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Swimming with Wild Orcas in Norway (incredible encounters)
- Published on Mar 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 • 3 062
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?!!!!
@SebSk - Understood, and agreed. I'm in the market for a wet suit (having always 'borrowed' one before). Any suggestions as to brand?
If you're surfing you don't even need drysuits during winter, wetsuits are enough :D Done it myself, no gloves. As long as you're active, the water that gets into your suit will act as a warm(ed up) layer. I'm Norwegian though (and half Finnish) idk if that has anything to say :p
Winter surfing in Norway can be fantastic. Just be careful and know what you're doing...
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 ❤
Thank you so much for sharing, love you guys!!!
😄 I thought it was just me. I still don't know why I was crying. 🙃
Tears here, too! I'm not sure I've ever seen more beauty in one video. What an incredible experience for you guys!
This was truly amazing, guys!! Thank you!! ❤️
Y'all are going to make me cry reading y'all comments.
I have never been moved to tears like this before, but the pod of Orcas did just that. I can't even describe it
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!🎉
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❤
And true every time!
How about.... "This is craaaaaazzzzyyyy"?
I thought the same thing!
Believe me, these places are only beautiful for some time 😂 But after a long time, you will feel that you are destroying your life
Haha yes! And don't forget the best food they ever had!
For someone who's never been outside Kenya,Kara and Nate make virtual travels insane🔥🔥 this was out of this world 😍😍😍
@Jessica yeah but they are still kinda mistreated and forced to do tricks in a small pool with not much space
I totally agree
@Jessica But they can be moved to a seapen
@M g like 99% of the ones in captivity can not be released. This has been said by multiple organizations multiple times.
It would be great if they dedicated time to freeing all the captive otcas!!
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.
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! 😍
Nate’s energy is great!! It’s usually Kara who is the most pumped for things!
I was not expecting to immediately tear up as soon as you went under water. Your excitement and elation radiated through this video and I was so excited for you! I can't imagine how magical this must have been in real life! WOW! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!
I love how Kara stands in the lounge like a little kid it was so funny and sweet
This is literally my dream. Absolutely incredible!
Absolutely remarkable. Thank you for taking us along on your adventures. Every trip you have taken me on is highly appreciated. ❤❤
Wow, the photography and presentation is so wonderful in this video- your best ever. We were lucky to see Orcas off the coast from Bremer Bay in Western Australia, but swimming with them is just taking things to an amazing level. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you so much for sharing this adventure. Orcas are such majestic creatures and the whales were such an amazing bonus! I may not ever get to do this so thank you for letting me live vicariously through your adventure, enthusiasm and awe of this experience.
I cried. Amazing! The build up of anticipation and excitement was palpable and the first time you got in the water with those beauties got me. Thank you for taking us along!
This is probably one of my favorite videos y'all have ever made. Absolutely stunning.
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.
@Kara and Nate anxiously waiting for your Nepal adventure ❤️❤️ I wish you all the luck to make it happen.
It’s Sunday man, you’re living in the past
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 ❤
SAME! The editing was absolutely incredible! 👌
This felt like an OG Kara and Nate video and I absolutely loved it!
This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen and I am 100% adding this to my bucket list!!!! Thank you guys!! Also can you please share all the camera equipment you used to film in the water? 💙💙💙
This looks like the most magical experience ever! Thank you for sharing this moment with us. I hope I have the opportunity to do this in my lifetime :)
Hi how are you doing today? And how is the weather over there???
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. 💕
My jaw literally dropped when I saw the orcas! What an amazing experience! I can only imagine what it was like because just through the screen I was so amazed and in awe. Thank you for sharing something that most of us will never get the experience ❤
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. ❤️
....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.
90’s kid over here 🎉 Free Willy was my jam! 😊
This video rekindled my childhood love for Orcas (and also because of Free Willy).
What an amazing trip!!!! Thanks for taking us along. You are living life to the fullest!
😮😮😮😮😮😮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. 🥰❤️💕🏴
Much love to you guys. It was lovely seeing the orcas and I can feel the peace in the depths of the ocean. Thanks for shooting the video and sharing guys ❤❤❤. You guys are the best!!!
I literally have tears in my eyes because this is something I've always wanted to do! I have loved orcas since I was a kid, researched everything I could about it, would have studied to be an oceanographer but my grades were not great in biology. This is absolutely incredible footage! Look up Aquatic Adventures where you can swim with whale sharks in Isla Mujeres and humpback whales and their babies in the Silver Banks of the Dominican Republic. So jealous right now but so happy to have been able to watch this experience!
Wonderful to see you are enoying Norway again. We are lucky to have a lot of natural wonders around us. The filming of the orcas were amazing. :)
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.
I'd be happy traveling all the time too
I mean its their job to be positive, no one would watch the videos if they just said "this sucks" all day lol
💯 agree ❤️❤️
@flutecf I need that so badly!! 😂
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
What an incredibly magical experience! You guys get to do some pretty amazing things
That swim with the orcas looked like one of the most peaceful things to watch
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!
Beautiful cinematography! I love that your videos aren't just vlogs, they are beautiful works of art!
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!!
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 each week for your videos. Love u guys!!!!❤
i was hopping to see you guys here too!
Can’t wait to see the four of you together!
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.
I've seen every single one of your videos and this is the first one that made me cry. I can't even imagine the experience you just had and you captured it beautifully. The videography, the music, all of it. I think this is your best video yet, and you have a lot of amazing videos!! Thank you!
