Whale Safaris in Norway
Many whales visit the coast in North Norway, and it`s one of the best places in the world to go on a whale safari.
It`s possible to watch a different kind of whales several places in the ocean around North Norway.
Around Vesterålen you can be almost sure to watch these giants of the ocean throughout the year because of the nutrient-rich waters here. Many operators claim a ninety-five percent chance of a whale sighting. During the summer months, it`s mainly Sperm whales to watch around Vesterålen.
The operators support the research and protection of whale colonies and it`s very important to behave responsibly towards the whales and the environment.
Whale watching in Tromsø
From Tromsø you can in winter go on a whale watching tour in winter (normally from November - February). The whales every year change the places where they stay depending on the supply of fish. You then perhaps have to go some hours out of Tromsø to discover the animals which can be Humpback Whales and Killer Whales.
Ecotourism in focus
The tour operators have focused on the sustainability and responsibility and you travelling in small groups and then it doesn`t disturb the wildlife and it gives lesser impact on nature.
The Sperm Whale is the most common
The most common whale to spot is the sperm whale, but you may also see humpbacks, pilot whales, minke whales, killer whales and dolphins if you are lucky. The possibility to watch killer whales are best in Tysfjord, which is the deepest in northern Norway particularly between October and January.
Get close to whales on a whale safari
To get the best possibility to get close to the whales we recommend you to take one of the many whale's safaris.
By joining a whale safari, you will also be able to enjoy a magnificent scenery and sometimes the whales will lounge on the surface of the water close to your boat while they take in air before descending to the depths of the ocean.
Remember to bring your binoculars and camera.
Keiko from the films "Free Willy" lived here
Norway is possibly the best place for a whale to stay - a proof of this is the world-famous and friendly orca chose Norway after the films were finished. The Whale stayed here in the fjords until he died in 2003.