kara and Nate so far! The anticipation was so high! The scenery was breathtaking! I love whales, they are so beautiful and peaceful! Kara, Nate you can totally have your own show on the National Geographic or the Travel Channel! You would be a big hit! I love you guys!!! 🤗❤
This is so amazing, it literally made me cry!!! Especially after seeing Kara right after swimming with the orcas. Thank you both for giving the world the gift of watching your beautiful adventures.
I have to say I teared up a bit when I saw all the whales under the water. How breathtaking!! You both are truly blessed.
Hi pretty lady. How are you doing today. How is the weather over there?
I have no words only tears streaming down my face. My entire 54 years of life I have had a deep connection with whales but primarily Orcas. The jealousy is real but so grateful for u two allowing me to share this experience with u both is my blessing. Thank u both for all u have given me taking me along for ur ride. I truely love u both!!!
OMG! This is amazing! I just returned from Antarctica and on the last day, on the last zodiac cruise, Orcas came up to our boats to check us out and I thought nothing could get better than that, this video proves it's possible to have a more amazing encounter!
This was put together so nicely and the shots look so visually pleasing. Loved it! :)
The production of this was amazing! You guys have inspired me to travel and I’m about to graduate college and just got accepted to study abroad in the Netherlands! Can’t wait! Love you guys!
I didn’t know we got back to accepting international students. Did you find housing?
@Diana Yes! It just started back up! I’m leaving with a group from my school!
@Flamingo that’s great! To what university?
This is literally my dream bucket list trip ! Thank you for including link for this ❤
Swimming with wild orcas is one of my dreams! I literally cried watching your video. Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience with us ❤️
This is so insane 🤯 the way you put these wonderfull videos together IM SPEECHLESS ! I get so exited on Saturday for your video to come through love u guys 🤩