What a amazing experience! Can it even get much better from this? 😊
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!
One of the best videography till date ❤️ . Thank you showing us the breathtaking views virtually . Love you guys 💗
Hi pretty lady. How are you doing today? How is the weather over there???
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! 🥰🥰🥰
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 ♥️♥️
What a wonderful video … you both totally deserve to win an award for this one.
Hi pretty lady. How are you doing today? How is the weather over there??
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
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!
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 👏🏻
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
I came here thinking, did I just get emotional watching the opening 60 seconds of this video!!? To the whole K&N Team and the community here, thank you I felt like we all watched it together ❤❤
I cried too xxx
Omg me too! ❤
Same! So amazing ❤
I'm from Norway and when i hear that you guys love the nature makes me wanna cry. Love you guys so much.
This looked so incredible! Gorgeous scenery and true adventure and excitement! Great video!
Beautiful footage of orcas. Glad they didn’t treat you like food and both human and animal maintained a healthy respect for one another. Being around wildlife without fences is life altering for sure. My wife and I once got surrounded by a herd of bison in Yellowstone while hiking in the back country and we kept our cool, but it kept us on edge. And we backed out slowly as soon as we had an opportunity.
Watched this on a new tv, let me tell ya those waves were CRISP on my tv. Every shot looked like a screensaver. So beautiful Kara and Nate!! My husband and I were crying watching the orcas it was so breathe taking and we weren’t even there! We love you guys!
P.s Were Albanian and we’re going in the summer, let us know if you need a host 😉
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 😱😭
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🤯
Why did I cry watching this?! Truly one of my favorites of Kara and Nate!
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.
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! :)
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.
Wow! What an incredible video! I really enjoyed this, had me in tears at one point. Y'all did an excellent job of really capturing that beautiful moment when swimming with the Orcas. I was just in awe. Lots of Love from NC🤗✌🏼💜
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!!
I have to say I had tear's streaming almost the entire time I watched this! Wow! Absolutely beautiful and amazing looking! At times your joy was palpable and I felt on some level part of your group. Thank you for sharing your experience with these magnificent creatures!🐳🐋❤
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😊
Seriously filled my heart with so much joy watching this! I swam with whale sharks last summer and it was the best thing in my life! This reminded me of that, and looked even cooler/scarier because orcas are such an apex predator! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful experience. I hope to have the stars align to do this someday too!
But also I don’t know if my hands and feet could handle that level of cold!!! 🙈🥶
In Canada its illegal to get this close to humpbacks or orcas as endangered species .... what an incredible opportunity, but definitely have mixed feelings about it. It's interesting how different countries have different rules. Also the markings on the centre back of the orcas is completely different than Pacific Northwest orcas which is fascinating! Thanks for the adventure. :)
Hands down one of y’all’s best videos!!! This was incredible and so fun to watch!!! ❤
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
I thought I was the only one 😂
That's when I cried too! It was just so cool and beautiful.
Definitely cried watching this video. So incredible!!!!! I’ve never seen Nate so excited in a video, and rightfully so!!!!
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 your excitement is always so wonderful to watch. I love that neither of you seem tobe anything excepted joyful about new experiences no matter how many you manage to experience. Of course you only share highlight for the most part. Boy what amazing highlights.
I have been fortunate enough to have swum with wild dolphins, experience humpback coming right up to the small cruise ship ,seen and heard whales calling while in a submerged boat. So I can only imagine how much higher your experience of swimming with all the orchestra must have been. Thanks.
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 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!
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
It’s fascinating to see how Kara and Nate’s Videoquality went from „normal YoutTube quality“ to cinematic-quality in such a short time.
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 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!
You two! This video is incredible and I cried with gratitude you shared your experience and talents. Thank you!
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.
Wow. I think this is your best work yet. 1) What an amazing and incredible experience! 2) The way you all captured this adventure was breathtaking. The scenes of the orcas underwater brought me to tears. I can't imagine experiencing this in person! Thank you, as always, for sharing. This one was something special.
Completely agree! I kept thinking, why am I crying!
I agree. They outdid themselves with this one
There are no words to describe how amazing this video was to watch ❤
Swimming with wild orcas is one of my dreams! I literally cried watching your video. Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience with us ❤️
Paused within the first 30 seconds just to say the editing and cinematography on this are incredible. Great job, 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 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.
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!
@Diana We’re not really going to a university, it’s through mine and we leave with a professor and stay at this house over there (not sure where) lmao but yeah it’s all about geology though
@Flamingo that’s great! To what university?
@Diana Yes! It just started back up! I’m leaving with a group from my school!
I didn’t know we got back to accepting international students. Did you find housing?
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 😉
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
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 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!
Absolutely magical! You all have added one more thing to our bucket list!
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!
I cried the second I saw them. They are truly my favorite animal.
Literally same. The footage was otherworldly ❤.
The scenes of the orcas literally made me cry. Thank you so so so much for capturing this
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.
That was the best video and trip ever! Thanks for taking me with you on this Arctic journey, loved it!
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!!!!
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 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!
Just spent 30 minutes, happy tears flowing. Thank you for allowing us to experience this with you!
I didn't realise you could swim with them...amazing. What a special experience
This is an amazing video. Getting into the Arctic water terrifies me but I would so be with you for that experience. I’ve seen the orcas off Vancouver Island and whales off the pacific coast of Mexico but this is beyond incredible.
Hello Sandra how are you doing,
where are youn from?